Thursday, March 19, 2020

I can't believe it's not a run-on sentence 7 - 3.19 #sol20 Story Challenge

British actor and dramatist Christopher Bullock gets credit for writing in The Cobler of Preston in 1716, " ’Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but Death and Taxes" -- words I'm remembering as I amble to the post office this gray morning through the chill rain that has just started to mutate into plump, wet snowflakes; words that close with a remarkably long-lived phrase composed of two unwavering forces, the former seeming legion in this pandemic moment and the latter accounting for why I'm braving the outdoors on this day at this hour with a sheaf of documents in need of mailing, hoping as I amble that the postal truism claiming, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," still holds.


9 comments:

  1. I've not yet seen this slice format. It's a fascinating challenge and you manage it well including a key quote, plenty of detail and generous context. I may have to try this sometime.

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  2. You have a real talent for not-run-on-sentences! ;-) Not only does your writing make sense structurally, but it has genuine meaning. Very impressive! ~JudyK

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  3. What a great not-run-on-sentence! Sometimes that's how the thoughts are just rambling in my head. You've inspired me to try and write the down.

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  4. What a great format! This was such a fun read. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Wow! That's some sentence. I'm hoping that our postal system remains faithful and reliable too! I felt like I was ambling along with you as you spooled out words.

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  6. Admire the bookends. Can’t beat a good quote.

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  7. This is a fun post. I love, love, love experimenting w/ syntax. I had ca fabulous advance composition undergrad class that focused on sentence-level constructions as much as in essays.

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  8. A clever and funny take on taxes during a pandemic. It truly is amazing it's not a run on sentence. Well done!

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