Thursday, January 27, 2011

Slang Three-Word-Wednesday

She needed a place to sit
But no one would scooch down a bit
Since her temper was janky
She became rather cranky
And tossed a conniption fit.

conniption: noun: a bad tantrum. One has a conniption or conniption fit.
janky: adjective: broken or functioning poorly or improperly; messed up.
scooch: verb: to move over, or to scoot. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Slow, surreal, spirals
They slide in a long descent
Toward the killing fields

Toward the killing fields
In a long descent they slide
Spirals: slow, surreal

Our three words were: descent, kill, surreal

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Harmless, Moist, Yelp

He’s harmless, the owner assured me, just a young puppy, really, that wants to play.

I smiled at the yelping mass of spotted fur and tried to get over my irrational fears.

Nice puppy, I crooned in a soft, sweet voice, Nice little Saint Bernard that’s as big as a spotted Jersey heifer. His jowls were slobbery moist but his tail thumped in welcome, and  his dark eyes were playful.

You’re a sweet, little doggie. I smiled bravely, and reached out to pat the top of his huge head. In a flash, jaws snapped upward and I realized that he had bitten my wrist.

Stop, Samson! Drop it! yelled someone standing on the edge of shock-blurred reality.

The hulking brute quickly released my bleeding, tooth-marked arm and looked expectantly at his master, who gave him a doggie treat and said: Look how well he obeys orders!

Smart Puppy.”
Good Dog.”

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mount Huashan Hiking Trail

The scenario quickly turned dark,
And his chance of survival was stark
 But he only would say,
Concerning that day,
"Well, it wasn't a walk in the park!"

Mount Huashan Hiking Trail

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Willingly Suspending Disbelief

In the Ozarks? Now can ya believe it?
She goes to a fancy, dress ball?
And the plot? Well what in tarnation?
T'aint likely or plausible at all!

Our Three Word Wednesday prompt was:
willingly, taint, plausible