This weeks Trifextra prompt is based on a quote from Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia. She wrote, “It’s like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.”  We are looking for a 33-word explanation of what scares you (or your character).  We already know you’re intelligent, so, according to Paterson, you should have no shortage of potential subject matter.

I hope you enjoy!  And as usual, please make sure you stop by and read what others have written and of course you’re welcome to join in the writing fun.

This week’s Trifextra is Community judged, so make sure to take a moment to vote, too.


She’s terrified of them.  She was never stabbed with one.  Never used one.  Never even picked one up.

Week after week I ask, “Why?”

She shrugs and says, “I’m just terrified of pens.”


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13 responses to “Terrified”

  1. dailyshorts says :

    Hi Troy, thanks for stopping by and I’m glad you enjoyed. Therapists have a weird thing they do and that is repeatedly ask, why. And my thought process is I knew why I wouldn’t be here. It’s really bad guided troubleshooting.


  2. troy P. says :

    Nicely done! But honestly, if I were her, I’d be terrified that you were going to keep asking me about it! =)


  3. KymmInBarcelona says :

    I really love the ‘week after week’ here.


  4. trifectawriting says :

    I find those irrational fears intriguing. Thanks for linking up! Be sure to come back and vote for your favorites.


  5. Wordifull Melanie says :

    HA! I cannot relate to this fear though..I’m obsessed with pens… it is not safe to leave me alone at Office depot ar the “pen aisle” in any store.


  6. Draug419 says :

    That’s a strange one, but to each her own!


  7. jannatwrites says :

    Pens – that was unexpected!


  8. summerstommy2 says :

    Good one, but oh if hat could be true….I wouldn’t need to work anymore….


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