Sunday, April 8, 2012

Frustrated Hallmark Writer Poetry


Jenny Matlock

One hundred and one weeks of Saturday Centus!

That is a lot of weeks of mini-fiction!  

This week our Miss Jenny has thrown us another one of her famous literary curve balls.  

As regular followers of this meme (aka Centusians) are well familiar, our illustrious teacher, Ms. Jenny Matlock of her blog off on my tangent, often challenges us by inviting us to either write stories and poems using photos as prompts or giving us a tiny word count.  

This week she did both.

Thank you Jenny!   My brain needed a good flush of creativity after all the crud that it has been processing lately!   

Our assignment this week is to create some type of creative literary piece using the following photo:

and 25 words of text.  The theme of this weeks meme challenge is "Greeting card innards."  

Here is my short but sweet holiday offering for this week.  I have entitled it:

Frustrated Hallmark Writer Poetry

While a dog on a card can be a “flaw-wah”

With a holiday greeting composed,

Remember nothing rhymes with Chihuahua

So just be happy with prose.

Jenny Matlock

I just bought a Chihuahua. It's the dog for lazy people. You don't have to walk it. Just hold it out the window and squeeze.

Anthony Clark



  1. Great job...and LOVE LOVE LOVE your afterthought!

  2. As the owner of a very small dog (less than five pounds), I find your idea very compelling, Tom. We have missed you! What have you been ip to all this time???

  3. Oh that's great! Sounds like you have a northeast coast accent-got a good chuckle from it:@)

  4. I love this! And I have a Chihuahua, named Dixie. Yes. Truly, the lazy person's dog. Adorable and funny, Tom. Hallmark should hire you.

  5. Hahaha

    My grandpa had a chihuahua that used to dribble all over the floor with excitement every time I visited. It did not endear her to me, I confess.


  6. Tom. I apologize for being really, really early to visit you for Easter, 2013.

    This made me smile!

    I think chihuauas are like poetry in motion.


    I don't really.

    But it's all I could think of to say here.

    Go study.

    Quit reading this.


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