First Challenge Results

August 19, 2008

Welcome to the end of the first week! I am going to try to post every Monday with the results and the next first line; so keep checking back! Off course, you could always just subscribe…

Before I announce a winner, let’s review the impressive entries, shall we? I won’t review the entries with incorrect first lines; though those were very creative, they were wrong. I added an addendum to the instructions, leading to this lovely response from Laurie:

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

(In a related note, I am so going to start a band called Joanna’s Fascist Addendum.)

Some folks just smack-talked fairies, like Sean:

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

and Barry:

A pregnant fairy!
Who is her baby’s daddy?!?!
Next up on Montell….

…and, ahem, me:

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

Lesa honored the fairies with this lovely poem:

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

Rachel gave some advice:

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

And Mark modestly hid his poem on the “About” page of the blog:

A pregnant fairy
Sweet and delicate in Spring
Bad mojo by Fall

Then there were the oh-my-god-I-can’t-believe-I’m laughing-at-this haiku, from Johanna:

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

…and Mattrix (clever nickname, Matt):

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

It was a tough choice, but in the end I had to go with another submission from Laurie:

A pregnant fairy
Blames the watermelon seeds
We suspect Kid Rock

Yay, Laurie! This means that you get to choose your favorite of the next set of haiku! (You are also welcome to submit, of course.)

So the next challenge is to write a haiku with the first line We suspect Kid Rock. I know, I’m sorry. Remember, the words can’t change, but you can change punctuation and capitalization. You have a week to submit poems in the comments; I will be back on Monday (or thereabouts) with Laurie’s pick.



9 Responses to “First Challenge Results”

  1. Barry Says:

    We suspect Kid Rock
    will be McCain’s VP nom.
    Can’t be worse than Dick!!!

  2. Barry Says:

    We suspect Kid Rock
    didn’t get a callback for
    “High School Musical”

  3. Joanna Says:

    “We suspect ‘kid’ rock
    is the music of Satan!”
    sputtered Pastor Goat.

  4. mattrix Says:

    We — “Suspect Kid” — ROCK!!!
    You — “Boring Adult” — DO NOT!!!
    Suspect THIS, oldster!!!

  5. wes Says:

    We suspect Kid Rock
    Is the son of Dad Boulder
    Weighing down the earth

  6. Kevin Moore Says:

    We suspect Kid Rock
    You (plural) suspect Kid Rock
    They suspect Kid Rock

  7. Jen Says:

    We suspect Kid Rock
    Thought marriage to Pam would last
    but we knew better

  8. Johanna Says:

    We suspect Kid Rock
    is neither Kid nor Rock, but
    who are we to judge?

  9. Johanna Says:

    We suspect Kid Rock
    thought “country music star” brought

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