Sarah Ann Hall

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

#Trifecta: Week 95 – Rainbow – Success

with 20 comments

Trifecta‘s prompt this week isn’t as sweet and pretty as it sounds.


The prompt:

RAINBOW (noun)

1:  an arc or circle that exhibits in concentric bands the colors of the spectrum and that is formed opposite the sun by the refraction and reflection of the sun’s rays in raindrops, spray, or mist

2a :  a multicolored array
:  a wide assortment or range <a rainbow of flavors>

3. [from the impossibility of reaching the rainbow, at whose foot a pot of gold is said to be buried] :  an illusory goal or hope


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.



Success (33 words)

Dick laboured for his ‘live fast, die young’ lifestyle. Every miniscule scratch card win fuelled a large casino investment. After years of rainbow chasing, Dick settled into street life and achieved his dream.




Written by Sarah Ann

September 19, 2013 at 2:43 pm

20 Responses

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  1. succinct but complete!

    Sandra Tyler (@WovenTalePress)

    September 19, 2013 at 2:58 pm

  2. Unique usage of the prompt and so true for toady.


    September 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    • Thank you. I’m not sure what I decided to be so upbeat again 😉 And yes, unfortunately true for today, as if gambling is the answer to anything. Thank you for reading.

      Sarah Ann

      September 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm

  3. toady should read as today.


    September 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm

  4. I see people like this all the time at work. I want to smack them sometimes.


    September 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    • But I expect you’re very good at keeping your hands in your pockets and biting your tongue 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      September 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm

  5. Oh, you are cruel – achieving his dream! Nice write.


    September 19, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    • 🙂 I try. Happy it was clear – I wasn’t sure I had enough words.

      Sarah Ann

      September 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm

  6. Wow, that is one dream u don’t want to achieve! I like the matter-of-fact tone of this. Nice job.



    September 20, 2013 at 1:59 am

    • Definitely not a dream to strive for. Thank you for your comment.

      Sarah Ann

      September 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm

  7. Clever! You, not the guy. 🙂 Thanks for linking up.


    September 20, 2013 at 9:30 am

    • Thank you. Gambling isn’t clever, or I’m just too chicken.

      Sarah Ann

      September 20, 2013 at 6:52 pm

  8. It’s amazing to me that some people live just like this. I suppose it’s just another form of addiction. Well done.


    September 20, 2013 at 11:42 am

    • Amazing and scary, as is the amount of TV advertising these days for online gambling sites. Thanks for reading and commenting. 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      September 20, 2013 at 6:56 pm

  9. To each his own-if that made Dick(head?)!Loved this take Sarah:-)


    September 20, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    • Oh dear, the name was completely subconscious – the muse was obviously working me. I’m not sure Dick was happy, well, every time he scratched a winning card he smiled…

      Sarah Ann

      September 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      • lo,sorry ,could not resist 😛


        September 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm

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