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by on February 24, 2013

This post was written for Trifecta’s weekend challenge, which was to take 33 words from the 33rd page of Elizabeth Strout’s “Olive Kitteridge” and rearrange them into our own story. It was challenging. But fun!

“No bicycles!” Marina Hackmatack shouted with panic. “No swing set! No tree house! Just a pink impatiens plant!”

“Look twice,” Dr. Goldstein said quietly.

Relief came to her. The fish entrails were gone.


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  1. I like Dr. Goldstein here. 🙂

  2. Very nice!

  3. How interesting!She must have been relieved to find that though:-)

    • I’m sure she was. Of course, I suspect Marina’s a few french fries short of a McDonald’s happy meal, if you get my drift…

  4. Marina Hackmatack. Clever, indeed.

  5. Draug419 permalink

    The doctor is so calm compared to Marina lol

  6. Great use of the prompt! Very different, very interesting.

  7. This is awesome! Also, love her name. Terrific piece.

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