Sunday, December 21, 2008

Twenty-Two Words

My brother-in-law Jerry has found an interesting challenge: "Tell a children's story in just 22 words."

So here, as a retelling of this ancient tale, is my submission:

Terrycloth caped Superboy leapt from the second-floor window and pancaked into the ligustrum, but not before being seen by Lex Luthor (Dad).

8 comments:

Jerry said...

Good story, and a "creative" way to get it into 22 words.

joyce said...

you could poke your eye out jumping into the bushes like that.

Bob said...

Joyceee--
Nah, those ligustrum bushes aren't all that stiff. They have a lot of spring to them ... well, for the first couple of landings anyway.

Jerry--
Thanks, 22 words is a heck of a constraint.

Hula Doula said...

The Princess had to choose a prince. So she chose the one with the best breath and lived happily ever after.
VOILA How's that for shallow?!

Bob said...

Hula--
The princess may have chosen the guy with the best breath, but guys almost always choose the princess with the best breasts. (When it comes to shallow, girls can't hold a candle.)

Bag Blog said...

You and Hula should win a prize!

Jerry said...

Bob,

You should have played to your strength. The actual winner was scatological, and nobody does that better than you!

Bob said...

Jerry--
I figured I'd have heard if I'd won, but thanks for the poop.