How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Weekend Trifecta


A ring of fire engulfed the homestead. The stage was set̶̶—well water long dried up. Whoosh. In minutes winds dispersed charred remains.

One poor soul had perished.

Heavy leather boots trudged away.

Trifecta Weekend

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

33 thoughts on “Weekend Trifecta

  1. You had me thinking that nature, which can be just as ‘cruel’, was the cause. Well done!


  2. Very powerful and descriptive!


  3. Great work, makes you feel the atmosphere of what happened.


  4. Good read… liked the period feel to it all.


  5. The instantaneous destruction of a well fed fire. You set the scene well and a great description of what evil can be done with it.


  6. Wow. I liked the leather boots trudging away. This would’ve been a good one to link to our onomatopiea challenge, too. Thanks for linking up!


  7. Yay! 🙂 I see you finally caved in under all my badgering…nah, I kid 😉 and tried Trifecta! This is really good. I liked the hint at the end that it might be arson, with the arsonist’s heavy boots walking away from the scene of the murder. Reminded of something like from the Great Depression, Oklahoma 1930’s Dust Bowl, that kind of thing.

    It also reminded me of a really disturbing scene from a TV series, but I’m not sure you’d want me to link the video here. If you want, I can give you the link to the clip on YouTube. Anyway.

    Welcome to Trifecta. It wasn’t that bad, eh? 😉


    • I suppose you enticed me at the right time. Some extra time opened up for me a week ago. I like trying new things even though most of the time I find I’m into too many projects.

      Really this reminded you you said? If you have spare time, sure I’d be interested in the Youtube link.
      I started out with angel whispers and ended up with an arson and murder. Go figure.


      • It reminded me of this clip:


      • Warning: The clip is really *bleeping* disturbing, it makes me feel sick, horrible, physically ill when I watch it, when I even think about it. Its sickening, its absolutely horrific. There’s just no…I just can’t even describe how it makes me feel…Just sickening. That’s why I really hesitated to post it here. I know I’m repeating myself, but it makes me feel horrible even thinking about it, typing this now…Horrific that there’s people like this *bleeping* psychotic inhuman insane psychopath *bleeping* murderer in the clip.


  8. That’s quite sad…


  9. Oh so is trifecta the name for using three words, the highlighted ones, as a prompt? Absolutley brilliant writing Tess!


  10. Well crafted Tess. I like the three word use.


  11. Cruel and capricious nature.
    Well written Tess!


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