Nights in Suits – Stuck in Suez

As a follow up to my recent post, Motivation – Limericks and Shorties, I just wanted to share with you that I had a ball with Esther’s challenges this week.

The one word prompt for limericks was SUIT. Every week, she also always asks her followers to submit a limerick of their own, ignoring the prompt. With the hilarious story of the massive container ship stranded in the Suez canal featuring on the world news every day, I couldn’t resist a limerick to match the occasion.

Here are my two attempts at SUIT limericks and one for SUEZ.

She starred in a series called ‘Suits’,
Fell in love with a prince in big boots.
Soon after they met,
In a castle they wed.
Sun snappers were there for the shoot.

Lenny so fancied his tutor,
He wished he could be her life suitor.
He gave her a rose
And then he proposed.
“Top marks for your try. On your scooter!”

Ship Stuck in Suez

I entered your narrow, tight passage
In my ship far too big to manage.
Now I’m blocking the way
And I can but pray.
For to sail back out will take courage!

And hear are my five-word stories featuring the word NIGHT

I had better explain that Esther also introduced a new word, which wasn’t part of the challenge but I used it anyway. It looks like this.

Credit: Esther Chilton

Tonight brings my first BEDGASM!
Overnight success takes a lifetime.
Days without sunshine are nights.
Nightshirt worn outside birthday suit. 
Join me for a nightcap? 
Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square.
Vincent painted The Starry Night.
Twenty-twenty was a global nightmare.
Lancelot was Arthur’s favourite knight.
Brightest dawns follow darkest nights.
Black knights in white satin.
Silky nightdress arouses amorous desires.
Night of the long knives.

‘Allo ‘allo. Nighthawk calling London.
Hello! Are you Deadly Nightshade?
Write to Inspire: Night Writer
Just one secretive night together?
Nightstick: an American officer’s truncheon.
Night-sight lights up sniper’s target.
Cricket team needs a nightwatchman.
Luminous night frogs taste horrible!
Bump in the night. Scary!
Pyjama party includes midnight feast.
Summer nights, driftin’ away. Oh-oh!
Gladys Knight had the pip.

Over to you. What do you think of my attempts?

Can you do any better? Submit your limericks and five-word stories in the comments.

Better still, hop over to Esther’s blog and have a go.

About Lance Greenfield

Blog: email: I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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6 Responses to Nights in Suits – Stuck in Suez

  1. Joy Smith says:

    There was a young man from Cadiz
    Who spent his youth in a tizz.
    He wore a silk suit,
    As he felt it a hoot
    To enjoy the caress on his whizz.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Joy Smith says:

    Time for a Bedgasm I think before I write any more limericks.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Eva Hnizdo says:

    This is fun

    Liked by 1 person

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