Trif-EXTRA Week 54: Reading Challenge

By Edgar Allan Poe

“By a route obscure and lonely,
Haunted by ill angels only,
Where an Eidolon, named NIGHT,
On a black throne reigns upright,
I have wandered home but newly
From this ultimate dim Thule.”


This weekend we are venturing into uncharted territories once again. This Trifextra isn’t so much a writing challenge; it’s more of a reading challenge. We want you to scour through your favorite pieces of literature and give us the best 33 words you can find.

Trif-EXTRA Week 52: Personification

Angrily Shoving,
He is pushing me down hard.
I reach out for help,
But there is no one out here.
He quickly covers me up.
Up, down, left, right,
Where’s the ocean surface?

We want you to give us a 33-word example of personification… It’s the practice of attaching human traits and characteristics with inanimate objects, phenomena and animals (

Trif-EXTRA Week Fifty-One: Pigeon

Not a single peep out of me
Sitting in my corner way up high
Tiny buildings are what I spy
Feeling the breeze whooshing on by
This is my heaven in the sky

We want you to choose one of the pictures below and give us a 33-word response to it.


Image via ZeroOne / / CC BY-SA

Trif-EXTRA Week 49: Core, Mantle, Crust

Trif-EXTRA Week 49

Life and Earth – one in the same
Skin, muscles, heart / crust, mantle, core
Outer shell – container,
Middle layer – strength and structure,
And encompassed in it all
The foundation of what and who we are.

Trif-EXTRA: Week Forty-Nine
As you’ll recall from your elementary science class days, the structure of the Earth can be divided most simply into three sections: core, mantle, crust.

Give us 33 words from it. Interpret the prompt however you wish–literal, metaphorical, or somewhere in between. If you would like to use the image on your own blog, you must properly credit it.

I love it when I get a prompt or challenge I’m not excited about but am able to create something I’m extremely pleased with! I guess this is why challenges are so fun!

When I started, I was extremely put off by the small margin of creativity that can be pulled from Earth – Crust, Mantle, Core. I mean, I LOVE Science and I know there is definitely room for creativity especially in painting and possibly crafting… but for a 33 word writing piece? “IMPOSSIBLE!” I had told myself.

Luckily, I read a very interesting article yesterday “Be Careful Who You Listen To” by Shelli Johnson. It reminded me that I am my worst enemy. So, I hunkered down and gave this challenge my best effort and when I put my mind to it, I was able to create something. Isn’t that wonderful? The mind is truly an interesting place! I hope to explore mine more through these Trifecta challenges! I’m having so much fun with these challenges and I thank them so much for providing fun and interesting topics week after week (even though it’s only been a couple of weeks for me, haha). I highly recommend checking out their challenges. A new one goes up every Monday and Friday. You can find their link at the top of my page in the menu or here:

Trifextra: Week Forty-Nine.