Thursday, April 19, 2007

Hope You Don't Mind, Snoopy


It's time!
Time for another challenge. Thanks so much for all your entries on the last post. It was such fun to read your reflections!

Okay, it had to happen. A continuous story.
But to keep it lively and to keep it from launching into oblivious silliness, I am setting up a few rules. PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY.

1. I get to start it.

2. Try to keep it unified. Let's keep characters to a few, and events well coordinated (in other words, try to keep the story following some logical sequence). Having said that, you can still surprise us, it can take twists and turns, and it can definitely be funny!

3. Unique handicap: (This is a rule.) You can only add one sentence at a time (but you can add a short exclamation such as Oh! along with your sentence), and your sentence must start with the letter the last person's sentence ended with.

4. You can post as many times as you want, but you cannot post just after your last addition. You have to let there be 2 sentences in between each of your turns.

5. I guess it needs an end, so we'll set this deadline to end the story: Thursday, the 26th. If you really, really want to have the final word, you may have to stay up late, because on the 27th the party's over.

So I am taking a deep breath and trying to trust you guys on this!
For the story's original sentence, something not at all original. I am borrowing from Snoopy (or whoever Charles Schultz borrowed from):

It was a dark and stormy night.

Okay, your turn.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Since No One Chose Japan......

Okay, easy's up. Now you get to move on to the bigger stuff.
Easter is just past, and spring has sort of sprung (don't worry, it''ll be back), so let's mark the moment. How are you at ..... haikus??
In case your memory needs refreshing, here's some information I found in trying to nail down an official definition:

....."a seventeen syllable Japanese Poem three lines long with the form of five syllables in the first and third line and seven syllables in the [second]"...."they often attempt to capture a mood or a feeling"...
Okay, just in case you need an example, I'll give you one, on a possibly remote topic so I don't steal your best idea:


Squirming in gardens,
Swimming in scummy puddles...
Glad I'm a late bird.

So, what'll it be, Spring, Easter, or something else close to your heart (or your funnybone) ?
Can't wait to read what you'll come up with!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Geography, Anyone?

Blog marm returns. Good trip, good to be home.
Ready for a new challenge? Hope so!

Okay, your new assignment is inspired by my recent journey. Pick a state, country or any location you have been to (or okay, want to go to.....) and make an acrostic (or would it be called an acronym? Let me know : ) ......about the trip (or the imagined trip) ! Here is mine. Bet yours will be better. You can do more than one.

GEORGIA : Gliding Easily Over Roads.... Gas Is Astronomical !!

Have fun!