A long time ago, when the world was young, I sat with a teenager who was reluctant to write and we composed a story. All the words had to be three letters long and no longer. I thought I had a copy, but If so I don’t know where it is. But it  started something like this:

Pip the Dog met Ron the Cat.

‘Hey Ron! Man, hip hat!’

‘Hey Pip!  Bow man wow! Say, you see the rat?’

‘The rat?’

‘The big rat.’

‘Reg the big Rat?’

‘Yeh. Man, the rat was hot.’

It was interesting (at least to us) how the word length created a distinctive sound and rhythm. So I was wondering if anyone would like to start a story on the same lines here, or go on with the one just started above.

It might be a bit of light, uncontentious stuff for a rainy Tuesday afternoon.

Author: Isobel

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29 thoughts on “Storytime”

  1. Sorry I&C,

    You know I can’t help taking the micky. 🙂

    Here is a serious stab then..

    Mat had a bus to get.

    He had the new DVD and the ale, now he was all set.

    Amy was his top gal, she was so hot, and at his pad now, go bus go.

    “Can I run it? No way”

    She can get set on the rug

    Ah, the bus leg it Mat.

  2. Apologies accepted Ferret, though why the need for micky taking, what micky? a story in itself probably.
    am impressed by your stab. It’s hard to only use words with three letters. i think the next person could take up the baton from after ‘…his top gal, she was…’ and see how s/he gets on.
    Meanwhile Pseu and I seem to be on a bit of an acrostic jag on a Lenten/Easter theme onmy page. Care to join us?

  3. “Do not hop on Pop and do not hop on Mum.”
    “‘Coz I say not.”
    “Mum can you run to Pop, or not? Run to him now!
    Let me see the fun.”

  4. You’re both cheating! i can see words of one and two letters here!
    Do you want to change the challenge to words with a max of three letters?

  5. His top girl got hot out in the sun.
    “Put on a top.”
    “Not now.”
    “Why not?”
    “Too hot.”

  6. Excellent Soutie – Gold Star Award to you. (Gosh, does it show I’m a trained teacher?)

    OK, Challenge Officially Changed. Words with up to three letters.

    Waving Chequered Flag…NOW!

  7. Wonderful, Soutie.
    If you’d like another, Pseu and I are discussing formatting problems over on my page, on Simnel Cake. Would you like to help? There’s a delicious looking suggested link supplied by WordPress to a Simnel Cake recipe too.

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