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Written on November 1, 2010, and categorized as Writing.
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It seems to me that the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) meme is running out of steam and frankly, I’m not surprised. It will surely go the way of past “let’s all do the same activity for a month” memes, along with charity moustache growing and video blogging, because after all, it is no longer new, and therefore, not as shiny as it once was. Nae bother – obsessed with the new and the young, our idiot culture will soon find fresher blood to drain.

Therefore I initiate International Limerick Writing Month. Frankly, I’d rather nobody else joined in, but if you do, the rhyme scheme is A, A, B, B, A. Half-rhymes will be permitted so long as the limerick isn’t complete crap.

Here’s the first.

A creative young punk from the sticks
Thought windows were just made for bricks
He could never pass
A smooth sheet of glass
Without funky punky brick tricks

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  1. Posted 1 November, 2012 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    […] write from personal experience. My pain is real. In 2010, in November I wrote limericks every day. In fact, InLiWriMo – International Limerick Writing Month – was a huge […]

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