flashlight, doldrums, ferocity, wash, recesses

In Too lazy to assign a category on January 18, 2007 at 8:36 pm

August, time of doldrums
She recesses with ferocity,
but her flashlight shyness
obviously doesn't wash.

This is how it works: you get 5 words and with these 5 words you have to write an entry. The words might or might not be related. You decide how to combine them, and how long your entry will be. You tag your entry with 5wordchallenge and whatever other tags you like. Finally, you put the words in bold.

This challenge: flashlight, doldrums, ferocity, wash, recesses

In one week the challenge will be passed on to someone that participated in this one, by Electric Firefly, who hosts this week's challenge.

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  1. to be able to combine those words in such a short work was stunning. Awesome stuff Irma!!

  2. Thank you for the compliment RPM ! There I was, actually thinking I was trying to get away with this challenge, not in the mood to write a decent entry … *grin*

  3. Irma, it takes a certain skill to write with brevity and wit, well done. I`m just wondering with one more wash, what a girl with flashlight shyness looks like as she recesses with ferocity in the August doldrums.
    I`m a visual guy and somehow this piece reminds me of my highschools asphalt assembly area, but I went to an all boys school, so I`m wondering how that memory gets spliced in there. Poetry is a wonderful thing isn`t it?
    You wouldn`t happen to have this girls email address would you, so I can ask her what she is doing there in here?

  4. there? in here?
    Here in my head, that should read, sorry. I need to do some gardening an sort out that temporospatial area that has been so sorely neglected of late.

  5. Despite your attempt to get off easy, I like this one.

  6. i like some of this…flashlight shyness especially. what starting a new poem embodied by the original and evocative flashlight shyness? Stuff I liked less: "time of doldrums" everyone says that. and "obviously doesn't wash" just too wordy for this minamalistic poem in my opinion. i think you're not getting away with anything by trying to write a poem using these five words; in fact, it's a greater challenge. kudos to you for attempting it!

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