Friday, June 22, 2012

Trifextra Prompt : Gatsby in Thirty-three

This week's challenge on Trifecta is to retell your favorite book in thirty-three words.
I give you The Great Gatsby.


West Egg. Wealthy, sophisticated, Gatsby befriends guest-house-dweller, Nick. Green light across the water: dream-girl, Daisy. Perfect shirts bring tears. Gatsby killed in swimming pool as he waits for his love.

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  1. James Gatz
    Hung out with rats.
    Life was crazy
    Because of Daisy.
    Gigantic glasses
    Looked down on classes:
    Rich and richer -
    You get the picture...

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  2. I do get the picture-- Nice job! "Perfect shirts bring tears."

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    1. Thank you. That is one of my favorite scenes. Couldn't manage to work in "Careless people." maybe next time.

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  3. Nice! I love The Great Gatsby too, and I was thinking of doing the Trifecta challenge on it, but I think you summed it up perfectly

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    1. Wow! You are too kind. I sincerely appreciate it.

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  4. Yay! Look at you ... holding your own Monopoly money. I'm glad you came to play. Great pick and great first entry.

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    1. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I am having a blast!

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  5. for only being given 33 words, you summed it up very well!

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  6. Nicely done Betty! And you picked a hard one! :D

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  7. I think you got all the key elements in there - not easy in 33 words :)

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  8. Gatsby! Fantastic retelling. (came via Trifecta)

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    1. I appreciate your kind words. It was tough.

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  9. You've packed so much into 33 words. Great entry!

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  10. I loved this book. And the perfect shirts line was, well, perfect. Thanks for playing. Come on back Monday for the big 33rd challenge, it’s going to be fun.

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