Thursday, August 4, 2011

RanDoM ThUrsDay!

A poem and a quick prompt contest.

Join the fun!
The poem is for Haiku Wednesdays at You Know...That Blog and the theme this week is Distance. I took a favorite scene from a classic movie and fit it into Haiku form. Recognize it?

Like what? Like, uh, track!
Whaddaya mean, like running?
No, not just running.

It's something that needs
endurance and stamina.
Long distance running.

Cross country running.
Danny thinks for a minute.
Yeah, that could be cool.

And the quick prompt contest is from sharkly agent, Janet Reid. Appropriate during Shark Week! Here are the 5 words to write a quick 100 word story.

“Fever check!” T-bone said and smacked his buddy in the forehead on his way out.

The glow in the sky told him he’d better have a good excuse for being out all night again.

He cruised home on his Harley and never saw the branch in the road. As he sailed into a spectacular roll down the hill, the last words he said to the gal in the bar echoed in his head, Gotta live like you’ll die tomorrow.

T-bone smiled with no regrets as his guts oozed like jelly onto the pavement.

(a song came to mind after I wrote this, )


Amy said...

Love the Haiku! :)

Nicole Mc said...

It's driving me batty that I can't figure out what movie that is from!! LOL

j. littlejohn said...


the long distance running gave it away. my sister used to watch that movie over and over

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

LOL, it's not everyday you read a poem about Grease

Bethany Elizabeth said...

:) Loved the haiku, and great 100-word-story, I loved the last line. :)

M Pax said...

Is that from Grease? lol Either way, I love the Haiku.

MISH said...

I loved the graphic and gory "guts oozed like jelly ..." at the end ! Eeuww !

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thinks for only a minute? Probably rejects the idea too, right? :-)

Distant Clouds

kaykuala said...

Grease, wow! Reminds one of lots of gyrating bodies all in the name of great dance movements. Thanks for stopping by!


Ellie Garratt said...

Awesome Haiku and story. I loved how T-bone oozed his guts!

Ellie Garratt

Tara Tyler said...

thanks for all the comments!

and it was indeed from Grease. love that movie!

I'll let ya know if i win =)
(tho i usually don't, there are so many great writers out there! and it's hard to know what kind of mood she'll be in...)

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

SO sorry I'm late visiting! It's been an insane week and I didn't have time to sit down for most of it.

Great haiku - thanks for joining us!

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

Jenn, I am even later, trying to catch up on reading after a vacation. Love the Haiku and the story - although - yuck to jelly guts on the pavement.

Kate said...

Wow... the microfiction is absolutely fantastic. I love that!