Sarah Ann Hall

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

#Trifecta: 113 – Worm – Massage for Life

with 12 comments

Trifecta Writing Challenges are getting more challenging. At least it took me ages to come up with anything this week.


“We’re always amazed what you can do with 33 little words.  And speaking of that magical number, we know how much you love the quick and dirty challenges so we the Trifecta editors have decided to give you more of what you’re looking for. Starting with this challenge our Trifecta third definition challenge will also have a 33 word limit.


WORM (transitive verb)

1a :  to proceed or make (one’s way) insidiously or deviously<worm their way into positions of power     — Bill Franzen>

b :  to insinuate or introduce (oneself) by devious or subtle means

c :  to cause to move or proceed in or as if in the manner of a worm

:  to wind rope or yarn spirally round and between the strands of (a cable or rope) before serving

:  to obtain or extract by artful or insidious questioning or by pleading, asking, or persuading —usually used with out of<finally wormed the truth out of him>


   • Your response must be exactly 33 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.”




Massage for Life

Lithe limbs, rippling biceps, powerful fingers kneading.

Sweat moistened lips, musk and yeast misting the air.




One loaf, and there was no need to worm out the TV-chef’s secret recipes.



Written by Sarah Ann

March 6, 2014 at 6:24 pm

12 Responses

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  1. Left me kind of breathless… or should that be breadless? 🙂 Lovely piece! Thanks for sharing!


    March 6, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    • Hopefully breathless. It would be not be no good to be breadless. 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      March 7, 2014 at 10:58 pm

  2. You so had me going somewhere else. Great trick!


    March 7, 2014 at 12:07 am

  3. Ha! That was sneaky. 🙂


    March 7, 2014 at 12:54 am

    • I don’t usually lijke to be considered sneaky, but on this occasion I take it as a compliment. Thank you. 😉

      Sarah Ann

      March 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm

  4. Bread making never sounded so good, you are good at the I expect more young lady 😉


    March 7, 2014 at 10:18 am

  5. Totally taken in ……. 🙂


    March 7, 2014 at 3:15 pm

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