We were a small group this month, and our winning story reflects the particular casualness of the evening. But a lot of participants or a few, the wine still tastes sweet (or spicy, depending on your glass) and the writing still brings joy. Congratulations, Daniel!
Character: Least likely to attend
Setting: Right over there
Action: To parade
Phrase: Whaddaya know?
Thomas Tiffany Tate
(An homage to Shel Silverstein)
This is the story of Thomas Tiffany Tate.
Who was always running late.
He was poor with time,
with neither reason nor rhyme.
And with deadlines? Not so great.
With the wind his schedule would bend,
At meetings he was least likely to attend.
His biggest charade
Was to march in a parade,
And forget when it would end.
Then one morning he woke,
To the sound of a chime that spoke,
“There’s a clock right over there,
That will sound in morning air,
And will keep you on time, no joke!”
Thomas had never felt more alive
In extra minutes—he had thirty five!
Well whaddaya know?
Thomas Tiffany Tate,
Was no longer late,
In fact, he was the first to arrive.
© Daniel Granias 2013