Friday, February 24, 2012

Alas! Poor Rick,

Alas!  Poor Rick,
We knew him not,
But no secrets would he divulge
No explanation of his violent demise,
Those vacant orbs told us nothing.

And the Forensic Pathology Exam
is Monday.  Alas!

This is for the weekend Trifecta Writing Challenge.  Write 33 words, inspired by the photograph
www.trifectawritingchallenge.com

23 comments:

  1. The pathology exam
    it seems to me
    is destined to be
    failed by ye

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  2. And perhaps the Trifecta exam as well. Love your pithy comment. Thank you.

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  3. entertaining! I love the use of Shakespeare as inspiration. I must admit that was the first thing that popped through my head as well...but I didn't go that route :)

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    1. I think a few of us thought of the "Alas poor Yorick" speech. By Sunday, there will be a few more. Thanks for your comment. This prompt was fun.

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  4. Fun, fun. I was in a Shakespearean mode last week, and this week's picture is certainly apt.

    Funny, too, that I thought these two are eggheads of a sort.

    Great punchline. Finishes fabulously.

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    1. I thought they were eggheads too, but now looking at the photo, they are sitting on a bed! Thank you.

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  5. I liked it, as if Rick was work someone took home with him.

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  6. Just a little take-off on the "Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well" from Hamlet. Can you tell I was an English teacher? Thank you from me and Rick.

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  7. Great work. I love how some of us (you) took the high road and others (me) the low and came up with such different responses to the same picture! I found yours to be well written I had to count the words to make sure you did not cheat and slip in an extra word or two in.

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  8. Rachel, this week's prompt is especially fun. I think we need a little humor in our writing sometime. The world is grim enough as it is. Thanks for counting the words!

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  9. Thank you for linking up this weekend. I loved the twist at the ending. You got a genuine chuckle out of me. Thanks for that! Shakespeare with a twist. Hope to see you back again on Monday.

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  10. Hello loverofwords! I think we're going to get along fine! I'm a word-nerd, as is my Dad, a newspaper columnist and author eleven books. Mostly English curriculum to teach Swedes the English language. He was a teacher when we lived there. I love this 33 word poem off a picture, what a fun meme.
    No, you didn't fail any test to "get in" to the challenge. I'll have Ninja Captain Alex fix this for you right away. Each co-host has his or her "thing" and the list is his. However, he's off on a two week blog tour, so don't be alarmed if it takes a few days.
    Thanks for your visit and comment at the A-Z Blog. Of course, the invite is always there for you to visit me at my place.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge

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  11. P.S If you want comments during the challenge, you have to turn off the "prove you're not a robot". People HATE that, and will NOT take the time to comment if you have it active in April. People will want to just jot off a comment, and move to the next blog. Just friendly advice, though. This is your blog to run as you like, just letting you know a "safety tip" for getting more comments.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge

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  12. Tina, I will visit you at your place. Thanks for the tips; I need all the help I can get. I am so not "techy." And I will see if I can get the robot thing turned off. The blog name is fixed, thank you!

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  13. I too am a loverofwords. I met you on the A-Z comments tonight. Very talented with the 33 words.

    dreamweaver

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    1. Great name, Dream Weaver. I am really looking forward to the challenge. I know my writing will improve with the daily practice that the challenge gives you and especially the comments which add encouragement.

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  14. Allrighty then...checking for that damn robot thing to be turned off...
    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge

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  15. It's not. I have to hit the hay now, but I'll dig into blogger and help you turn it off tomorrow, OK? Please remind me if I forget...

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    2. Hi Tina: I am looking forward to learning a new skill. . .how to turn off the robot!

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