Trifecta Writing Challenge: Rusty

Rules For Trifecta Writing Challenge:

Write a piece for the word, using the third definition. The piece must be no less than 33 words and no more than 333 words. You have to use the word given to you.


The walls were painted white.

The carpet was a beige.

The furniture was a mix of green, white, and blue/

The living room lacked any creative outlook.

As the years went by, most of everything new became old.

The carpet now had stains around where the coffee table was.

That commercial about how if “you’re not whitening, you’re yellowing,” left out the walls turning into a ugly shade of yellow after so many years.

The furniture had been switched three times.

It never mattered how much you took care of it, because there was still a chance something will be spilled, or a dog will poop, or worse a cat will cough up a hair ball on them.

It didn’t matter what you did to get rid of the ugly colors around your house they were still there.

Everything would change, except for the pictures hanging on the walls.

Tape was good, but tape could only hold for so long.

A rusty nail was the best choice to use to hang a picture on the stained wall.

It was the same color as the frames, so it was the best choice to use.

It had been getting older just by sitting in a box.

When it’s being used it shines, because you know it will hold on.

It’ll last longer than anything else you ever had in that house.

8 thoughts on “Trifecta Writing Challenge: Rusty

  1. I have an odd habit of skimming then reading things backwards (reading the last line first, ending with the first line). Anyway, your work here was really REALLY fascinating when I did that. I liked it either way though. 🙂


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