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I’m reading two books at present written by one of my favourite authors, Neil Gaiman. One is “American Gods” and the other ” Anansi Boys”. There are a few things that they have in common, one is that they’re about the old gods – those whom we’ve lost sight of and the other is that there are quite a few “tall tales”.
Tall tales are in fact stories that are so fantastic that they are obviously false. American folklore is full of tall tales from Paul Bunyan to Br’er Rabbit and many others in between.
Here’s one I just made up for our prompt today:
I was out walking the other morning when all of a sudden the sky turned grey and thick as pea soup.
A man dressed only in his dressing gown came up to me and asked if I‘d by chance seen a white duck. I replied that I hadn’t. He thanked me kindly and went on his way walking jauntily like an English Lord.
From under a cabbage out pops a white duck saying “That was close lad, you just saved my feathers from that old cheat!” And off it waddled.
I stood and gawped as the sun came out again!
© G.s.k. ‘17
So today I’d like you to write me a tall tale in 100 words … like mine. And to get you started here’s a picture!
If you prefer poetry, you might like to try a series of shadorma – or perhaps a limerick!
There once was a man all a sheen
Dressed up dapper and grand all in green
He went to a concert
For a hussy to subvert
But was caught and wed by a bonny colleen.
© G.s.k. ‘17
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Have fun and happy reading and writing! Bastet