Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Words Count With Mama Zen

Greetings Toads!

On a recent leisurely amble through our lovely garden, it occurred to me that we're missing something.  We don't have a Toad House!

image via Pinterest

So, today, we're going to build one.

Think of all of the pieces and parts that make up a house.  Rooms and a roof.  Porches and plumbing.  Windows and wheels (what?  Trailers have wheels!).  You get the idea.  Then, pick your project and get to work.  Be as material or metaphorical as you like.  Just keep it to forty-eight words or less.  Toad houses are pretty small, after all.

Happy Building!

19 comments:

Ella said...

I love this a toad abode ;D
So cute!

Fireblossom said...

Every little toad gotta find its way home.

aprille said...

What's wrong with a pond?
They only like one thing :-)

Marian said...

i got the roof and the bathroom.

Lolamouse said...

Love the toad house! This was good practice for me to keep it focused and tight. Thanks.

Mixi said...

My discovery for the day was Toad houses! Had much fun designing mine :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Not sure how literal you wanted us to go, MZ, but since I'm a toad, my very small house will do.

Thanks for another excellent challenge to say more in less.

Mama Zen said...

Morning, Toads! I'm just back from another trip to the ER with my little girl, but I'll (hopefully) be around soon.

Kim Nelson said...

48 exactly! Woo Hoo!

hedgewitch said...

Mine is more of a goatfish house. But still, perhaps an honorary toad. Great challenge, MZ.

Lots going on--will check back later to read.

Other Mary said...

48 - Great! And Mama Z, I hope you're little one is ok.

hedgewitch said...

I decided I just wasn't happy with mine, so have taken it away for redecorating. Will finish the rounds though tomorrow--thanks to all who stopped by.

Margaret said...

Wrote about a favorite place I liked to lay and soak up the sun. Guess I was always meant to be a toad :)

Mama Zen - Hopefully your ER has a nice pediatric wing... either way, it's not a fun place to be.

Susie Clevenger said...

I love the idea, but I fought all day trying to come up with something. My brain has been thinking Goth lately and I wanted something brighter...

Emma Major said...

brilliant prompt mama Zen, it really cheered me to write this this morning. thanks

Hannah said...

I loved this Mama Zen...I hope your girl's feeling better. ♥

De said...

Fantastic prompt, Mama Zen. And I love that little toad. ;)

Carrie Burtt said...

Thanks Mama Zen for a wonderful prompt....sorry I am soooo late....hope everyone has a great weekend! :-)

Carrie Burtt said...

....oooops....also went over the limit in words....please forgive me!!!! :-)