Sarah Ann Hall

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

#Trifecta: 112 – Funk – Pinocchio’s Dance

with 9 comments

This week’s Trifecta prompt is:


FUNK (noun)

1 a :  a state of paralyzing fear
b :  a depressed state of mind
2 :  one that funks :  COWARD
3 :  SLUMP  <an economic funk>  <the team went into a funk>


• 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.


My response this week is awful, but this is the idea that sprang to mind straight away – I have no idea why. And no time to expand or polish.


Pinocchio’s Dance (33-words)

‘Why’s Pinocchio in such a funk?’

‘He was rasping his nose so Geppetto wouldn’t know he’d told more lies. Delighted by his ingenuity, he started dancing, and cut his strings with it instead.’




Written by Sarah Ann

February 19, 2014 at 9:24 pm

9 Responses

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  1. Ech don’t be so hard on yourself 🙂 x


    February 20, 2014 at 8:30 am

  2. I echo mum’s comment.. don’t tell us it’s awful.. who is telling lies here? 🙂 It’s not.. it’s imaginative and funny.


    February 20, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    • Thank you for the encouraging comment. I’m not convinced though. 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      February 22, 2014 at 3:52 pm

  3. This made me laugh. Sweet and clever 🙂 Thanks for linking up!


    February 22, 2014 at 4:01 pm

  4. Hahaha Poor old Pinochio never gets a break! lol


    February 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    • No he doesn’t. It doesn’t matter how good he tries to be, I still see him as naughty.

      Sarah Ann

      February 24, 2014 at 8:53 pm

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