Walking stately through the forest on a path that he had helped establish over the years, Marmaduque Fabriquet was at peace with the world; his two hounds, Fleicher und Christien, ran alongside and away, enjoying their freedom from the restrictions of Hame Farm – though those ‘restrictions’ were hardly solitary confinement for his two faithful Black Forest Hounds.
set a challenge to come up with an interesting and inviting first sentence for one of the writing groups that I attend (The Write Stuff) I thought this was a possibility. It does, however (IMO) not give any clues as to what the story is about, or what might happen. It seems to me merely a start. What follows may make the difference; but, as a first sentence, I am not won over by it. What do you think? G:)
A line of poetry, they say
Becomes you; this must be
Seasonal, like the sea;
Decisions on this may be made in jeopardy;
Easy they may seem, that’s just affinity;
Effectively the word heard leaves you deaf.
Jeepster for your love; you are my apogee.
Surfing on a wave of apathy
Swimming in the depths of depravity
Crawling up the beach of sympathy
Considering the scope of my gravity
Others despair at my levity
Whilst wishing my works showed more brevity
They know nothing of impeding capacity
Just comment in rage at my rapacity
And does anybody care?
Author’s Note: just a series of words that I fuddled together. Not a planned piece; just came out like this. G:)
An artist attacked by a weasel
Defended himself with his easel
Or was it the other way around
An artist attacked by his easel
No, that’s not right…
It was a ferret
Easy to get those two mixed up
Ferrets and easels
So, to recap,
An artist attacked by his-
Perhaps it wasn’t an artist;
I know, it could have been a used-car salesman, or a barber;
Very easy to get those two mixed up
Especially if they look quite similar.
Anyway, a used-car salesman (or a barber)
Was attacked by a ferret
Or an ermine
(Though ermines are far rarer by far)
He wasn’t too badly hurt,
And after a few weeks recuperation…
He was released back into the wild.