#SampleSunday – Star Trek Limerick

Long ago, I wrote this limerick. If you’re familiar with Star Trek, you know who Spock is. If you’re familiar with Star Trek fan fiction, you know about the girls, and may sympathize with the last line.

At any rate, here’s a little limerick I wrote myself, and it goes something like this:

There once was a Vulcan named Spock
Whom girls all attempted to shock.
“Show emotion!” they cried
Till it welled up inside
And he beat out their brains with a rock.

Feel free to quote me; just give me credit.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Have a character (yours or someone else’s) do something WAY out of character. Also make it believable. Ah, you didn’t think I was going to make it EASY, did you?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “#SampleSunday – Star Trek Limerick

  1. Jane

    October 28, 2012 at 10:47am

    Marian is too modest to explain the impact of this little rhyme.

    First, she won a limerick contest with it which was sponsored by the Gila Queen (If I remember this correctly).

    Second, in the Old Days of Trekkie-dom, this limemick REALLY got around, to the point that I received mail with it scrawled, graffitti-like, on the envelope. It was unattributed, because by then, not everyone was entirely sure WHO had written it.

    But it was Marian!

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      Marian Allen

      October 28, 2012 at 5:31pm

      Really? I didn’t remember any of that! lol! I’m not modest, just old. 😉

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  2. Jane

    October 29, 2012 at 11:49am

    Well, I was the one who sent in the entry, not you, so it’s easy to explain it’s slipping your (heh) memory 🙂

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