Sarah Ann Hall

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

Trifecta: Week 86 – Crack – Time Travel

with 7 comments

This week’s Trifecta Writing Challenge has elicited another short and sweet response, as I’m off on my hols tomorrow. Apologies in advance for all those stories I won’t be able to comment on as I go off-line tonight.


The prompt:

1a : a loud roll or peal <a crack of thunder>
b : a sudden sharp noise <the crack of rifle fire>
2: a sharp witty remark : quip
3a : a narrow break : fissure <a crack in the ice>  
b : a narrow opening <leave the door open a crack><cracks between floorboards> —used figuratively in phrases like fall through the cracks to describe one that has been improperly or inadvertently ignored or left out <a player who fell through the cracks in the college draft> <children slipping through the cracks of available youth services>
4a : a weakness or flaw caused by decay, age, or deficiency :unsoundness
b : a broken tone of the voice
c : crackpot
5: moment, instant <the crack of dawn



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.




Time Travel (33 words)

There was so much to do, but nothing to be done. One day it was too late; life had over taken her. She fell through the crack in time, relieved it was over.




Written by Sarah Ann

July 18, 2013 at 10:31 pm

7 Responses

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  1. Short and terse

  2. At least she was relieved.


    July 19, 2013 at 1:04 am

  3. Awesome use of thirty-three words.


    July 19, 2013 at 4:40 am

  4. Crisp and clear, well done.


    July 19, 2013 at 5:21 am

  5. I like it. Wonderfully woven.

  6. Ohh … I totally felt her relief !


    July 19, 2013 at 9:57 am

  7. Very craftily done!


    July 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm

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