Monday, April 30, 2007

The Fire Escape's Great Limerick Ending Contest

In honor of my birthday, I'm emulating Bilbo Baggins and giving away a bag of my favorite savory, nutty, spicy Hot Mix and a signed copy of Rickshaw Girl. To win, you must supply the best 9-syllable last line of advice in one of two limericks. Ready?
From Reader To Writer

To imagine the best children's book,
You must closet yourself in a nook,
Forget fame and glory,
And just tell the story,
________________________.

OR

From Blogger To Writer

I'm not wantin' to put you to shame,
But I see you've been googlin' your name,
My stat counter's showin',
Your visits are growin',
________________________.

Winner TBA on Poetry Friday. Submit as many endings as you'd like for one or both limericks; prizes below.

12 comments:

  1. It's your thirty seconds of fame.

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  2. Just so long as it's got a swell hook.

    (the Hollywood response)

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  3. I like your new look. Happy Birthday!! Two entries--one for each!

    (You should hire a maid and a cook)

    Now be sure that your writing's not lame.

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  4. I'm not feeling very creative today, but I did want to say Happy Birthday!!

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  5. (from reader to writer)
    Then set it aside, let it cook!

    (from blogger to writer)
    And those reviewers just think it's a game!

    Marcie
    marcieaf.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm not wantin' to put you to shame,
    But I see you've been googlin' your name,
    My stat counter's showin'
    Your visits are growin'
    I know 'cause I keep doin' the same!

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  7. Lovely! This is going to be tough to judge. Keep 'em coming, and thanks for the birthday wishes, too.

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  8. Happy Birthday!

    I have two for the blogger one:

    But Mo, I'm so glad that you came.

    or

    Too bad that my blog is so lame.

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  9. Happy birthday! Wonderful. We're both Tauruses. If I dug astrology that would mean something, I know. I'll promote this contest pronto as my rhyme muscle shriveled up and died last night.

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  10. Happy birthday! I hope you had a great day with your family. :)


    From Blogger To Writer

    As you climb up the ladder to fame

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  11. b. Johansen Newman9:14 AM

    I'm not wantin' to put you to shame,
    But I see you've been googlin' your name,
    My stat counter's showin',
    Your visits are growin',
    This feedin' your ego? Quite lame!

    Barbjn, with as pronounced a limp as any

    PS Happy Birthday!

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  12. From Reader To Writer

    To imagine the best children's book,
    You must closet yourself in a nook,
    Forget fame and glory,
    And just tell the story,
    Revise, then rewrite, show your hook!

    From Blogger To Writer

    I'm not wantin' to put you to shame,
    But I see you've been googlin' your name,
    My stat counter's showin',
    Your visits are growin',
    Go write! Stop obsessing on fame!

    Happy Birthday!

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