“And now for something completely different…” A friend told me about the Trifecta blog, which issues twice-weekly writing prompts. The weekday challenge is to use the THIRD definition of a given word in a piece of writing which is between 33 and 333 words long. This week’s word is ‘blue’–the 3rd definition is ‘melancholy’. Here’s my submission. It’s 33 words exactly:
Becalmed: the brittle azure sky
was cloudless, mirroring ultramarine depths
as still as glass beneath the lifeless navy flag.
Listlessly, the Captain sighed. “You feelin’ blue, sir?”
“Aye. We’ve run out of tea.”