Lullaby and good night – Trifextra challenge


Lullabies pulled the young ones into slumber.  Dreams formed like rainbows while they slept and that warmth soothed them in the darkness.  Crickets sang their melodies and the world closed its weary eyes.


Written for the weekend Trifextra Challenge:  The editors of Trifecta are tired.  Hectic summer plans, last minute school shopping and prep for courses of our own have us drifting off in front of the computer.  Any millisecond we can shave off of our busy schedules could potentially improve the quality of our lives as well as the lives of those around us.  This weekend, we’re enlisting your help in shortening our considerably lengthy bedtime routines by giving us a children’s bedtime story in exactly 33 words.  It can be an old favorite reimagined or a work that is entirely your own.  We only ask that your story not leave our kids with visions of the boogie man dancing in their heads.  These tired bones thank you in advance.
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23 thoughts on “Lullaby and good night – Trifextra challenge

  1. I feel obligated to tell you how much of an impression this poem and, more importantly, watching your son read it aloud on Trifecta’s Facebook page, has made on me. Your poem is wonderful enough as it is on this page. However, seeing how your words came alive through the voice of your son is profoundly moving and an amazing extension of what we do on our blogs when we write all that we write. You have brought the reading-writing connection to life in a very personal way. You have inspired me to take a second look at my own entry and to work harder to produce better work. I deeply appreciate your work this weekend. Thank you very much. 🙂

      • You are welcome, and Thank you back:) When I was little I’d read this story (?title) in nature made up of the most kind, interesting and productive inhabitants. I wanted to live there, within that reality that was so safe and full of kindness and goodness. Thank you for letting me feel as that story used to, through your story

  2. I’m glad you liked the video of my son reading your piece. It led to a discussion about crickets and singing and camping. 🙂 So thank you for that. This is a lovely bedtime story. Thanks for linking up.

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