W.W.W.Why?

The sweet rot of death hung heavy like cheap perfume. A barren clue in a place of repose; toothy, hollow eyed, pleading for answers; who, what, where, when but mostly, why. Why me?

Working with 33 words at Trifecta again. I really enjoy this challenge and challenging it is! My take on the photo in exactly 33 words.

For this weekend’s Trifextra Challenge, we are asking for a 33-word response to the picture. Make what you will of it; there are no rules. Poetry, prose, comedy, drama–just give us 33 words, on the button. Have fun with it.

Trifecta 33 Word Challenge

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24 comments on “W.W.W.Why?

  1. This makes me think of the show where the victim speaks from beyond the grave, begging for a closure to their unsolved case. I like it!

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  2. Hollow eyes pleading for answers?
    That is so perfect, I don’t even know what else to say. Awesome job.

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    • debseeman says:

      Describing a skull in someway that isn’t overly gross or grisly can be hard. I wanted this to be a compassionate piece but to not gloss over the death aspect of it. Thanks so much for your comment.

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  3. Nice. Your use of metaphor cracked me up.

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  4. jesterqueen1 says:

    I like that poignant ending. It emphasizes the ‘begging for answers’

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  5. Carrie says:

    The poor skull. You took this prompt from his (or her) point of view too 🙂

    Nice job

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  6. Dana says:

    Ooh, the intrigue of unanswered questions… I love it!

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  7. Lance says:

    I like how staggered the second and third lines. It creates suspense. Also, the last line is killer. I liked this.

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  8. May says:

    Well done. A barren clue in a place of repose…..I think this phrase captures so well the unexpected nature of the situation.

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  9. Gina says:

    This feels like CSI to me. Nicely done!

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  10. Mel says:

    Your description was so complete in only 33 words! Great work!

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  11. Thanks for linking up to this weekend’s Trifecta. I loved the pieces that took the perspective of the skull. It definitely adds a human element to have the skull asking “why me.” Very clever. Your descriptors are powerful, especially given how few words you have to work with. The second line got a bit muddled, and I’m wondering if a colon might help give it the space it needs? Anyway, nice job! See you back on Monday for the weekday challenge?

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    • debseeman says:

      Thanks, and you are right. I took you advice and added a semi-colon. The sentence works better now. Oh, and thanks for stopping by.

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  12. All of these lines are great. Nicely done.

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