Monday, July 15, 2013

Trifecta Challenge: Crack



It’s utter darkness. There is not a speck of light anywhere around me. I’m in a metal box not even the size of a grown human. It’s a cramped position I am in, my body doubled over my legs, my neck placed to one side. My wings are pressed tightly against my body. I can feel them ache, the translucent feathers falling around me, each one swooning to its death without color and richness to sustain it. They use to sing me beautiful melodies. Now all I can hear are millions upon millions of tiny death rattles.

I use what little energy I do have to push the box. All I need is one little beam of light to spill forth from a crack somewhere. But I don’t get any.

I pass out from the effort. I wake up again and muster up enough energy to scream. I’m hoping the power in my voice can shake something loose and light will stream in. But it doesn’t. But it does give me a sense of where I am. This metal box is buried below so much rock and earth that my signal will be buried and the others will never be able to find me. The person who trapped me here really knew a thing or two about kidnapping angels. I’ll give them that.

I pass out again.

I wake up. I know what the intention is. I’m to be turned. All it takes is the absence of light and time. There’s no use trying to fight it. But they all put up fights, the ones that were turned. I’ve seen it in their eyes as I’ve killed them. The universe’s top demon slayer being turned into one herself, there’s a bit of irony in that.

But whoever captured me forgot one detail. There’s water somewhere overhead, and life. Water can be bent, life can be shaped. And maybe I can be freed.

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Blame a funeral and a vacation if you like, but it's been a while since I've written for the Trifecta challenge. This week's word was crack. I had to think about it for awhile and also, something in Draug's post for this challenge got me to thinking, as most of her Trifecta work often does, and this is what I came up with. You know, just another middle of a story I'll never start or finish, maybe. 

I don't know why I thought of her wings as separate entities, that they had lives to lead, but I like the idea.



CRACK
1a : a loud roll or peal
  b : a sudden sharp noise
2: a sharp witty remark : quip
3a : a narrow break : fissure   
  b : a narrow opening —used figuratively in phrases like fall through the cracks to describe one that has been improperly or inadvertently ignored or left out
4a : a weakness or flaw caused by decay, age, or deficiency :unsoundness
  b : a broken tone of the voice
  c : crackpot
5: moment, instant - See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.AVXcRMRk.dpuf
hey've got a big responsibility this week, and we are confident that they're going to do an awesome job.

CRACK
1a : a loud roll or peal
  b : a sudden sharp noise
2: a sharp witty remark : quip
3a : a narrow break : fissure   
  b : a narrow opening —used figuratively in phrases like fall through the cracks to describe one that has been improperly or inadvertently ignored or left out
4a : a weakness or flaw caused by decay, age, or deficiency :unsoundness
  b : a broken tone of the voice
  c : crackpot
5: moment, instant


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. 
- See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.AVXcRMRk.dpuf

CRACK
1a : a loud roll or peal
  b : a sudden sharp noise
2: a sharp witty remark : quip
3a : a narrow break : fissure   
  b : a narrow opening —used figuratively in phrases like fall through the cracks to describe one that has been improperly or inadvertently ignored or left out
4a : a weakness or flaw caused by decay, age, or deficiency :unsoundness
  b : a broken tone of the voice
  c : crackpot
5: moment, instant


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. 
- See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.AVXcRMRk.dpuf

CRACK
1a : a loud roll or peal
  b : a sudden sharp noise
2: a sharp witty remark : quip
3a : a narrow break : fissure   
  b : a narrow opening —used figuratively in phrases like fall through the cracks to describe one that has been improperly or inadvertently ignored or left out
4a : a weakness or flaw caused by decay, age, or deficiency :unsoundness
  b : a broken tone of the voice
  c : crackpot
5: moment, instant


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. 
- See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.AVXcRMRk.dpuf



hey've got a big responsibility this week, and we are confident that they're going to do an awesome job.

CRACK
1a : a loud roll or peal
  b : a sudden sharp noise
2: a sharp witty remark : quip
3a : a narrow break : fissure   
  b : a narrow opening —used figuratively in phrases like fall through the cracks to describe one that has been improperly or inadvertently ignored or left out
4a : a weakness or flaw caused by decay, age, or deficiency :unsoundness
  b : a broken tone of the voice
  c : crackpot
5: moment, instant


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. 
- See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.AVXcRMRk.dpuf
CRACK
1a : a loud roll or peal
  b : a sudden sharp noise
2: a sharp witty remark : quip
3a : a narrow break : fissure   
  b : a narrow opening —used figuratively in phrases like fall through the cracks to describe one that has been improperly or inadvertently ignored or left out
4a : a weakness or flaw caused by decay, age, or deficiency :unsoundness
  b : a broken tone of the voice
  c : crackpot
5: moment, instant - See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.AVXcRMRk.dpuf




CRACK
1a : a loud roll or peal
  b : a sudden sharp noise
2: a sharp witty remark : quip
3a : a narrow break : fissure   
  b : a narrow opening —used figuratively in phrases like fall through the cracks to describe one that has been improperly or inadvertently ignored or left out
4a : a weakness or flaw caused by decay, age, or deficiency :unsoundness
  b : a broken tone of the voice
  c : crackpot
5: moment, instant - See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.AVXcRMRk.dpuf

9 comments:

gabriellaswritingcorner said...

Lots of mystery here! Nicely done.

Maggie Grace said...

Trapping an angel in a box...sensory deprivation...is pure evil. Hope she sets herself free! Nicely written!

mairzeebp said...

Love the way it ends! Thanks for linking up! ~Mary Beth

Suzanne said...

Wonderfully done! Love the way the story unfolds, love the world you've built here.

Draug said...

That's kind of you to say my work inspired you, thank you. I honestly like yours better. It's more original that mine by far.

Draug said...

*than

Kallan Annie said...

I love the idea of each angel feather having a life of its own, of the wings being living entities in their own right. Really enjoyed your story, Munchkin!

Shreya said...

Geez, what is up with everybody? I could read it in yours, Draug's that you mentioned, and I have more of a similar story myself! Something's just not clicking with the universe !

Alicia Audrey said...

Wow! Very interesting and captivating. I really enjoyed this.
My response to the prompt: http://www.aliciaaudrey.com/blog/trifectaprompt-crack/ ‎