Saturday, September 29, 2012

Trifecta

This weekend's challenge:  Take one of your former Trifecta or Trifextra 33 word entries and build upon it with another 33 words. 

I revisited the challenge from August -- to write the last 33 words of my book -- and then added the 33 previous words. I enjoy the exercise of working backwards and seeing where the story takes me … in reverse.



The bailiffs surrounded him. He removed his watch and that gold stud I gave him long ago and handed them to the public defender. He very nearly maintained his dignity despite the handcuffs.

Twenty months will grind inexorably by until it brings us to the next shared moment in our sad saga – and when Sam is released from prison, I’ll be there, waiting at the gate.


7 comments:

  1. It's great to did the prequel! And you added great details to this story. Nicely done.

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  2. I like the "very nearly maintained..." bit. You can hear the pride, but also some scorn as it's pointed out that everyone sees him as a prisoner.

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  3. I like that you took it backward! That does sound like fun, one of these days I should try it. Nice work.

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  4. Clever to do in reverse as prequel! I, too, like the line "very nearly maintained". Now how about the 33 words before that?

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  5. Something different, I admire that to work in reverse. So what have these two been up to? Nice details - gold stud, handcuffs and dignity..

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  6. Great job with the prequel, and i loved the visual of barely maintained dignity.

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  7. I love your method for writing this. And I want to know what got them to that point. Great job!

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