Trifextra: Thirsty

A glass  on your front porch, filled with tea, quenched my thirst. Then, a vase converted, holding our love’s first rose. It shattered when you left, becoming the tool that slit my wrists.


For the weekend Trifextra challenge, we were instructed to choose 1 object, in 33 words (exactly) tell us a story with three different uses for one object.

Obviously, I chose a glass, with a sinister ending (No surprises there, eh?). What did you think? Feel free to share your thoughts in a comment.

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A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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40 thoughts on “Trifextra: Thirsty”

  1. Chelle says:

    Oh my! I was not expecting that ending. Great job of throwing in the unexpected.

    1. SAM says:


  2. Lumdog says:

    Wow! Major u-turn on this. Well written poem.

    1. SAM says:

      I’m glad it worked. Thanks for stopping in again.

  3. Tara R. says:

    What a diverse range of uses for your item. I didn’t expect that twist at the end either.

    1. SAM says:

      but is the story clear?

      1. Tara R. says:

        Oh yes! It was a very creative. I liked that in the end, the glass was altered, like the character.

        1. SAM says:

          Thank you!

  4. Carrie says:

    Nicely done Sam.

    I just wonder if you should switch out “your love’s” with “our love’s”. I think that sounds better and works with how you have referred to the glass initially. Oh and I don’t think you need the comma after “A glass”. 🙂

    1. SAM says:

      Ohhh! Great suggestion!

  5. Ruby Manchanda says:

    That was a great twist. A nice response

    1. SAM says:

      Thanks. I used to be really good with the unexpected so its refreshing to know I haven’t lost my touch.

  6. Lance says:


    You know I love dark and gritty and emo. This was amazing. i didn’t think of it as a twist. I thought it just was gradual decline into nadmess. well done mama

    1. SAM says:

      Yes, that’s exactly it. Thanks for getting it.

  7. Sandra says:

    What a way to tell a story in 33 words! Sad–but great–entry.

    1. SAM says:

      Thank you Sandra!

  8. Donna Kiser says:

    This was super inspiring and helped me get to my #3 with the blood tinged water.

    1. SAM says:

      wow!! Now thats an awesome compliment!

  9. Diane Turner says:

    OMG! Gulp! Creative use of the prompt and so visual and visceral. Great writing. Thanks for sharing.

    1. SAM says:

      Thanks for reading, Diane!

  10. 2old2tap says:

    Well done! I really liked the progression.
    The ending was a twist well played.

    1. SAM says:

      Thanks, Renee.

  11. Marie says:

    You took me everywhere in this! Hope and despair especially. Wow.

    1. SAM says:

      A journey is what I always intend. 🙂

  12. jannatwrites says:

    Nicely done. A rather sad ending, but real- sometimes that’s how life is.

    1. SAM says:

      Thanks, Janna!

  13. TheKirCorner says:

    Oh Steph…I love your writing, this was fantastic…and haunting..could see the red of the rose and the blood….it turns the colr of tea. Wow!!!!!! Such great images!!! Xo

    1. SAM says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed! It’s nice to see you here.

  14. trifectawriting says:

    Wowza! I liked the declining feeling of this–great job with the prompt! Thanks for linking up.

    1. SAM says:

      thanks for the fabulous prompt.

  15. jesterqueen (@jesterqueen) says:

    I didn’t expect the ending at all. With all of these, I start off thinking, Oh, yeah. And then use two comes up and I think, “OK that follows”. And with this one, use three zinged me totally. Completely surprised. Awesome.

    1. SAM says:

      Haha. Thanks!!

  16. Djrelat7 says:

    Love it; You can see the start of the relationship blossom into love and great imagery to show the ending of the relationship…the ending is dark but I like it 🙂

    1. SAM says:

      Yes, I tend to write on the dark side quite often. Thank you for stopping in and reading.

      Sent from my iPad

  17. lovethebadguy says:

    Oh, wow! I really loved this. Dark and sinister is always entertaining to read (and to write)!

    Nicely done. 🙂

    1. SAM says:

      It’s definitely fun to write! Thanks for reading!

  18. hypercryptical says:

    Oh darkly delicious!

    Anna :o] at

    1. SAM says:

      Thank you! its fun to walk on the dark side sometimes.

  19. TheKirCorner says:

    I’ve been writing about breaking up a lot too, the hurt, the slow slide from love into depression or hate etc…this was a perfect ease from one emotion to another.
    Great job as always.

    1. SAM says:

      thanks! xoxo

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