Friday, September 3, 2010

Character Haikus

Late last night/early this morning I found out about the Haiku Blogfest. It's a cool idea, and I love a challenge. Can I write haikus about my plot and characters? … I guess you'll have to tell me.

Note: out of slightly irrational paranoia I can't get over, I'm not naming my characters, just giving their roles in the story.

Breakers (the working title):

A man gets powers,
resists spandex. He fears cops.
It's a comedy.

Hero:

That didn't happen.
How long can I hide? Lie? Run?
I'll succeed. I must.

Sidekick One:

Tech-savvy in heels,
she takes no crap, knows what's best.
People are stupid.

Villain*: 

Some idiot's out
there attacking people. I
can stop—He's me? Ha!

There. I, of course, didn't do all the characters. I just picked my favourites. (If a girl can't play favourites with her characters, when can she?) And the character haikus simplify things a little, but that's a factor of the haiku format. Hope you enjoy!

* Not to be confused with the antagonist or the bad guys. Yes, this actually works.**
** I think.

7 comments:

Mark Noce said...

Cool spunk in your haikus:)

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Your "hero" one is by far the best. Nice.

Just Another Sarah said...

Oh, how lovely! Good for you for doing it with your characters. I didn't even attempt that.

Taryn Tyler said...

I like that you titled them by the roles rather than the names. It makes them both more intriguing and universal.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Hehe! I love Sidekick One- she sounds awesome. I especially like her last line!

Nate Wilson said...

Ooh, I wish I'd thought to do haiku from my characters' perspectives. Like you, I certainly have my favorites (cue idiot antagonist).

Fantastic work!

RaShelle said...

There were great! I love the hero one!! Excellent!