To Guinevere

He would love me were it not for you. King or Champion, husband or lover? Forgive my lack of sympathy, that you must choose.  Choose and have done, and let my heart break.

This post was made in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge weekend Trifextra prompt, in which the editors asked us for 33 words about a famous trio.

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20 responses to “To Guinevere

  1. Oh. Why am I crying? Your words were so poetic and achingly beautiful, those choices will rip you apart every time.

    They say I do love well, but you do it BETTER.

  2. Whoosh. Love and betrayal and choice summed up in 33 words.

  3. I never tire of this threesome and I love your turn with it from another woman’s heartbroken point of view.

  4. Wow – you’ve written this beautifully and though it does refer to the prompt, it could also be new. Wonderful writing.

  5. Ever since I was a kid, I loved/hated/pined over this love triangle like it was the most romantic thing evah. That last line, gah, swoon worthy.

  6. So well written. Heartbreaking.

  7. Unique and brilliant… a real story..

  8. I’ve always thought that this particular trio sort of made their own hell, by their actions. You’ve illustrated that well.

  9. Camelot has always fascinated me (and I’ve written of this triangle before) – so of course, I’m smitten with your response!

    • I think the stories of Camelot and Arthur and the Knights provided the foundation for everything I find romantic. When asked for a trio, this was the first one that popped into my head.

  10. Awesome work!

  11. This is so heartbreakingly beautiful. Love that you chose this trio. Excellent job!

  12. Lovely and touching. That trio always touches my heart, since our life choices define who we are.

  13. Somehow I hadn’t heard about Elaine before. I knew about Guinevere and Lancelot, but not about Elaine. Very sad.

  14. Sublime, woman. How do you do it?

  15. I love the Arthurian stories. I love that you brought a lesser known figure forward.

  16. Congrats, Christine!
    I spent the weekend up in the garden kicking around the idea of your trio, but couldn’t really get a handle I wanted on it. Now I know why. You were doing it perfectly! < 3

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