Count to Three


Channel Five broadcast the threetwoone cutting of ribbons with oversized shears. Sparkling teeth birthed words: economy, growth. Sunglassed faces red-lipped canapes and plastic straws. The farmer drank fertilizer; curled up behind the barn.

This post was written for this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge.  

This weekend we are challenging you to write 33 of your own words to build upon the following:
On the count of three...
You can choose to include those words if you want, but they do not count toward the 33 words of your own. 



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Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams: Count to Three

Friday, October 12, 2012

Count to Three


Channel Five broadcast the threetwoone cutting of ribbons with oversized shears. Sparkling teeth birthed words: economy, growth. Sunglassed faces red-lipped canapes and plastic straws. The farmer drank fertilizer; curled up behind the barn.

This post was written for this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge.  

This weekend we are challenging you to write 33 of your own words to build upon the following:
On the count of three...
You can choose to include those words if you want, but they do not count toward the 33 words of your own. 



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11 Comments:

At October 12, 2012 at 8:50 AM , Anonymous jaum said...

got to be honest.. You lost me on this one... What am I overlooking?

 
At October 12, 2012 at 9:01 AM , Blogger Draug said...

This is so sad. :'( The farmer losing his land to "progress" and the subsequent suicide... ;__; It's powerful.

 
At October 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM , Anonymous Debra Ann Elliott said...

Like this a lot!

 
At October 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Draug has left a new comment on your post "Count to Three":

This is so sad. :'( The farmer losing his land to "progress" and the subsequent suicide... ;__; It's powerful.

 
At October 12, 2012 at 11:40 AM , Anonymous Laura said...

How sad, but painfully honest in our time. Good piece!

 
At October 12, 2012 at 1:40 PM , Anonymous flipside records said...

What a sad ending! Oh my, that last sentence is powerful.

 
At October 12, 2012 at 11:56 PM , Anonymous JannaTWrites said...

How sad that the farmer is a casualty of change.

 
At October 13, 2012 at 6:58 PM , Anonymous RubberChickenMa said...

The last sentence was jaw-dropping! Definitely drove home the point.

 
At October 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM , Anonymous Karen Tsang said...

Oh ya. That is a very clear sharp picture. Wow.

 
At October 14, 2012 at 5:23 AM , Anonymous mairzeebp.wordpress.com said...

I thought this was great. Made such an impact with so few words.

 
At October 15, 2012 at 7:04 AM , Anonymous Deborah Batterman said...

The imagery is wonderful . . . What I think I like most is the play between speedy syntax (threetwoone) and the way the following words/lines make you slow down in order to really get 'the picture' being conveyed.

 

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