should have

A wedge in the heavens, a slice of light,
The whole there and not, half swallowed,
A deep darkness creeping bite by bite,
And eventually a hollowed day followed.

What could, did.
A series of wrongs.
The moon was the sign.
We should have hid,
From the throngs,
Under covers so fine.

One disaster after another drove the day,
Bad dreams preceded bad news and worse,
An hours long fray, our future all gray,
Every minute was terse, under the curse.

Should have stayed in bed.

Spin this one up for me, DJ Matticus: The Depths of Funk

Jak created his own mix tape around my response to the Trifecta Challenge from this week, and a few other inspirations. It’s worth checking out. Go forth and make it so.

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Loosely based on the Trifecta Challenge and The words wouldn’t come. at the Matticus Kingdom.  All definitions at

English: A multi-volume Latin dictionary (Egid...


(noun) a strong offensive smell

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(intransitive verb) to become frightened and shrink back
(transitive verb)
  1.  to be afraid of :  dread
  2.  to shrink from undertaking or facing

I don’t think I can express to you all how personal this is, how… I can’t. I don’t seem to be able to express how much this is moving me without seeing who is ready and willing to dig down in a much more esoteric way. (The Hero With A Thousand Faces)



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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.


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:


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

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