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.
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.
I order espressos. She looks content, oblivious to my cancerous guilt.
Head buried within books, whilst I hold her heart in my hand.
I return, bearing coffee, an awkward smile.
Beginning the end.
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Hard to resist ultra short flash competitions …. Trifecta currently have a 33 word short running that has to start with the words ‘The first time I saw ….’ (making it 38 words in total) and only using words of one syllable.
So here is my entry, hope you enjoy it:
The first time I saw the corpse on the road, the scent of rank flesh hurt my eyes.
Weak white skin that my stick made a dent in.
Then the body wailed, a hand scraped dirt.
Trifecta have a three word resolution writing challenge. So, in light of my recent post on resolutions here are my three words:
Make New Mistakes
What would yours be?