In some respects, I’m a creature of habit, so I have a feeling that this is the second entry of many into Trifextra, one of the Trifecta writing challenges.
This weekend’s Trifextra challenge is to write exactly 33 words on the idiom ‘third time’s the charm’. Here in the UK, we use the alternative ‘third time lucky’, but I’ll stick with the original. I hope you enjoy it, and all the other submissions!
He felt a thrill of schadenfreude as he stared at the printout in his hand. Years of work to confirm what he knew:
26 thoughts on “Third Time’s the Charm – Trifextra Week 73”
I wonder how hard/easy it is to stick to 33 words.
The tone of schadenfreude is efficiently conveyed in the curt printout. Nicely done!
I find it relatively easy – I start out by writing a longer piece, being shocked by how much longer than 33 words it is, and then cutting it back. It makes the writing tighter and better (IMHO!).
Me too. It definately forces you to be creative and economical.
As they say – less is more!
Haha! Nice work. 😉
Thank you! 🙂
I confess, I had to look up schadenfreude… and then I really got the story!
My son-in-law is from Dublin and I have heard him say ‘third time lucky’.
I’m glad you got it! I confess that I had to check that third time’s the charm meant the same as third time lucky 😉
This is hilarious!
I had to giggle…insufficient data. Good work!
Thank you – giggling is good!
Science! haha love it 😀
Thank you! 🙂
I was a bit relieved to see Ted’s confession that he had to look up “schadenfreude” – I did too 🙂 Knowing what it meant made the piece even funnier 🙂
Confession is good for the soul 🙂
I’m so pleased you enjoyed it!
Great piece! Love the humor in it.
Thank you! Sometimes, I do humour… 🙂
Tis is really good!
Great piece… and the answer is still 42
Thank you – and indeed it is! 🙂
Ha! This is great! Love the computer printout. Fun and creative take on the prompt!
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Feels like it’s right out of a tongue and cheek spy novel. Perfect. And humorous.
I’m glad you enjoyed it – and thank you!