Trifextra 82 – Teletales


Hello <Insert Name>, thank you for ordering AMCO International Bedtime Services.

Please select from one of the following story themes:

1 Handsome Princes

2 Ponies & Puppies

3  Pageant Queens

4 Repeat Options


These 33 words from my entry into the Trifextra 82 writing challenge.

36 thoughts on “Trifextra 82 – Teletales

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Was never going to come up with a real bedtime tale so just had some fun. Perhaps not the brief but I’m happy with it and it makes me laugh. Thanks for commenting Jo-Anne.

      1. paulmclem Post author

        Always. Bear in mind most of the story tellers would be located in call centres on the other side of the world so international charges would apply.

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Thanks! Much appreciated. My brain is always ticking over with ideas. Once I get a firmer grasp of the writing side I think there are good things ahead. I certainly hope so.

    1. paulmclem Post author

      I’ll let you into a secret – the first draft didn’t have option 4 as I thought I’d already used my 33 words. I then did a manual recount (instead of relying on MS Word) and it was only 27. Hence Option 4 was added 🙂

  1. Draug419

    Are there other options? I want the boy menu. No girly stuff. Give me adventure!
    This is a clever take on the prompt!

      1. Miss Hannah

        I’m am the worst at expressing understandable compliments to others LOL I should have said, It’s great to have reads that are off of the beaten path?A definite like:)

  2. trifectawriting

    Oh my gosh, that photo is perfect. I think this is what I look like when I’m reading stories to my two. There’s definitely an element of, “Oh my gosh, could you please just go to bed?” So funny. Thanks for linking up.

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Glad you liked it! Yep, it’s a great picture – one which adds something to the story without adding to the word count. Yes this is a writing challenge but a good photo always helps the overall feel of the piece. Thanks again for commenting.


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