Monthly Archives: April 2013

MENDING THE BREAK: REALLY AWFUL REVERSE OF A VERSE


  NaPoWriMo Day 30: “And now our final (and still optional) prompt!  Find a shortish poem that you like, and rewrite each line, replacing each word (or as many words as you can) with words that mean the opposite. For … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFULLY MULTILINGUAL


My small grand-d – the one called G – Learns Zulu from the nurse; It slowed speech, true, til nearly two, Before she could converse; The trouble is that I’ve a biz Recalling Zulu stuff, So, comes from she, ‘Inja … Continue reading

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Really Awful Red Rhyme The NaPoWriMo theme for day 28 is colour.  Hey, I’ve had a colourful day, so I’ll do it in muted shades, and not completely faithful to the prompt … My Really Awful Rhymes are Invariably red, … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFULLY IMPORTANT COMMENT AND VISIT DECISION


  Because I need to regulate My comments and my views, Reluctantly I have to state In future I will choose, To visit, and to comment on, The blogs that now and then Leave evidence, my posts upon, That one’s … Continue reading

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ULTRA-FLASH FICTION: SIX WORD SHORT STORY CHALLENGE.


Figments of a DuTchess has based the challenge for a six-word short story on, simply, MUSIC.  Here is my take: Despair; then glorious sounds soared transcendently. 

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REALLY AWFUL (RHYMING!) ERASURE


  For NaPoWriMo prompt today Erasure is required: From famous work you chop away To get effect desired.  Well, how about I try ‘The Brook’, But how to get the timing? I really want the thing to look As though … Continue reading

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THE REALLY AWFUL BALLAD OF SHAKA THE NUT.


The NaPoWriMo prompt: Today, let’s try another musical form — the ballad. Traditionally, ballads were rhymed poems that told a story of some kind, and were often set to music. They were sometimes set in four-line verses, with an ABAB … Continue reading

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