Saturday, March 30, 2013


This weekend we're asking for exactly 33 words including an idiom somewhere within.  Examples of idioms include - add fuel to the fire or wear your heart on your sleeve.  You can find more examples and a definition of idiom here.  Good luck!

This is one of my favorite idioms, and it made me think of one of my favorite shows, Firefly.  I've had a very difficult March, and these past two weeks I have felt very much as though I were in a war zone. I am very sorry if I did not get to read everyone's Trifecta posts this week; what I was able to read kept me sane!   

Out of the frying pan--

Behind smoking cars

Bombed out houses

We hid


Staunching blood

Eating whatever was left

Searching for the smallest spark of courage

And then--

Back into the fire.


  1. I love how you split the idiom to tell the story. I use this idiom a lot as it seems so perfect to describe many every day situations. Great job!

  2. This is really cool, framing the piece with the idiom! I hope your weeks get better <3

    1. Thank you! I always start out the week hopeful, so keep your fingers crossed.

  3. well done - and, looks like it is timely, too. I join Draug with hopes for a better week for you.

  4. Framing the story with the idiom makes it even more cyclical, endless. Ruthless, even.
    Strength and positive energy to you!

  5. "...and then back into the fire"

    Courage. Never ending sense of courage to return into the mouth of the dragon... Well done!

  6. Echo, Echo, splitting the idiom was a nice touch.

  7. This is awesome! Love the way you used the idiom — and I love the story within this piece. Fantastic!

  8. Wonderful sobering thoughts!Great use of the prompt:-)


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