A Story of Found Sentences

Select 25 or so interesting sentences from a variety of different sources—the more unlikely, the better: newspaper articles, to-go menus, instruction manuals, long & boring direct marketing e-mails, etc.  Sprinkle the sentences you find into one of your own compositions or write connective tissue between the strange combinations of ideas. Make sense of chaos, but don’t make too much sense or you’ll ruin the magic.  Combine (whatever it is) into a flash fiction or prose poem, sifting and re-sifting and editing/deleting like a cook in the kitchen until something interesting surfaces. Let this exercise guide you directly into the story that you have wanted to write.c1c37fd03a778a2bade3a3a2622f9376