A Toast

Feb. 7th, 2006 12:47 pm
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This was the result of a ten-minute-fic challenge over on the Yahoo! group -- I posted it on Monday 30th January. I wrote it in under ten minutes. Just. And I've changed two words since then.

A Toast

"You have *got* to be kidding me!" Hawkeye opined
As he peered at the glass in his hand:
"I would bet that this alcohol makes you go blind,
And I'm sure that was not what you've planned."

But the man sitting opposite, hiding a smile,
Poured a glass of the nectar himself,
And he raised it to toast his own cunning and guile
with the words "to your very rude health".

A Toast

Feb. 7th, 2006 12:47 pm
ext_267: Photo of DougS, who has a round face with thinning hair and a short beard (Radar)
[identity profile] dougs.livejournal.com
This was the result of a ten-minute-fic challenge over on the Yahoo! group -- I posted it on Monday 30th January. I wrote it in under ten minutes. Just. And I've changed two words since then.

A Toast

"You have *got* to be kidding me!" Hawkeye opined
As he peered at the glass in his hand:
"I would bet that this alcohol makes you go blind,
And I'm sure that was not what you've planned."

But the man sitting opposite, hiding a smile,
Poured a glass of the nectar himself,
And he raised it to toast his own cunning and guile
with the words "to your very rude health".
ext_267: Photo of DougS, who has a round face with thinning hair and a short beard (Radar)
[identity profile] dougs.livejournal.com
I've been back through the archives here, and can't find this one. It's possible it only got sent to the Yahoo! group, so I'm putting it here too so that I can link to it. Don't know how long ago I wrote it.

Ought

You don't want to know how I feel about you: It ought to be kept to myself.
You've a wife back at home, and you ought to stay true, and I ought to stay on the shelf.
I lie here at night, and I thrill to your snores, and I counterpoint them with my curses;
I ought to resist what the army deplores. I think I'll just stick to the nurses.
ext_267: Photo of DougS, who has a round face with thinning hair and a short beard (Radar)
[identity profile] dougs.livejournal.com
I've been back through the archives here, and can't find this one. It's possible it only got sent to the Yahoo! group, so I'm putting it here too so that I can link to it. Don't know how long ago I wrote it.

Ought

You don't want to know how I feel about you: It ought to be kept to myself.
You've a wife back at home, and you ought to stay true, and I ought to stay on the shelf.
I lie here at night, and I thrill to your snores, and I counterpoint them with my curses;
I ought to resist what the army deplores. I think I'll just stick to the nurses.
ext_267: Photo of DougS, who has a round face with thinning hair and a short beard (Radar)
[identity profile] dougs.livejournal.com
Over on the Yahoo! group, we're challenged to work towards having written one fic for each letter of the alphabet.

Here's a list of the ones I've done so far )
Hmm. 14 fics for 11 letters. "F" is the only one I can't find a copy of, so I don't know if I've spelt it with the correct number of vowels. [Edit: Now found, and linked above.] I've omitted definite and indefinite articles at the start of titles, for the purpose of choosing a letter.

If anyone spots one of mine I haven't listed (I'm not very organised) then please let me know.

Crossposted to the "mash-slash" Yahoo! group and to [livejournal.com profile] dougs.
ext_267: Photo of DougS, who has a round face with thinning hair and a short beard (Radar)
[identity profile] dougs.livejournal.com
Over on the Yahoo! group, we're challenged to work towards having written one fic for each letter of the alphabet.

Here's a list of the ones I've done so far )
Hmm. 14 fics for 11 letters. "F" is the only one I can't find a copy of, so I don't know if I've spelt it with the correct number of vowels. [Edit: Now found, and linked above.] I've omitted definite and indefinite articles at the start of titles, for the purpose of choosing a letter.

If anyone spots one of mine I haven't listed (I'm not very organised) then please let me know.

