Friday, October 25, 2013

Faint of Heart

Come out, I encourage.

You need to find someplace unusual.

No swamps, forests or caves, this time.

No closets either, I could add.

But he’s petrified.

Hides behind some clothes.

So I don’t.

 

Thirty years ago, Roald Dahl published the book Dirty Beasts, a collection of poems for children about weird and wonderful animals. The last poem, however, is called The Tummy Beast about a boy who thinks there’s someone living in his belly. Your Trifextra challenge is to write 33 words on a beast in an unusual place. No swamps or forests or caves, we really want you to take your beast out of its comfort zone.

http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2013/10/trifextra-week-ninety-one.html

38 comments:

  1. Monsters have feelings too. Good take.

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    1. So true, Ann. Some are very sensitive;) Thanks for reading this!

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  2. A bashful monster...that's some handicap! At least you know he won't jump out and scare the wits out of you :)

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    1. I think he's definitely more afraid of me! I'll need to look elsewhere for scary, I think:)

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  3. Oh, that's actually rather sweet. Poor little monster!

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  4. ahh, the sensitive one, good take on the prompt :)

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  5. He's definitely not cut out to be a monster:) Thanks, my friend!

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  6. Aww...a shy monster...funny how we tend to stereotype monsters as well.

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    1. So true-the biggest monster he faces is having to act like a monster;) Thanks for commenting!

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  7. Awww, poor monster! What a clever and creative piece! :)

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    1. Thanks Tammy! That's so sweet of you to say:)

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  8. Once again great writing Valerie. Hug B

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    1. And B-once again what a lovely comment! Hugs:)

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  9. great prompt and fabulous response
    many hide behind clothes .. and tattoos .. it is unnerving to expose ones true naked self ..

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    1. Thanks, my friend! So true! So very, very, true!

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  10. Great idea and it's beautifuly written.

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  11. Ah a poor little shy monster. Haha!

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    1. Thanks Linda! I can't even get him to go out to a restaurant;)

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  12. A shy nervous monster. Very good!

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  13. Oh, I liked this! Sweet and cleverly written.

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  14. Love this take on the prompt. Clever and great write! Thanks for linking up!

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  15. Oh what a little sweet one.. shy of his fangs?

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    1. Thanks, Bjorn! Fangs, and his own shadow too!

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  16. What an adorable piece Valerie-just loved it:-)

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  17. Oh, he's so shy and obviously misunderstood. I just wanna hug him ... virtually, of course.

    Wonderful, whimsical work. :)

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    1. Thanks Ivy! He's having a rough time! He needs that hug;)

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  18. I agree-especially this time of year:) Thanks for your comment!

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  19. Oh this is cute. I do want the monster to come out!

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  20. Oh, so sweet! You are a kind soul, Valerie :)

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