Friday, February 13, 2009

Writer's Workshop

WOW! I really love these creative writing assignments. Please join me. Go to Mama Kat's website and link to her...and be sure to tell me you did so I can read yours too.

Directions: Here is what you do. Choose a prompt that inspires you most. Write. Feel free to write on more than one prompt if you so desire.

The Prompts:

1.) What was the first CD (or record or cassette) you ever purchased? Write about the way that particular album made you feel then. Write about how it makes you feel now.

2.) You were recently laid off. Instead of moping around, you've viewed it as a chance to start fresh. Pick a new career and write about your first day on the

3.) List your five most recent favorite things.

4.) I'm hungry. Share your very favorite recipe!!

When I was about eleven I bought my first record. (I had Rubber Ducky, the Sesame Street addition, when I was five or so.) Weird Al Yankovich was totally in at the time and I got his Eat It album. I thought I was so cool. I mean, a real album, a real record. And it was all mine.

I played that record for days and days. I rocked out to it. I memorized the words. I told my brother and his friends to come listen. He was three years older and thought, who knows what, about his little sister inviting them to listen. My brother did though; that's the kind of brother he was.

One day I came home from school, ready to play my album, excited to rock out again. It was broken. My sister had stepped on it or sat on it or who knows what. That's the kind of sister she was. My world was broken.

I didn't buy another album for a long time.

I still love parodies. I never grew out of that. Only now I like Apologetix. See below:

The Devil Went Down to Jordan (sung to the tune of The Devil Went Down to Georgia, with fiddle playing by an actual band member because Charlie Daniels is a Christian...little known fact.)

The devil went down to the Jordan
He was lookin' for a show to steal
He was in a bind 'cause Jesus came to find
The people willing to make it real
And he came upon the Son of Man
Saw Him in a desert prayin' to God
Then the devil jumped upon the chance to tempt Him
Said "Boy, let me tell ya, it's hot!"
"I guess you wouldn't show it but I can tell you're cravin' food
"And kid I'm scared this desert air might get the best of you
"Now you ain't been eatin' your vittles boy
"But now your dinner is due
"So if you're really God's son, then turn these stones
To bread and I'll butter it for you.
"The Lord said, "I am hungry, but that would be a sin
"Cause it ain't by bread man's gonna be fed
"But by the Word God's given him.
"John the Baptist washed the Lord and there's where it all starts
Cause Jesus left the Jordan and the devil hit Him hard
And if He wins we get to walk on Heaven's streets of gold
But if He sins, the devil gets your soul
The devil took Him up in space and said, "Christ, why don't you throw
"Yourself off of this temple top as I'm watch you below?
"Cause I'm sure You know that God will send
“All His angels to assist
“And then men would believe that You're Him
“If they saw You did something like this"
When the devil finished, Jesus said"Well, you're temptin' God, old son
And it's written down in that book right there
That thing shouldn't ever be done”
Shout from the mountain what God's done
The devil ain't a match for the rising Son
You can never tempt God, did you not know
Man, he doesn't live by bread alone
The devil finally said, "Jesus, if You'll just worship me
Then I’ll give you gold that glitters
Every crown, and all You see"
Jesus said, "Devil, just turn on back
Cause I'm never gonna buy your scam
I love God too much, I'm gonna resist
I'd suggest you'd better scram!"
And we say
Shout from the mountain what God's done
The devil ain't a match for the rising Son
You can never tempt God, did you not know
Man, he doesn't live by bread alone

1 comment:

Lora said...

how fun! I may have to come back and do one of these sometime soon.

thanks for visiting my blog!