Saturday Mix – Sound Bite, 6 July 2019

This week Sarah sets us the task of hearing things as we explore the use of ONOMATOPOEIA.
You will need to use the THREE onomatopoeic words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our three words, using onomatopoeia are:

  • pluck
  • honk
  • flip 

Eight year old Christopher winced as he watched his older sister pluck her eyebrows.
‘Doesn’t that hurt?’ he asked.
Her reflection grinned at him.
‘Not if you do it right,’ she said. ‘You’re lucky, boys don’t have to do it when they get older.’
He laughed.
‘Yeah, and I’m not shaving my legs either!’
She hugged him and shooed him out of her room so that she could get dressed for her prom.

The honk of her boyfriend’s car horn echoed in the street half an hour later.
He bounded up to the front door and knocked.
Her Dad was ready with the camera and sappy grin.
‘You kids have a good time!’ he said.
‘You look great!’ he said. ‘Want to drive tonight?’
‘So you can have a drink you mean.’
‘It’ll only be one or two and you know I won’t drink and drive.’
‘I wouldn’t mind a glass of wine myself, so why don’t we flip for it?’
‘That’s fair,’ he replied and fished a coin out of his pocket.
‘Heads or tails?’
‘You pick!’ she giggled, snuggling into his arms as they walked down the path.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Saturday Mix – Sound Bite, 6 July 2019

  1. That is so rude to honk your horn to pick up your prom date. Most parents will like to take pictures for the big event and if you honk for other things that might be acceptable, but never for a prom.

  2. Sadje says:

    Very well done! A pro.

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