Xenion #atozchallenge

Your husband left you, and said you were always moaning

And now, my dear, I’ll go too, before you send me foaming

 

What hopes we had for this millennium

But now we’re growing by the zillion

 

You stand there in your Xanthus reddish-yellow robe

Not knowing you’re such a xenophobe

onions

Show don’t tell.

He was such a know-it-all.

vs

He said “These days, who’s ever heard of a xenion. To most, it may as well be an onion.”

When I started this post I thought Xenion meant a two lined epigram. I had to look up epigram! An epigram is a short witty pithy verse. When I looked up xenion I found it’s greek for a gift to a guest. Presumably two-lined epigrams were given as gifts so I hope you liked your xenion as you were my guest here today.

Who knows, who cares, I had fun writing these whatever xenion means. .

Lynne’s AtoZ blogging challenge theme in case you couldn’t tell:

Linked to thoughts of emotions and behaviours, my theme is ‘I feel….’. Writers among you will be familiar with the phrase show don’t tell, for others it’s what every novelist tries to do. Authors want to show you the emotion and behaviour without telling you it. Trying to practice showing not telling, I have included an example in each post. I may have got it right, I may not have. Please let me know.

Here’s who else is doing the AtoZblogging challenge.

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8 thoughts on “Xenion #atozchallenge

  1. Thank you for my slice of the xenion … excuse me while I wipe my eyes. Nice to see you weren’t stumped. That sketch of xenions looks vaguely familiar … almost like onions. LOL
    Nice work.

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