Sarah Ann Hall

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

#Trifecta: Week 73 – Sibling Love

with 12 comments

I am all befuddled with cold and seemed to have sneezed away most of my story-telling brain cells, but at least I managed something for this week’s Trifecta challenge, which is more than I can say for the last couple of weeks.


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.


The prompt:

color (noun)
1a : a phenomenon of light (as red, brown, pink, or gray) or visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects
b (1) : the aspect of the appearance of objects and light sources that may be described in terms of hue, lightness, and saturation for objects and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources

(2) : a color other than and as contrasted with black, white, or gray
2a : an outward often deceptive show : appearance <his story has the color of truth>
b : a legal claim to or appearance of a right, authority, or office
c : a pretense offered as justification : pretext <she could have drawn from the Versailles treaty the color of legality for any action she chose — Yale Review>
d : an appearance of authenticity : plausibility <lending colorto this notion>
3: complexion tint:

a : the tint characteristic of good health

b : blush



Sibling Love (33 words)

As Sophie’s cheeks turned from hospital linen white to a healthy peach, the colour drained from Athena’s face. She would have to try harder next time to be rid of her troublesome twin.


Written by Sarah Ann

April 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm

12 Responses

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  1. Wow, you got a great story in so few words. Great use of the prompt too.

    lumdog (@lumdog2012)

    April 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm

  2. Evil twin alert! (: Awesome 33!


    April 19, 2013 at 2:49 am

  3. Yikes! What did her twin ever do to her? This definitely needs a backstory.

    Thanks for linking up!


    April 19, 2013 at 4:53 am

    • I’ll try to think of a back story. I think that Athena might just be a horrible person and a mite jealous of sweet Sophiie.

      Sarah Ann

      April 19, 2013 at 7:37 pm

  4. Can I borrow your cold ridden story telling brain cells please Sarah?This is wonderfully wicked & cool & you used only a few words-WOW!Loved it!Hope you feel better soon-colds are terribly weakening & bothersome-sending healing vibes & loads of love your way xoxo,tc


    April 19, 2013 at 9:18 am

    • Thank you for the lovely comment and good vibes. Feel free to borrow some cold ridden brain celss – here’s sending you some.

      Sarah Ann

      April 19, 2013 at 7:38 pm

  5. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! hehe


    April 19, 2013 at 10:49 am

  6. […] on from Trifecta’s comment last week that my 33-word story for the colour prompt required some backstory, here it […]

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