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“I am the ‘CEO of… “

“I am the CEO of…”

I am the… CEO of a poem by a poet who is a poet of poetry and a poet of the Ten Red Herrings of the world of poetry.

NB This is as suggested on FB , you just write ‘I am the CEO of’ in a text message on a post, and the suggestions for follow on words can be quite interesting. Please feed back if you try it, and what you produce. Thank you. G:)

Cinqku Challenge (my first) – #1(Me)

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“Sandford.”
“The ‘poet?’ ”
“He thinks he is.”
“He writes loads of poems.”
“He does.”

“Some good.”
“Yeah, some are.”
“Some are… rubbish.”
“Quantity overload?”
“It is.”

“And then…”
” ‘And then’ what?”
“He’s quite quirky.”
“In a weird sort of way.”
“Touché!”

“Graeme?”
“Yes, that’s me.”
“You’re that poet?”
“I may rhyme a little.”
“Blimey!”

“Try now.”
“Try rhyming?”
“Yeah, make one up.
Off the top of your head.”
“Okay!”

“The sand
For due time
Is now here writ;
Please remember his rhymes
And wit.”

Story To Be Written Here… 2 (Updated)

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I was sat stirring my wooden coffee with my wooden coffee stirrer, when…

…Edward and Den wandered my way. I watched and waited. Would Edward wink? Would Den? …

…To my surprise Edward was the first one to wink and then Den, I couldn´t believe it! What do I do now?

…I smiled. Then I said, ‘Good Morning, Gentlemen.’ Their faces were so funny, they looked at each other…

“Do you remember anything from last night?” they both chimed in unison….looking like two cats that had swallowed the favorite pet mice of the mistress.
In their defense “the mistress” only kept pets and people in order to torment them for her own amusement.
These two employees of hers were called Den and Edward because “the mistress” could not be bothered to learn their real names. There had been four sets of “Den and Edward” in the last two years I had worked for her.
I couldn’t help but wonder what had happened last night that they were winking at me about with weird looks of guilt on their faces…

Please continue the story, as Jane of Jane’s Musings (Moonworld.co.uk), charlypriest (charlypriest.wordpress.com), niasunset (photographyofnia.com) and Gentle Kindness (gentlementalannie.com) have done, in the comments box below and I shall update the post with your words. Just a bit of fun. G:)

Thank you

Story To Be Written Here… (Updated)


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I was sat stirring my wooden coffee with my wooden coffee stirrer, when…
… I thought ‘it was a break for only 15 minutes.’ It meant I could only get to see her for 15 minutes…. But she didn’t come… I waited for her… just to ask her if she would like to come with me tonight to the concert… It would be the first time I could really talk with her… I waited… and she never came.

Next day, I learned that she had left the company…

… I still think of her. Her pale blue eyes, blue hair, blue demeanour… Her name had been Skye – it probably still was – but, like the lightness she was, her absence made all the shades of blue… well, less blue, if you know what I mean. She had spread her wings and had flown away.

I sat there everyday for those 15 minutes, stirring my wooden coffee, gazing hopefully at the revolting doors in the hope that Skye would return…

Please continue the story, as NiaSunset (photographyofnia.com) has done, and I have done (graemesandford.com) in the comments box below and I shall update the post with your words. Just a bit of fun. G:)

Thank you

Where Am I? #1

Somewhere in the UK.

Somewhere in the UK.

No, I am not lost again. I saw this and thought of… taking a picture of it.

So, where is it? If you know, please tell me and I shall award you with a no-holds barred critique of one of your posts (your choice which one) just for fun really. G:)

What’s Your (Next) Line? A Join-In Challenge.

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Deirdra: Unhand me, young man, or understand this: you shall be unmanned; all above board and above the waist intact; nothing underhand about that, but underneath there will be nothing worthy of consideration.

<Here is the space for your character name: followed by your character’s response to the above>

First response in comments carries on the challenge (and I will update here)

please no swearies (for I have faint heart for cussings)

thank you – have fun, be creative

G:)