Thursday, December 15, 2011

Friday 55

Ho,Ho,Ho, time for a new 55 word story.  Personally, I find staying home to write one easier than facing panicked, last minute shoppers. Make sure you share with the g-man

 “IPYPIASM?" John repeated skeptically.
 "Never heard of that condition before."

“Seasonal thing,” Luke answered.

“Like an allergy?” John inquired as Luke shook his head.  
 “Sounds like a spasm.  
 Is it painful?”

“No.  Makes you laugh.”

“You have a laughing disease?” John mused while Luke smiled. 

“If it’s done right. 
It’s Christmas spirit for shoppers.” 

IPYPIASM is the brainchild of Niamh B. and stands for “International Put Your Poem In A Shop Month”.   Short poems are left for shoppers to find, in hopes of  brightening their day.  The challenge is not so much creating the poem as leaving it without getting caught.  Plus you have to take a photo of where you leave it and post on your blog as proof. Mine's a couple of posts back.  

 So far, “the score being tracked purely for 'fun' stands at;”
 England    5
 Scotland   10
 Ireland   11
 North America  4


Ponita in Real Life said...

HA! I had no idea that's what that "word" means! What a cool idea!

Brian Miller said...

that is really cool...there is another blogger that binds up a bunch each month from other blog poets and leaves whole books...very cool...

G-Man said...

Sort of like a treasure hunt eh?
What a great Idea!
Loved your 55 Hope
You Rock baby!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Mama Zen said...

That's really cool!

Niamh B said...

Ah wow hope, thanks for that, I think that may just count towards the tally


Peter Goulding said...

This is really quite evangelical! Well done Hope - hope it lasted long enough for a lot of shoppers to read!!

Titus said...

Oh, brilliant!
Two flattered small ones here too.