Trifextra: Intransigence

Polished Stones


I fashioned a stone – polished, gleaming – from battered shores. I dug out my heart and placed the stone inside, thinking it would make me stronger. Instead, I stand, inflexible. Cold to the touch.


This is my submission for this weekend’s Trifecta writing challenge, in which we had to write exactly 33 words using any definition of the word stone.


Image credit: © Jeffrey Zalesny /

39 thoughts on “Trifextra: Intransigence

  1. WOW. What a beautiful message about not allowing yourself to go cold even when things hurt you, when people misuse you, when the shorres are rocky. Being cold to the touch…doesn’t warm anyone.

    Beautiful words.

  2. This is so beautiful- a stone in place of your heart-ooh!A warm heart is vulnerable -that’s the risk we have to take unless we want to become unfeeling & unresponsive.Strong doesn’t mean never hurting but being able to pick one up-a real heart may hurt but it also makes us feel alive.Loved this Suzanne 🙂 ❤

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! And you are absolutely right – we can’t let hurt turn us into stone, otherwise we’re the ones that lose. 🙂

    1. Yes, it’s very sad. I tried this when I was younger, but turns out I’m not so good at being made of stone… 🙂 Thanks for commenting Steph!

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