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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Trifecta Challenge: Crude

This week's Trifecta Challenge

Write between 33 and 333 words on the following prompt, using the third definition:


CRUDE
1: existing in a natural state and unaltered by cooking or processing <crude oil>
2 archaic : unripe, immature
3: marked by the primitive, gross, or elemental or by uncultivated simplicity or vulgarity <a crude stereotype>




Crude

 

You pull me into your arms and days begin and end with bared teeth and resistance and tongues of fire and my father’s words you’ll regret it spooling out in winds over plains, flowing down the sweet river of all there is. I choose your crude love.
 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. Wonderful, Elaine. You never fail to change things up, from week to week. But no matter the format, your writing is the same high standard.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jo-Anne. Every time I read the challenge, I think, "I can't come up with anything for that," but somehow I manage to. It's really a lot of fun to try new things and new kinds of writing. I appreciate your reading and comment.

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  2. The contrast between the sprawling first sentence and the tight summary of the second is great!

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    1. Thank you, Draug! I really appreciate the kind words.

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  3. The imagery in your writing so often takes my breath away. This is no exception. Bravo!

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