Trifextra: Denial

Beautiful rainbow


It’s just a stage, they say, but it doesn’t ring true.

She knows the truth. It’s basic. Elemental. Like water or fire.

But their ignorance is resolute, entrenched in their need for normalcy.


This is my submission for this weekend’s Trifextra challenge in which we had to use the words ring, water, and stage and then add 30 of our own words.


Image credit: Austra /


35 thoughts on “Trifextra: Denial

  1. Although to be honest, there’s no such thing as normal, if we were all normal, we’d be the Children of the Corn – blond, blued eyed and crazy.

  2. I love this. I always found the ‘it’s just a stage’ comment demeaning. (I heard that many times throughout my life…good thing the blue eye shadow really was just a stage :))

  3. “It’s basic. Elemental. Like water or fire” <- Very nice – that frustration of others not grasping the simplicity of something. I think what you've written here will "ring true" for many people (unfortunately).

  4. we go through so many stages in our lives . . . and at EVERY one of them, someone says “It’s just a stage they’re going through.” Funny how that never seems to help. Good 33, Suzanne

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