Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Queen's Meme #21 ~ The Wisdom At Twenty One Meme

Mimi of The Queen's Meme has sent this in....

Welcome to The Queen's Tuesday Meme #21

Sometimes silly. Sometimes serious.

Always fun!

Step out of the box. Be creative.

Use your imagination.

No one's answers are quite like yours.

Once upon a time in a faraway Bloggiverse there lived a maiden named Queen Mimi Pencil Skirt. She slayed her own dragons, stoked her own fire and well.....wrote memes by the light of the Bloggingham moon. One day a kind blogger from England noticed her meme lovin' ways and royally crowned her Mimi Queen of Memes. As time passed in the peaceful kingdom of Bloggingham, her Royal Highness found comfort in the company of fellow bloggers who also loved memes. But the Queen had a wicked disposition too. It is widely reported in historical Blogosphere archives that any and all bloggers found guilty of not completing their memes were promptly thrown into the dreaded Bloggingham dungeon. If I were you, I'd do the meme.

The Queen's Meme #21 ~ The Wisdom At 21 Meme

This is a royal twist on an old meme. I just wish I'd found these gems when I was actually twenty-one.This is how it works: You must follow the directions to the letter.

1. Find the nearest bookshelf of your favorite reads, cookbooks, tech books, magazines. It doesn't matter. This will work for all print media. If you don't have seven books lined up on a shelf, grab the first seven you see around the house.

2. Book #1: Turn to page 21. Read the 21st sentence (you may have to turn the page).

Write it down.

3. Do the same with the first seven books or articles you see. The sentences will make a paragraph. You must write them down in the order you found them.

4. When you are finished, read over your "story" and title it.

5. Show us your bibliography at the end of this meme. Hmmm...I wonder if we'll be surprised at the reading material we may find. I just did mine. It was rather shocking! I didn't cheat. I promise! Don't you either....or it's you-know-where for you.

The Well-Dressed Industrial Leaders
Industry had no problem joining hands with the government, especially when the companies were required to put up a token investment. On their heads were wide brimmed hats with swirling plumes, and long riding capes hung from their shoulders. "How long do you thing the half-pipe will stay open at Sunapee?" John  asked, lobbing a spitball toward a kid one table away who had fallen asleep. You don't have to worry about getting paid, either. My aunt touched an empty seat to her left, indicating that Nefertiti should sit next to her. Electrical work and so on. I shall not give up my project.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel


Cooper said...

excellent! sounds like a story on it's own...

Finding Pam said...

Intriguing sentences strung nicely together that have created an unusual story.

I like it!

Xmichra said...

sweet story! mind you anything with nefertiti wins my vote ;)

Anonymous said...

Loved it!

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

Great story. The sentences worked well together!

Melissa Mashburn said...

That turned out really good.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I was surprised myself at the result. It was only at the end when I read it.

Jamie said...

Hmmm Evil corporate pirates appropriately clad in swirling capes while doing an arabesque on a half pipe ... neat images.

Mimi Lenox said...

I cracked up at government officials wearing plumes. It could work!

P.S. I have decided to let your long-suffering self out of the dungeon. I am starting from scratch on Tuesday. You can thank me later. (smile)