Haiku Gesundheit


Clinical depression

Stubbing the toe of your brain

You can’t just chill out


The kids are whining

Uh, Mom! My clothes have soured

Writers capture moods


I broke a promise

“Authorial intrusion”

Was not my next blog


Using whom is a pain

Grammatical dissonance

Use it just like him


“What’s up, doc?” he asked

Do not use dialog tags

“He said” is just fine


Japanese German

Is a hay fever haiku

Gesundheit, mein Freund


Is five seven five?

Correct on every last line?

You can be the judge


The best writing advice I ever got was this: Most people don’t want to write; most people want to have written. Think about that. It’s true.

Until next time …

Pax vobiscum, Keith

(c) 2012 Alan Keith Parker

4 thoughts on “Haiku Gesundheit

  1. Dialog tags really do need to be bare bones, or so I’ve been told by editors. There’s no need to use anything other than “he said” or “she said”, or in the case of collective consciousnesses, “they said”.

    It’s been a hectic 2-3 weeks. I am not as focused as I’d like to be.
    I will return to more substantive advice as soon as I can.
    Thanks for reading!

  2. A new post elaborating on dialog tags coming up in the next 2-3 hours!

    BTW, I’m trying to find a WordPress theme that’ll show all the comments. So far, no luck. Comment logs get collapsed. Not sure why.

    Thanks for reading and leaving feedback.

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