Below is my offering for Trifecta’s week 90 challenge word, which is ‘grasp’. As you will see from the Trifecta blog post, the challenge is to write between 33 and 333 words of fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose, based on the 3rd definition from the Merriam Webster’s Online Dictionary. This week the 3rd definition of ‘grasp’ is:
– to lay hold of with the mind : COMPREHEND
Here’s my offering below – I hope you like it! Please check here for the other entries!
38 thoughts on “Last Chance Saloon – Trifecta Week 90”
What an unexpected happy ending!
I’m glad you enjoyed it. Sometimes, I don’t let my protagonists come to an unpleasant end… 🙂
It sounds like a story you’d hear in a pub! I enjoyed the feeling of authenticity punctuated by the right amount of self-pity on Billy’s part. Very cleverly done!
Nice photo too!
Thank you, and thank you! Yes, I tried to give it a conversational element, as if Billy was talking to the reader over a drink (or several drinks!).
Yes, I had the feeling he had reached the several drinks stage!
The only pity is that he did indeed take so long and suffered for it.
Thank you, Draug. Sometimes, speaking out can save a great deal of heartache!
Good voice here. You’ve got the reader from the first sentence.
Thank you, Laura. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
I liked this story Freya. For some people suffering is the path to rebirth and in this case I suspect Tallulah has had her share of suffering as well even if she does appear so much better off than Billy. She has obviously kept a light burning for him all those years they had apart.
I do believe you are right – otherwise why would she have searched him out, when he was at his lowest ebb? I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
I LOVED the narrative style here, no lie!
I’m so pleased you enjoyed it so much! Welcome to my blog 🙂
awesome story telling!
Thank you, Christina! 🙂
I really enjoyed this! You made the character very real. His language, his thoughts, his way of speaking. I could almost hear him. It feels like I’ve eavesdropped on a conversation in a saloon or something. So very well done! My only criticism is that it ended too soon. 😉
Thank you, I’m glad his voice worked for you! I had in mind an American guy, maybe in the years before the Great Depression. Since I’m British and female, I was interested to see if I could be consistent in his language and character. As for the brevity… 😉
I love the name “Tallulah,” even wanted to name my dog that, but was vetoed by the peeps. I like her spunk.
I love the name too – I think it’s a spunky one, to go with her character. Shame on your peeps 😉
This is such a wonderful story – self pity, doubt, love all weaving a carpet of human emotions. Great entry.
Thank you so much! 🙂
This one made me smile. Sometimes it takes a smack in the face from a friend-that-you-want-to-be-more-than-a-friend 🙂 It does make me a little sad that if he would’ve just spoken up in the beginning, his life may have turned out much differently.
Yes – I don’t usually advocate such physicality, but he really did lead her a merry dance, and assumed all the wrong things. I can’t believe his growing up life gave him good examples of speaking out, otherwise he would have said something to her before, don’t you think?
Sounds like someone’s got a new project. 🙂 Thanks for linking up. Don’t forget to come back and vote at the end.
I just wanted to shake him to wake him up. I’ve known sad sacks like him who won’t even try to improve their lot in life. You portrayed the character vividly and realistically. I’m so glad Tallulah finally smacked him back into the living!
It’s nice to give someone a wake-up call. He WILL make the most of it 😉
I love this, the never too late for love theme. The southern drawl of the POV was great!
Thank you! I’m so pleased I got the voice right for this 🙂
Great little story. Thanks for reminding us to take a leap of faith once in a while.
Thank you so much! A little love goes a long way…
Great story. I loved it!
Thank you, Ashley 🙂
Loved this! Great dialect. 🙂
Thank you, Suzanne!
This is a fantastic little love story! Great job, Freya!
Thank you, Christine! It seems I do have a type of romantic story-telling ability after all…