Saturday, June 23, 2012

A.K. in 33: A Trifecta Writing Challenge

Dear friends, my holiday time is nearly over. Monday shall soon be upon me like the slavering ghoul of an unwanted nightmare.
But I have spent a portion of this glorious sunny Saturday reflecting upon the current Trifecta Challenge.
This week we're revisiting an early Trifextra prompt: retelling. This time, we're asking you to retell your favorite book. In 33 words. Nothing like a challenge.
So I thought and I thunk, and here's what happened:


Passion? The wheels of a train will crush it. Passion teaches us nothing but the fact that true happiness in life comes from what is put into it, not from what is extracted.
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10 comments:

Libby said...

Profound...and the train analogy is really good because you are using some of your 33 words to relay the plot to us, but also to make your larger point!

trudgingthroughfog said...

I thought of using this one myself. I'm glad I didn't, because this was fantastic. I love how you distilled it down to a universal truth. And I agree - the train analogy was perfect.

Amelia said...

Excellent.

Cipriano said...

Thank you for your comments, friends and fellow writers.
Isn't writing stuff just...... fun?

Bubbling Arroyo said...

Strong writing.

Melwyk said...

Excellent work, Cip. Think I could use this as a booktalk when I'm handselling this novel? ;)

Jennifer Worrell said...

Well done! What an interesting way to spin this novel:)

jannatwrites said...

I also liked the train analogy. Great write!

trifectawritingchallenge.com said...

Thanks for linking up with Trifecta this weekend. This is a great response to the prompt. Thanks for giving us a slice of your precious weekend--I know how hard it is to dole out that time in a meaningful way.

Hope you'll come back on Monday for the 33rd Challenge Celebration!

Merisi said...

You nailed it!

A couple of months ago, a friend lent me his copy of "Anna Karenina". I read the first 200 or so pages and enjoyed it very much. Then, suddenly, I could not go on. The desire to reread the whole book had left me.