Lou's World of Fiction

The accumulated fiction published on LouCeeL

100 Word Challenge – Precise

Posted by misterlou on May 26, 2009

You know, you’re a real jerk. (ambiguous)
Why, what did I do now? (attempt at clarification)
I shouldn’t have to tell you. (still ambiguous)
Did I forget something? (a further attempt at clarification)
When do you ever remember anything? I ALWAYS have to remind you. (perhaps a bit less ambiguous)
What? Is today something? (digging a little deeper)
Why do I have to tell you? You are such a JERK! (still stuck in ambiguity)
Open the drawer by the bed. (heading toward precision)
What’s this? Oh, my God. (getting closer)
Like it? (eliciting precision)
I love you, you jerk. (precise)

The above is this week’s response to VelvetVerbosity’s 100 Word Challenge.

First publish on 2/21/08 as http://louceel.blogspot.com/2008/02/100-word-challenge-3-precise.html

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100 Word Challenge – Fire

Posted by misterlou on May 25, 2009

A meme from Velvet Verbosity:

Funny thing, fire. We use the word for so much. He’s on fire, but we know he’s not. He has a fire in his belly, but we look and see nothing. His loins were on fire, when he was really just horny. He’s burning up, when really he’s ill. You’re fired, when all you’ve done is fuck up and lose your job. But to HAVE fire is to have passion and drive and desire, things we cannot see but in the result. The danger is in being consumed by fire, that result can be visible also. Fire that’s uncontrolled kills.

first published on 2/8/08 as http://louceel.blogspot.com/2008/02/100-words-about-fire.html

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Friday Haiku with no Haiku Widget

Posted by misterlou on May 25, 2009

I do not know if
I’ll ever do this again
Haiku on Friday

Poetic license
once explored, can only lead
to poor sentences

Besides, I find that
people look at me funny
as I count fingers

And too many times
I lose count and do it wrong
then I look stupid

And I need no help
looking stupid. I can do
it just fine in prose.

This was first published on 1/18/08 – http://louceel.blogspot.com/2008/01/friday-haiku-without-haiku-widget.html

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Friday Haiku – 100 Word combo

Posted by misterlou on May 25, 2009

Words are bold, sometimes
writ large so we don’t miss them
they shout loud to us

young people are bold
sometimes brazen and foolish
bold without wisdom

our leaders are bold
and their bold has brought us war
where is the wisdom?

little kids are bold
they try to do things and learn
from things that don’t work

the things that cause pain
become that which they avoid
bold becomes a tool

what tools do they use?
those we have chosen to lead
what things do they learn?

discipline? respect?
humbleness? One thing well done –
they shout loud to us.

The above is a Friday Haiku and 100 Word Challenge (the subject of the challenge is ‘bold’) all rolled into one. I don’t usually get political – or apolitical. As a Viet Nam Veteran, I saw too many young men die. At the time, I thought there was a reason to be there. As a now older man I see little reason for war and no reason to sacrifice the lives of our young men and women. I suppose my objections will fall on deaf ears. I will not be able to make any difference. Man has always fought wars. And I guess they always will. And young people will die. You would think the ‘older, wiser’ people who lead them to war would know better. I do.

This was first published on 14Feb08 as http://louceel.blogspot.com/2008/02/friday-haiku-100-word-combo.html

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Hello world!

Posted by misterlou on May 25, 2009

This is my first WordPress blog and post.  This blog will be used to record and publish all of my fiction – book, novellas and short stories.  If you find me here, welcome.  But please note – i will not be publishing here on a regualr basis, as I do on Blogger.  Only the accumulated fiction I write and have written will be posted here.

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