Sunday, January 6, 2013

Beneath the Surface

 Jumping feet first into my first Trifextra Weekend Challenge



Upon digging through the shuffle of excuses for why not

Delving under the sludge of more important things to do

At the center lay the truth of inaction by procrastination

Fear of imperfection




The weekend challenge.  As you'll recall from your elementary science class days, the structure of the earth can be divided most simply into three sections: core, mantle, crust.  Here's a diagram.
Give us 33 words from it.  Interpret the prompt however you wish--literal, metaphorical, or somewhere in between

Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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26 comments:

  1. I love this! Me all over! lol

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  2. Very good. I am awesome at procrastination!

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    1. Well, it just so easy Deana, just wait and it happens. Thanks for reading!

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  3. Isn't that the truth! We put off doing things because of our fear of failure... at least I do.

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    1. And me. Always gotta tweak just a bit more. Thanks, Tara!

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  4. You described me perfectly! Nice job!

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  5. Welcome to Trifecta!

    and . . . you are def. among friends in this writerly community . . . not that ANY of us procrastinates or such . . . maybe it's just me - and you. :)

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    1. Thank you for the welcome! You're right, none of us would procrastinate. Much.

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  6. So apt-procrastination,imperfection,fear of failure-all beneath the surface-loved it:-)

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    1. Thanks, it holds me back too often. I'm hoping to correct that.

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  7. You've put forth a universal truth. Well done!

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    1. Thank you! At least I'm learning I'm not so alone in my fears.

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  8. Yes indeedy! I liked your take on this. :D

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  9. Great take on the prompt! Love that last line - well done!

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    1. Thanks! I really had think that through. Fear of failure just implies not trying, imperfection is different.

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  10. Great write! I can totally relate to this. It's even worse after writing something that turned out better than expected.

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    1. Thank you! And yes, because then you raise your own expectations. Ack

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  11. Ah, the woes of a perfectionist. I can relate, though not happily. :)

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    1. I don't find it happy either. Stressful perhaps. Thank you for stopping by.

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  12. Oh, so true! But as others have mentioned, Trifecta is a great place to learn to set that fear aside. I love the sense of peeling away the excuses here. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, I'm looking forward to trying some new stuff this year.

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