If I am repaired, can we meet again for the first time, in all of the places I have feared to go, and then, again, in all of the places I will have forgotten, if I am repaired?



Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Exercise Two

'Write a fragment of a story that is made up entirely of imperative commands:'

I was stumped on this one. An old cartoon bit kept going round in my head, so, well, sorry in advance for the the lame joke...

“Do the math, Chowderhead! Really. Tell me how you expect one stinkin’ bean to feed two full growd men for the winter. No, no, no… wait… let me guess… Plant it?
Tell me that’s not what you was thinkin’.
You gotta quit comin’ up with these brilliant ideas—give that brain of yours a rest now and again.
Come here, come here. Take a look outside and just tell me what you see.
Wipe the frost off the window first.
Don’t strain yourself, now. One word’ll do...
Land of Goshen! Give this man a prize! Sign him up for Mensa! Put him in charge of dee show!
Now Genius, since you’re on a roll, tell me again… what’s in my hand?  
Wait. Let me give you a little hint…
Now go get us two plates and a knife. I’m starvin’.”       

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! I want to hear the rest of the story ;)


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