The nervous Coryphee – Limerick for Friday Fictioneers

Being back from hiatus is interesting… all those prompts I’ve missed. This week I will go way below the 100 words by only offering a limerick.

Friday Ficioneers is a wonderful group of bloggers who every week write a story of around 100 words (or sometimes more, and sometimes less). Rochelle Wisoff-Fields keep track of us all, and make sure we behave. Go there to check out more stories and poems or click the blue fellow below.

Copyright Renee Heath

Copyright Renee Heath



In York a nervous coryphée
failed bitterly as appliqué
when running away
was still in ballet
added street-dance to her resumé



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August 8, 2013

29 responses to “The nervous Coryphee – Limerick for Friday Fictioneers

  1. I also liked the last line – good play with the prompt. Glad you have had time to get away and disconnect – that’s what’s missing from my summer as I busily unpack the new house (when I’m not online that is ;))

  2. I really like how you packed a story into a limerick — great style here. Must admit that I had to look up coryphée, didn’t know what that meant. Great vocabulary rhymes — I don’t think I’ve seen a limerick with three words with accents.

  3. Dear Bjorn,

    Did you use applique because it rhymed with coryphee? (great word, BTW.) Limericks as FF bailout tactic? I love it. There was a young man from Nantucket….

    Aloha,

    Doug

  4. Hi Bjorn,
    I had to look up coryphée before I even read the story. My Oxford American Dictionary failed me. No entry. So I had to use the internet to find out what it meant. Thanks for helping me learn something new. Ron

  5. There’s a handsome young (?) lad from Stockholm
    Who sped off to the mountains to roam.
    Ah, from cabin to coast,
    He loved summer the most!
    But we’re happy to have him back home.

  6. In York a nervous coryphée
    failed bitterly as appliqué
    when running away
    was still in ballet
    added street-dance to her resumé

    and all the school debt she had to repay,
    all her parents could say was, “Oy vay!”

    I made several trips to the dictionary with your limerick. Randy

  7. I read all the comments and found only one hint of a definition for coryphee–so I joined the group and picked up the dictionary. Interesting and successful use of “applique”. Fun, Bjorn.

  8. Nice. Thanks for your visit. I’m trying to catch up –
    Though I have posted my piece for the current week.
    …I too am going to look up coryphee…

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