Archive for weird

Mix and Match! (a fun puzzle!)

Posted in creative writing, writing, writing craft with tags , , on December 6, 2017 by Robert Crisp

I may be taking a break from my traditional mode of written expression, but that doesn’t stop the Weird Train from barreling through my head.

Here’s a screenshot of the PDF so you kind of know what you’re getting into before clicking the link.

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mix and match

Mr. Kermit P. Shipley and the Fish (poem)

Posted in characters, creative writing, poem, Poetry, surreal, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 5, 2017 by Robert Crisp

Photo courtesy of Flickr and the Creative Commons License

I use Fake Name Generator more for fiction than poetry, but in this case, the site served me well.

Mr. Kermit P. Shipley and the Fish

Mr. Kermit P. Shipley screwed
in his good glass eye and told
the fish she was a tall drink of water.

The fish, who had two functioning
eyes, looked over at Kermit and
made a sound like a distressed cow.

Kermit couldn’t help but be smitten,
dying cow noise or no, and his mouth
split into an an approximation of a grin.

The fish’s mouth opened and closed
as she realized she was not in water,
and she in vain tried to breathe herself

because Kermit had said she was a tall
glass of water, but she wasn’t…she was
just a dying fish who could mimic a cow.

They remained this way, stuck as if on
the event horizon of a black hole, never
making any progress toward or away.