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« on: April 21, 2012, 08:03:12 AM »

We are once again resuming "55 Words"--in contest form! Every month, we'll choose a topic to write on. Gaining your inspiration from the topic, write a 55-word piece: it can be in whatever format you like, as long as it is 55 words. Post it here, so others can read and comment on it. At the end of two weeks, we'll make a poll in which everyone can vote and whoever's piece receives the most votes is the winner for the month!

This month's topic is Vegetables

The deadline for submitting a piece is May 4.

Good luck!
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 07:07:07 AM »

And, to start us off, here is my story!

Stew

The carrots, bound in a bunch on the cutting board, stared at the crockpot in inanimate horror as the water boiled. Bubbles churning the broth, flinging about little pieces of cabbage, onion, and potato. The butcher knife, steely in its resolve, turns a deaf ear and readies a sentence. The stew will have carrots tonight.
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 07:46:46 AM »

I count 56 words in your story, Tak!

Here's mine, Love Story:

When you were a flower, I loved you;
your satin petals and pollen-yellow blush
quickened my heart.

Then spring faded, and so did you.
I thought I would never love again.

But you never stopped growing,
swelling into a vegetable
to feed wild rabbits.

I find I love you
for what you have become.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 08:00:54 AM »

That's because my crappy word processor changed "crockpot" into "crock pot" Fixed and it really is 55 words now :-P
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 10:54:10 AM »

A Monologue by a Potato. My deepest apologies to William Shakespeare ...

Tomato, O Tomato! Where are you Tomato?
Deny your species, be not lycopersicum;
Or, if you won't, be my love,
And I'll no longer be tuberosum.
Your species is my enemy;--
You’re culinarily a vegetable.
What's fruit? It’s neither branch, leaf,
stalk, flower, nor any other part
Belonging to nightshades. O, be some other solanum!
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 02:32:08 AM »

Not really a poem but I can't get this idea out of my head.

Vegetation Domination.

This shall explain how one day plants will kill us all and rule the world.

In nature all things adapt to survive. Sooner or later plants will realize which ones are killed off by humans and which ones are grown in an abundance. When this happens. Slowly over time poisonous plants will become vegetables and fruits and all other things not killed off. When everything eats these "Safe plants" they'll die.
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 02:01:53 PM »

(a-sparagus is one word, 4 syllables)

Though called 'Veggie Tales', about veggies, it ain't:

Bob is a tomato; a berry botanical,
Larry a cucumber; a gourd, thus comparable,
Junior a-sparagus; though slim shoot in body,
   a fruit in the head; so close, yet so shoddy.

I, a supporter of Nix - dissenter of Hedden - find this atrocious.
Culinary Schmulinary, I'm with botany.
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 10:39:03 PM »

Lovely entries everyone!

This is a last call for submissions, at the end of the day tomorrow I will be closing this thread for entries and we will begin voting!

So, if you haven't already, enter the contest!
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 06:02:05 AM »

Despite the allegations of certain people that I couldn't be bothered to enter *stares over his glasses* I did actually remember.

I look at you - am intrigued by you - am drawn in by your unrepentant carrotyness. You lie there, defiant and orange. Very orange. A little muddy. "I am a carrot," you seem to say. It is everything there is to say about you. I wish I knew as much about myself.
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2012, 01:09:35 AM »

And the contest is closed!  Please vote on the voting thread  grin
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