Sarah Ann Hall

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

#Trifecta: Week 85 – Fly – Take a Breath

with 14 comments

I’ve gone autobiographical again with this week’s Trifecta prompt. It was that or nothing.


The prompt:

FLY (intransitive verb)
1a : to move in or pass through the air with wings

b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space
c : to float, wave, or soar in the air <flags flying at half-mast>
2a : to take flight : flee
b : to fade and disappear : vanish
3a : to move, pass, or spread quickly <rumors were flying>  

b : to be moved with sudden extreme emotion <flew into a rage>  

c : to seem to pass quickly <the time simply flew>


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.


Take a Breath (33 words)

The holidays have disordered my days. Sun’s out (neck’s burnt). Almost missed another Trifecta challenge. Must fly. So many jobs – move boat, turn shed, sort post, pack for wintry destination. Time’s racing away.




Written by Sarah Ann

July 11, 2013 at 9:52 pm

14 Responses

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  1. A great tribute to stress 😉

    • Thanks Björn. Although I’m not too stressed yet, just running around chasing my tale.

      Sarah Ann

      July 12, 2013 at 10:40 am

      • Better than chasing the tail 🙂

      • Oops, I’d mis-typed. But you’re right, chasing tales is much more productive than chasing tails. Currently I’m trying to pin down my FF tale…

        Sarah Ann

        July 12, 2013 at 12:03 pm

  2. Great approach to the prompt. Sounds like you have a lot to do but it does sound exciting.


    July 12, 2013 at 1:02 am

    • Thank you. I’ve seen others write about not being able to write about the prompt, so thought it was worth a try. Glad it worked.

      Sarah Ann

      July 12, 2013 at 10:41 am

  3. Had a chuckle at the wintry destination.


    July 12, 2013 at 6:55 am

  4. Sounds familiar!


    July 12, 2013 at 7:08 am

  5. Make lists!!! lol


    July 12, 2013 at 9:45 am

  6. Like. Hope you do breathe.

    LaTonya M. Baldwin

    July 12, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    • Yes, breathing fine, thanks. Looking forward to a restful weekend, and then fighting with the Trifextra prompt.

      Sarah Ann

      July 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

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