Trifextra: Week 102

So here’s my entry for this week’s Trifecta Writing Challenge. The theme is love gone wrong, a 33 word count limit and you have to avoid using the following: love, sad, tears, wept, heart, pain. I started off with considering break-ups and romantic endings, then suddenly found myself writing about the relationship below.

Family Affair

His laboured breathing filled the hospice ward. Blurred eyes seeking absolution I couldn’t give.

I took his weak callused hand, evoking adolescent echoes of pugilistic condemnations that fashioned purple sunsets on my skin.



  1. Tragic that life comes full circle for both the victim and the perpetrator but sometimes it is too late-poor girl what terrible scars she must be bearing..Excellent writing!

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