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A wager once,
Now a confluence,
Defined by writers who
Gather to share their stories
With like-minded others and learn
To express themselves, leaving each one
Vulnerable, but stronger. Thanks, and farewell.


This piece is my entry for the final Trifecta Writing Challenge, and as per our prompt, is a 33-word free write. I would like to thank everyone who has come to visit my blog since I started the Trifecta entries exactly one year ago today. It’s been a hell of a year. You are all absolutely incredible people, and I hope that we manage to keep in touch with each other even after our weekly writing assignments are no more. Particular thanks must, as almost always, go to V. Without her, I never would’ve discovered the joys of these challenges. It’s a very bittersweet day indeed. I like to think that I’ve grown a great deal as a writer since I started participating in Trifecta, and it’s all thanks to you, dear readers, fellow Trifectans. Thank you. I’ll see you around.










  1. This is a beautiful goodbye. It’s hard to believe it’s over! I’m glad you found the challenge and I had the opportunity to read some of your writing 🙂

    • I can’t believe how much things have changed since I started with Trifecta. I’m very grateful for the friendships I’ve made with people since then. Thank you so much for reading.

  2. I loved this. “…leaving each one vulnerable, but stronger” – that’s exactly it. What a wonderful piece.

    • Thank you, Christine. Thanks for the positive comments and for being one of my readers. I’m glad you enjoyed this little farewell to Trifecta.

  3. How did you do that? Good one!

    • Thank you! Not sure if you mean the formatting or the timing, but I’ll attribute both to fortuitous circumstances.

  4. I agree with Christine…..I love your line, “vulnerable, but stronger”—that is exactly what happens to the hearts and minds of writers who come together to share their stories in a community as warm as Trifecta.

    • Thank you. I thought it was really the only appropriate phrase to sum up my feelings for these writing challenges. I’m going to miss them greatly. Thanks for reading!

  5. This is great. Agree with Christine, the “vulnerable, but stronger” line is my favourite, and so true. Thanks for sharing!

  6. ‘vulnerable but stronger’. Perfect. Love the shape you gave it, too.
    Here’s to crossing cyber paths again soon : )

    • Thank you very much! And most definitely. I’ll still be here, and I’ll still be writing. Best of luck to you.

  7. That poem just got better and better! I suppose to get stronger we have to expose ourselves to others and learn form their criticism – no criticism here though, you left you mark beautifully 🙂

    • Thank you very much! I think it’s the best way to grow stronger as a writer. You have to show someone else something you’ve written, it can’t just be for you. Eventually criticism has to come to you, and you have to learn to face it. It’s why I do what I do. I’m glad you enjoyed the piece. 🙂

  8. I think everyone’s already said it for me. It’s the whole essence of what we’ve been doing – pouring ourselves out on pages of cyberspace, opening ourselves up for critique, all the while knowing we were in good hands. And getting stronger. Great post.

    • Thank you very much. We most definitely have been in good hands, and it’s helped many of us to grow and develop our skills. I’m going to miss these challenges.

  9. Fabulous!Loved,”leaving each one
    Vulnerable, but stronger” and the structure you used:-)Wish you all the best and hope to meet again,tc 🙂

    • The structure was the hardest part to keep consistent. Getting the lines to flow smoothly into the shape they did while still using only 33 words made this one of my most challenging Trifecta pieces. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for reading!

  10. I love that you created a triangle with this piece. So fitting for Trifecta! 🙂

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