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After I retired, I made wooden jigsaw puzzles for twenty or so years and sold them monthly at a Portland craft fair. I’m now done with all that, but I have a few puzzles left over. Here is one of them: I call it Democrats Gather for Photo Shoot Before Debate. I’m giving it as a prize to the Ricocheter with the most talent.
Here are some suggestions:
Respond with a photo of a tea cozy in the shape of Peter Rabbit you made ten years ago. Or perhaps a quilt you made.
Write an ode to your mother. Or write a rap to your muther.
Perhaps you baked a really fancy cake and took a photo of it. Send it in.
How about a two or four-line poem, perhaps in couplets, that satirizes Donald Trump’s hair?
Can you play the flute or kazoo? Play a little ditty on video and post it.
Respond with a photo of a painting you did a few years back.
Can you touch your nose with your tongue? Take a photo and post it. You could win. I like human oddities.
Play a song by blowing into your cupped hands.
Film yourself doing an Irish jig? Moxie counts a lot in this contest.
Can you sing? Sing the scale or a short song in an interesting way.
Recite a soliloquy from Macbeth. “Life’s a tale told. . . .”
Take off your shirt and pat your head and rub your tummy in a circle at the same time. You probably won’t win, but you will win the hearts of all Ricocheters.
It doesn’t have to be new. Dig up some old thing you did when you were 16. Who’s to know?
Anything you call a talent is a talent. Who am I to judge? Wait, I am the judge.
Here are the rules.
- No poems over the length of a sonnet. That’s 14 lines.
- No prose pieces over 30 lines.
- No videos over 30 seconds. I don’t want to listen to your mouth harp rendition of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony or a recitation of Milton’s Paradise Lost.
- Multiple submissions are not just permitted but encouraged.
At the end of three days, I will announce the winner and send the lucky person the puzzle.Published in