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A story without the 'E' vowel.

We were asked in our creative writing class, to write a short story, without the 'E' vowel. This small exercise looks simple, but it is in fact difficult. However, it would be fun to exercise our brains in this direction.

Here is my small, but difficult contribution.

THE CAT

Was I wrong to think that I saw a cat?
A big black furry animal, now how about that!
And do you know just what I actually did?
Was to shoo and shout at him, whom did I kid!


Davide Castel

20th February 2013


I can't say what I want to say
without using that.
So I will just say this about that
Why would I want to?


Don Yarber

20th February 2013


Not easy is it Don? That vowel is much used, so our way of thinking alters.
Some in our class actually wrote a much longer and complete story!
Thanks for giving it a go!


Davide Castel

21st February 2013


My cat sat on a mat
thats cos a cat should do that
I'm going to put this into a story for night owls
With all consonants but only four of the vowels...ohhhh drat


John Ramsbottom

20th February 2013


His kiss was a plan for passion that I could not pay back. I was crazy about a man distinct from him. Instantly with an angry frown and a foul condition a sword was thrust into my body. Falling to the ground my spirit was cut out. My infatuation bankrupt for I had said my last dying words. "I am not my twin sibling."


Deborah Boydston

20th February 2013


Very good Debby! John's attempt was also good, too bad he messed it up with the last word, vowel....oh drat!
This is a good exercise. It makes us come up with words that we can use in place of words with the letter "e" in them. Thanks for starting this, Lucy.


Don Yarber

20th February 2013


Thank you Don you are always such a good encouragement to me.


Deborah Boydston

20th February 2013


John...Funny ha..ha..You copied me! Oh drat!

Deborah...I think you must have done this before! Just TOO GOOD! Thanks so much.


Davide Castel

21st February 2013


No, never have done it before just thought about it for a while.


Deborah Boydston

21st February 2013


Thanks Deborah. You are a natural!

This is just so lame...but I did it in 5 minutes, just now!

A Witch was just so waiting
And shaking to do a bit of baking
A cry, as a bird looks another way
Caught! it cannot fly or have a say
With a flavour for 'bird's fry' baking
Witch was hungrily shaking while making!


Davide Castel

21st February 2013


Lucy I love it. I don't think it is lame at all especially for 5 minutes. I found this to be quite funny.


Deborah Boydston

21st February 2013


Had I thought it through that day
I wouldn't cry now this way

I lost my will to fight back
His charm could blow you off track

Black shiny hot sizzling look
A long daring look was all it took

Thudding furiously on the ground
My 'pulsing organ' was found

An arrow hit just right though it
Making Cupid stop to say his bit,

"Why fall so hard as a log
For him who is, just a dog!"


Asma Ahsan

21st February 2013


Asma...The best and longest so far!
How did you? How could you think of this one so fast?
And, it all made sense! Congrats!
Was it hard for you, or quite easy?


Davide Castel

22nd February 2013


"ExtrEmEly Easy!" (Each timE EvEry onE complimEnts mE, thE liE kEpt rEady courtEsy mE !)

Lol. :)

Of course it's not easy. But, I can do it a bit easier as I wrote my first poem in class three, in perfect verse. I have always been good at playing with words. I love writing, it never bores me. It's like a game actually. I enjoyed this excercise.


Asma Ahsan

22nd February 2013


That was very clever Asma. You are also funny!

Here is another 'on the spot' piece, from moi!

Much of what I want to say
Is lost or it's about to lay
in a mouth of acid, lips shut tight
Nothing could jump out if it wasn't right!


Davide Castel

4th March 2013


Very good! I like it!

How can you call a buiscit anything
If that word is taboo
So for Christmas this month
Bunny rabbit and fatty tum
Will sing and play in your socks
As 'anonymous animals'

* I am referring to Christmas cookies. :P


Asma Ahsan

3rd March 2013


YES! Very, very good Asma, yet again.


Davide Castel

4th March 2013


A couple of these have the letter "e" in them.
Another
Have
while
else

I won't even try it. Too difficult. I rely on my e's too much!


Cindy Beitinger

4th March 2013


Cindy, you pretty much replied for me. Exactly the same thought I had.. All of it.


Daniela Bustamante

4th March 2013


Cindy and Daniela...That is the point.
To try to write a verse or short story without using the E vowel.
It is an exercise that makes one think of an alternative word without the vowel.

In our U3A writing class, we had lots of fun and laughs, when we wrote all had to write this exercise for 5 minutes.
Many had that odd 'e' in there somewhere, and all of us were quick to point it out.
Remember that I am one of the youngest there and the eldest is in her 90's.
Some put me to absolute shame with what they wrote, as in a whole long story, in 5 short minutes!

So why can't the younger ones give it a go?


Davide Castel

5th March 2013


I will fail miserably. I rather not. My English professor gives us some writing exercises that I'm not a fan of and many times I feel like my writing is horrible but once I build up my courage... I will gladly accept those writing exercises and write my story without an "e"


Daniela Bustamante

4th March 2013


What can I say?
It's just too hard to do!
I say this to all of you
What if I fail at this small task
Okay; I'll try if that's what you ask.


Cindy Beitinger

4th March 2013


my addition with no you know what

it is a poem to an old girlfriend who is experiencing difficulties at the mo

I'm not your husband, but still your pal
As I wax lyrical of our rhythm
Just hold his hand, and you shall
Savour all your found magic with him.

I don't think our past was all rosy colours
But I was still in my youth
Heh you know how to avoid wars
And grow to find actual truth
Uh huh

I'm not your husband, heh don’t worry
I know our past has had that rhythm
But hand in hand you had 20
And had so much growth with him

I think that I’ll soon talk to you
As spiritually I grow.
I will offer you chat on what you can do
As you will also know
Uh huh

I was a husband. Don’t know if I was good?
I do know as a woman you deal with stuff.
And I know that although mis-understood
You will win ‘cos you is tough !


John Ramsbottom

5th March 2013


Cool John but I counted 3 e's.


Deborah Boydston

4th March 2013


John...Excellent poem about your subject from the past,
however, like Deborah, I also counted 3 E's.

Thank you for giving it another go.

Cindy...Of course you could! Thank you.


Davide Castel

5th March 2013


John...Excellent poem about your subject from the past,
however, like Deborah, I also counted 3 E's.

Thank you for giving it another go.

Cindy...Of course you could! Thank you.


Davide Castel

5th March 2013


Cindy - very good!

You try so hard
It's amazingly good
You control your words
As only an author could!


Asma Ahsan

5th March 2013


Thank you. It wasn't so bad
I didn't think I could do it
but alas I did.
try until you win.,


Cindy Beitinger

5th March 2013


Such famous words
So subtly strong
Such a vision you portray
Words can do you no wrong!

I am so enjoying this. :P


Asma Ahsan

5th March 2013


This is more of a poem than a short story. Here goes.



Sky glowing with tints of color

As sunlight slips into glory


My soul knows and is

Aglow to find

Such a spiritual sight,


In and out, I am

Caught up with joy


Jim Miller

8th March 2013


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