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Writing Exercise by Sherry/Biography in Phrases Only

Our fellow member Sherry went to a writing class and received the assignment to write your biography in short approx 3 word phrases separated by commas. No complete sentences. She shared hers with us, and I thought I'd give it a try. Who else wants to put their whole life in a paragraph of phrases with us? Here's what I came up with ...


yellow fuzzie blankie, elephants, house full, nursery school piano,the way is always in the music, magnus chord organ, uncle vit's pipe, hello dolly on grandmom's kitchen table, mary poppins and howard johnsons, violin rebellion, blue mountains with smoke on the top, alcove bed, ellen's pool,big family at the bus stop, playing prairie, spaghetti, they go off to college, wish i were a walton, music heats up, love letters, san francisco and santa barbara, the high heeled shoes passion, the play's the thing, symphonies and shows, black skirts with white blouses, introductions to death, middle of the road talks indian style, breakfast room sessions, love in big houses, gone with the wind, big times in a little town, susquehana valley skyline, way too much Mass, brick buildings and brick walls, he drove a big blue oldsmobile, and she fell, the way back is always in the music, have something tough to tell you, the devil had a run, new zealand came and went, and the way back again was in the music, guitars and travellers, forget the italian , learn the spanish, teach the english, and then the best thing for a time, she had to go, lights out, and the way back again was in the music, the loud silent man's voice shouted and screams still, and after the rain the colors bloomed, a gathering, and the way is always in the music...

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Comment by Dorraine Darden on March 1, 2010 at 4:14pm
You've been a busy woman, Lisa! Need to read this real slow over two glasses of wine and then I think I'll really absorb everything. Your ending was spot on: the way is always in the music. Yes!
Comment by wiffledust on February 22, 2010 at 7:10pm
oh thanks jodi! i really hope you'll write one!!! i'll be the first to read. it's not as easy as it might seem, but i learned something about myself! ;-)
Comment by Jodie Ann Christiansen on February 22, 2010 at 6:58pm
"Way too much MASS".....me,too........so much condensed into this style of writing that I have to,want to, re-read it now....thanks sincerely, Jodie
Comment by wiffledust on November 11, 2009 at 6:17pm
oh janet ..hahah! you're not wrong to be confused. i just opened it up to facebook people too. but it's probably good for you to repost yours here since you already have a blog space here. but it's absolutely great that you put your answer there. it inspired others to give it a try! anything you want is fine!!! LOL!
Comment by Janet Stinson Therrien on November 11, 2009 at 6:09pm
Okay, confuse me please. I'm really good at being confused. Do we submit this comment here? I did one on Facebook, but didn't check to see it here first.
Comment by wiffledust on November 11, 2009 at 12:25pm
thanks, donna. i never did anything like that before. try it...it's kind of emotional!
Comment by Donna Stumpo on November 11, 2009 at 12:04pm
Oh, I LOVE this.....what a cool challenge, I will have to try it soon. I remember once my son's teacher made the class bring in a shoe box and gave the kids little slips of paper and told them to write one word on each paper until they filled up the box with words that they thought described themselves--a fascinating exercise.....

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