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MINI SAGAS

03 Jun

 

Dear friends

I want to know if you too will feel as I did. More satisfied and stunned after each piece that I would after completing a good book. I saw this in a school as a class work for year 12 students left by their teacher on my relieving job.

THESE ARE CREATIONS OF REAL STUDENTS IN REAL TIME .
Shakil
 
                                       MINI SAGAS

 A MINI SAGA IS EXACTLY 50 WORDS LONG. It is a complete story. The title is often very important in directing the reader’s attention to the point of the story, so titles may be up to 15 words long.

 

1. OUT OF MOUTHS OF BABES?

      

‘Come and meet my friend on

Sports day, Mummy’

Sports day came.

Where’s your new friend, Paul?’

He’s sitting on the front

Bench.’

There were ten on the front

Bench.

‘He’s wearing red shorts’

There were three boys with

Red shorts.

‘His hair is curly’

‘Oh, the black one,’

Said Mummy.

(Cathryn Clark, aged 15)

 

2. THE MAKER

 

He gathered his tools and materials and shaped

Mountains and deep trenches;

He carefully traced out the continents.

He painted the sky and sea blue. With loving care

He placed fluffy white clouds in the sky

And deftly shaped figures and objects.

And on the seventh day he rested.

 

(Mathew Peats aged 15)

 

3. WHO GOT THE BEST BARGAIN

 

Harris boasts he gave an Africana a cheap watch

For an uncut diamond.

Sold it and gambled the proceeds for more.

Abukali tells of the tiktik he swapped for a wife

And two goats.

Harris chases further millions.

Abukali sleeps in the shade while his children tend

His twenty goats.

 

The above poem is the original. I lost it but only remembered its gist. Today I found this and other originals buried in my e-mail archives. The following is what I wrote on my blog some times back as ‘Happiness’.

 

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Happiness

17 Mar

Smith gave Ahmadu his wrist watch and received in return a raw daimond lump.

Ahmadu traded the tick-tick for a wife and two goats.

Few years later, while Smith was chasing his millions in NY, Ahmadu in Africa was asleep under a tree and his sons were tending his twenty goats. His wife was preparing on wood fire his simple evening meal.

 

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2 Comments

Posted by on June 3, 2011 in adab and literature

 

2 responses to “MINI SAGAS

  1. Blood-Ink-Diary

    March 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Shakil, it is stunning ! Keep penning….cheers.

     
  2. shakilakhtar

    March 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Dear Shaheen, I am thrilled that you liked these as you would because of a sensitive, feeling heart you’ve got. Thanks for visiting my humble blog.

     

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