Her Saturday Centus, a meme that prompts you to create a story from a writing prompt she supplies.
The wrinkle this week (that is causing additional frown lines on my face)? We must write a rhyming poem, ala Dr. Seuss.
As usual, the prompt appears below, in bold text.
Please visit Jenny for all of the great responses to this challenge!
Timing is Everything...Or Maybe, Location, Location, Location!
I once met a man at the fair
Carrying a box, I asked, "What have you there?"
He said, "Why, it's a new clock!
Can you hear its 'tick tock'?"
And I gazed at the item – I was scared!
I began to run away, in a flash
My lifesaving 100-yard dash
I'm not a chicken
But the 'clock' that was tickin'
Came from an old bomb maker's stash
I ran right into a dark cave
Confident that my life had been saved
Then I heard in the gloom
Tick tock, tick tock, tick...KA-BOOM!
Now I’m buried six feet under, in my grave