Writing Prompt: Limericks!

Limericks!: Writing Prompt at Fifteen Minutes Of Fiction. Create a short piece of writing that fits the writing prompt.

Writing Prompt: Limericks!

Writing prompt Limericks are a lot of fun. This form of poetry is generally used for light-hearted, often completely nonsense subject matter.

A limerick is five lines of anapestic poetry (though line 1 often opens with an iamb) - lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with each other and contain between 7 and 10 syllables - and lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other and contain 5-7 syllables. Limericks often tell a story: line 1 will introduce the main character, line 2 will describe what they do, and the remaining lines detail the results (sometimes wacky) of what the person/animal/thing does. Give it a try! A FMoF example can be found here: Carpentry Skills

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An old age quandary
Posted by lostcerebellum, May 3, 2010
A limerick about a puppet and his ventriloquist
Posted by Jeorge, May 7, 2010
Okay, I tried... :-D
Posted by Laura, May 2, 2010
A limerick about a long-winded pastor who didn't know when enough was enough
Posted by Douglas, May 2, 2010
A clean Limerick
Posted by R. Wesley Lovil, May 2, 2010
A boy named Blue doesn't know what to do
Posted by Maine Character, May 3, 2010

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