Friday, April 11, 2014

Oulipost #10: Snowball

Prompt: This procedure requires the first word of a text to have only one letter, the second two, the third three, and so on as far as resourcefulness and inspiration allow. The first word of a snowball is normally a vowel: in English, a I or O.

From your newspaper, select a starting vowel and then continue adding words of increasing length from the same source article or passage. Challenge yourself further by only using words in order as you encounter them in the text.

Source: Bragg, Mary Ann. "Ill will over shellfisherman license." Cape Cod Times. Wellfleet. Thursday, April 10, 2014 Published: Page A10.

a in has vote
night marina allowed
revoking shellfish commercial
considering continuation investigation

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