Elevensies 1.1

Fancy a quick challenge over a cuppa?

The Wordcloud challenge that is as easy as 1 to 1. Well, 11. Eleven words in eleven lines, that’s all there is to it. Well, eleven words in eleven lines incorporating one, two or three randomly selected genres, that is.

The words:

And the randomly selected genres are:


The challenge is to write something, anything (poem / story / paragraph / entire blog post (nah, that wouldn’t work)), using all of the words in the word cloud and your choice of one, two or three of the selected genres above. Your piece MUST ONLY be eleven lines / sentences long and MUST include ALL eleven words… otherwise the challenge would be called Tensies and Ninesies; or Eightsies, and then it wouldn’t sit quite right whilst having your Elevensies.

Write your entry on your own blog, and link back to this post on your post, or link to your post in the comments below. I’ll sort out all of the links later from the thousands hundreds eleven (?) good folk who take part. I wonder if I can get more than eleven? Let’s see. This challenge is open until Tuesday 26th February 2019.

I will post my entry later in the week. I may post two. For 1 + 1, you understand… And I will post another challenge next Wednesday… and you never know, it may be another Elevensy. (I’m not sure that’s a word.)

The Wednesday Wordcloud: Naff Hair!

I wrote a rhyme about naff hair,
Only fit for deletion, so I did, so there!
Full of babble, and waffle and gestural descriptions
Of lovesick teenagers, blood-slurping vampires, and pineapple encoded binary encryptions
It made no sense, so after all that
I decided the rhyme, like the hair, was also quite naff.

I wrote a naff rhyme about naff hair
Although now that naff rhyme is no longer there
A naff hole appeared, needing  urgently filling,
So this fills that space… naff yet…

…with a split end like this oddly fulfilling

‘Naff’ is a British term meaning ‘not awfully good’. This rhyme, and its immediate preceding one (/deleted) are entirely based on fiction, any similarities between real folk and the words are purely coincidental and not intended in any way whatsoever. And anyway, the emphasis is on ‘naff’, not hair. Just saying…

From Six Words

Before the tea heavy rainfall came
Suddenly, then it was clear again
Replaced, it was, by a gentle breeze
Carrying echoes through the forest’s trees
My walk began at the waterfall’s edge
With chilled lemonade, nice and fresh…

Based on my Six Word Saturday post, I created this Wordcloud from six of the keywords – I replaced shower for rainfall, but there you have it – and then created the rhyme based on the post itself! I didn’t really need to create the Wordcloud, but if I hadn’t then this would have been a second post that didn’t include an image! And I couldn’t have that!