Gregory Crewdson’s photographs are set up like movie scenes and meant to tell a story. If you would like to learn more about his work and techniques, there’s a great documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. What story do you see in this scene?
#vss: very short story
Frank was running out of time and floorboards. He wished he hadn’t put their prenup “somewhere very safe.”
Theme: Tapping The Ash Of Her Cigarette – This theme could go well with today’s photograph. She may have walked in on this destruction and lit a cigarette while contemplating what happened. Tapping the ash of her cigarette may cause an explosion, or the smell of tobacco may break him out of his trance and start a conversation.
For the poetry form today, the suggestion was palindrome. And though the explanation of the form at Shadow Poetry gave some nice examples, I came at it a little differently. I found a list of palindromic words and phrases and chose my favorites. Then I printed them, cut them out and arranged them. If it’s not the masterpiece I aimed for I blame–tons o’ snot–Here’s what I came up with:
Looking back or back looking: a poem in palindromes
Borrow or rob
Dee saw a seed
He did, eh?
Won’t lovers revolt now?
Live not on evil
Evil did I dwell, lewd I did live
Lived on decaf; faced no devil
Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas!
Was it a rat I saw?
Won’t I panic in a pit now?
Too far, Edna, we wander afoot
Maps DNA and spam
Mad as Adam
Was it a car or a cat I saw?
Revered now, I live on. O did I do no evil, I wonder, ever?
Name not one man
Never odd or even
Todd erases a red dot
No, tie it on
Naomi, did I moan?
I did, did I?
Sh…Tom sees moths
No, it is opposition
Desserts I desire not, so long no lost one rise distressed
Drawn, I sit; serene rest is inward
In words, alas, drown I
Now I won.
Finish the sentence with a story.
After Marjorie left, Frank had a problem with handling her final words, “home wrecker!” They echoed in his mind and became an obsession, a mission, a quest. He got to work.
April Taylor has posted the prompts for the week. This week is all about character building. The three words I would choose for today’s character are:
- bully, cruel, messy OR
- bland, coiled, meek