The power of the beast

Bright glow. Whispering voice lures me.

“It could be dangerous” but…

I open it.

Warm tentacles grab, his gaze tugs me.

I bow down…

Weird very small and powerful monster of my laptop.


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

Here is the challenge :

It’s now time for some Trifextra fun. Thirty years ago, Roald Dahl published the book Dirty Beasts, a collection of poems for children about weird and wonderful animals. The last poem, however, is called The Tummy Beast about a boy who thinks there’s someone living in his belly. Your Trifextra challenge is to write 33 words on a beast in an unusual place. No swamps or forests or caves, we really want you to take your beast out of its comfort zone.
Have fun!
Hi I’m addicted to my laptop !

drapeau-francais-franceLueur brillante. Voix chuchotante qui m’attire.

“Ça pourrait être dangereux», mais …

je l’ouvre.

De chaudes tentacules m’attrapent, son regard me tracte.

Je m’incline …

Bizarre très petit et puissant monstre de mon ordinateur portable.


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

Voici le défi:

Il est maintenant temps pour vous amuser, Trifextra. Il y a trente ans, Roald Dahl a publié le livre “Sales bêtes”, un recueil de poèmes pour enfants sur les animaux étranges et merveilleux. Le dernier poème, cependant, est parle de la Bête du ventre d’un garçon qui pense qu’il y a quelqu’un vivant dans son ventre. Votre défi Trifextra est d’écrire 33 mots sur une bête dans un lieu insolite. Pas de marais ou les forêts ou des grottes, nous voulons vraiment que vous preniez votre bête hors de sa zone de confort.


Bonjour, j’ai une addiction à mon ordinateur.

text © 2008-2014 by MademoiselleMV

© All Rights Reserved


~ by mademoisellemv on October 25, 2013.

25 Responses to “The power of the beast”

  1. Heh – an all too familiar monster. 🙂

  2. I am addicted to something similar, I know your pain 😛

  3. They will pull you in and not let go… little monsters.

  4. The monster got me too…I think that’s why I’m reading blogs on a Friday night!

  5. It could be just me, but I loved the French version more 😛
    Maybe because I feel like I haven’t lost the knowledge I gained 😛
    Lovely take on the prompt!

    • It often happens to me. Sometimes I prefer a version more than the other. I got frustrated with a version too or I would like that the english version was better.
      Glad you enjoyed the french version…
      Thanks for reading !

  6. The monster that enraptures us all!

  7. Oh so familiar to me. Great job with the prompt! Very clever.

  8. There’s a beast I think everyone here bows down to! Nicely done! Thanks for linking up!

  9. haha, it really does have a grabbing allure!

  10. That beast can keep you hooked…

  11. AhI know this beast too well,am always in it’s grip-no help in sight ;-)Great [piece of writing:-)

  12. Oh, I have one of those too. Great take on the prompt!

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