This started Sunday evening when I was chatting with Shiloh, who shared her blog’s new look (http://sunnydreamer.net/2010/6word-duel.shtml ) and a couple of her recent posts. One was a fun and easy one with six-word stories. When I went quiet for bit, she challenged me to a Six-Word Story Duel.
We started tossing ideas back and forth, and here is what we came up with. To me it feels Haiku-esque. This is one of those fun challenges that can wake up sleepy Muses, and give you a chuckle at the same time.
He dangled temptation, she steadfastly refused.
Jagged lightning strikes! Fire feasts greedily.
Placid appearance aside, cats can hunt.
Children: angelic asleep, whirling dervishes awake.
A gleam of fangs, vampyre’s kiss.
Uprooted trees. Roofless home–tornado’s carnage.
Stalking the prey. Carefully placed footsteps.
Man in tights and cape. Delusional.
Dancing shadows can excite your imagination.
Their first kiss? Awkward, must practice.
Ripples of laughter. Please, not me!
With one click, her money disappeared.
Break in concentration, brother’s welcome voice.
Should we stop or keep going?
Conversation twisted interestingly. What’s going on?
Homeless ghost will haunt undesirable Guests.
Horse stumbles. Odds go sky-high.
Adrenaline. Rapid heartbeats. Hunter and hunted.
After we had written this much, Shiloh and I started getting a touch silly as we discussed working on our posts.
Shiloh sent me the following message: “Better get posting, instead of being caught up in the romantic music playing! *laughs*”
I saw one of my infamous cartoons in my head and had to share it with Shiloh: ‘I can see the two of us, at apposite ends of a dusty mining town’s main street, arms and legs akimbo, doing the fast draw, but instead of our six-guns firing bullets, they are shooting six-word stories.”
Shiloh gleefully added: “or words in general?”
To which I responded: “Welllll… It is a Six-Word Story Duel.”
Shiloh topped that with: “And people taking cover for fear of being buried in a mound of words!”
And that, my dears, is how my tales often begin