Sunday, January 6, 2013

Trifextra: Picture Perfect

This post is in response to Trifecta's Trifextra Challenge. The following is what they are asking us to write about this weekend: 

As you'll recall from your elementary science class days, the structure of the earth can be divided most simply into three sections: core, mantle, crust. Give us 33 words from it.  Interpret the prompt however you wish--literal, metaphorical, or somewhere in between. 

Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Picture Perfect

Pictures set purposefully on the mantle. Her family captured 
in perfect birthday smiles, passing school year poses
and cleverly positioned candids. Altogether, the 
crust of her life that makes up her very core.



19 comments:

  1. I miss having a mantle. We lived in older places rented throughout my youth and they all had mantles, if no working fireplaces. Where else do you display lives?

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    1. Exactly, Barb. I did as well. And now, in our home, that is what my mantle displays. :)

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  2. I wonder about the "cleverly positioned candids". You've created an intruiging character in very few words. Nice.

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  3. Most excellent interpretation. Great visuals, and loved how you used mantle, crust, and core. It tied everything together perfectly to the prompt.

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  4. very well written ! nice turns of phrase intriguing write in 33 words :-)

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  5. This piece is like a beautifully woven tapestry-of life:-)loved it!

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  6. This post is picture perfect! Love it, Mel!

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  7. Well put!! It could also be Facebook! :D

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  8. This is beautiful! I love the sweetness in this...

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  9. Intriguing. But what lay at the core under all that pictured perfection?

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  10. interesting how the crust makes up the core, rather than vice-versa - sounds like a little modern-day facebook mantle up there.

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  11. I love how you pieced the three parts together into such natural sentences (:

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  12. Ooh, I like the last line about the crust making up the core. Very nice!

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  13. What a clever response to the prompt--picture "too" perfect? This is a piece for thought. :)

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  14. I like the idea that her sense of self seems to be defined by what she displays to the world. How fragile...

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  15. Very creative answer to the prompt. I was uninspired this go round. Nicely done, friend.

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