Nine Silly Short Stories in the Style of a Familiar Palindrome
6 March 2000
Nine* Silly Short Stories in the Style of a Familiar Palindrome
(The palindrome is “A man, a plan, a canal–Panama!”.)
- A pan, three eggs, some ham–Omelette!
- Ten thousand men, some stone, much time–Pyramid!
- A man, his wife, an alien sock–Divorce!
- Three sturdy men, three stocking masks, one scribbled note–Holdup!
- A wintry night, some lighter fuel, a match, lit–Arson!
- A pitch, a swing, a goodly thwack–First Base!
- Two ounces gin, splash vermouth (dry), plump olive (one)–Martini!
- A G, a B, a D–G Major!
- A deaded cow, an aproned man, a knife, sharp–Rump Steak!
* Ten were planned, but the wheels feel off with the score at nine. If you can render assistance, please do.
- “A student, a deadline, a keyboard, (not too much) time–Essay!” (Lisa Y. Gourd)
- “A man, a gloved hand, some pipe–Enema!” (Michele Humes)