Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Snowman 160

As the warm sun beat down,

the melting snowman

hoped for just

one more freeze,

one more cold, deep snowfall

so he could feel the soft touch of children's hands.

This Sunday 160 was written thanks to a training I went to this last week in Minneapolis. As a group, we were asked to write our thoughts when someone said snowman. We were given two minutes to write.

Most listed what made a snowman - Three rolled balls of snow, rocks for eyes and mouth and a carrot for a nose. Of course this was a bunch of sales people who have very little experience with creative writing, so I didn't expect much.

What can you do with only two minute and a one word topic. Sounds like a challenge for another day. What do you think?
As to 160's....If you wish to take the challenge, here is a quick look at the rules. For the original Sunday 160 post click here.

The Sunday 160 only uses 160 characters (including spaces)
Keep on schedule - post Sunday
Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site
Visit at least one other Sunday 160 (if they exist)


the walking man said...

That's a cool wish for the snowman as long as:

1)It is not a pervert anatomically correct snowman.

2) Him and his cousin snow stay the hell out of Detroit as they have been this winter.

Ms Hen's said...

Morning Monkey Man :)

I love the snowman being able to 'think'. sounds like a fun training.. and nice you did a creative twist at it...

My 2nd 160 is up at:

Enjoy this DAY..!!

One Prayer Girl said...

I love the creativity of this 160.

Way to go, Monkey Man.


Mike said...

That was very creative. I enjoyed it!

Brian Miller said...

nice. he does not want to be alone as he slowly melts...children would make him feel better i am sure.

braved the snow to drop my 160. i am up. going to try and hit the others before i head back in. 14 inches...our snow man wont melt for a while. smiles.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

The sun killed our snowmen. But we still have black piles of snow in parking lots!

The Walking Man's comment made me laugh out loud!


Larry said...

Sorry I missed last week. As to your question? What can you do with only two minutes and a one word topic? Sounds like a challenge for another day. What do you think? Sounds like a great idea would love to try it,I think we should go for it Monkey Man.

Heres a wordzzle challenge I did last night I think you'd like it.


Maude Lynn said...

This made me cry!

Unspoken said...

Not an easy task. Fun to see what gets done with it.

Here from Brian's.

Fragrant Liar said...

Here from Waystation One. You guys do these 160's great. The mind boggles at how you can say so much in so few words.

Great job.

justsomethoughts... said...

very sweet

notice how i didnt say very cool
oh wow
that totally sucked eggs

Felicitas said...

Awesome 160, MM! I think this is one of my favourites.

Larry said...

I'm back and sorry for missing last week. I'm posted just follow the link provided below to my Sunday–160.
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Nessa said...

Rabbit, Rabbit

Oh, that was sweet.

Enchanted Oak said...

I agree with Nessa. Very sweet. Loved your back story too. Thank you for filling us in.

Cameron said...

Hi Monkey man, long time no comment!
I love what you wrote and it evoked an unexpected sweet emotion. Good job creative Monkey!
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Claudya Martinez said...

The demise of a snowman. I never considered his feelings before.