Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wishing Stars - Trifecta

Wishing Stars

Hung tantalizingly from the wishing stars
Love, Happiness, Riches
Choose wisely, for all leave scars

One is rarely accompanied by the other
For certain rules apply
You are prohibited in trading for another  

The weekend challenge from Trifecta.  The Monkey's Paw, a short story by W.W. Jacobs, is about the strings that come with granted wishes.  We are asking you to write 33 words exactly about three wishes that come at a high price to the wisher.


  1. "Choose wisely, for all leave scars" Great line. Alot of truth.

  2. Yeah, this reads like advice from a wise fairy Godmother. And the words couldn't be more true. Nicely done.

  3. Wow, if I think hard about this in my own life, I almost get depressed. Almost, but not quite. *don't think*don't think*don't think*!

    Great truth telling.

  4. I like the line about the scars - that's the truth :)

    I tend to think all three are possible, but a preoccupation with any one will throw off the balance entirely. (Riches still elude me, but that's okay :))

  5. I will take two of the three, please! It's about balance, I think, but true about the scars. Beautiful words to match a lovely picture.

  6. It does seem that we were on the same page. But wouldn't everyone be? Love, money, and patience: what else is there?

  7. beautiful and sometimes so true. Thank you for stopping by my blog and your thoughtful comment.