Poetry Friday: Recipe for a Summer Afternoon Short Story

September 2nd, 2011

Gayle Hobbs is an English teacher in California and she has shared her poems on the Stenhouse Blog before. Enjoy this lovely poem and then get writing!

Recipe for a Summer Afternoon Short Story.

by Gayle K. Hobbs

Take a bowl full of words and phrases
Stir until sentences form.

Drop in a couple of interesting characters
Add a few descriptive details and shake delicately

While the story firms up, pepper in a few shavings of intrigue and mystery.
Simmer in the summer afternoon shade.

Right before the story is completely done, add a tablespoon of humor and a dash of irony.
This will complete your vacation short story.

Serve with a tall glass of ice tea and
Enjoy.

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