Friday, May 10, 2013

Trifextra: Love at First Tear


(First)

Plop…Plop-Plop…Plop

Salty spills splash steadily

(Then)

Flutter, thump-thump, kerplunk

Fallen fresh and fast

(Lastly)

Binding closes on tear-warped pages.

Never sadder. Never happier.

More satisfied, more exhilarated, more awakened

Than before.

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Inspired by The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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This weekend Trifecta's challenge is to give 33 words (exactly) that include among them at least one example of onomatopoeia.

46 comments:

  1. I like it. Makes me want to read the book.

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    1. Thanks, Dude. I think you should pick up a copy.

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  2. Oh this is really good. I love how your described the tears falling, then said how and why they fell. Great job.

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    1. So nice, Ann! I cry a lot when reading like everything is touching. Thank you!

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  3. Loved this had to read it a few times.. out wit the old in with the new??

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    1. Sometimes love works that way...with books! Yes, already moved on and it feels like I'm cheating on Wallflower. Thank you, Sam!

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  4. I see the inspiration. Very creative, Gina.

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  5. Well done with the onomatopoeia!

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  6. Time for the next chapter now, I think!

    I loved this-I thought it was one of the more clever takes on the prompt:) Well done!!

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    1. There's always another waiting in the wings to take it's place...

      Thank you so much Valerie. Books I love have a lasting effect on me.

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  7. I see you went all out with the onomatopoeia. Very graphic use of the technique and a touching piece of writing to boot. Well done.

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    1. I did go all out. I was up early dying to finish and after I closed the cover then saw the prompt, I started thinking about the anatomy of tears. I always appreciate your kind words, lumdog. Soon, yes? For you....

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  8. I love your description of the reading journey. I haven't read this book, but I've had the experience with others.

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    1. I don't have this experience every time but books have their way with me. Always! They linger in my mind for a while making the beginning of the next book a difficult start sometimes.

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    1. And this is the loveliest comment. Thank you whimsy!

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  10. A story wrapped in a story wedged between the covers of a book. What a great response Gina! :D

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    1. I LOVE the way you put that, Linda! This comment, from you? It makes my day. Thank you so much!

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  11. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

    One of the greatest books I have ever read. I actually felt different once I finished reading it.

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    1. Hey!!! I miss you! Thank you for visiting.

      I agree with you. I really wish I hadn't seen the movie last fall. I don't remember it in great detail (for several reasons), which was good for reading purposes. But it's liking walking head first into heartbreak (ache). You know it's coming but you can't remember exactly when.

      I feel different today too.

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  12. wonderful description of how words on a page can evoke such emotion

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  13. Beautifully done. Tears don't sound the same when they hit the screen of a Kindle...

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    1. For the most part, I am totally off a Kindle. Just not the same. Thank you so much, Tina!

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  14. I worked as a school counselor in 2004-2006. I made it my personal side job to read all of the new YA fiction and write reviews for it. Perks was one of my favorites. This is a great response to the prompt. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. It's a really touching book. I know someone (very close to me) that has Charlie's same sort of spirit. I think that's why I felt it more.

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  15. Nice poem! I think I found Trifecta through your blog, so thanks!

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    1. Yes!!! I am so glad you found it and have enjoyed your entries, Jenna!

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  16. Oh Gina,this is so me!I hardly cry in real life but give me a soppy story -book or movie or even a serial & tears come out in a rush!Loved this:-)

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    1. Fortunately (or unfortunately) I am a BIG crier. When I'm really happy, really sad, really touched, really....Well you get the picture!!! Thank you, as always, for leaving such nice comments Atreyee.

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  17. Wonderful piece! Great use of onomatopoeia! And way to sum up my relationship with a good book! :)

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    1. A kindred spirit then! Love it and your comment.

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  18. Love this tribute to books - how the goods ones hang around and get to you.

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    1. Mine linger and hang on for many moons. I love when one is tough to shake. Thanks so much Kymm.

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  19. did you know that I have been known to HUG a book I've loved when I'm done with it. SERIOUSLY hug it.

    I loved this. :)

    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY sweetie, hope your weekend was amazing.
    XO

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    1. Okay! You are ME! Though I squeeze them.

      Thanks, girlfriend!!! You are always so kind to me.

      It was hands down one of my favorite Mother's Days. You know, especially with little kids, they don't "go down" as expected or you'd like. This one did so I am very, very grateful and blessed. And yours? I hope it was everything you wanted and then some.
      Muah!!!

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  20. That doesn't happen with me anymore since I'll all electronic and gadgety, but been there, love this.

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    1. Thanks, Kenya. I have given up my Kindle. As much as I love the convenience, I missed real books too much.

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  21. If you can believe it, I've never read Wallflower. Crazy since it's set in Pittsburgh and you know how I feel about Pittsburgh. I think it's about time for a read...

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    1. I can't believe you haven't because of Pittsburgh but also because you are young and hip!!! You need to...

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