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Trifecta challenge: Week 59

What a cool idea! A writing challenge of a certain length based on a single word, plus its potentially obscure definition! Here’s a link to the challenge, and my offering below:

Timothy’s eyes sparkled in the moonlight as he lit the flame; he knew he was the one, the chosen one, out of the few hundred who had gathered. As he stepped forward in the darkness, he heard an audible gasp reverberate throughout the crowd and what felt like a puff of air as they collectively stepped back. His intention was clear to all: only he could offer himself through such a pious act.


  1. Draug419 January 8, 2013 10:59 pm

    Welcome, new Trifectan! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I like this piece. I can definitely visualize the scene through your writing.

    • AR Neal January 8, 2013 11:11 pm

      Thank you for the welcome! I look forward to more challenges to come ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. themisanthropicmuse January 9, 2013 5:55 am

    This is yours?! Wow, you are so awesome at writing flash fiction, I had no idea! You been holding out on me!

    • AR Neal January 9, 2013 3:55 pm

      {takes bow} Thank you, dear–I try!

  3. Kelly Garriott Waite (@kgwaite) January 9, 2013 4:24 pm

    Neat write – I want to know more about this character.

    • AR Neal January 10, 2013 2:06 am

      Thank you!

  4. humanTriumphant January 9, 2013 5:03 pm

    you’ve pulled me in & left me curious…nice ๐Ÿ™‚

    • AR Neal January 10, 2013 2:06 am

      Thank you!

  5. jannatwrites January 10, 2013 4:40 am

    This is great. Now I’d like to know more about who he is and what pious act he’s about to commit. My first thought was suicide bomber.

    • AR Neal January 10, 2013 4:34 pm

      Yeah, he’s a mystery guy…

  6. trifectawriting January 10, 2013 11:57 am

    Welcome aboard! We’re so glad you linked up this week. This is a really great piece. Like the others, it left me wanting more. Way to start out with a bang! Hope to see you back for the weekend challenge.

    • AR Neal January 10, 2013 4:33 pm

      {takes another bow} Thank you! I look forward to the weekend challenge; I’ll be in San Francisco for a conference, so hopefully will have some new and interesting inspiration (wiggles eyebrows conspiratorially).

  7. joetwo January 10, 2013 7:03 pm

    It is wonderful when you know what you have to do! Well written!

    • AR Neal January 10, 2013 7:06 pm

      Very true!

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