Use ten words
When two will do?
‘Cos a pair is always eight words too few.
‘"The efficiency of the cleaning solution in liquefying wizards suggested the operation of an antithetical principal, which--"
"Did you have to get him started?" Cimorene asked reproachfully.’
- Patricia C. Wrede, Calling On Dragons
at life, for kicks;
and life kicked back.
A failed tetractys: 1-2-3-4-10. And a variation on 'Temptation'.
‘The angel came, the angel saw, the angel fell.’
- Alexandra Adornetto, Halo
For matching socks;
I meet my train, asymmetrically dressed.
‘Improbable as it may be, the day still has a few indignities left.’
- Colson Whitehead, The Colossus of New York
one thousand prismatic shades of meaning
graffiti-laden puddles splish, splosh, splash;
as midnight turns
to blue, and
‘I walked up, and I walked down, and I walked straight into a delicately dying sky, and finally the sequence of observed and observant things brought me, at my usual eating time, to a street so distant from my usual eating place that I decided to try a restaurant which stood on the fringe of the town. Night had fallen without sound or ceremony when I came out again.’
- Vladimir Nabokov, The Vane Sisters
Belts out Broadway ballads as the dawn glows.
'If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.'
— The End —