Trifextra 77 – The Greatest Show

On now to this weekend’s Trifextra challenge. This weekend we are giving you three words and asking for you to give us back another thirty of your own, making a grand total of thirty-three words.Your words to work with are:


Good luck!


“We’re broadcasting live from the center ring! Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, I bring you…!”
The stage curtain lifted. A mermaid swam through fifty thousand gallons of salt water and tears.


There were many inspirations for this. The more well-known references were back in the 80’s when B&B circus claimed to have an actual unicorn, King Kong, and how our popular culture/ society would re/act if any legendary creatures were ‘found’.


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

11 responses to “Trifextra 77 – The Greatest Show

  1. Loved your response the prompt. It sparked my imagination.

  2. it was something no one expected, I bet !

  3. Draug419

    Great throwback to monster movies. I love it.

  4. nice throwback, but ‘gallons of salt water and tears’, so sad!

  5. How awful! I can’t go to the circus because I wonder if all the animals are that sad. (I’d love to see a happy mermaid, though :))

  6. Salt water and tears in the Big Top! Unexpected. Nice twist.

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