Friday, February 24, 2012

Writing for Steny in 55

Write with the voice of authority,
Like a man used to getting his own way.
No second guessing.
No offers implied.
Double talk saying nothing.

Sitting before the blank screen.

Seeking to find commanding prose.
Relaying displeasure without saying so.
Conveying assistance with no promises.

Write like a politician?
I was taught not to lie.

I was instructed to compose a letter to be signed by our democratic whip, Steny Hoyer.  Yikes...
Telling a story in 55 words. Go see g-man.


  1. Good for you! I wouldn't even know where to start!

  2. hehe...i dont know that i would emulate any politician...smiles.

  3. That sounds alarmingly like...
    Walk, like, an Egyption!!!!!
    Loved your 55 HG.
    Thanks for playing again, I hope you make this part of your Friday Routine
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

  4. ouch...well done!

  5. Great 55!  And, I don't envy you that task!

  6. How fun to participate in things like this! You are good!

  7. I agree w/Mariza, you are good at this, and I loved the last line. Also here's a very belated response to your question regarding my "retirement". Nope, not really. I've mainly raised kids and hubby full time with odd jobs to help keep food or entertainment happening in our home. I've not worked full time in years, and yes, I realize that is a privilege that not many people get. I am blessed.


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