Sunday January 17th, 2010

The exercise:

Not much time to write today, so I'm going to cheat in two ways. I'm keeping mine short and I'm going to make this a continuation day, which means I don't have to think of a proper ending :)

AFC Word Count: 17,921
AFC Word Target: 17,000


The grass grows tall
In the abandoned yard.
The house still stands,
Though its walls have been scarred,
And it keeps watch,
Though its windows be barred.
Dare you pass through
This grim gate that stands guard?


Greg said...

Hmm, continuing a poem is definitely harder than continuing prose. Let's see what we have for a second verse then....


Legends abound,
Of what might be inside.
Obviously bodies,
Of those whose have tried
To venture beyond,
And have been denied.
But time's running short,
And you must decide:

Will you enter?

Marc said...

Well you did a damn fine job of it anyway!

Even though you did cop out by not actually going in :P

Greg said...

Heh, true, but I was hoping that some of your other commentors would be along to add some more, and I didn't want to take away all the fun!

Marc said...

Fair point.

Unfortunately they're all a bunch of scaredy cats (THAT'S RIGHT, I SAID IT! You gonna do something about it, scaredy cats?) and no more was added.