Love Bites {Trifextra}

 

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Trifextra this weekend :

It’s now time for some Trifextra fun. Thirty years ago, Roald Dahl published the book Dirty Beasts, a collection of poems for children about weird and wonderful animals. The last poem, however, is called The Tummy Beast about a boy who thinks there’s someone living in his belly.

Your Trifextra challenge is to write 33 words on a beast in an unusual place.

No swamps or forests or caves, we really want you to take your beast out of its comfort zone.

 

 

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And don’t forget to pick up your copy of Precipice Volume 2 this weekend, the stories are wonderful.

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Behind Blue Eyes {Write on Edge/Trifecta}

Daphne realized the enormity of the snub as she applied a third coat of mascara.

Robotic and familiar her fingertips rubbed blush into the apple of her cheeks and then rummaged through the cases and brushes before selecting a palette, sliding the bristles across the powdery hue before transferring it onto her eyelids in swift easy strokes.

Her hair was dry but hanging in her eyes and her lips were bare, waiting for a ruby stripe of color to perk them up.

When was the last time she’d looked at herself?

Weeks?

Months?

Under the fluorescent lights of her bathroom she calculated;  ticked off the moments when she’d glanced at an outfit, straightened a skirt or decided on a shoe in the glass without allowing her gaze to creep up to her own face. Suddenly nauseous and dizzy Daphne gripped the ceramic sink to steady herself.

It was an old joke that her hazel eyes became indigo when she was sad seemingly taking on the color of her disposition.

They were her tell-tale heart. Spilling all her secrets even when her glossy red mouth lifted in a smile; a weak, airy phantom of a happiness she hadn’t felt in a very long time.

She wondered how much longer she would pine for what could have been without sinking down into a bed of hopelessness? Or how many times she could refuse to have her picture taken for fear of what the film would expose? Days would  eventually melt into weeks until she’d  stand at another porcelain pedestal  and confess that she was existing in a half life, ignoring her existence  and waiting for the jolt that would startle her back into her own life.

Stand back folks, turn up the juice. 

Yearning for a peaceful end to it was what forced her eyes up and into deep pools of azure, as blue as the Caribbean.

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Write on Edge’s Prompt this week is
PINE

Trifecta’s Prompt this week is

Phantom:

3 :  a representation of something abstract, ideal, or incorporeal – 

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I am also excited to call myself a Published Author this week.
My story “Kismet’s Kiss” is part of

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Precipice Volume 2, The Literary Anthology of Write on Edge. 

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Have you picked up your copy yet?

It is a fantastic collection of stories, poems and memoirs from some of the best voices on the internet.

I promise you’ll love it.

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PUBLISHED: Precipice Volume 2 : The Literary Anthology of Write on Edge

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You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” 

Cormac McCarthy, “No Country for Old Men” 

 

In the second volume of Precipice, twenty-four authors from the Write on Edge community explore the concept of luck in twenty-six works of poetry, short fiction, and memoir.

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In 2010 I found an online writing community and friendships that would change my life when I wrote a piece for a Friday prompt with THE RED DRESS CLUB which would become WRITE ON EDGE. 

I fell in love with writing fiction and I met other authors that would motivate and inspire me.

Every writer dreams of the day that something they have crafted will be published and today that dream has come true for me:

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I’m PUBLISHED!

Write on Edge has published a new Anthology of Poetry, Memoir and Fiction.

A small scene from my NaNo piece appears in it and I couldn’t be more giddy about it.

You can get your own copy and read my piece, Kismet’s Kiss along with incredible offerings from some of my favorite authors.

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Precipice Volume 2 is available today:

Amazon Kindle and the Kindle App (click!) 

Amazon in Print /Paperback form (Click!) 

 All digital formats on Smashwords (click!)

In the next few weeks it will also be available on iTunes, Kobo and through Barnes&Noble. *Stay tuned*

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Get your copy today!

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Special thanks for the staff of Write on Edge for their tireless work and dedication to this project.
Cam, Angela, Mandy & Rox

This book is a beautiful testament to your love of words and writers.

I am so proud to be a small part of it.

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