A Writing Exercise: Lists and Blending
Quick, don't think just list the first five things that come to you in each list:
THINGS YOU'VE LOST
ANIMALS (SOME COMMON, ONE EXOTIC)
COLORS (BE SPECIFIC)
Now check one item from each list.
I ended up with: harmony, hummingbird, red oxide, the gentle rumble of my dog Katy's snoring.
Now combine these items into a paragraph:
There exists in time and nature strange co-minglings of accidental harmonies. Like the gentle rythmic rumble of my dog Katy's snore as she lay on the oxide-red clay tile, warmed by the sun mixed with the steady undercurrent of drip-drip-drip from the neighbors fountain. The entire calm is syncopated by the fah-loop TWEET of a hummingbird angry because it's feeder is empty.
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