Day 27 Twenty-seven Sentences June 27, 1927. On this date the United States Marine Corps adopted the English bulldog as their official mascot. Write about any subject. You can write about a Marine, a bulldog, or an Englishman if you’d like. You can write about anything! But you must write exactly twenty-seven sentences. No more. No less. Alternative: Write a poem with 27 words or syllables. Note: A tanka is a 27 syllable poem with the structure 5,7,5,7,7.
I learned that from one of my June 1-30 Challenge mates, but can’t now find who.
(If you’re reading this, leave your June 17 link in the comments and I’ll link you).
Tanka to a Gourd
Oh bitter melon
Like an otherworldly beast
Karela to some
A taste too sour for many
I’ll draw you until I’m done
Day 19 Nineteenth Letter? No! June 19, 1989. The movie Batman premiered. My Andrew thought Batman a great hero. Can you be a blogging hero without utilizing the 19th letter of the alphabet? Do not utilize the nineteenth letter of the alphabet when writing your article to be made public on your blog today. The topic of the article may be anything you like. It can be any length. But it cannot contain the nineteenth letter!
Day of Dad
I now have your hairdo, though I go more trimmed on the lower part of my head. You’ve been gone for twenty now. We all yearn for you. Have a great Dad Day!
Day 17 Seventeen Syllables June 17, 1971. The Okinawa Reversion Agreement was signed. This agreement between the United States and Japan returned control of Okinawa to Japan. A Haiku is a traditional Japanese form of poetry. It is three lines: the first and third lines have five syllables each and the second line has seven syllables for a total of seventeen syllables. They are often about nature. Write a Haiku. Please include a picture that illustrates your poem.
Fancy leopard bra Midlife undercover treat No longer useful
Day 15 Fifteen Sentences June 15, 1752. Benjamin Franklin flew a kite during a storm. His experiment demonstrated the link between electricity and lightning. Today is your chance to experiment! Try a new writing style. Write about anything you wish. But you must write exactly fifteen sentences. No more. No less.
Staff member Bray due to arise in 3… 2… 1…
I demand my morning snack!
Four lousy treats?
OK, fill up the bowl of crunchies.
MILK — STAT!
Where shall I lounge, near the Heater God, atop the Gravel Pit vista, or on the Comfy Couch?
Egg dish — I hear an egg dish!
You fool, GIVE ME THE EGG DISH!
Meh, not what I expected.
Bathing, bathing, bathing — too much fur.
You know you’re behind schedule and you should have started that bath ten minutes ago.
ZOMBIES — RUN!!!!!!
I’ll just rest over here while you figure out your outfit.
Sigh, there she goes, have a nice day, I’ll keep the Comfy Couch warm.
Day 14 Fourteen Line Poem June 14, 1578. Fourteen-year-old William Shakespeare wrote his first sonnet. Actually, I made that up. Shakespeare really was 14 in 1578, and he did write sonnets. But no one knows when he wrote his first sonnet. Today may be the day you write your first sonnet, though. Write a poem of at least fourteen lines. You may want to try writing a sonnet, but any fourteen line poem will do.
In Praise of Scarves
Scarves how I love thee, in so many ways!
Pink, green, and purple elephant square, souvenir of my youth.
Mom’s Hermes keepsake, Paris 195?
Fiorucci dot, staple of my Otis student years.
Hand dyed, hand loomed ikat, you have a mate in Providence.
3.1 Phillip Lim BOOM! Bigger than imagined, now a tunic.
Oaxaca rebozo, the señora wrapped my cabeza traditional style.
Gold and wine paisley, from Kim, from India.
Hand painted silk from Mercedes — I miss you, girl.
Dotted Maiwa, I hear the siren call of Vancouver, BC.
Mod dot by Bill Blass, best go-to graphic square.
Moschino Olive Oyl, smaller than I dreamed, big ideas planned.
Bella’s striped rainbow, gone missing all winter, recently found.
Scarves, you always fit, no matter what my size.
(Note: first two scarves are missing from the photo — couldn’t locate)