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The One Where I Grouse About Monkeying Around with Trifecta


Trifecta time.

The assignment? “Write a 33-word response using the name of an animal as a verb.”

The response? The latest installment in The ODNT Smart Ass Collection.

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The One Where I Grouse About Monkeying Around with Trifecta

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“DEER” Trifecta,

Please stop badgering us into outfoxing each other so you can fawn praise on three of us. I can’t bear to flounder through another assignment and I’m crawfishing out.

“Sin-SEAL-ly,”

ODNT

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The World Will End in Three Days (for Trifecta)


Everything above the grey line below was added after I hit ‘publish.’ I have NEVER written a post faster. I really wanted to participate in the Trifecta challenge this weekend … and this VERY abbreviated entry was my FIFTH stab at it.
Yeah, I was pretty amazed I went with this one, too. I posted it with one minute to spare. Look at me. I’m like Indiana Jones sliding under the rock wall at the last minute.

Trifextra – Create something between 33-333 words using “The world will end in three days” as the inspiration.

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Coordinating Schedules

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“The world will end in three days.”

“Wednesday?”

“Wednesday.”

“Wednesday’s no good for me.”

“Um, okay. What about Thursday?”

“Thursday? Thursday’s wide open.”

“Alright. So I’ll put it down for Thursday.”

“Works for me.”

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Not Exactly Your Classic Boy Meets Girl Story (for Trifextra)


Trifextra gave us a fun assignment this weekend. Retell your favorite book in 33 words. And really the hardest part for me was picking a favorite book. Considering what an illiterate boob I am, I sure had a lot of ideas swimming around in my flabby brain. Until I settled on this one. It’s actually a screenplay written by a little-known actor at the time named Billy Bob Thornton. It was later developed into a movie of the same name. It’s definitely a favorite around this house, which probably makes us a family of freaks. Although I’m not sure we can really blame that on the story.

* Spoiler Alert – I tell the whole story here. Don’t read it if you don’t want to know. 

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Sling Blade

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Man is released from asylum. Man meets boy. Man eats french fried potaters. Boy introduces man to mother and her gay friend. Man meets mother’s jackass boyfriend. Man bisects jackass with sling blade.

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Hiding in Plain Sight (for Trifextra)


For this weekend’s Trifextra assignment, entrants must write a story in only 33 words using the phrase ‘It wasn’t the first time.’

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Hiding in Plain Sight

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It wasn’t the first time he used another name. But it was the first time that name was Alexis. He adjusted his wig, slipped on his slingbacks and glanced at the mirror one more time. “Perfect,” he sneered.

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The Mother of All Trifextra Assignments


It’s Trifextra time. The assignment? “This weekend, we only need 32 words from you, because we’re giving you the 33rd.  Your challenge is to write anything you want, in whichever form you please, so long as your response is exactly 33 words and includes the word ‘mother.'”

So, I figured if putting mother in there one time was the standard, then putting it in there seven times would put me over the top and surely guarantee me a win.  Don’t you think?

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The Mother of All Trifextra Assignments

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Mother ran in carrying a mother load of Mother Nature books when the motherboard ignited. Her mother of pearl anklet snagged on a Mother Goose plush on the floor and she shouted, “Mother ….!”

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And, since my entry is unconventional, the “mother song” accompanying it will be, too.

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Inside Joke (for Trifextra)


It’s the weekend … which means it’s my “Trifextra ME time.” (Oh, that’s just so sad.) Anyway, if you didn’t see my last post, I’ll explain that the assignment this time is to create a scene involving three people and write it from the point of view of each of these characters, using 33 words for each of them.

This post is aptly-named as it’s available to everyone but directed to my Trifecta circle. The three vignettes that follow are intended to illustrate the individual reactions of three specific Trifecta writers when they read this weekend’s assignment.

Trifecta friends, can you guess who I’m channeling here? Rest-of-world, sorry. Feel free to eavesdrop.

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Inside Joke

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What??? I barely have time to write 33 words on the weekend, let alone 99. Sorry, kids. Mommy can’t take you to the park today. Chris, can you? I’m going to DM ODNT.

Wow. Three stories. There’s got to be a song in that. Wait … I know. I mean … it’s a goofy 80s song but it’s perfect. Better look up the lyrics. ODNT probably knows them.

The same story from three viewpoints? Three people? I guess I could do Three Amigos since it’s my namesake. Sort of. Gah! My BRAAAAAIN hurts. I’m going to go tease ODNT about cheese.

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