NOTE: I disqualified all entries that communicated a political position.
(Sorry, I probably should have told you that in advance.) – Indy
People who don’t appreciate the work of Dr. Seuss have a severe case of Adultitis. There’s also a pretty good chance they have a beige personality to go with it.
🙂 – Jason Kotecki
Once again the enrollment data was incorrect; the room was filled with mouth quadrants, eyechins and furrowed browboards. Unable to discern the ZoomBooms from the recalcitrant phonetogs, he smoothed his polyester sideburns, inhaled, and opened with a solid mute.
– JoAnne Scalise
As we enter this time of thanksgiving
And our hearts are all falalalinging
I think fondly of you
And all that you do
To help us keep brimming & trimming.
– Dixie Stanforth, Ph.D
The lecture was cool because the speaker led us to his jestination! Keeping the sharp rabbits apart was like dividing a grape with a sledgehammer.
– Robert Morton
Vacationgate is over. Time to re-enter the real world and make some moolala for my underlinings.
– Leo Edelstein
Mansplaining is so much easier to ignore than womanshoulddoin. Womanshoulddoin telegraphs that you have been judged and your sentence is to hear 20 minutes of how inferior you are. There is nothing I detest more than the dominance games woman play. Men exert hierarchy in a much more obvious and friendly way like handing out rude nicknames. Woman however, use “you know what you should do” as a way to slap a face.
For Example: A gaggle of women sit sipping their mimosa and the queen of the gaggle says, “you know what you should do with that curly hair?” I believe this unspoken of tendency among women is the real reason we don’t have a woman President. We have all felt the sting of the Gaggle Queen.
– Bonnie Brushwood
She had a kind of godishness that challenged your faithing.
– Steven Wunderink, Cairo, Egypt
The forecast of stormflakes is piled up on every street and sidewalk. I have done so much shovelling that now I’m a snowaholic.
– Sam Dyck
The murky crimson extract slithered silently through the clear coiled snake dispensing its rejuvenating elixir into an acquiescent arm.
– Jim Tulloch
Prior to the election, my Facebook feed became a cesspool of self-wrongeousness. I had to strait-jacket myself away from the keyboard to keep from drowning in the ill-informed abyss.
– Phil Wrzesinski
[Yeah, I said I disqualified all the political statements, but Phil was careful not to disclose his position. His quote could be used by either side. – Indy]
Jane’s neighborhood was becoming pilatecal to the point of stretching her patience. Damned if she was going to let the size 2 Karens keep her beautimom body off the HOA board.
– Jon L Hout
1. Dressed up in her Christmas finery it was obvious her mother had spent a lot of time with her hair making it absolutely sperdangley!
2. Tips of my water skis up, tow rope between them, filled with the ecstasy of anticipation I hollered “hit it!” Eyes watching beneath the surface.
– Huntly Ketchen
My weekdays are Zoomstipated.I can’t wait to pinch off the week on Friday and get to the five-o-clock flush. Here’s to a high fiber week,
– Brian Vos
Momtificating requires no letters behind your name, just the heart knowledge that you are right and the intense desire that they listen. A whisper in hyperdrive slams every locked travel trunk open easier than a sledge to the rusty lock.
– Leah Bumphrey
The calendar turned to the new year, casting its usual magic, but the page decided to stay put, misspelling the enchantment. Now we need an Unspeller to right the horrible left turn, and hurry the rebellious page.
– Luisa Fernanda Toledo
I don’t like my teacher – he teaches in a very nonderstandable way.
My car took me on a blue drive yesterday, leaving invisible tracks behind us.
I’m a recovering carbaholic and last night I relapsed on Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits. I was in my room madeupsterbating and trying to be creative to impress Indy with some words I invented. I realized I should take a break from playing with my mind or receive old wives’ tale fate and certainly go blind. Bacon lured us down the stairs. Stares from slippery sunny side up eggs amplified social anxieties and short bursts of machine-gun conversations outpaced the ricocheting of metal sporks rattling off of not so fine china.
– Travis Jacobs
Alas, I hit that point in the MMM and felt the terminal disaclickment of seeing the Monday Morning Radio topic. My futile clicktempts brought me nothing more. No more fun. No more fascination. Nada.
Our sagacious Wizard and his beardstroking beagle have given us much to ponder with posting of the Pendulum swing and what may come. I hope he’s wrong this time, but sadly, he’s probably right.
After months of COVID lockdown, she looks forward to ending her lonesickness with a visit to family this Thanksgiving.
– Amy Gordon Stokes
Our church exists to show the world Jesusishness.
Don’t be intimidated…be inHIMidated.
Happiness is based on what happens…Joy is for the Joyney.
If you are desperate is means you need deSpirit!
They are not devotions…they are deVictory!
i can neither verify nor vouch for the actual accuracy of said statements…I’m not eloquent…just memorable.
Because memorable is applicable and transformational.
