Friday, December 21, 2018

Bad Poetry for the Holidays!

Writing in a Mystery Wonderland
by Shari Randall

In the spirit of the holidays I thought I'd share this poem I wrote last year for Writers Who Kill. Twas the week before Christmas and all through my house, I was tearing my hair out trying to finish a Christmas novella. (sorry!) I was knee deep in a new story and after a night tossing and turning and trying out different plot twists, my mind turned to one of my favorite Christmas songs....and this happened.

To the tune of "Walking in a Winter Wonderland"

with apologies to Felix Bertand and Richard B. Smith

Slay-bells ring! Are you listening?
In the lane, blood is glistening.
A criminal sight, we're sleuthing tonight
Writing in a mystery wonderland.

Gone away is the body,
Here to stay is the bobby
As we start the chase
To solve a tough case
Writing in a mystery wonderland.

In the story we will solve a murder
And pretend that we are Sheriff Brown.
They'll say "Are you guilty?" We'll say "No, man!"
But you can arrest my evil twin when you're in town.

Later on, we'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid
The plot that we made
Writing in a mystery wonderland!

  Wishing you all the joys of the season!
Shari Randall is the author of the Lobster Shack Mysteries from St. Martin's Press.


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  2. It's not THAT bad, Shari. I enjoyed it!

  3. I frickin' love, love, love it. I'm going to steal it for my next poetry reading book signing. Ajua!

  4. Love it, Shari. It's now a Christmas mystery classic! Merry Christmas to you!