Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Versified Reviews

Those two verses are review of sorts for Curse of the Pogo Stick by Colin Cotterill.

Read my review of the book
here.




thousand-year-old spirit

thrives in his aged body
dangerous keepsake for some
FOR THE RESTLESS CORONER
that dangerous keepsake
rejuvenates his aging body
spirit found abode in 1000 years

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Seventy three-year-old doctor of Laos, restlessly slept through long boring speeches. Dangerous turn, kidnapped on the way back by seven young Hmong females. Twin sons of the Chief's daughter become his keepsake for sometime to come.

16 comments:

Whitesnake said...

You been drinking?

Daily Panic said...

I loved the short story of the kidnapping. You did great to tell a whole story with so few words.
I wanted to know more - why kidnapped by females? Why keepsakes of twin sons? were they his?

anthonynorth said...

The sandwich is a tasty bite.

sage said...

Interesting... I'm scratching my head. Kidnapped by so many women? To him, is this a tragedy or blessing?

sarah said...

I loved the story! Your imagination is wild.

Andy Sewina said...

Oh, how wonderful/lucky to be kidnapped by seven females - the stuff of dreams!

Kristy Worden said...

the kidnapping was interesting - real flash fiction...

Tumblewords: said...

Nice short piece with a long history - well written

Jeeves said...

Kidnapped by two women. Wow.....Nice read

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I loved the sandwich--filled my mind with ideas and images!

pjd said...

LOL @Whitesnake.

I might have to check out Pogo Stick. I wonder now what happened to the coroner.

Color Online said...

Well if you're going to be kidnapped, this is the way to go. lol

lissa said...

interesting, though not quite sure what you mean, I suppose I would have to read the book?

ying-ko-4 said...

I have to chuckle @Whitesnake

And as a famous Vulcan would say, "Fascinating" to the rest.

Great stuff...

And thank you for visiting!

Megha said...

Haunting poem :) Nice take on the prompt.

Marsha said...

I enjoyed both. The non-Western tone of the second one made it tres interesting.