Tuesday, October 3, 2017

I can't believe it's not a run-on sentence, #3

In this mountain-studded, aspen-robed state that touts some 300 sun-splashed days each year, the current stretch of low gray skies and nine days of rain in the last ten disconcerts the denizens, yet even this seemingly aberrant meteorology -- an unsettling gambler's fallacy of drab forecasts, a radar loop of gloom -- fades inconsequentially in the somber shadows cast by Monday's headlines.


  1. Wow, there is a lot of great description in this sentence. I can really see the gray skies. Do you live in Colorado? I used to live there, and I remember how weird it was when the sun didn't come out for a few days. The weather seems to match the current headlines.

    1. Yup, you got the locale, Andrea. Thanks for reading & commiserating.

  2. Great description, and also excellent way of connecting the somber weather to the somber news. And that is a nice exercise, to write a grammatically correct, yet long and chockfull sentence. If you teach diagramming, those long sentences can be quite useful.

  3. Ha! I remember once having 6th graders count the words in each sentence. One girl - a notorious writer of incomprehensible run-ons that left a reader breathless - had 52 words in hers. You have exceeded her record AND written a comprehensible sentence.

  4. Well said. Keep the faith, stay the course, love one another & !dnuora lla sguH