Trifextra 38: Careful What You Wish

On to the weekend challenge. The Monkey’s Paw, a short story by W.W. Jacobs, is about the strings that come with granted wishes. We are asking you to write 33 words exactly about three wishes that come at a high price to the wisher.

First off, who thought of the Monkey Paw skit from “The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror II?”

Anyway, here are 3 wishes that kind of backfire.


Rocket ship filled with celebrities shot into sun – it goes supernova.

Prize winning ‘package’ – no blood flow to brain, you pass out!

Acting/ musical/ reality show fame – suddenly awaken…on a rocket ship?!



Filed under Creative Writing, Humor, Trifextra, Trifextra Writing Challenge, Writing Challenges

12 responses to “Trifextra 38: Careful What You Wish

  1. Tom MacInnes (Cobbie's World)

    Thanks for the laughs. The writing was very clever and tight. Well done.

  2. Lance

    very compact and delivered with bite. Very funny

  3. karen

    Very, very smart. Love this.

  4. ok. I just broke out in the “Fame” theme song. Love this.

  5. You are such a kook, BT. Love it. And you KNOW I was right there with you with the Simpsons ref. 🙂

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