Ashes to ashes – Trifecta Challenge


After surviving ten years of an emasculating marriage, Jake had reached his breaking point.  His friends made many jokes at his expense and he was tired of being bullied by everyone.

She would be expecting an extravagant anniversary present so, after extensive research, he booked a trip to the Babuyan Islands so she could bask in the raw beauty of nature.  As anticipated, she complained about the coach seats on the plane.  She complained about the oppressive humidity.  She profusely disapproved.

Her obituary was poignant and sad.  Who knew she would have met her fate in that volcanic chasm?


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Written for the Trifecta Challenge – This week we are giving you a page from the Oxford English Dictionary.  The ninety-ninth page, to be exact.  (Click to enlarge.)  From this page, you can choose any word, any definition, to use in your post.  (Please type your chosen word in bold, so we know.)  And instead of our typical 33-333 word limit, we are asking for 99 words exactly. – See more at:

31 thoughts on “Ashes to ashes – Trifecta Challenge

  1. Thank you for taking us to the exotic… and deadly! (Though I don’t blame him, poor guy) What a place to find your freedom! Thanks for linking up and tell everyone to join us for our 99 party!

  2. that will teach her to complain (although I’m sure she is still doing it. Purgatory, GAH, how long do I have to wait here? Can I have a glass of water? this is the most boring place on earth!” )

    I think I’m going to let him enjoy his umbrella drink. 🙂

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