From: https://blacklightcandelabra.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/a-box-of-chocolates/ ...re-imagining the box of chocolates as a writing form...A collection of unique and separate chocolates forms a greater whole. ...writing a dozen mini-pieces 25-35 words each ...should not form a dialogue, advance a plot, or otherwise interact with one another. However, they should be unique. You might vary the style in each one, offer viewpoints from 12 different perspectives, or devise 12 different formatting techniques. Whatever strategy you choose, the twelve pieces should look like a coherent whole when they’re juxtaposed in your post.
1 approacheveningglowanticipategrowthspiralslifeovereyewalkinstickwaferscribes layersleavestrainaspirerootssoilpaYperCOINmarksbenchwhollywinedayleafbread
2 – thrown glossy forms – fused powder – deform – speckleduckblue – panthflyer case thru – minority – norms – missing numbers – wall falls
3 novel detection …you will be part of uneven performance … spoken word …wrap round world fabric8 hung UN chain timedblate global village graviTate
4 labelled and listened recorded and glistened struck lightning and dove lion roaring………………above german shepherd IN ruff leap of faith totem LOVE
5 mirrored waves ripple gently passed away over surface under depth monologue an reflects a long broken path obsolescence …
6 The hunter stands tall, glass-caged, upon layered sands of drifting time. Armed, equipped and ready to report, longso…,… longso, … before the egg eating egret.
7 i stomped, aye stampede, eye stamped – every minute attended N seconded: classified taxonomy… snap, picture, shot; journeyed pepper pot: price user group relief – truth tabled.
8 profile, profound, provincial providence – glorious colour swathed carnivalesque curves capture audience gaze in endearing embrace.
NB:-I’m afraid we couldn’t resist eating chocolates 9, 10, 11 and 12 – it was only two each as we shared – Summar says she’ll replace them tomorrow, honest! (Summar’s a bit of a Letter/word player for her “art form”, and another of our colleagues describes our city’s contemporary art gallery as her chocolate box – so we made this in thought of her while she’s a bit unwell).
Each piece is unique because they’re flavoured by elements of exhibitions we’ve seen there between us over the last few years and not in any particular order but each piece containing only elements relevant to that one particular exhibition, not mixed.
We were supposed to be getting some other articles together for our project blog but never mind, this was a fun collaborative task to play with for a bit longer than we should have. Apparently if I’m stuck for something to do i can expand the article and provide reference information for each piece relating to each different exhibition that we’ve represented! I might take a while doing that, if at all, but perhaps will have a go at re-presenting it differently and perhaps completing – once we’ve got a full box of chocolates again rather than a third scoffed.
It is a tough task writing over a box of chocolates and resisting consumption – and I’d hoped 25-35 words each would be a quick task or I might not have agreed to tackle that challenge tonight. By the way, one or two of the chocolates only has 18 or so words but we’ve not cheated and nibbled that’s just the design…