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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Three Word Wednesday CLXXXVII

Written for and posted to 3WW
The words this week are:
Depart, Ignite, and rotten.

Here's Mine:
An American Sentence-
Dawn decided to depart before the rotten timbers could ignite.

NanoAmerico^ (an American Sentence sandwiched between two shorter sentences or statements.)
Not wanting to confront Dave. Dawn decided to depart before the rotten timbers could ignite. Her marriage was over. 28042+10

An anagram in the NaiSaiKu style

Granite tent trip ode
Could be an anagram of
Which is an anagram of
Poet in danger titter

Dawn didn't want the situation to ignite. It would be practically  impossible to depart once the rotten timbers caught light. And the Country House Hotel on fire, would make the national news. She knew that Dave would find out about her secret affair, and that would probably mean the end of her marriage as well. 28042+10/2

My NaPoWriMo entries are hosted on my SweetTalkingGuy blog
It's never too late to take The NaiSaiKu Challenge? Have you tried it yet??
This is an invite to The American Sandwich game.. 
What will you write? There's lots of NEW games to choose from!


  1. Apologies to everybody that I didn't manage to read last week. I was away in London for most of the time, but I'm back at my desk today!

  2. Enjoyed the way this story developed through the post. And as a poet I often have a danger titter :-)

  3. I agree with Anthony. I love how this story went from one line to more. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I need to get back into your games, Andy. NaPoWriMo sorta took over my consciousness completely this month. I adore what you did with your words here, taking us on a bumpy, unexpected, water drenched adventure.

    (Did I mention I enjoy stuff like that?)

    Read my 3WW offering here.

  5. I thought you'd cracked it last week, but you've managed to go one better now.

  6. So many creative uses for one prompt. Nice job.

  7. Your American sentence certainly changed when your added the phrases before and after.

  8. Great job on all the ways you developed the story / prompt!

  9. Intriguing. I hope you're going to continue with this.

  10. Excellent anagrams once again!

    Tent to retain red pig

    is an anagram for...

    depart ignite rotten

    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for your comments as well!

  11. Nicely Jay, how about, 'trap toe in ridge tent?' I think I like the idea of a red pig though!

  12. Another good one! I surely wouldn't want my toe trapped in a ridge tent! :-)

  13. end of a marriage = rotten timbers about to ignite. Great comparison! loved the American sentence and anagrams too :)

  14. Andy...

    It's a challenging Naisaku...I wish to try sometime!

    Nice, nice rendition of the prompt!

  15. quite interesting, your 55, today was! a pity she had nothing else to strive for :)

  16. so true sheri...i wonder what did she expect? nicely done 55.

    mine is up!

  17. What a talent. This was most excellent.

    Mine this week is DOUBLE STANDARD As always, scroll down a bit, below my Friday's Show n Tell.

    Have a super weekend fellow 55'r!!

  18. You play with fire, you get burnt. Gone for a poem this week based on the Etheree form created about twenty years ago by an Arkansas poet named Etheree Taylor Armstrong It normally consists of ten lines of unmetered and unrhymed verse, the first line having one syllable, each succeeding line adding a syllable. I added an extra row for the word count and the punch line. See what I mean here.

  19. She's living in a house of cards. Or visiting one, anyway.

  20. Rotten timbers describes the end of a marriage so well...


  21. Metaphorically Marvelous.
    Excellent 55 My Friend.
    Thanks for visiting, thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

  22. Never fear Dawn - Yes-Man will come to the rescue!

  23. the fire of romance legal or illegal makes a good headline andy... shine