There’s just nothing that warms the cockles (hee) of a parent’s heart like seeing inklings of his/her own tendencies blooming in his/her children.
So. Here’s a story Fisher brought home from school yesterday. He had to start with the prompt:
So off went the alley cats!
The alley cats saw Pablo’s and leaped over to the front door and burst open the door. They pushed over the boss, Trevor. They saw fish.
"Food!" growled the alley cats.
They were devouring the flesh when Trevor said, "Shoo!"
The cats ran away and never came back.
A note of explanation: the assignment instructions included "Use GREAT verbs!"
I’d say those verbs are pretty damn great, wouldn’t you?
Main Entry: verb
Etymology: Middle English verbe, from Middle French, from Latin verbum word, verb — more at WORD
: a word that characteristically is the grammatical center of a
predicate and expresses an act, occurrence, or mode of being, that in
various languages is inflected for agreement with the subject, for
tense, for voice, for mood, or for aspect, and that typically has
rather full descriptive meaning and characterizing quality but is
sometimes nearly devoid of these especially when used as an auxiliary
or linking verb
– verb·less /'v&r-bl&s/ adjective
(thanks to Merriam-Webster Online )