For WQW #12 on Marsha Ingrao’s Just Write Blog, I’m sharing an old English proverb that means, don’t be too early swapping your warm clothes for summer gear.
I wrote a giddy little Limerick about it!
In this part of the world we get excited when we see the sun shining from a pretty blue sky. We often get carried away and pull out the shorts and sleeveless dresses. This ‘typically Irish’ behaviour often leads to trips to the chemist for cold relieving remedies, because lurking in the shadows of the Spring sun, hides a chilling breeze and damp wisps, waiting to penetrate the bones of us pale Irish beings.
I really was in a silly humour this morning. I wrote this little rhyme for Charli Mills over at Carrot Ranch for the 99-word Stories Challenge. In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to reflect the theme, “ready for a change”.
Johnny the Fool
Winter gone, seasons exchange
Johnny so pale, was ready for change
April the first, the day of the fool
He took off his shirt, in a bid to stay cool.
The sun beamed, gave him heat
He removed his shoes, to tan his feet
With his flipflops flopping, his shorts past his knees
He went to the beach, it was 16 degrees.
He went home that evening, with a pain in his nose
He was up in the night, rubbing gel on his toes
His wife was right, without a doubt
Ne’er cast a clouth, ‘till May be out!
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My silly pen just kept on scribbling…
There was a young girl from Derry,
She was pretty, fair, and merry.
She sat in the sun,
With her hair in a bun,
And now she’s as red as a berry.