My eyes were dry when I told him “Goodbye!”

I reached the loft : dry.

Dry until I found this picture under the paper crown he won.

Then our unbreakable tether broke in tears.


This text is my submission to this weekend Trifecta writing challenge : Trifextra: Week Eighty-four.

Here is the challenge :

This weekend we’re asking for 30 of your own words plus the three following words for a total of 33 words.  
Tether Loft Crown
Good luck and happy weekend!

This week’s challenge is community judged.

  • For the 14 hours following the close of the challenge, voting will be enabled on links. 
  • In order to vote, return to this post where stars will appear next to each link. To vote, simply click the star that corresponds with your favorite post.
  • You can vote for your top three favorite posts.
  • Voting is open to everyone. 
  • You have 14 hours to vote. It’s not much time, so be diligent! We’ll send out reminders on Twitter and Facebook.
  • The winners will be announced in the comments of Friday’s post and will be posted in our typical fashion in the post on the following Monday.

Please! Vote for my text if you like it enough…

drapeau-francais-franceMes yeux étaient secs quand je lui ai dit au revoir.

Je suis allé dans le grenier : secs!

Jusqu’à ce je trouve cette photo sous la couronne en carton qu’il avait gagné.

Alors notre lien s’est brisé en éclat de larmes.


Ce texte est ma proposition pour le défi d’écriture  Trifecta de ce week-end : Trifextra semaine quatre-vingt-quatre.

Voici le défi:

Ce week-end nous demandons 30 de vos propres mots, plus les trois mots suivants, pour un total de 33 mots.
        lien  grenier  couronne

Bonne chance et bon week-end!

Le défi de cette semaine est jugé par la communauté.

  • Pendant les 14 heures qui suivent la fin du défi, le vote sera activé sur les liens.
  • Pour pouvoir voter, revenez à ce post où les étoiles apparaissent à côté de chaque lien. Pour voter, il suffit de cliquer sur l’étoile qui correspond à votre post préféré.
  • Vous pouvez voter pour vos trois textes préférés.
  • Le vote est ouvert à tous.
  • Vous avez 14 heures pour aller voter. C’est assez court, donc soyez diligent! Nous enverrons des rappels sur Twitter et Facebook.
  • Les gagnants seront annoncés dans les commentaires du post de vendredi et seront affichés comme d’habitude dans le post le lundi suivant.

Votez pour mon texte si vous l’aimez.

© 2008-2014 by MademoiselleMV

© All Rights Reserved


~ by mademoisellemv on September 7, 2013.

19 Responses to “Goodbye!”

  1. beautiful – vous avez mon vote!

  2. and at last tears roll out.nice.

  3. So lovely and sad. Well done!

  4. Grief always hits hardest when it’s unexpected.

  5. This is so sad. Sometimes we do remain surprisingly “together” until something breaks us. By the way, I like how you posted in two languages. Nice!

  6. This was a sad end…

  7. It’s hard to control one’s emotions and when it is a child who has to leave(paper crown indicates it’s her son -maybe leaving for distant shores-further studies?)it is the hardest!I hope this goodbye was not a final one-well written:-)

  8. I, too, am always impressed by your translation. I wasn’t aware that you even counted the French words. Now I’m REALLY impressed. 🙂 Thanks for linking up. Don’t forget to vote.

    • Most of the time I try to write in english and in french with the 33 words rule but this time I gave up mainly because of the past tense. It’s 2 words in french for one word in english and I wanted to use past tense.
      Thank you for reading and for the impressive work you do for the Challenge.

  9. Good that the tears do come, though. Lovely.

  10. […] This could be a prayer in the following chapter of my last week-end’s submission… […]

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Histoires à Tiroirs

Photographical journey through story telling combinations.

retazos de naturaleza

vistos por un joven fotógrafo

Third eye view

People, places and photography

Portraits of Wildflowers

Perspectives on Nature Photography

Once upon a time... In New Orleans

Une princesse frenchie "en ville"

Photo Nature Blog

Nature Photography by Jeffrey Foltice

Street Art Utopia

We declare the world as our canvas

Fresh PhotoPic

"I take pictures. Sometimes I get lucky." ~ Kenn Shapiro

Eye For Life

Wonderful views of life captured by the camera's eye

Nathan Dunne Photography

Painting With Light

Photos du Roussillon (Paysages, macro, faune et flore... )

"Photographier, c’est une attitude, une façon d’être, une manière de vivre." – Henri Cartier-Bresson.

That Photo Thing


observations of a canary

in words, sights and sounds


“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ” ― Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Nomadic Lens

Copyright 2010 - 2018 Elena Levon photography. All rights reserved.

Lorenzo Photography

This is my new photography page. All the photos with my Iphone 4.

Cake Stories by Lauren

Cake Stories - I make them! Children's Cupcake Parties, Adult Classes and Events


This is where I have to write something creative to capture your imagination. And I will. One day.


As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears

%d bloggers like this: