Here is how this works.

August 13, 2008

We start with a haiku, like so:

To write a haiku
All you need to know is this:
Five, seven, and five.

Then, in the comments, you write a new haiku using the last line of this haiku as your first line. Like so:

Five, seven, and five:
Perhaps the measurements of
A pregnant fairy.

You may change punctuation and capitalization, but the words must stay the same. After a week or so, a favorite haiku will be chosen, and the last line of that haiku will become the first line of the next haiku. And so on. Let’s see how long we can keep this up…

So, your first line is:

A pregnant fairy

Questions? Email me at thefireinthesnow [at] gmail [dot] com.

Addendum: You guys are all fabulously creative, but I should probably clarify the rules a bit. This time, everyone uses the first line “A pregnant fairy”; next week, one of those haiku (haikus?) will be chosen and then we will have a new first line to work with.

Yours, Joanna

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13 Responses to “Here is how this works.”

  1. laurie Says:

    Five’ seven” and five’
    So many feet tall and wide
    A life-size Weeble

  2. Barry Says:

    A pregnant fairy!

    Who is her baby’s daddy?!?!

    Next up on Montell….

  3. Lesa Pinker Says:

    A pregnant fairy
    unfolds in shimmery joy
    as she bides her time.

  4. Chris Says:

    Next up on Montell…
    Kellogg’s Characters on Meth
    Tony has no teeth.

  5. Diana Says:

    Tony has no teeth.
    Next you’ll meet tweaking celebs,
    Snap, Crackle and Pop.

  6. sean Says:

    a pregnant fairy
    wha’cha gonna do ’bout it?
    they have low morals

  7. Barry Says:

    They have low morals,
    swollen wings and BAD mood swings!
    “No!! You don’t look fat.”

  8. poplonging Says:

    A pregnant fairy:
    Slept through Sex Ed, didn’t know
    to use smurf control.

    -Joanna

  9. laurie Says:

    A pregnant fairy
    Won’t be stopped by Joanna’s
    Fascist addendum

  10. laurie Says:

    A pregnant fairy
    Blames the watermelon seeds
    We suspect Kid Rock

  11. Johanna Says:

    A pregnant fairy?
    More like, a trans man gives birth
    This daddy’s got skills

  12. mattrix Says:

    A “pregnant fairy”?
    At first I thought: “Bruce Vilanch”
    But that’s just so mean

  13. Rachel Says:

    A pregnant fairy
    Can run and jump and fly but
    really shouldn’t smoke.


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