Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Word Beads: After this one, I could use a drink! :)

Car pool, laundry, dishes, sweeping,
Cleaning, straightening, bathing, feeding

The circumscription on her life’s coin
The boundaries on her liberation
Day in and day out, repetitive, mundane, never ceasing
“Freedom!” her slogan in her quest for emancipation

From those claustrophobic responsibilities

She should be warned though not to discount life’s stochastic potential
Its ancient proclivity for topsy-turveying your existence
There is no acronym of self-help to save you from that action
Only the regretful longings for your remember when...
When car pool, laundry, dishes, sweeping, cleaning,
Straightening, bathing, feeding

Were the most desolating dilemmas of life

Word Beads is a weekly writing meme. The challenge is to string the week's five chosen "words below with other words of your choosing to fashion a sentence, several sentences, a paragraph, several paragraphs, a poem, or even a short story." The word sets are generated automatically by a Perl script which draws words at random from a list of approximately 9,000 English words.

There was no way my brain was up to the task of grafting these words onto the previous two weeks' story. This piece seems pretty depressing. Don't worry, I'm not about to get all Sylvia Plath on you all. These words drove themselves to this destination!

This week's words were:


Until tomorrow,


22 down, 8 to go


blackdaisies said...

oh wow ... your words were amazing especially given 'the words'! This looks like a really hard meme ~ I just may have to give it a go next week : )

atypical said...

I am still trying to decide if I am up to the task this week. LOL. I hope you continue with the beads after NaBloPoMo is over.

Good job!


P.S. You could always use the nice blue glasses....

Anonymous said...

Oh nice! Definitely an interesting concept and you pulled it off wonderfully.

Anonymous said...

Iim incredibly impressed at your word over-taxed brain certainly wouldn't be up to the challenge!