I created my own sub-genre, I call it "Bag-For-A-Buck-Romance-Book-Ku."
The rules are simple. The books must be pulp or bodice ripper romance, preferably from rummage sales. My fodder came from clearance day at the library sale, where I brought home 3 big bags of Barbara Cartland novels for $3.
Haiku/Senryu form applies:
1st line: 5 syllables
2nd line: 7 syllables
3rd line: 5 syllables
Yes, the rules get bent. The resulting piece rarely references nature and there are grammatical breaks as needed. Hence, the sub-sub-sub genre of book-ku. Titles can be split to meet the syllable-per-line count. The only thing that can be added is and/a/or/the if absolutely needed to make sense and those words in the titles can also be deleted.
|Romance Book-Ku by Terri Lynn Coop first appeared at anarmyofermas.com on August 15, 2012|
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