Oulipost #28 – Melting Snowball

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. Challenge yourself further by only using words in order as you encounter them in the text.

Nervous

Three-dimensional,
unintentionally three-continent,
extraordinary theatergoers

obnoxiously
experience something
reserved, nervous.
Cannot laugh.

Play him, be I.

Source: Amanda Kingsbury, “He Waves Wand Showing Magic of Live Theater”, Indianapolis Star, April 28, 2014

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