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Matera the Mad
02-08-2008, 06:54 AM
Short-short summaries, microstories - how short can they get? How about seventeen syllables.

A haiku novel - why?
because we have that much time
before the next act.

I toss a few not-so-original plotku to the piranhas:

Boy meets girl on train.
They will marry out of love,
but divorce in hate.

Supreme commander
of galaxies defeated
by humble Jedi.
(I know - yuck! lol)

Ancient wizardry
crumbles, the world is saved by
computer techies.

Gunfighter rides in;
saloon doors swing, bullets fly;
gunfighter rides out.

02-08-2008, 07:14 AM
Beautiful idea
but the implementation
is way too cliche'ed.

This is your humble
but exceedingly correct
plotku critic, I.

Matera the Mad
02-08-2008, 09:05 AM
Critics arise - woe!
Another starving author
languishes obscure. :(

02-13-2008, 01:45 AM
The dragon wakens
the sweet virgin languishes
the knight prefers sheep.

Matera the Mad
02-19-2008, 04:55 AM
Earth languishes, cold.
On Jupiter, gentle globes
weep for their sister

02-19-2008, 06:55 PM
Sorcerors duel
fumes hide their true evil nature
demons walk the earth.

Matera the Mad
02-20-2008, 08:32 AM
On dust-thick streets
refugees weep, seeking God
- or something like Him

02-20-2008, 07:13 PM
Connubial bliss
domestic harmony flees
intruder beheaded.

Matera the Mad
02-21-2008, 05:46 AM
Rural challenges failed,
farmer's son flees to city
to rob banks and die

02-21-2008, 05:56 PM
Every window smashed
Roof crumbles but walls stand firm
Fire rages within.

Matera the Mad
02-22-2008, 06:57 AM
Her ardor unquenched,
Venus works the city streets,
leaving burnt-out johns

02-23-2008, 12:31 AM
Detective work sucks
gumshoes smoke and drink too much
never get the broad.