The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
of JzB
see my other blog,
Retirement Blues. (There be dragons!)

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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Triple Visual Dare #2 Plus Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Find this week's TVD challenge here.  The SHW prompt is FIERCE!

The picture prompts [see the challenge link for photo credits]:

And now for something completely different - in exactly 100 words!

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Elpheba wasn't going to fall into the same trap her sister did, so she cast a potent repelling spell at the rapidly descending house.

In the stress and strain of competing forces, the structure was rent asunder.

Zebra Boy wandered through the rubble, running his nimble fingers over various ruined items: twisted plumbing fixtures, half an old wall clock with a wall chunk still attached, bits of masonry and wood.

"Hey, kid," Elpheba hollered, "get out of there.  What do think you're doing?"

"Mind your own bee's wax, Lady, " Zebra Boy retorted, "I was just feeling a little board."

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And, since I am never above mixing my memes --

The story reduced to a Haiku:

Home wrecker yells at
Strange little kid; he hurls back
A verbal brickbat.

Update: Here is some history on the word "brickbat."

Join the fun!


  1. I'm glad I wasn't the one in the path of the brickbat-hurling kid! :)

  2. You don't tug on Elphaba's cape;
    You don't spit into the tornado;
    You don't pull the siding off a fallen-down house;
    And you don't trade brickbats with Zebra Boy!


  3. you made me laugh out loud with your clever wordplay- thanks!

  4. Good story and short version haiku. Maybe I'll try that TVD :)

  5. a little board - chuckle......unusual it

  6. and a tongue twister too!
    amazing pics! and definitely fierce haiku!

  7. Nothing is better than a little word joke. Excellent

  8. Brickbat serves the home wrecker right. Glad the kid is fighting back. ("There are no slaves where there are no tyrants.")

    Got stuck at work since Wednesday. Sorry for the late return visit but I do visit back. Thanks for dropping by my nook.

  9. LOL!! This is fabulous. Most of the entries I get for the Visual Dare are more on the suspense/serious side; this one made me laugh aloud. Great job!! Looking forward to more Visual Dares from your excellent blog! (And bonus points for hitting all 3 photo prompts in PRECISELY 100 words!)


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