Friday, 11 April 2014


I'm on a roll. . .
'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.'


A hollow-tipped wail

tormented fingers

in a blood-strewn court-room;

‘Have a look! Have a look!’

On Valentine’s Day

an intruder.

Milliseconds of melon memories,

a firearm discharged.

Shot, killed, shock body-horror.

‘Have a look! Have a look!’

Protestations and responsibility.

Accident or murder?

The trial continues.


Janet Daniel
From: The I, April 11, 2014. Tom Pack. Prosecutor orders Pistorius to look at picture of Reeva’s body.

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