Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Improv Challenge Day Three
Today's post is part three of a potentially seven day improvised blog challenge-idea-thing explained in full here.
Although the number of people taking part remains somewhat less than the anticipated millions, both of them are making up for it with an enthusiasm which, if we could channel it into something else.......well it could probably change the world!
Today is inspired by Vicki who suggested: "Could you do something where the first sentences has ten words, the second has nine, the third has eight... and then when you get down to one, work your way back up to ten again?"
It’s Vicki’s idea.
The idea is simple.
This line has five words.
The next line must have six.
By ten I might say something interesting.
Oh no - I’ve messed up -I started backwards!
The beginning is meant to be with ten words.
And this one should only have one word all alone!
Which would be very sad, so I’ll carry on.
No one should be all on her lonesome.
Evidently, everyone needs someone to lean on.
And do you know what mate?
If you really want to.
And you fancy it.
Then don’t hesitate.
Now of course, an extra challenge would be to have to do this in French!
I don't usually do French on this blog, My subconscious activity, dreaming (day and night) and any thinking is exclusively in English.
So this morning, in honour of the challenge i tried it out on paper.
But i'm running it through the spell check first, i'm really not sure about that future conditional.
I wonder if that ever changes? (subconscious activity , not the future conditional problem).
Trouve une amie.
Elle est super sympa.
Une Ange sur (la) terre.
Mais pourquoi elle ne vole pas ?
Parce que ses pieds sont trop lourds ?
Ou plutôt, à cause de ses chaussures neufs !
C’est toujours difficile le rapport entre Ange et chaussure.
Est-ce qu’il faut interdire les Anges sur la voie publique ?
J’espère que tout le monde dirait avec moi – NON !
Le monde deviendra moche sans les voix d’Anges.
Sans eux, le soleil se levera jamais.
Les fleurs décideront de rien faire.
Et moi, je m’en irai.
Loin de cette tristesse.
Car, en effet.
Ok, there's a grammatical "ne" missing but people often leave it out in speech.
Last night an old friend, John, rang, out of the blue.
And told me the mother of his children had died.
This one's for you.