Trifextra: Goin around, one last time.


Today’s Music: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – These Paths

And if you can, please click the pic under Give Merbear A Hand on the left and, well…give Merbear a hand.

After umpteen challenges and countless entries, I’ve gotten to read some incredible stuff. Despite only entering irregularly, it’s been an honor to be a member of the Trifecta Writing Challenge community.

Trifecta
After all the effort they’ve put in, and a great string of challenges either weekly or twice a week, the judges have decided to pack it in and leave before they lost their enthusiasm for it.
I wish them well, and to the rest of their writers, I look forward to seeing what you do next!

Here’s their Final Challenge:
we’re lovingly, and eagerly, placing the choice in your hands. There’s no topic, no word, just a free write. Go anywhere your mind wants to travel. Take us there too. Just make it count, leave your blood all over this page. Thirty-three words exactly.
Of course. We couldn’t end it any other way.

And here’s my last entry. Unless they start up again! (Thanks to polysyllabic profundities for getting me off my ass to contribute.)

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Last Time Around
Thirty three…
How do you sum up something so rewarding so quickly?
Twenty one…
How do you thank and appreciate so concisely?
Eleven…
You write, and hope they understand how you feel.

Zero.

Thank you Trifecta. It was a pleasure.

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99 responses to “Trifextra: Goin around, one last time.

  1. countdown to awesomeness!!!

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  2. Very well done….I’m glad I was so convincing! πŸ™‚

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  3. This is great! The last line sums it up well (not “zero”… the line before that πŸ™‚ )

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  4. NotAPunkRocker

    Well done, my friend. I discovered them too late, then never got back into it when I was able to think straight again this year.

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  5. Happy trails
    to you.
    Until we meet again.
    Happy trails
    to you.
    Keep smilin’ until then.

    Hey, did you hear the Karen O/Trent Reznor cover of Led Zep’s Immigrant Song? It’s better than the original. For real. It’s got more PUNCH.

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  6. whiteladyinthehood

    That was really sweet, Guapo! I enjoyed reading your entries (and SnBs, too).

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  7. Perfect tribute. Gotta go check some of the others. Those 33 words and Trifextra challenges will be missed. Prodded lots of high quality thought and writing

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  8. I had never heard if Trifecta, but based on this last entry of yours, it sounds pretty cool.

    …you know…you could pick up the baton now that it’s been dropped and start your own version… Just sayin’

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  9. Very nice, Guapisimo! Something I’ll have to consider in the future (entering more challenges) – because life is not challenging enough! LOL. πŸ™‚

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  10. Too sad for exposition. I love how you ended this.

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  11. I’m only an occasional Trifecta reader, but I certainly like your count-down. Especially eleven, because my daughter feels that wall all the time these days. Even tho she’s 16…

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  12. Very nice way to end the challenge, El Guapo. Perfect music, too. Thanks.

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  13. Very clever indeed, Guap! I’ve never done the challenge, but certainly enjoyed reading all the entries over the past 12 months πŸ™‚

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  14. Love love LOVE the countdown. Perfect.

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  15. That’s clever and well done, a nice send-off to the team that brought out so many talents. I owe many bloggy friendships to Trifecta. πŸ™‚

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  16. One of my favorite tributes to Trifecta so far. Nice one!

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  17. Loved this! I’d seen the Trifecta Trike hanging around and didn’t know what it was until today. Bummed I didn’t get to read more. I’ll just have to come back and read yours again πŸ™‚

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  18. The countdown took me in multiple directions, so cheers to you for making it work. …. and thanks for visiting during my absence.

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  19. Dang, that actually got me all teary-eyed. Especially the zero. Great job. I loved it.

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  20. Fantastic response to their last prompt. Well done.
    I could use a kick myself… maybe tomorrow I’ll have 33 words for them.

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  21. Wow, Guap, I had not heard of the Trifecta, but I loved your final contribution!

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  22. I’m sad they’re hanging it up! I’m sure they will be on to something else exciting. This is a nice way to close it, Guapo.

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  23. Clever post πŸ˜‰

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  24. Excellent last call, El G. I wonder what they’ll come up with next?

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  25. Darn, I’m sad to see them go, too. I learned about the challenge through your blog and, though I never participated, I always enjoyed it. (I’m the same way about certain sports, like lacrosse.)

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  26. KymmInBarcelona

    A most excellent countdown to, yes, emptiness. *sigh*
    I’m glad to have met El Guapo, and look forward to meeting again : )

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  27. Wow. You did it, whatever ‘it’ was supposed to be. Perfect.

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  28. Such a clever take! I’ll miss this little writers playground!

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  29. But… but… but… why? They were climbing non stop in strength and gathering such high quality of writing! They were doing amazing! And why am I asking you this? Thanks for the news, yes, I did learn about it here! Bummer.

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  30. Great take on this final *sniff sniff* challenge.

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  31. It’s a shame but all good things come to
    an end eventually Guap but hey how about
    joining our FTP’s at Red’s M3, I am sure
    that your take on the quarterly chosen words
    will be awesome πŸ™‚ Well I only said πŸ™‚ lol

    Have a wicked rest of evening Guap πŸ™‚

    Andro

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    • Thanks Andro, I’ll keep an eye out for the next ftp round.

      Hope your weekend gets off to a great start!

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      • It is Formula One Malaysia this weekend so yes a fine start to the weekend, all I need now is a few cold beers and a nice slave to… Well to do whatever I want actually πŸ˜‰ lmao

        You have a good one too Guap πŸ™‚

        Andro

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  32. I forgot to say how much I like your posting, but
    you know me, always waffling on somewhere πŸ™‚ lol

    Andro

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  33. Clever and original-just the way you are El :-)Wish you all the best and hope to see you around,tc

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  34. Ah! Sweet. πŸ™‚
    I’ve participated in a few prompts of Trifecta and I found the community very supportive and encouraging.

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  35. I, liking you; you liking me…could be a nice beginning…

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  36. Simple and profound and I totally agree! Well done, Guap!

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  37. This was simply gorgeous work. The countdown was so effective. Fantastic stuff!

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  38. [applause] I love this.

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  39. Your humor and kindness are legend around these parts and your contributions, however irregular, have been enjoyed and appreciated greatly. See you in the next life, brother.

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  40. hope I’ll be seeing you around the blogosphere..ah, I know I will be. Thanks for your 33 words, they are always good ones and this was no exception.

    Happy Trails, until…
    πŸ™‚

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  41. Awesome. Great tribute 33.

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