Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

(in)Famous and possibly fictional


 Image from White House public archives.

Greetings Garden Dwellers!

Welcome back to the Out of Standard, where I will call upon you to break out of the every day box and explore new territories. So get those ink wells refilled and a fresh sheet of parchment. Your challenge lies ahead.

(in)Famous and possibly fictional encounters
Write about a relative's encounter with a famous person. That's all. The encounter doesn't have to have actually happened. And the famous person does not need to be living or even from the same era.  Uncle Bob could have met Wilma Flintstone at the Grand Canyon, or your niece could have gone to the future and met BeeBop, the only robot in the world to be elected earth president. If you prefer the more traditional route, perhaps your mom did actually meet David Bowie at a laundromat and now is your time to commit that to paper.

So go now, my muddy buddies.  Brig us us back something new and unexpected.


9 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Excellent challenge, Izy.

Toni Spencer said...

Fun challenge. I once wrote about meeting Bob Dylan for real but never a fictional write. This will be fun.

brudberg said...

I have danced on stage with Terri Nunn once... but that's too close... On Swedish radio they once had this kind of connection. The best one was a woman whose dog had been with Lassie (the actor)... but I had to write something invented here.

Fireblossom said...

Okay where IS everybody?

Herotomost said...

Cool Challenge IG.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm here in spirit, FB.

Kim Russell said...

Dear Izy, I was looking forward to writing a poem for your prompt but I am currently too ill to write on my computer. I can read on my Kindle in bed. I hope to be back to normal in a few days.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for a great prompt, Izy.
My poem though, having an ink of its own strayed a little out of focus into a very self-centred shift: my apologies

much love...

Marian said...

This is a cool challenge! Over here I'm full steam ahead and wrote something different Friday but want to come back and try this one. Thank you Izy!