The words wouldn’t come.

The words wouldn’t come.  They felt forced.  They felt false.

He pounded away at the typewriter anyway, hoping that one word would spark the rest and ignite his imagination.  The verbs wouldn’t catch.  The adjectives failed to provide the proper breaths of life.  The nouns were inadequate fuel.

It was hopeless.  He was in a writing funk and there wasn’t the faintest hint of smoke rising from fingers or paper.

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Word Count: 69

I’m keeping my response to the Trifecta Challenge short this week.  I could probably tack on extra words but that would truly feel forced.  Anyway, as you may have guessed, this week’s word is:

FUNK
(noun)

1 a :  a state of paralyzing fear
b : a depressed state of mind
2 :  one that funks :  COWARD
3 :  SLUMP
<an economic funk>  <the team went into a
funk>

Remember:
• Your response must be between 33 and 333
words.
• You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
• The word itself needs to be included in your response.
• You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
• Only one entry per writer.
• If your post doesn’t meet our requirements, please leave your link in the comments section, not in the linkz.
• Trifecta is open to everyone. Please join us.

81 thoughts on “The words wouldn’t come.

  1. What is this ‘typewriter’ device of which you speak? Sounds kinky. Did you ever see that Twilight Zone or Outer Limits or Amazing Stories episode where the funked out writer just can’t get anything out, and then starts getting antagonized by creepy little creatures that chase him around all over the place? Gets weirder and weirder and becomes less about his block and more about the weird creatures – until they finally corner him and tell him to write about them.

    • It shouldn’t be closed yet. You should have until Friday… but I think they are having problems with their linkz section… maybe check back and see if it is open again? Or, yeah, you can always link it up to me.

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