Robin at Pensieve has this photo up for her Friday’s 40 exercise this week. And Miss Rumphius has challenged us to write a rictameter, which sounds like a cinquain on steroids. Syllable count of 2-4-6-8-10-8-6-4-2, and the first and last line are the same word(s). I’ve never heard of a rictameter before; have you? Sounds like fun, though.
I’m looking at my list of things to do today. No way is there time for one challenge, let alone two. But if I write it right this minute, it will count out of my blogging time. So, I’m cooking the books, just to find five minutes to participate:>) Here goes my combination of the two challenges, in which I imagined a modified setting for this trash can surrounded by empty bottles.
My weakest skill
Coach gives me a challenge
Clean the parking lot–and practice
I spin a bottle toward the can and green
Liquid arcs toward scalding pavement
Stupid coach, dumb
—by Laura Purdie Salas
I wrote this one on fuzzmail so that I could see my writing and revision process live. Here it is if you’re interested. It’s about 1-1/2 minutes in Normal time, I think.
There’s still time to participate in either of these challenges–the one based on the photo and the one based on the form. Just follow the links at the top of this post to learn more about either.
Hope all your writing today is nothing but net (or can, if that’s what you’re aiming for)!