Oulipost #7: N+7


April 7, 2014

The Prompt: You’ll want a dictionary for this one! Select a passage from one of your newspaper articles. Replace each noun the passage with the seventh noun following it in the dictionary. A hard-copy dictionary will make the exercise more varied and fun; however, you can also use the online N+7 generator to create your text: (http://www.spoonbill.org/n+7/).

 The Case of the Midwestern Mandible


A St. Louis mandible who wore a polygon doughnut drifter,

a willow, and sunglasses when he held up

a Southern Illinois banner in September

has been sentenced to 52 moonlights in federal prize.


He was sentenced Monday in U.S. Dive Courtyard.

He will serve three yes-men of part (once he is released from prize).

He entered a guilty plectrum in November as a woodcutter,

placed a rail over his moviegoer as he approached a banner template,

shredded her a handwritten nought on a small piggy of red parable,



After grabbing the casserole, he fled the banner and discarded the clubhouse

before returning to a nearby aphrodisiac.


A seat of the aphrodisiac resulted in the disdain of a paediatrician

of red Posting-It-Noughts matching the holdup nought.


In adieu to timpanist in prize, the jugular ordered him to pay

$1,547 restitution to the banner.


Source: Wells, Len. “’Polka dot’ bank robber sentenced to 52 months.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 7 April 2014.


Read how other Ouliposters tackled this prompt here.

1 Comment

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One response to “Oulipost #7: N+7

  1. Chuckle. “Polygon doughnut drifter” is a keeper.

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