Oulipost #28: MELTING SNOWBALL

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April 28, 2014

The Prompt: A text in which each word has one letter less than the preceding one, and the last word only one letter. From your newspaper, select a starting word, and then continue adding words of decreasing length from the same source article or passage.



 

 

Just One More Brick in the Wall

 

Understanding

romanticized

reactionary

propaganda,

educators

disagree.

Society

should

think:

True.

Who

am

I?

 

Source: Stone, Victor. “LETTER: Former police officer’s stance on guns surprising.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 28 April 2014.



 

With Interest

 

Scholarships?

Necessities

beforehand.

Education

payments,

college

degree,

crazy

debt.

Owe,

do

I.

 

Source: Ramsey, Dave. “Dave says: Retirement funding comes before kids’ college.” courierpress.com. Evansville Courier & Press. Web. 28 April 2014.

 

Read how other Ouliposters tackled this prompt here.

 

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