This has been hanging on the inside doorknob of my bedroom door ever since I received it from my Swedish “sister”. God Jul means Merry Christmas in Swedish. I am not sure what the fur is, but I’m going to go ahead and say it was made from Yeti paws.
#vss very short story
Hannah thought the furry Christmas decoration looked like a fluffy bone, so she put it around her dog’s neck. She loved how it bounced as he frolicked in the fresh snow-drifts. She heard a yelp and her little Prince didn’t emerge. She tromped through the thick snow, her heavy steps crunching on the top layer and then quickly sinking up past her knee. It was exhausting work to walk the few steps to see behind the hillock. She gasped. Her eyes traveled up the white fur to the blood dripping from the Yeti’s mouth. The strand of string still holding the fluffy bone was stuck around a huge, sharp tooth. Hannah screamed.
Today’s Poetry Prompt and Poem
Today’s prompt is a tough one:
Write your own memoir in 10 lines. No more, no less.
A Creative Life
Abject antecedent agonizes an allimentation allowance
Circumspect creature charily content
Rapacious reader reaching recalcitrant
Timely travel tunes tenacious talent
Educated egocentric eagerly endeavors
Antiestablishmentarian acts autarkically
Tumbling terrifically toward the twilight
Impossible issues invert imagined ills
Voracious verbiage vanquishes vile visions
Erasing exasperation eases endangered existence
I really like Ask the 8 Ball prompts. This one was fun. I asked the question as written and got:
So I tried a different question. I asked: Should I start my story with an onomatopoeia?
Don’t Forget To Read!
To fit with today’s theme, I thought I would find some books about the Snow Beast.
Yeti – The Ecology of a Mystery by Daniel C. Taylor
My Quest for Yeti: Confronting the Himalayas’ Deepest Mystery by Reinhold Messner
The Abominable Snowman (Choose Your Own Adventure 1) by R. A. Montgomery
GAMAGO Yeti Journal I have this journal. I really like it. I bought it at the Seattle MoPop when it was the EMP (Experience Music Project). I write my ideas for kids stories in it.
And there are many kids books that look cute:
Yeti, Turn Out the Light! by Greg Long, Chris Edmundson and Wednesday Kirwan
No Yeti Yet by Mary Ann Fraser
Yeti and the Bird by Nadia Shireen