Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Need to Feed (Trifecta : Olive Kitteridge)

Happy Weekend, Rant Readers!  Our good friends at Trifecta have given us quite the fun thirty-three word weekend Trifextra challenge, and this Betty is ready to play!
Fair warning, this one will be a bit of a change from our usual light, airy fare.


This weekend we are playing another type of word game with you.  Below are photos from the 33rd page of one of our very favorite books, Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge.  What we want you to do is to scour the page (click to enlarge), choose 33 words, and reshape those words into a piece of your own.  Your piece does not have to tell an entire story.  We just want to see what you can do with this particular word bank.  Punctuation is up to you.  Use whatever you need, whether or not it appears in the photos.





Need to devour her life.
Panic squawking, huge and urgent.
Ripping open fat entrails.
Pink spray.
Bones collected.
Blanket wrapped.
Leave hidden at water's edge.
Relief came.
No children.
A comforting, thin lie.

31 comments:

  1. You chose the perfect words and put them back together brilliantly!

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  2. Thanks, Bo!
    I had fun playing on the dark side.

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  3. Oh, I love the thin lie. Lovely and haunting.

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  4. Thank you. I had that line first and worked everything else around it.
    This one was so much fun!
    Thanks for the challenge!

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  5. Ah Betty you nailed it with the placement of our mixed up words...Excellent.

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    1. You are too kind. Thank you so much. I really enjoyed this prompt.

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  6. A comforting, thin lie -- great last line
    very dark and haunting. great job

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    1. Thank you so much. I started with that line, and everything else fell into place.

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  7. Wonderful use of the prompt! So intense and vivid.

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  8. This is edgy and stark. I like it!

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    1. Thanks, LD. I'm glad you liked it. I really enjoyed writing it.

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  9. Such an opening of the soul in very vivid terms. Excellent use of this weekend's prompt. I love the intensity!

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  10. Yes, intense as others have said - a need to devour her life - that's a great line. Spooky feel to it. I like it.

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    1. Thank you. That line just kind of jumped out at me, much like the last line. I enjoyed exploring the darkness for a change.

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  11. Excellent writing!love the dark hues here:-)

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  12. Holy cats!!!
    I don't think the author knew she was hiding such imagery in her work...

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    1. Ha! Probably not, Guap. Thanks for reading.

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  13. The thin lie gives it that extra twisty touch!

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    1. I think that line is my favorite.
      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, kymm.

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  14. I love the way you put these words together.

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    1. Thank you so much, sarahann. I really appreciate that you took the time to read and comment, especially on a week when there were so many entries.

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