Wishin’ & Hopin’ {Trifextra}

If that genie in a lamp comes a’callin’
I’s gonna tell him to keep dem riches while refrainin’
from askin’ for “three more”.
The only wish I’s got is to be sayin’;
Baby, that wasn’t what I meant.


Trifextra this week

33 of our own words, then adding “that wasn’t what I meant” to end the story. 

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Kirsten is a wife after years of dating, a mom after years of infertility & a lover of shoes, words, NYC and TV dramas. A storyteller and daydreamer at heart, this is the place where her stories come to be told. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Ooh I like this! Great work!

  2. Oh yes, calling those words back before we say them is hard. I liked the Nat King Cole feel of this. I could see it sung in front of a big band with a swing for pizza!
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  3. Kir-I’m nodding in agreement with Tina! I love the “bluesy” feel of this. Wonderful, dear girl!! xx
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  4. Really neat write! Love what you’ve done here. I used to wonder what I would ask for if I got three wishes, and, of course, unlimited wishes always came in first.

  5. This is so musical, Kir! Love the rhythm.
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  6. Different type of voice but very effective. Well done.
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  7. I do hate to disagree with Valerie and Tina, but I was digging on much more a Louis Armstrong/Ella Fitzgerald vibe on this – perfect regardless, Kir!
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  8. Niiiice! On the one hand, the style is very different from your usual romantic lyricism. On the other, the emotion behind it is 100% Kir. Wonderfully done!
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  9. Clever piece…So u have been really thinking abt the genie…gud luck on finding one.
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  10. Loving the language and the cadence to this.
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