Dear Readers, today marks the very last entry for the Trifecta Writing Challenge.
After years of dedicated service to so many of us writers, the editors have decided to close up shop and pursue new and exciting adventures.
I can honestly say, I’ve never had so much fun writing as I have writing for the wonderful and thoughtful writing challenges the editors at the Trifecta Writing Challenge set up for us each week.
It boggles my mind when I think of how much time and effort, thought and dedication they put into it. And I learned so much about how to write and met so many wonderful writers!
I appreciate all that they’ve done more than they’ll ever know. And so it is with a heavy heart that I write this final challenge.
Farewell to Thee My Beloved 3 3 3
Ah! Creative bliss!
Our weekly word bouquet
Where our words did pile up
In fabulous array!
But over now, just let me say
There’s really nothing worse
When pretty-little, piled-words
Must scatter and disperse
With much love and appreciation from just a few of those who would have never existed without you,
Deputy Darwood Blick
Strutner Von Puddlepants
The Knee Deepians
Layla Bernice Stub
Annamarie Anabella Dot
Chlorine Carmichael’s Mother
Turnelly’s Junkyard Hamster
The Angel Landsburyians
The Residents of Panhandler Pennsylvania
Rear Admiral Rasputin Riboflavin
Dr. Sarandon Rap
Pickles the Snake
King Tut’s Righ and left-hand man
Until next time . . . I love you
58 thoughts on “Farewell to Thee — My Beloved 3 3 3”
A whimsical, touching goodbye to trifecta, as only you could have written it.
(I still get to be a real boy after they’re gone, right?)
Aw! Thank you Guap. And nobody puts the boy in real boy like you! Nobody! (And I mean that in the best way!) 😀
Ushers everybody into Noah’s ark mark two, Linda’s gone nuts! here comes another flood!
Ahahahahahahaha! Thank you for giving me the first laugh of the day, Andy!! 😀
*Stamls another ticket for Mr and Mrs ostrich* just being cautious Linda 😀
I’m watching my step (literally)! 😀
Ya, those come in two as well :S
*Looks over at the zebras doing the blending in trick* nice try you four! two of you go build your own raft baaaahh!
Ahahah! Andy you are on a roll today!!! LOL
With all the preaching you did I learn well heh! 😉
Now.. skunks.. ya they will do fine with the possums in the same bunk, one set plays dead and the other doesn’t fart, done!
Ahahahahah! That’s three laugh out louds in a row. You’ve set a new record, Andy!
I had a good teacher 😉
Aw! 😀 !!
Oh, WONDERFUL!! Did you really list all of your quirky characters?? Linda, it has been a real pleasure reading your Trifecta stories – you are consistently one of the funniest, and friendliest, writers out there. 🙂
Oh Christine! Thank you so much for your kind words! 😀
And yes I think I listed most of them. It was fun going back and taking a look. Blogging just goes by so fast everyday, it’s fun to take some time to stop and look back! 😀
Did I see Pickles the Snake in that list?! lol
Yes you did! Pickles starrred in one of the poems about a year or two ago (Gads! Where has the time gone!)
I think I had forgotten! Wow the time has gone fast 🙂
Those dear people put such time and effort into critiquing others’ work… While I didn’t participate as much as the regulars I saw how much care they took… ‘a lot of reading week after week’ !…. Diane
Oh boy, they must have done some much reading — I just don’t know how they did it. But I think we’re all a little bit better writers because of them. They gave us a reason to stretch ourselves creatively.
Hugsss tight …. I will miss youuuuu
Oh Pink! You are so sweet. Thank you!! Hugs to you too!!!
Oh how I will miss reading your weekly post to trifecta! Your writing flourished under the trifecta’s challenges and I know how much they meant to you!
Oh thank you honey! I admit, I’ve been kind of at loose end lately with my blogging. Who says the more things change the more they stay the same. No! It’s the more things change, the more everything’s different! 😀
So many fabulous characters!
And oh I had such a blast creating them!
Your array is always fabulous, Linda! And that list, a stroke (or many) of genius.
