FOWC with Fandango

official

My dream

In my dream there is an email in my inbox. The email is from one of the literary agents I have sent a query letter to. I look at the email with some suspicion. Am I prepared for another rejection? If I get my hopes up and it is another rejection it is that much farther I fall. If I maintain a negative attitude and wait until tomorrow to open this email am I holding off my success?

Oh, it is killing me to sit with my finger hovering over the enter key, knowing my cursor is already on the email to open it. Slowly, I press the enter key. The email loads. It starts out the same, “thank you for your interest in our agency”, but instead of “we are sorry” the emails says “we would like to talk to you further about representing you and your picture book!” OMG! Am I really reading this! It is official! My first offer for representation.

Then suddenly my eyes flutter open. Just a dream. I think I need to go back to sleep.

FOWC with Fandango

volume

Lindsay Lu 

Itty, bitty Lindsay Lu went to school today 

She thought she’d have some fun with friends and find some time to play. 

Well Lindsay Lu was happy there, her teacher was the best. 

Her favorite time was reading time and also time to rest. 

But once she had her crayons out and one boy tried to grab 

Her favorite purple swirl paper from her paper slab. 

She cried out loud to let him know the paper he should leave 

The teacher heard the scream and through the classroom she did weave 

To find what happened to the girl with paper on her desk 

Because she was always happy, the teacher’d have to ask. 

Lindsay Lu had started crying, the boy he did the same 

The teacher took them both aside and asked the boy his name. 

She told them both that they should share all things from in the room 

Including all the resources, every last volume.  

Lindsay Lu did smile then and so the boy did too 

And now they draw together and even share the glue.  

dVerse – Quadrille #91 – keep

Kim from Writing in North Norfolk is today’s host of dVerse.  Kim says:
This week I’d like you to take any meaning, form or compound of the word keep, and write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the prompt word.

My sleeping beverage 

When I go to sleep 

I often like to keep 

Water by my side 

My mouth feels very dried. 

The water that I pour 

Is not like those before 

It has a little twist 

A sort of liquid mist. 

Do you get my gist?  

FOWC with Fandango

Today’s word is “ivory.”

Elephant’s Ivory 

An elephant tusk is the first thing you see 

When you pass by the place that sells ivory. 

Its beautiful texture and wonderful hues 

Makes poaching and killing horrible news. 

We love what we have with that hard white plaster 

But don’t think about the poor herd master 

He’s missing a member of his elephant tribe 

Because we want ivory, its sort of a bribe. 

What can we do for more ivory to make? 

Find a white stone and make it a fake. 

This way we keep all the elephants alive 

Where in the wild they can all thrive.  

FOWC with Fandango — Solve

Solve this 

Little Betty Ann Sue had a problem 

With her shoe. 

She had two laces and a knot 

She couldn’t solve this twisted plot. 

She thought she’d like to see the bay 

The only way she’d be okay. 

She took her mama and her pop 

Up to the pier to look on top. 

She screamed and yelled because of this 

Her parents saw the fun they’d miss 

If they didn’t find a way  

To keep her quiet for that day. 

LIttle Betty Ann Sue fell upon the deck 

Almost hard enough this time, enough to break her neck.  

FOWC with Fandango

procrastinate

Fish should wait

We wait and wait to do what’s right 

But isn’t fish that take one bite? 

To know that it is their next meal 

A worm on a hook is a pretty good deal. 

Little do they know that on the end 

Is a little hook, not a friend. 

And if they bite they will find death 

Instead of food, their last breath. 

So do not bite the first , just wait. 

This time its best to procrastinate.  

FOWC with Fandango: Regular

Once upon a time there was a regular family that lived in a regular house with a regular dog. There was a regular mother, regular father, and two regular kids. This family did regular things like going to regular movies and taking regular vacations. One day something happened and the regular family changed. On this day the regular mother got a really good job at a bank so now she was a banker. On this day the regular father got a really good job building houses and now he was a builder. On this day both children went to play with friends in their neighborhood and were now playmates.

With the world turned up it was easy to see that being regular was easier.