Tuesday, 22 September 2015

The Mouse and the Lion - lipogram - verb, person

Today's #afewwordsaday #KAFWAD submission
Why not join me? Today's prompts are below. Prompts for the rest of the week are in a separate post just below.

23rd September

Well, as this is about a mouse and a lion, the only vowel left is an ‘a’. Let’s see how I get on.

Prompts / date
23  September 2015
FMS Photo a day
Text type
Sentence type
Verb, person
The mouse and the lion

verb, person
gives sentence importance
verb is followed by a comma then name or personal pronoun
Tiptoeing, he tried to sneak out.

Another Oulipian technique
The text is constrained by excluding a particular letter, usually a vowel.

The little grey mouse bumped into the huge, sleeping, yellow lion in the forest. Unwisely, he climbed up onto the lion, crowing: “Snoozy old lions do not bother us mice!” The lion, by now not sleepy, but wired, held the mouse down. His mouth drooling, thinking of his dinner.
The mouse begged for its life, “Don’t kill me. In time I will help you!”  The lion, finding this thought ridiculous, let the mouse go.
The next morning, the mouse does indeed help the lion, who is in a hunter’s net. The mouse chewed through the rope. The lion is reprieved, he couldn’t believe it: “You wonderful mouse!”

I have an ‘a’ – just one! Can you help me out? Can you Change that sentence?

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