Thursday, July 22, 2010

55-The Rings of The PHone


Illustrator: Dorothy Grider - Image provided by flickr

Just like the ripples of water
When throwing in a stone,
The rings of the phone
make stirring sound.
Lan's heart beats
furiously
As she gives her puppy some treats
Nervously.
The phone keeps ringing,
"Woof, woof,"
Boots barks, waiting,
Lan scoops her up,
"Hello, what's up?"
"..."
What does she hear?
U tell me, dear!

*****
Write a fictional story in 55 words. Give it a try and notify G-man at:
http://g-man-mrknowitall.blogspot.com/

This is also an entry for Monday's Child #4 (See image on top):
http://childrensverse.blogspot.com/2010/07/mondays-child-4.html

And an entry for The Thursday Think Tank (Sound)
http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2010/07/thursday-think-tank-prompt-7.html

Happy FLASH Friday,
Happy PG-13 Writing,
HAPPY Poetry/Short Story Writing!
U Rock!

41 comments:

KB said...

Awww, I love the pic of the puppy.

flaubert said...

Jingle I like this!
Pamela

Caty said...

nice open ending! fun poem as usual, Jingle

g-man said...

Jingle Belle...
This was very intriguing.
Loved your 55 My Dear!
Thank you so much for this very thoughtful story.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Systematic Weasel said...

This was a very enjoyable read, and an excellent response to the prompt! Great post!

-Weasel

lakeviewer said...

How fun! G-man has quite a gig with all of you responding to his challenge.

Bernie said...

Great 55 - I always enjoy reading post when my blog friends are doing these.....:-) Hugs

signed...bkm said...

Very clever Jingle cute and thank you so much for stay with us at Monday's Child.....love the new colors on you blog...bkm

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Very cleveryly written and that adorable pup,

Yvonne.

mrsnesbitt said...

If only animals could speak eh?
Great 55!

Dx

John's comments said...

Woof, Woof. My 55 here

Gandhali said...

i love that photo! so vintage!

Barbara said...

Isn't that an adorable picture?

One never knows with phone calls. And there is so much trash with those 800 numbers...I have learned to check caller ID. I think that's terrible of me!

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AmyLK said...

This is a great story! I have never tried the 55. I am just too wordy! lol

Claudia said...

that's funny and unexpected - and the picture is sooo cute!

Amy said...

what an amazing 55. Have a great weekend..

Janice said...

Fun...cute picture.

brenda w said...

Fun, Jingle. Woof!

Robert Lloyd said...

I really enjoyed this poem Jingle. How you managed to work a few prompts into was great too!! I want to know if she was expecting that call though! I love hwo all the sounds mixed so well with one another. Thank you for sharing.

riikainfinityy.com said...

Fun and lovely poem, i love it totally! :P A amazing 55 written=P

Jingle said...

Re: Robert:

I basically worked on the image given trying to do a child's story,
when I write, I thought about her parents gone to hospital because her Mom is having a new baby, thus she is left alone at home due to emergency, she may be expecting the call from her parents, but she has fears at home alone...

Thanks for the question!
Happy Friday!

I appreciate everyone's encouragement and comments here.

PattiKen said...

A mystery! Very nice, Jingle.

I’m up here.

Muthering Heights said...

Very cute! I like the image you chose. :)

Kristin said...

How COOL is that!! I love how your used one picture to tell the story for three different challenges! You have such a talent - and were able to successfully do all of them in a beautiful way, Kristin xo

A 2 Z said...

Hi Jingle,

loved the post and pic! Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie

steveroni said...

What's up?
You tell me!
Interesting "55"
Poor doggie with sore paw.
Thank you, Jingle!

Mine is HERE

Dom* said...

Wait for the ring then listen to the tone
Is it someone special that is on the phone
It sounds like a little puppy that made the call
Why would the little guy want to talk at all
Maybe he knows how to talk by barking away
While that little guy surely made my day

enjoy Jingle and Happy Saturday to ya(+)
soulbro*:)xo---{--@

Lourie said...

I love your work! I truly do. You rock my friend!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Awesome 55 - I haven't tried poetry in years. Love the summer storm poem as well + pics!
dana

Mary said...

This is so cute and clever, Jingle! Nice work.

william said...

yes, this was a clever story, loving the new look dear xxxx I will visit the kind poets from here who came to my blog, now I have some time xxx

Sam Liu said...

Wonderful 55, Jingle! Your writing has a lively joy to it, it makes your words an utter delight to read :)

Birgit said...

Feeling grateful,
friends like rays of sunshine,
making my birthday complete.

Thanks for dropping by! :)

Hugs,
Birgit

Reader Wil said...

Good story! You are very creative, Jingle!
My story about the burglar was also partly fictional,but it has more than 55 words.

faery of the wilds said...

lovely poem and this goes for you...

http://faeryofthewilds.blogspot.com/2010/07/one-lovely-blog-award.html

Akelamalu said...

Nice 55 Jingle. :)

Carrie Burtt said...

An adorable and fun poem. :-)

Christy said...

the picture is adorable, and i love what you wrote to go with it..so cute!

Michelle said...

Love the idea of a 55 word story and like the picture/story you posted as well.

Tess said...

Aww, that was awesome. Such a sweet treat...