Was a Time

We lived on cheap flights of fancy and cheaper mugs of wine, educations stashed in plastic crates. Now the wines are finer, the books on shelves, and flights are expensive and so far.


This post was written in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge Trifextra prompt:

This weekend we are giving you three variations on a prompt.  We need you to give us 33 words back, and 2 of those words must be either “cheap flights,” “sandwiched in” or “spectacularly clean.”  This weekend, your piece must also be non-fiction (poetry or prose).  And yes, we reserve the right to call your mothers and former lovers to ask for verification on your tales.

This weekend’s challenge, being a Trifextra evenly divisible by three, will be judged by the community.  Please be sure to visit the Trifecta Writing Challenge site on Sunday to vote for  your favorite three posts (or up to three posts). Voting starts at 7pm Eastern (4pm Pacific).

12 responses to “Was a Time

  1. I like the cheap flights of fancy. Nice take. Also liked educations stashed in plastic crates.

  2. Wonderful job capturing the transition from the “just-out-in-the-world for the first time” days of our youth, to the days of world-weary adulthood. I definitely had a milk crate fashion sense for a few years there. Excellent work!

  3. kymminbarcelona

    Wistful. (still liking flights of fancy.)

  4. This is great (: I love it!

  5. Its great how we change as we get older!

  6. Exactly the feeling that came to me when I read the challenge, wonderfully put.

  7. i LOVED this. Cheap flights of fancy; education stashed in plastic crates. This is perfect.

  8. It is nice when things get better as we get older… wiser.

  9. So, so true and relatable! I remember the days where I’d fly cheap with 2 or 3 layovers. I would like to think I’ve earned my place in expensive, direct flights now. 🙂

  10. That’s great, and so familiar.

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