Affected Laborious

The writer’s mind flailed like a kitten in a fan belt. What could he do? He hunched over his typewriter keys; punching words like cold ice into the thin paper membrane. He’d been trying to give up this overblown style of writing for so long now. The worst thing? He had only planned to try it for one week; an experiment. Now he was addicted –  he had a need – he was desperate. He had a need for the buzz of adjective strings, similes piled like glossy marbles. A short, pithy sentence left him with goosebumps – cold turkey – tied up in grammatical knots. He longed for froth of language to drag him under like so much flotsam on the tides of fate.

– Benjamin F Jones
Cold ice into the thin paper membrane.

He had a need for the buzz of adjective strings.

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About Graphite Bunny

I am a writer working in South Wales (UK). I love pizza, photography and moist clay. When it rains I catch drops in my open mouth. I create poetry, flash, absurdist snapshots and humorous fiction.
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3 Responses to Affected Laborious

  1. I’ve just nominated you for “The Booker Award” 🙂 See my post, to learn more.
    http://sarahpotterwrites.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/ive-won-the-man-booker-prize-only-joking/

    • That is the third one now. I have been decidedly lackadaisical with the first two. I shall try harder with this one. Promise. And of course thank you very much.

      • I thought this one might tempt a post out of you. Your choice of books doesn’t have to be novels–poetry/prose anthologies, non-fiction, “The Zen Art of Motor Cycle Maintenance”, or whatever it was called–anything that takes your fancy.

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