Trifextra – It’s an animal!


Today’s Music: Wylde Nept – The Unicorn Song
Note on today’s music: Animals!!! This one was written by Shel Silverstein.

The other day, I got one of the nicest tweets ever –

Trifecta @trifectawriting:
@Guapowitz We miss you!

Yeah well, this will get them over that in a hurry!

This weekend’s Trifextra Challenge is a 33 word piece using the name of an animal as a verb.
(Name of an animal. That will be important in a moment.)
The following two entries are exactly 33 words each. And fit the rules. Sort of…

Entry the First
“What?”
“I said I giraffed the fence.”
“That’s not a word.”
“Sure. Means I looked over the fence.”
“Dude, The challenge was make an animal name a verb. Not make stuff up.”
“Meh.”

Entry the Second

*Thunk*
“Uhoh” said Megan. “He Georged it”.
“What’s that honey?”
“The mouse ran into the wall. My bunny, George is an idiot. So when I see something stupid done, I say they Georged it.”

Many of you know how much I love these challenges, and the group of Trifecta administrators and authors is one of the coolest online communities, and I have the highest respect for their love of and skill at writing.
Thanks for having me Trifecta!
Trifecta?

Hello?

sigh…

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65 responses to “Trifextra – It’s an animal!

  1. Very clever. I’m going to use those from now on, if you don’t mind. ❤

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  2. Dude… that totally describes George! My vcoset door is full length mirror and he will be walking around doh de doh and he will catch a glimpse of his reflection out of the corer of his eye, act all nonchalant and stuff and then he’s hiding tail swishing and he leaps it true I sear it 3 -4 ft and straight at the mirror – think that Tiger and Dragon in the tree movie for special effect… I will have to ook that up.. and BAM he hits the mirror falls back and is stunned then does it all over again.. ;ots of amusement and…,yeah my grandson does it too but not to the degree or the same reasons… I’ll have to get a video of George for you… Awesome entries – so one you used the animal name and one the animal’s name…;-) very clever – and look at those Trifecta people boy they have your number …;lol the NEVER SAID THEY MISS ME! hint hint so I am just gonna be happy reading yours… yea and one more thing – when bunnies come at you with sharp pointy teeth is the name still George and do you suppose that would be a useful addition to the anti mmmm mm you know campaign? – I think they are watching so .??? shhhhhh

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  3. Two great takes. Love in the first one where you have the character questioning use of “giraffed”. I assumed making stuff up is part of the challenge!

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  4. A gripping life

    Nice job!

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  5. Loved this one – Most especially the discussion about giraffed

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  6. I get that alot Hello? Hello? :+) Short but sweet well done!
    I will now be saying ” Georged” instead of stupid I was really needing a new world for stupid Thank You. We missed you as well. I just didn’t tweet it or blog it but know that you were missed in Montana.

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    • Thanks so much, Starla!
      Just be careful you don’t have a smart friend named George! May cause some confusion…

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      • I don’t think I have any friends that I know about named George but shoot that is a good point. I can’t wait to take Georged out for a spin. Oh that doesn’t sound right at all. You right I need to be careful it could be confusing.

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  7. whiteladyinthehood

    ‘Giraffed’ – pretty darn witty!

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  8. I always see their challenges, and in the moment think it’ll be easy to tackle but when I try I end up with something lame. Blah.

    I liked ‘giraffed’ by the way. Positively Platypustastic.

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  9. Trifecta likes you! They really like you!

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  10. Poor George. Little did he know when he wished to be forever remembered in literary fame his dream would come true.

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  11. I enjoyed both the entries thoroughly.

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  12. I giraffed the fence while at the same time somebody else was georging it! Here’s a sentence thanks to your El Guapo creativeness that I could have never guessed I’d be typing day before yesterday! I love it when that happens! Great job! 😀

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  13. Wonderful! I love technicalities!

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  14. You have a great sense of humor…the first one was especially amusing to me. It’s like a conversation I’d overhear between two teenaged boys. Not that I listen to conversations…okay, I do, but anyway, that’s not the point here. Hello? Hello?

    I guess ithappens to me, too 🙂

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  15. I know that this isn’t quite what you are wanting on this challenge but I will add it anyway… “Can you please pass me the spoon dear I want to eat my soup before it gets cold and then I am going to Ass my dip into it or something very similar?”

    Have a great weekend El Guapo 🙂

    Androgoth

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    • Good lord Andro, please tell me you’re going to set up a public blog and enter these contests!

      Laughing really hard at this!

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      • I will add a few more when I get the chance, I wasn’t
        too sure about this one but I am pleased that it has
        a place within your original guidelines for the challenge
        and to be truthful I rarely take part in these 🙂

        I would imagine that it is a good laugh reading them all though 🙂

        Androgoth

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  16. I would say…why is the grass greener on the other side of the fence? Because it is paved in bullshit. 😉 mwah tyvm

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  17. Here’s another one for you… By the way dog=kiss, just in case anyone thinks something different? 😉 lmao “Why is it that every time I wish to Dog my neighbours wife that interfering old fart of a Vicar offers her his bone, isn’t kissing allowed in churches these days or what?”

    Have a wicked rest
    of evening El Guapo 🙂

    Androgoth

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  18. Oh yeah, al-RIGHT! I love made up words!

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  19. I love them both! Wonderbutt georges it all of the time!

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  20. *snicker* You do have a certain flair for flaunting the rules, I think. 🙂

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  21. hahaha, i like the liberal approach you took to this challenge, well played.

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  22. I loved the giraffe one. The other is cute too though.

    Hey EG? I’ve missed you a little too. You might not be interested, but I would love it if you’d play along with my pity party next weekend. There’s more info here: http://wp.me/p1Cvgh-1BA

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  23. Shel Silverstein also wrote ‘A Boy Named Sue,’ but I’ll bet you know that. Still, if you didn’t, you’re glad I told you.

    Loved the Trifecta animal-verb stories. They both were quite creative (although “George” is a bit of a cheat!). I was expecting more pedestrian “real” animal verbs like ape or duck. If I was really clever, I would have sprinkled animal verbs throughout this response, but it’s late and my plate is overfull.

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    • If you have some time, check out some of the other entries, Smak.
      Some writers did manage to use an animal verb for every other word.
      And here I was thinking I was clever.

      I was also surprised to find some of the other songs Shel wrote too. Never knew he wrote them, but as soon as I saw the titles, I thought, Well yeah, that makes sense.

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  24. trifectawriting

    Ha ha. What? You think we’re not listening? We just turtle our way around on the community-judged weekends, figuring it’s your turn as judge. I love giraffe. I totally think George is cheating, and I love it, too.

    Also–this is the only comment I’m leaving this weekend. Shhhhh.

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  25. HOmework? You’re assigning homework , and Labor day, the official start of compulsory education, hasn’t even begun? Guapersterola….you know better. Don’t pigeon us before we school starts. (It’s not 33 words, but I was never one for rules.) (And remember pigeons like to poop.)

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  26. Haha! I like the sencond entry! 😀 They Georged it!

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Ahem *best Ricky Ricardo voice* Babble-OOOoooo!!!

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