(an Irish-jiggy kind of tune) Saturday night I was on my couch watching Show after show of just awful TV When my dull mind thought of homemade fruit salad But in the fridge there was none I could see So I walked down to the grocery and headed Straight for the produce aisle way at … Continue reading Ferocious Fruit
Note to my cherished readers: green = my inner critic; red = my replies to said critic; black italicized = stuff you might see if this was a scene from a play; black (strikethroughs are deletions) = what I was struggling to write! Oh, and Bingo is my dog. Dear Amy, It’s been great chatting with … Continue reading Inside the Writer’s Mind
BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: For several days now, from mysterious origins thousands of feet above, it's been literally raining cats and dogs upon the leafy streets and stately old mansions of Beech Bottom, West Virginia. On every block, thousands of drenched, collarless and confused kitties and pooches - of all breeds, shapes, and sizes - can … Continue reading Appalachia hit by “Animal Rainstorms”
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by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 Today, I almost did a terrible thing. My dog Bingo and I were taking our usual morning stroll, walking briskly west along an eastbound one-way lane. As we passed in front of a daycare centre and playground, a row of angled parking spots was on … Continue reading Revenge, Foiled.
by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 Okay! Come on, let's play! Let's play, Bingo. C'mon!! Kisses! C'mon… kisses! That's a boy! That's a boy!... Huggie time!… hrrr..rrr… hrrr… hrrr… C'mon, c'mon, let's play!... Floppy, floppy, puppy kisses! rrrr…! rrrr…! arrr..rrr!... Hug time! Come on! hrrr…! RUFF!! Oh, oh, oh… okay... … Continue reading Floppy Puppy Play
by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 Canadian Federal politics just got a lot hairier after yesterday's landslide victory for the Liberal Party's youthful and telegenic leader, Justin "Selfie" Trudeau. Lock-dreading, tressed-out Tory supporters may just feel like curling up in knots this morning - fit to be dyed, fearing we've just saddled … Continue reading All Hail Canada’s Hair Apparent!
by Paul Raworth Bennett Hassan can, at a handclap, call a vassal at hand and ask that all staff plan a bacchanal. This surprisingly coherent little piece of verbal frivolity is an example of univocalics - a type of constrained writing in which all words use only a single vowel. The brilliant Canadian poet, Christian Bök, … Continue reading Vowelplay