Sunday, 20 June 2010

Free writing

FREE WRITING - a prewriting technique in which a person writes continuously for a set period of time without regard to spelling, grammar or topic. It produces raw, often unusable material, but helps overcome blocks of apathy and self critism.

Let's take a swing at it then....

Only four thousand dollars,
only four thousand but they can wear that four thousand dollars with
they can wear it with tights
in the winter they can wrap a fur coat around their four thousand dollars and give it a russian twist like a shot of vodka in some lemon juice. sweet.

She ripped the silk from silver shelves and draped it on the skeleton
the skeleton shook her hand and twirled around and stomped like Tyra Banks
she never wore the silk away from staring faces
wrapped in bed a cocoon of excess
staring with her bush baby blue rocks swimming in her face eating pearls from the floor in the manner of bonbons and kicking the ceiling with her heels,

where have you gone skeleton?
she uses her own skull like a punch bowl
can't really afford a glass one
in the magazines with shiny brims
even after all the shows and stomps and staring faces
and pens rampant on paper
it is the paper's fault.

dancing in the room my blood filling my ears and i can only hear the sound of the electric heater buzzing like the football match and it's melting my inhibitions and i wish it wasn't because there is the skeleton eating the pearls and staring like i've hit her. oh god, i sang last night like a squeaking moron accapella because you snatched the guitar, was i that dreadful?

1 comment:

  1. So what did it help you over come? I always do this to cure writers block if it has not rained in a while.