The Prompt: Flash Talk—You’re about to enter a room full of strangers, where you will have exactly four minutes to tell a story that would convey who you really are. What’s your story?
My name is Judy. I live alone.
I love computers but hate the phone.
I’m addicted to the Internet
and the literary set.
I’m allergic to dogs. They make me wheeze,
but I still have two to make me sneeze.
(Along with a cat who comes to eat
but spends the day across the street.)
I like to write and do my art.
I’m not very pretty, but I’m sorta smart.
I live on a mountain all up and down
above a little Mexican town.
When I wake up, before I stray,
I write a poem every day.
Upon my back, I tap with zest
with my computer on my chest,
for I believe without a doubt
that when I move, ideas fall out
before I get them to the screen.
If I leave bed, they’re never seen.
I dance sometimes, and volunteer,
but spend too much time on my rear.
I’m a member of four writing groups
that keep me jumping through their hoops.
I write a blog to please myself
but my novel sits there on the shelf,
three chapters long, not any more.
When November comes, I’ll start on four!
So about me, I think I’m through.
I want to come read about you!
Please use my “comments” box to show
some things about you I don’t know.
One fact or two, (they needn’t rhyme)
would make me feel more than sublime.
If sixty people read this post,
then sixty comments I hope to boast.
And I promise that I’ll reply to
each person, be there lots or few.
I’ll write a separate rhyme for each
that won’t pontificate or preach.
The more unusual your fact,
the odder with be my “react.”
A mere two-liner for each one—
Please comment now and join the fun!