Saturday, December 31, 2011

Succinctly yours: dinosaur memories

Every week at the blog Grandma's Goulash, writer-bloggers find a photo to inspire us to write succinctly, which means something like "brevity squared". We can write a short story of 140 words, or a short-short item of 140 characters including spaces and punctuation.

There is also a word of the week for us to include if we can. This week's word is memories, which didn't fit into my poem, so I had to use it in my title (which doesn't count). The word is chosen by Grandma's daughter, Calico, before she sees the photo.

I want a dinosaur for Christmas.
Only a dinosaur will do:
One to stand so tall,
To make my bro feel small,
He will cry every time he looks!

140 characters including spaces and punctuation


Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Fun poem!

Happy New Year! And thanks for your fun contribution to last week's Limerick-Off!

Not surprisingly, the one I just posted has a New Year's theme. Hope to see you there. :)

Kay said...

Hi Kay! Happy New Year! I'm just standing here watching fire crackers popping all around me. What a night!

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Happy new days.
Happy new dreams.
Happy New Year 2012 :))

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Sweet, sweet poetry!! I love the fact that the dino can make my brother feel small. [okay, I was the runt of the litter of five and I was always the smallest, so I can dream right along with this poem]

Love Lindy's anticipation of walking along in the waning hours of the day. Did you get any good sunset photos?

Oh and your shadow shots...fabulous.

Thanks for visiting, and may the new year bring you tons of traveling treasures and sharing it all with us.

Mara said...

I'm feeling sorry for your brother now! You are a mean little girl...

Dominic de Mattos said...

Hi Kay

Happy New Year to you ... and thanks for visiting my blog. :D

I have been neglecting my blog terribly over the last few months. Understandable, I hope, during November with NaNoWriMo but ever since I have been struggling to catch up with everything I put on hold during November!

I set myself a target of another 30,000 words by the end of my Christmas break (9th Jan) but I am way way way behind!

I am so looking forward to finishing the first draft so I can get back to making the changes to the early chapters that I now know I want to make!

As part of the Nano "winners" goodies I get 5 copies of my book printed by createspace - provided I submit it by 30 June. So that is my target - complete second draft by then. A tall order, so I suspect I am not going to be doing a whole lot of blogging any time soon.

Hope you can make Nano next time around - it's a challenge, no mistaking that - not least because it absorbs your whole thinking process. For me meant that meant I was not properly focussed on my work, even when I was in the office, but I am so glad that I took part.

Have a wonderful New Year and a rewarding 2012.


Brian Miller said...

haha...that sounds like my boys for sure...smiles....happy new year!

Jim said...

Happy New Year, Kay.
A dinosaur for Christmas is much better than a brother, especially another one like her first.
I hope she gets it. If not, how about a dog?

Pooch said...

Sibling rivalry rears its ugly head! Hope a dinosaur will bring fun times!

Happy New Year!


SparkleFarkle said...

Cool! Little Miss Gayla Peevey sang me your story as I read it!

Happy Newe Year!

anthonynorth said...

Ah, sibling rivalry. Can't beat it :-)

Pat said...

The writer must have a very annoying brother who needs some annoying back. But, as I used to tell my sons, your friends will come and go, but you'll always have your brothers, so be friends with your brothers. And they still are close friends at 29, 31 and 33.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Poor little brother! I'm the baby sister of the family, so I can empathize with him. LOL

Akelamalu said...

Ah siblings! Good one. :)

Sonia Lal said...

Mean! Poor baby brother.

Grandma's Goulash said...

As soon as I started reading I heard music. Took me a minute to identify why.

I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas

Were you thinking of this one when you wrote or is it just my imagination? Either way, I really enjoyed it.

Judy SheldonWalker said...

It is a fun poem.