It’s hard to believe it’s the end of April, with only two prompts to go. Be sure and head over to the FPR to see how others have melted their snowballs, and check later in the comments below.
A form ‘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.’
The Monday WSJ is not ideal for anything other than straightforward articles, something that does not inspire me unless it involves a natural disaster [isn’t the creative brain a strange animal]. As I was about to cast the newspaper aside in despair and head for the computer, my eye was caught by a green square in the lower right corner of the front page and the words ‘Grow Old With’. I stopped to look. The green square was an ad. It was full of words of all lengths. I pulled my notepad towards me.
Advertisement for Ameritrade The Wall Street Journal 28 April 2014