Tuesday, 30 March 2010


To the detriment of my sanity my computer sadly keeled over...however a shiny new one is on its way, so do come back for more blogging soon...

Friday, 19 March 2010

Assignment 4

Assignment 4: 125 words. First and last sentence must be the same.

Her throat began to swell, or so she thought. She put her hands up to her neck; there was nothing to report. But it felt real, like she’d been feasting on balloons in the middle of the night and one had become wedged. It began to expand, pushing down on her chest and up and out through her ears. She felt woozy. The bigger it grew, the more her heart raced – she felt sure she would pop, but the day went by and the pop never came.

As night approached, the balloon began to deflate, and her heart began to relax. Peace. But the morning soon arrived. Her eyes came to. Her brain began to whirr. Her throat began to swell, or so she thought.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Assignment 3: RADIO STAR

Assignment: 99 words. Title: Radio Star. You cannot use the letter E.

A radio star in many ways is an optimal companion.

With an ability to look as old, young, ugly or alluring as your imagination will allow, company of such quality will in no way find you wanting.

Fantastic for all occasions, your companion will charm you with musical flair and you can sing or jig along to your pick of songs morning, noon and night.

In a loving mood? Simply turn your radio star on with a flick of a switch.

Dating a star known globally by many is a sound and satisfying way of making your pals’ jaws drop.

This one was a little tricky, but not a scratch on the novel called "A Void" by Oulipo member Georges Perec, which he wrote entirely without using the letter E. The novel was originally written in French; "La Disparition" (1969), and was later translated into English using the same constraints.