Crossposted to the "mash-slash" Yahoo! group and to [livejournal.com profile] dougs.
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Another friday 5mf

Sometimes I'll miss him, his curls, and his smile, and his hand on the back of my head.
Sometimes I'll kiss you, and know all the while that I'm kissing the new one instead.
Sometimes you'll thrill me and help me to deal, when I may never see him again.
Sometimes you'll kill me by making me feel that another man isn't the same.
Sometimes there's dreams that the nightmare will pass, that I'm back at my home on the bay.
Sometimes it seems that, with just one more glass, I can make all the pain go away.
Sometimes I'll go very close to the brink, and I'll fight like an unbroken colt.
Sometimes you'll know just to pour me a drink, and to tell me it isn't my fault.
ext_267: Photo of DougS, who has a round face with thinning hair and a short beard (Dark)
[identity profile] dougs.livejournal.com
Another friday 5mf

Sometimes I'll miss him, his curls, and his smile, and his hand on the back of my head.
Sometimes I'll kiss you, and know all the while that I'm kissing the new one instead.
Sometimes you'll thrill me and help me to deal, when I may never see him again.
Sometimes you'll kill me by making me feel that another man isn't the same.
Sometimes there's dreams that the nightmare will pass, that I'm back at my home on the bay.
Sometimes it seems that, with just one more glass, I can make all the pain go away.
Sometimes I'll go very close to the brink, and I'll fight like an unbroken colt.
Sometimes you'll know just to pour me a drink, and to tell me it isn't my fault.
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[livejournal.com profile] katiemariie issued the five-minute challenge this time round. She said:
Ah, Friday the 13th. I guarantee bad things will
happen to you today.
Lucky-


So this is my response )
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[livejournal.com profile] katiemariie issued the five-minute challenge this time round. She said:
Ah, Friday the 13th. I guarantee bad things will
happen to you today.
Lucky-


So this is my response )
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[livejournal.com profile] loneraven has started issuing five-minute challenges on the [mash-slash] Y! group again.

This took more than five minutes, which -- from me -- is sort of traditional. It's a sonnet, which -- from me -- is sort of traditional as well. And they never quite manage to get it together, which -- from me -- is perhaps most traditional of all.
Pairing should be evident.

The River )
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[identity profile] dougs.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] loneraven has started issuing five-minute challenges on the [mash-slash] Y! group again.

This took more than five minutes, which -- from me -- is sort of traditional. It's a sonnet, which -- from me -- is sort of traditional as well. And they never quite manage to get it together, which -- from me -- is perhaps most traditional of all.
Pairing should be evident.

The River )
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[identity profile] dougs.livejournal.com
Oh dear, I'm sorry I wrote this. Frank and Hawkeye, It's bad and wrong.
Fruit of another five-minute challenge from [livejournal.com profile] loneraven.

In the morning ... )
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Oh dear, I'm sorry I wrote this. Frank and Hawkeye, It's bad and wrong.
Fruit of another five-minute challenge from [livejournal.com profile] loneraven.

In the morning ... )
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Once again, this is the result of a 5-minute challenge from [livejournal.com profile] loneraven.

Absence )
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Once again, this is the result of a 5-minute challenge from [livejournal.com profile] loneraven.

Absence )
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Last night, [livejournal.com profile] loneraven wrote:
> Today's challenge, then, taken randomly from New Scientist:
> It was a bit like-

Like much of my writing, this takes its rise from events in my own life. You have to learn to leave the past behind, especially if it's crippling your participation in the present, or the future.

I don't think it's especially good -- there are some dodgy rhymes and there could be better resonances between the first eight lines and the last six. And I don't much like the 4+4+6 structure either, I'm more at home with 4+4+4+2.

Never mind. It took about twelve minutes.

With apologies to Henry. )
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Last night, [livejournal.com profile] loneraven wrote:
> Today's challenge, then, taken randomly from New Scientist:
> It was a bit like-

Like much of my writing, this takes its rise from events in my own life. You have to learn to leave the past behind, especially if it's crippling your participation in the present, or the future.

I don't think it's especially good -- there are some dodgy rhymes and there could be better resonances between the first eight lines and the last six. And I don't much like the 4+4+6 structure either, I'm more at home with 4+4+4+2.

Never mind. It took about twelve minutes.

With apologies to Henry. )

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