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Road Trip Wednesday #21: Limericks!

Welcome to our 21st Road Trip Wednesday!
(And Happy St. Patrick's Day!)

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link in the comments -- or since this week's topic is a short one, you can include your answer in the comments.


Topic #20: In honor of St. Patrick's Day, write a limerick about your favorite book and/or WIP!
(we apologize in advance for these)



Michelle Shusterman

THE HUNGER GAMES
In the arena she fights teens and monkeys
Wielding a bow with cold-blooded ease
In the end she must decide
Which of them will survive
The Queen of Fire or her love, Boy of Pastries

THE ANONYMOUS SPOOKS OF FROSTPROOF
(which just landed representation by Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Lit! WOOT!!)
The idea of ghosts she found quite mysterious
She invited them but she wasn't serious
They answered her blog
And scared off her dogs
Their comments caused an electric experience
*
Kirsten Hubbard

LIKE MANDARIN
two girls brought up in the badlands
see the world through a kaleidoscope lens
one wistful, one numb
they never thought they'd become
inexplicably, explosively, friends.

*
Kaitlin Ward

HARRY POTTER
There once lived a boy named Harry
Whose life was not very merry
Until magic appeared
And he faced his worst fears
So the wizarding world would no longer be scary

*
Kody Keplinger

THE DUFF
There once was a girl who'd had enough
Until a slutty boy called her the Duff
Though he filled her with hate
She needed an escape
So they started sleeping together and stuff

*
Kate Hart

HARRY POTTER
There once was boy quite mysterious.
"I'm a wizard? You must be delirious!"
Even worse, parents dead--
"A godfather, you said?
A criminal? You cannot be Sirius!"


(again, we apologize )

Road Trip Song of the Week:
"Cry of the Celts" by Lord of the Dance
(LOL)


Next week's topic: What author's career would you love to emulate?
Kirsten Hubbard

Kirsten is the author of Like Mandarin, Wanderlove, and the middle grade novel Watch the Sky.

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15 comments:

  1. Haha, GREAT idea! Limericks are so fun to write. Here's mine: http://kirstenjoyrice.blogspot.com/2010/03/rtw-limericks.html

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  2. Love these! I'm not so great at writing limericks myself...

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  3. Hahahaha, awesome job, guys!!!

    OOH and congratulations, Michelle ;-)

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  4. WHAT WHAT WHAT?! Michelle, I didn't know you signed with an agent!! EEEP! CONGRATS!!!

    *is far, far out of the loop*

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  5. Thank you guys!!

    (Kristin, I suspect Google Groups is to blame once again...) ;)

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  6. Ha ha, these are awesome!

    Here's mine:
    http://www.abbystevens.com/2010/03/limerick-for-jo.html

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  7. This was so much fun. It was tough, but really–I had a blast doing it.

    My fun limericks are here.

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  8. I really enjoyed reading these and so I decided to play too!

    http://perspectives.rea-hedrick.com/2010/03/17/my-wip-in-limerick-form/

    And CONGRATULATIONS Michelle!

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  9. BTW, Kate's limerick about Harry Potter is waaaaay better than my ode to Jo. Love the play on Sirius's name. :-)

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  10. I love all of them!

    I wasn't going to post mine because it's horrible (limericks are not my thing), but then I changed my mind.

    http://writerschasm.blogspot.com/2010/03/yah-wip-limerick.html

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  11. Lol. Kate yours is awesome! I also love the way you used Sirius's name.

    These are all really fun.

    Here's mine:
    http://raven-ashley.blogspot.com/2010/03/rtw-happy-st-pattys-day.html

    And Congrats Michelle

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  12. Thanks Abby and Raven. :) Lots of fun stuff today everyone!

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  13. These were great. Here is my attempt for my WIP.

    http://www.melissaddean.com/2010/03/limerick-blog-carnival.html

    Enjoy and leave a comment!

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  14. Everybody did such an awesome job with this! Limericks are fun. :)

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