Tibetan Treefrog Publishing: Book Twelve
Tibetan Treefrog Publishing was created to specifically produce selections for forensic competition. The editions can contain original Prose, Poetry, Humorous/Dramatic pieces, Duets and even Oral Declamation written by our staff. Each edition contains between five to seven pieces. Our staff is comprised of people who have taught and competed at both the national high school and college level. We know what wins! We also understand the importance of finding new material. By purchasing Tibetan Tree Frog materials you will have that edge. Be the one who brings winning pieces to your team. They will thank you for years to come.
Our goal in coming together was to create new and competitive pieces for the forensic circuit. Both coaches and students often struggle to find texts that are not overdone. We also understand that many excellent texts are unable to be cut due to various factors. With dwindling budgets, coaches need to maximize their buying power. We strive to write ready to compete, affordable selections. Some cutting may be necessary for specific event guidelines but all our pieces range from 7 to 15 minutes in length. TTF is dedicated to the production of a quality, product that will give our customers a competitive edge. We will not allow a piece to be published that we are not 100% sure can be a winner. Other companies have sprung up over the years mimicking our approach but you will find when it comes to the heart and soul of what makes a company like this work, writing, no one comes close. Our proven track record at local, state and national tournaments is proof that what we are doing, works.
PRINT ISBN: 978-1-61387-061-7
This edition contains pieces that deal with adult topics and have some strong language.
MY SON THE POET
This slam poem deals with a father looking back at how his son developed into a man that wants to make a living as a poet. He relives the struggles over the years of trying to turn his son into a productive member of society before coming to realize just how special it is that his son is indeed a poet. There is a nursery rhyme, metaphorical thread cleverly weaved throughout the poem.
LACK OF EXPERIENCE
An older sibling struggles to retell the story detailing the circumstances surrounding the death of a younger sister, Experience. The isolation on the farm bonds these two though they are years apart. The story turns tragic when the disappearance of Experience is linked to the older sibling’s responsibility bale hay in the meadow for the first time.
MOUTH STRETCHING, BRAIN TUMORS AND BUTT FLEXING
As a man tries to understand the quirkiness of his own children, he reflects back on a time when he had bizarre little habits that drove his own mother crazy. This story rings true as real life episodes drive the laughs.
MAN WITH A BROOM
Sitting in a library, a person watches as a custodian takes great pride in his work. He/She reaches out to make contact with the man in an effort to validate the work being done. In doing so, he/she is paying homage to his/her own father, a blue collar worker, who died proud but with no accolades.
A man revisits the time when he first announced to his family that he was gay at the early age of 10. Crude jokes illustrate the disgust his father expressed at learning about his son. A brutally honest look at a topic that is often written about but often times falls on deaf ears.