– Sean Lumsden
Indy, I’ve been called many a thing in my life, but “alert rabbit holer” might be the greatest one ever! Thank you. I’ll work on a sentence with a made-up word later today. Maybe while enjoying a Shiner Holiday Cheer. Hmm – a Spoetzl with a pretzel. A hoppy bockanal awaits !!! (Okay – that’s my submission.)
– Pat McNulty
Snow in Detroit blew as if it hoped to ruggledize somewhere else. The whimsically pornographic photo clearly showed nine blue buttons on the nightgown she wore in winter, but only eight met with holes able to participate.
– John Davis
The year two thousand twenty was a violent ride on a playground teeter totter. Clarity was a gift that emerged and I vowed to cut out the dramactresses in life, beginning with my social media feed.
– Stephanie Theisen
After meeting with all my people, it was necessary to accuratize my forecast and send it up the chain. The mood master skulked down the stairs at dinnertime. The weight of his darkness made us medieval horses armored for battle.
– Tim J.M. Rohrer
There are a few things that rev my engine, but here are two in particular. One, being able to help people they reach for their potential and two, helping people to become intentional. I have come to see the combination a passion I call, Potentionality! (which as of today I no longer put it in quotes).
– David Baker
The iodine sky beckoned. And in came a delicious torrent of unreal real recollections reminding me of a carefree tripadelic past.
– Pat Cugliari
It was a gently light night. Stormy? Not quite. But dark? Quite. It was a mid-day morning. Starting late enough to permit sleeping in without missing much. “Lunch!” I heard her call munchingly tempting.
– Mike Hanson
December is the best time to visit a shopping center and in his native habitat observe Meandermall Man. There’s no need to labor … or fuss over flavor … when your kid’s favorite dinner is a children’s frozen meal that’s both delicious and suspicious.
– Joe Perry
Grain-freed is the state of being untethered by the addictitude of floury foods – try it you might get licky fingers. Being undoctored, means they (doctors) don’t get to practiguess on my state of health – I’d rather use my money more wisethriftly.
A beagle made me late, so I malesked into work. Avoiding all corner offices, I slipticiously snaked to an expectant cubicle and blended like urban camouflage.
– Jamie Brook
Dads dealing with divorce, who are learning how to navigate the ins and outs of a pandemic, are becoming the ultimate providtectors. And my favorite from an old joke: what do you call a cow that has just given birth? DeCalfinated.
– Tank Hanna
Coolmagination: The use of ultra cool space-grade technologies and techniques to reimagine your mind, muscles and molecular matrix. Born in LA with a twist of Hawaii. Boom boom. Woof. Grazie Mille.
The value of smiling has almost faded; Since Covid … we’ve all been maskulated!
– Don Schultz
Our parsonmonious pastor frequently preaches on the waste-not-want-not virtue of thrift. Speaking of cheap shots, the lathered blather of his homily devoted to saving our slivers of soap and sticking them to the new bar (thank you Don Kuhl) had a ridicularity coefficient that was off the scale!
– John Genther
Everything’s on sale, come on down to the Big Top Boogaloo now through Sunday. I can’t get this jar open, I have no gription. I drink water but it is like a rain in Houston that seems to just cascade through the chutes and funnels of my internal viaducts, leaving me with a hydrated thirst that is unslaked.
– Tim Dewyer
Chin stretching up to down the last rivulets of the cold gin and tonic, she passed that point and the icealanche cascaded down her sheer silk blouse. “Shit!” she said just barely loud enough for everyone to hear. He stared steel slivers at the masked Karen unloading her full basket in the 15 items or less line. “What an expresshole” he said under his breath, but loud enough to carry.
– Tim Durkin
It was the most amazmerizing sight. There, on the counter was my lava velvet mocha latte.
– Steve McKenzie
I flumped down the mountain, drenched in wet sweat, air nipping my ear tips, like an ice-toothed kitty. Needless to say, I was not very smitty. The first bite curled all my tastebuddy’s toes. The second bite took me where no toes knows. The elephant was acting a real deliphant. She insisted on pastrami with mustard, atop pumpernickel or rye. This was fun as a finkle. Now off to go tinkle.
– Ryan Chute
Peggy and I are in a situationship….but I’m starting to have reluctancies.
Oh you got a pardner with that, Problem!? I think it’s time you and I had a sit down, come to pieces meetin’ cousin you sadly need a change for the happy!
– Earl Bartholow
In a whirlwind of furriosity, the bunny was upon him. The odd, static movements on the dance floor can best be described as a sort of flamingoing. It was a faith born of monastic partying. I hated her at first sight. She reeked of cheap resilience.
– Bryan Kennedy
It was a pineapple-surprise. The sweet, deeply fruitful happy-factory
banana-beating Boom, that surfs through your soul.
Tales of the terrible Kooglork beast had stalked his imagination since the days of his childhood. But the moment the vanquished myth made its way into his mouth and he tasted the truth of its flesh between his teeth, he knew that the fact of the fiction was something he’d be digesting for the rest of his life. Again, thank you for the opportunity to participate in this creative activity! Sincerely,
– Bonnie Tulloch, Canada
Her shining face DESPARKLED as the doomed voice continued to bludgeon her. “Being misunderstood the worst of it” he thought, as the DELUGE of DISAPPOINTMENT SHOWERED away his fragile self-confidence.
