Trifecta Weekend Challenge Try 2: Poindexter’s Birthday


The Weekend Trifecta Writing Challenge is to take a scene that involves (or affects) at least three people and write this scene from the point of view of three of the characters, using 33 words for each character.  —  HA! Just realized after writing my story I didn’t follow these directions . . . oops! 

Poindexter’s Birthday

“I hate my name,”  little Poindexter Hepatitis remarked to his mother, Roberta.

“Which one? Poindexter or Hepatitis?” Roberta asked absently — for her mind was more agreeably engaged with the placement of the candles on Poindexter’s birthday cake.

Poindexter was about to answer when he was interrupted by his father, Vladimir Hepatitis. 

“Nonsense!” Vladimir Hepatitis harrumphed. “Vladimir is a good enough name for me and it’s a good enough name for my son.”

“But father, you didn’t name me Vladimir, you named me Poindexter”

“No kidding? What was I thinking?”

The Hepatitis’s couldn’t stop laughing as they ate their cake.

Vladimir Poindexter Hepatitus

19 thoughts on “Trifecta Weekend Challenge Try 2: Poindexter’s Birthday

  1. I can’t imagine his life, using that name. And I thought the Barr kids (yes, they exist), Candy and Hershel (called Hershey) had it tough!

  2. Roberta Hepatitis, LOL! Apparently the most hated baby names in America now for boys, like the top ten, include Brayden, Jayden, Caden and Aidan. I know – how can so many new parents come up with so much collective alliteration!! The girl’s ones were also funny: Madison, Addison, McKenna – when did surnames become acceptable first names???

    • Haha! What I’d love to see is an entire class of first-graders each one’s name rhyming with the other. It’s crazy isn’t it? Some of them are so silly and off the wall I can never remember them. One little boy in my grandson’s preschood was named Kraven. He’s a verb! LOL. 😀

  3. May I send you my book and let you rename all my characters. I’ve got Mary and John and Betsy and such. I need names with pizzaz and you seem to be a fount, yes, a fount, of them! All joy in Hepatitus. What??? HF

    • Haha! Renaming all your characters would be pure joy HF! Sometimes I think my brain, Peanuts, is an eight ball and when you turn it over you get a wacky name. Have a great day! 🙂

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