Friday, June 28, 2013

One Lumdog-Hold the Relish

I'm of two minds about Trifecta prompts.  Sometimes, I relish the confining structure; sometimes, I bristle under the constraints. Today, my first reaction is to bristle, my second: bristle and my third: bristle.
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I wrote this for the Week 74 Trifextra Writing Challenge where we are to write an up to 33 word composition following the same general structure of the quote, below:

 Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And  the third is to be kind.
--Henry James

Despite my bristling protests, I suppose the joke is on me since I entered anyway!

Your comments are appreciated.    

 

55 comments:

  1. HEE!
    oh yes, but you broke out of that box didn't you? ;)

    TGIF Lumdog!!!!

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    1. Thanks Kir. That's a positive way of looking at it. :)

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  2. way to turn a lemon into lemonade!

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  3. Very Clever, especially the title!

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    1. Thanks Joanne, especially that you noticed the title.

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    1. Thanks Joe. Since I entered, I'd say the rebellion was quelled. :)

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  5. I like your humor. Yep, jokes on you- bristling aside, you accepted the challenge and wrote inside that box anyway!

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    1. Thanks Janna. You hit the nail on the head.

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  6. Oh, clever! I read this, thinking it was an explanation at first, and then...oh you really are too clever, lum!!

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    1. Thank you so much Valerie. I try to have fun with this stuff. :)

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  7. Making a moderator from an abstained, lol, good job.

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  8. Well, long may your lum reek! Consciously or unconsciously, you've written an excellent response to the prompt!

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    1. J-Anne,thanks for your comments, I think. ;)

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  9. I bristled too haha :D Great job with your restraints!

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    1. Thanks Draug. The doctor says he'll remove my restraints once the meds take effect. :)

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  10. How many bristles does it take to make a brush?

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    1. Depends on whether your having a brush with the law or a more casual encounter. Thanks Chamblee.

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  11. I'm sure many of us had the same reaction. You rebounded well with a fun response.

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    1. Yeah, well the truth is, we can all write whatever we want but if you seek a challenge, like this, then you work with what you are given. Thanks Tara. :)

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  12. Ha! Love it. We need more stream of consciousness style.

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    1. Thank you KD. I like stream of consciousness though the word limit sort of forced that on me.

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  13. Haha! I agree and admire your response!! :D

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  14. spreading a little mustard to go with the relish to quieten the lumdog spirit. :)

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    1. Some spicy mustard sounds very good, right about now. Thanks Barbara.

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  15. Hahahaha! Too darn funny. Yes, this one is much more constraining than most. Probably a complete pain in the rump to write, but (selfishly) really interesting to see what people are forced to come up with. We promise more leeway in the future. :-)

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  16. I admit I was caught out as well until I looked closer. To be frank this is one of the best this week.

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  17. Nothing like a good 'bristle' to vent that built up frustration.

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  18. Yet another independent spirit submits to the tyrannical yolk of the challenge prompt. Somehow, the fact that you did so with humour, lessens the blow. :)

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    1. Thanks Tom. The fact that I entered meant I surrendered. The humor only made it less painful. :)

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  19. Bristle away! That's how the world gets the scrubbing it needs. great job here!

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  20. Very clever, and funny, and a well-deserved win!

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  21. Congratulations and this was brilliant. I didn't enter this challenge and would love to say I was refusing to let "them" tell me how to write....but really I was too busy and saw challenge after the deadline. lol Thanks for the smile this morning.

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    1. Thank for your kind words Anja. I've sat out a few where I didn't like the prompt or if it didn't motivate me, but this one was slightly annoying, so I decided to tackle it for the challenge. Mostly though, if I'm not entered, it's just that I'm busy. Are you entering this week? "Crude" is an easy one!

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    2. I am bad at trying to follow rules on writing. :) I think I will attempt crude since I do have tomorrow off. We shall see......lol

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    3. Please do it Anja. I know exactly what you mean but that's why it's a challenge. Also, it forces you to write, which is always good. I can't wait to see what you write.

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    4. Funny thing I wrote my piece and then many hours later realized I didn't post it to trifecta! Got it there on time. Whew.....now to go kayaking and return to read all of the entries!!

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  22. You should assuredly relish the bristle this week, my friend! :)

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    1. Sort of ironic, huh? Thanks Jody.

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