I’m so glad Trifecta steered you my way. Now I’ll have to keep up with your funny!
Thanks Kymm. I always looked forward to reading your stories too! ;D
A perfect send of! Glad to have found you here!!
Linda… I LOVE YOUR POEM!
Ah! Thank you, Ted!! 😀
Oh, I just had a wonderful jaunt through your character list. I remember many! You provide such levity when all we need, most times, is a smile and it could always be found here! Fun filled tribute!
Oh! Thank you so much for you kind words, Gina! The Trifecta Weekly challenges were a wonderful thing indeed. They will be missed! 😀
Hello Linda!This was once again a fab piece!You ,my dear are the Queen of a genre which very few can ,master and you do that with an ease week after week and it never fails to amaze me.To make others laugh is a gift and you my friend are blessed with that:-)Loved that you listed all those funny characters-someday I hope to go back and read all those fun tales.(at the risk -nah=pleasure of dying laughing).I have also had the privilege of interacting with the person in you and I must say it has always been a pleasure.Am sure we won’t lose touch and we will keep dashing into each other and reading and commenting on each other’s post more often than before,tc and love u Sis ((hugs)) xx
Oh Atreyee! You are so sweet! Thank you so much for your, kind, kind words! How lucky am I that I get to come here everyday and play with the some of the nicest most fun people I’ve met in my life thus far! Oh and there is no way we’ll lose touch, my friend! We are like minded and will never end up too far from each other of that I am sure! Love u too, Sis!! xoxo
The pleasure is mutual Linda and I am so happy that we formed this bond-a bonus of life :-)Yes,you are right-we are too like minded to ever lose touch and thankfully can pick up effortlessly from where we left last -the beauty of a comfortable and trusting relationship 😀 Tc xx
Aw!! That is so true!!! 😀
A lovely farewell rhyme. And I love that all your characters signed the card. 🙂
Thank you! And yes they all had to get in on the act. What a bunch of hams they are! 😀
I’ve enjoyed reading your stories so much – Hope to see all those amazing characters again soon.
Thank you so much kg! I’m actually working on a book about one of them . . so we’ll see . . . 😀
Great poem! That was an impressive list of characters – wow!
Thanks Janet. I think I’ll lock them all in a room and see what happens.
What a beautiful poem! A fitting end for the Trifecta journey. 🙂
Oh thank you! 😀
Thank you Ruby!
Such a beautiful arrangement to be dispersed, indeed! Couldn’t have put it better, or into such a well-read arrangement.
Oh thank you Renada! 😀
Linda, this is fabulous – and I love that you listed your wonderful character names at the end! Thank you for always putting a smile on my face! You should come and check out the new short challenge at yeah write – the gargleblaster –it starts on Monday.
The garbleblaster! Now that sounds like it’s right up my alley. I will check it out. Thank you so much!
So sad to say goodbye to all those wonderful characters you created! We adore you and your whimsical writing. We implore you to publish! I’d buy anything you wrote. Keep it up!
Well you have certainly inspired my creativity!! I’m am working on a book based on one of the characters!! I’ll keep you posted!:)
What about having the contest or a variation of it here? I’m sort of a hands on kind of guy. When I first came here I had the wrong idea that I could place my 333 shtick here. It was fun. Then I found out it didn’t work that way. Interactive, interaction with the fans, Linda. But, then again, you’ve got a good thing going here, so . . .
Alls I can tells ya is that I’d show up more often if there were activities of various sorts. Perhaps activities the likes of which Abrams many many many childerns would be engaged in. (Not the ones in Sodod, though)
Sodod. What the heck is Sodod? I meant Sodom.It’s been a long day. 😦
I like Sodod. It’s a wicked way to spell it! I speak typo fluently from reading my own typing — so I knew exactly what you meant.
Haha! Yes we don’t even want to know how those Sodom descendants filled the lonely hours of their biblical days!
It’s sad to see the Trifecta challenge come to an end. It was sure fun while it lasted. And I wrote a lot of stories I would have never in a million years written otherwise — no matter how long they locked me in a room with the chimps and the typewriters!