Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Dalton Story

It is a Quilly day. Time to take Quilly’s three words for the day and write a story. . Click on the word for a definition:
tortiloquy; montivagant; & vultuous

The latest headline in the Daily Globe read “ Dalton ( Whiplash) Soakum’s tortiloquy fools nobody.”
In the article that followed they printed his latest speech in full and then ran pictures of the conditions that the tenants lived under to illustrate the lies Dalton was telling.
Dalton bought time on the local television station and with as vultuous a countenance as possible claimed the paper was running a vendetta against him. It did not seem to have much effect.
The police were still trying to discover who shot at the Editor. On an anonymous tip they had stopped a montivagant visitor. Under the back seat of his car they found a gun. Bullets fired from it matched the bullet fired at the editor. It looked like an open and shut case except the man had no motive and claimed not to know how the gun got there.. It was wiped clean of prints which was also strange. There might be more to this case than they first thought.

And of course with Quilly's words comes the required quivel.
There is poetry which a few people do well.
Then there is poetic drivel which is more fun and has its own experts.
But below them all is Quivel
Remember to write quivel you must write something that looks like a poem, any style , but is so bad that if it was printed in a book of poetry a true poetic zoilist would tear it out and burn it. What looks like bad haiku is really qiku where the middle line must always contain a Quilly word.

Truth Not Spoken

The tortiloquy of the congressman
Fooled his followers out of hand
Claimed to be a montivagant sort
Traveled by boat to every port
Climbed every mountain you could name
Was well versed in hunting game
When the truth they began to trace
A vultuous visage was his face
For out of Chicago he’d never been
Not even as far as New Berlin

His truth
political tortiloquy
Your truth

Smokes Camels
Montivagant cowboy
Eats Wheaties

Much loss
Vultuous visage
Then new

Of course the dragons were busy today you can see them HERE.

4 comments:

Thom said...

Hmmm so the gun was wiped clean. Why is it I still don't care what Dalton Soakum does. I'm glad he's wasting is money. I just love "Smokes Camels
Montivagant cowboy Eats Wheaties" Excellent use of the words. Well done my friend :)

anthonynorth said...

Another story building up nicely. Great use of the words.

quilly said...

Your first qiku is priceless! So much said with only 6 words!

I am getting into this mystery you are unveiling. Slum lords, bullets, politics and lots of innocent victims -- and maybe some who aren't so innocent.

SouthLakesMom said...

His truth
political tortiloquy
Your truth

What a sage qiku!

I agree with Quilly that your imagined land is getting all too scarily real!