– George Ghesquire
I lay in bed ideabating while the hungry deadline watched silently snickering at my predicament. It turned into a night filled with dry dreams.
– Tom Wall
My studio window kaleidoscopes daylight into story.
Ravens in their taunting make me chucklegrandstanding from spruce tops dance-hopping the grounded snow and spiral-tizing the sky.
Cranes hide our summer in their wings and leave.Promising to returnand bring back our midnight sun.
I paint to share their stories with you.I delight in the avalanche of color as it cascades off my brush.I don’t want to dullify the jolt of a brushstroke.
– jan raven stitt
It’s funny how I’ve come into contact with so many people ferociously defending their political candidate during the past eighteen months, and they wonder why I don’t get all caught up in it and act like they do. They ask how I can remain non-judgmental at either side. They automatically assume I’m for the opposing candidate, no matter which side they’ve chosen. My answer is always the same: Read Pendulum and you’ll understand.
– Bob Wakitsch
Is there another resource you would recommend on rhyming or not rhyming and anapestic meter? I just started getting into song writing and I noticed that some of the current Singer songwriters have songs that don’t really rhyme but they work well. I feel like it’s how they end the line with emphasis, etc. Any further insight or resources? I would like to dig into it deeper. I am currently studying Robin Fredericks work and I have taken her classes. I found that resource from your book. She is pretty amazing.
– Tim Lee
The bureaucrat at the passport office was a real paperbitch.
I was getting anxious and he told me to chillax, so I did.
– Kevin K. O’Connor
…Thanks, as always, Indy, for listening..:)
I see how your ears lay back, your flinty eyes squint, then a couple of eye rolls, and one Huge sigh while reading this letter…
– Becca Truly Stuart
Never I’ve seen the landscape of Breen.
With its flaming reds, ochres and green.
But I see it I do.
In my thoughts, so can you
– Bryan Kennedy
In the spirit of Dr. Seuss:
Isolated together with my grandkids all afternoon I did play.
We laugh and we sing as we gafoogle away.
They asked, of course, “What does that mean?”
As granddork I answered “Some words are for knowing
and some to be seen.
Some are for saying and some should be sung.”
And gafoogle is one you roll on your tongue.”
So covidly isolated together we’ll play.
Isolated together with my grandkids we gafoogle all day.
And in line with the rules of the challenge: You’ll weightfloss the pounds away with our exclusive blend of stinging nettle and herbs. The pilot of the little Piper Cub could fly but not land. She bounced off the heavier air of the Pacific marine layer all morning until the sun warmed the atmosphere enough so she could glide down to a landing at the Monterey airport.
– Tom Fry
We don’t worry about food spoilage at my house,
we have a 15 year old boy, we call him the defrigerator.
Wispy chips came off the wood lathe like curls from Goldilocks hair.
– Stanley Keenum
How do I understand this gibberspeak. Wrapping my head around the shimmering transparent words on this opaque page, it hit me, I looked over my shoulder to see from which direction, it immediately came into focus. I have just read the Doctor Seuss article and thought I would send in my rendition and ideas I feel the made up word might not be original however I know the thought pattern of the sentence is my own, well at least I can’t remember if I had read or seen something like it somewhere, such is the benefit of earworms sometimes you think an idea is yours after hearing it somewhere and then regurgitating it at a later date believing it to be spontaneous and original. Have a blanket wrapped day!
– Roger Boucher
He felt it first as a slide, then as a glide and then up! up periscope! launch the proboscis! – a full and thrilling maskcape! Now on the loose, his nostrils nibble at the air, replete with the droplets of sibilant whisperers and the plumes of the loud talkers; smile sequestration a caring lens fogged but not yet failed. Thanks and blessings for this drawbridge to the Academy; I’ve missed it. I came up with a few more new words but too many names are being used today without kindness so I did not include them. And yes, I’m a nurse so I notice these things and always appreciate the teaching moment.
– JoAnne Scalise
If you do not know of him, there’s an amazing children’s author, Bill Peet, who was not as popular as Dr Seuss, but an equally anapestic savant. And a word maker upper?!!…his opus….if I had to choose one….is the Kweeks of Kookatumdee. I have sent a copy to Roy at the corporate office as a gift for his many years of giving me things to think about. I appreciate all the work you have done and respect the way you have made a positive influence on so many people. This book is now a collector’s item but it needs to be read and shared with every toddler (meaning that new copies of the book are about $250, and “slightly used” copies are about $50….so Roy, I love ya, but you’re getting a used copy)! Once you hit his cadence properly, the whole book just opens up and words float out of your mouth and whimsically dance into the ears of the child you are snuggled up with. And like the Wizard of Ads, there’s always a positive moral to a Bill Peet story. Hopefully it will arrive before Thanksgiving so you can read it to someone over the holidays. Peace, Stay Safe, and keep up the good work!
– Tim Dewyer