Sunday, August 12, 2012


Wow.  For some reason I've been terribly disorganized this weekend.  I had this pretty well set for the Trifextra writing challenge and didn't get it posted in time.  But, I thought I'd share it anyways.  Here was the challenge:

On to Trifextra, where this weekend we're borrowing from the musical world.  Noted blues musician, Lead Belly, was quoted in Three Uses of the Knife by David Mamet as saying:
You take a knife, you use it to cut the bread, so you'll have strength to work; you use it to shave, so you'll look nice for your lover; on discovering her with another, you use it to cut out her lying heart.
He uses one object, a knife, to flesh out a character and to tell a story in a basic three-part dramatic structure.  We want the same from you.  Give us 33 words (exactly) that tell us three different uses for one object.  But don't just tell us that a can opener can be used to 1) open cans, 2) open beer bottles and 3) break a window in case of a fire.  Tell us a story, like Lead Belly did, if you can.  It won't be easy, but you guys are far beyond needing easy prompts.

Here was my take on that prompt:

“Please.  Just one beer,” he begged at the door.
“Nope.  Not allowed,” the bouncer replied.
He rode away, wobbling to and fro.
Front tire turned.
A sudden stop.
Up and over he went.

The Don't Panic Picture Prompt is up!  Link up will start on Tuesday August 14th!

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