Shannon Stacey

Time to rhyme

Yup, it’s time for me to reassert my opinion that writers should be allowed to use that time-honored literary form—the limerick.

Why? Well, neither the books I’ve been working on nor the books in my near future have comedy. Crippling, I tell ya. So I’ve decided that every day, even if it’s only one paragraph, I’m going to work on Logsquatting for Divas. (Yes, that is very much a working title.) But tonight I’m also frying my brain trying to write the blurb for Rise of the Warlord and whenever I have to do that, my inner drunken poet comes out.


My blurb for Warlord:

There once was a yummy warlord
Who had a very big…sword
He stole him a queen
Her thighs went between
And did some things very untoward.

And my query blurb for the Brava:

There once was a guy on a bike quite hot
Who saw the girl he’d never forgot
His muscles did flex
And they had wicked good sex
(But, yes, there is more to the plot.)

I feel so much better now. :cheesy:

4 comments to “Time to rhyme”

  1. Ann Wesley Hardin
      · May 10th, 2006 at 10:30 pm · Link

    Crap, Shannon. We think alike. I’ve been craving limericks too. Damn you for getting there first.

    Now. No comedy??


  2. Charlene
      · May 10th, 2006 at 10:42 pm · Link

    I love limericks! I should do one for my Samhain anthology story. :nod:

  3. raine
      · May 10th, 2006 at 11:30 pm · Link

    :clap: :clap: :clap:

  4. Jaci Burton
      · May 11th, 2006 at 6:22 pm · Link


    I just don’t know what to say
    But Shan has just made my day
    She’s limericking blurbs
    It’s really absurd
    But a mighty fine substitute for comedy


    Shut up. I’m rhyme challenged

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