Sarah Ann Hall

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

#Trifextra: Week 102 – Love Gone Wrong – It’s Over

with 15 comments

It’s been a while since I attempted a Trifecta challenge. My muse has been on holiday and returned only recently saying she needs another rest already. I need to make the most of her while she sticks around.


This week’s challenge asked:

 ‘… for exactly 33 of your own words about love gone wrong.  But we’re asking that you not use any of the following words:









It’s Over

He is gone and I am dead: crippled clay surrounds a cavity of bitter despair.

No words can mend us. Too many took flight and hit their mark: arrow-cut flesh leaves suppurating wounds.




This weekend’s challenge is community judged.

  • For the 48 hours following the close of the challenge, voting will be enabled on links.
  • In order to vote, return to Trifecta where stars will appear next to each link. To vote, simply click the star that corresponds with your favorite post.
  • You can vote for your top three favorite posts.
  • Voting is open to everyone.







Written by Sarah Ann

February 12, 2014 at 11:55 am

15 Responses

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  1. Oh she has returned with a vengeance 😉 Glad you made the most of her. x


    February 12, 2014 at 11:59 am

  2. “Too many took flight and hit their mark” this line alone captured the essence of the regret you painted here. Wonderfully written.

    troy P.

    February 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    • Thank you so much. I’m really pleased you like that line as it was the one I dithered over longest.

      Sarah Ann

      February 15, 2014 at 11:17 am

  3. ‘a cavity of bitter despair’ Oh, yes, one that echoes.


    February 13, 2014 at 11:20 am

    • Thanks Kymm – you’ve given it a deeper dimension with those echoes.

      Sarah Ann

      February 15, 2014 at 11:18 am

  4. Oh, nicely done, Sarah! Words can absolutely cut deeply and leave wounds that don’t mend.


    February 14, 2014 at 5:55 am

  5. Great work!


    February 14, 2014 at 5:34 pm

  6. I love the word suppurating .. great imagery of the pains of loss.

    Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    February 14, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    • It’s a great word and rolls around the mouth – a much better sounding and looking word than what it represents. Glad you like the imagery.

      Sarah Ann

      February 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm

  7. No words can mend us. Whoa, that is powerful. And suppurating was a new word for me.


    February 16, 2014 at 10:50 pm

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