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I've been taking on small writing assignments from people.
Zack's task: a koan.
Below are my two attempts.


"Share your ice cream with me."
"I have no ice cream. The bowl is empty."
"You can give me all your ice cream, but you can't make that bowl empty."


"I tried to write a koan.
I failed.
I gave up.
I succeeded."

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noothergod
Jun. 26th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
Those are beautiful. Now do a limerick! or... maybe a sestina. or perhaps just a cleverly palindromic sentence.
kepod
Jun. 27th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
Which one, Joe-man? Which one? Others, too, must set their tasks, and then it can be your turn again.

I already have a sestina somewhere that probably needs a bit of editing, but that's not the point of this exercise. Here the plan is to get out a whole lot of things without obsessing over them, and then go back later to the bunch and proceed from there. I've never been one to handle the revision process, so this should be a shot at that.