Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

Trifecta: Week 67 – Return from Treasure Island

with 15 comments

Following on from comments I received to my story last week, I’ve continued with the characters in this week’s Trifecta challenge. You don’t need to read the other story to get the gist of this one, although this one probably leaves more questions than answers.


This week’s one-word prompt comes from Deana who linked up in the Meet Your Fellow Trifectans tab

JUGGLE (transitive verb)

1a : to practice deceit or trickery on : beguile
b : to manipulate or rearrange especially in order to achieve a desired end
2a : to toss in the manner of a juggler
b : to hold or balance precariously
3: to handle or deal with usually several things (as obligations) at one time so as to satisfy often competing requirements <juggle the responsibilities of family life and full-time job — Jane S. Gould>


The rules:

Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.

You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.

The word itself needs to be included in your response.

You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.

Only one entry per writer.

Trifecta is open to everyone. Please join us.




Return from Treasure Island (33 words)

Sheila returned from her holiday in the Caribbean refreshed – a useful state of mind considering how she had to juggle taking on new work with creditors and visiting Jon on the inpatient ward.




Written by Sarah Ann

March 7, 2013 at 6:10 pm

15 Responses

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  1. Very nice use of the word!


    March 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm

  2. Poor Sheila!Paying for her husband’s folly-in more ways than one!


    March 7, 2013 at 10:32 pm

  3. I think I would have stayed in the Caribbean!


    March 8, 2013 at 1:42 am

    • That might have been sensible. Not sure Sheila thought of it though. She’s far too rigid in her thinking.

      Sarah Ann

      March 9, 2013 at 5:07 pm

  4. That’s a lot of heavy juggling. Not sure I’d come back from vacation if that was waiting for me.


    March 8, 2013 at 3:57 am

    • She can’t afford to stay on vacation. And she loves her man so will do almost anything for him – sigh.

      Sarah Ann

      March 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm

  5. Only a 33-word continuation! *groan* I like to think she hit him over the head with a shovel lol


    March 8, 2013 at 5:08 am

    • Sorry, Draug. It was either 33 or well over 333 to explain what happened in between/ next – no more continuations, or longer ones next time. 😉 Thanks for reading

      Sarah Ann

      March 9, 2013 at 5:03 pm

  6. Yeah, I’d have stayed on vacation. Succinctly nailed this one.


    March 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    • Thank you, Lumdog. I’m coming round to your way of thinking. Sheila’s too responsible, worries about what others think. She had to go home and sort it out.

      Sarah Ann

      March 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm

  7. Great job in so few words — tight and concise.


    March 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm

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