collaborative projects

Group Effort Results Poem

Well, that was fun. I think we ought to do that more often. Here is the resulting poem from my first Group Effort post. Thanks to everyone who participated!


Click here: maybe you want to learn me better—
or let the rootkits buck wild. Either way, it’s good

to spill from an envelope and feel
the drywall crack. New phones, new plans,

first monthly fee waived…and then, suddenly,
in darkness I ask for help (good sir, I am the Prince

of a small country in Nigira). You have not selected
any categories of interest yet:

a straightforward and serious talk about………….
from a spokesman who’s not wearing any pants.

Yes, I am interested in more comfortable pants:
Important tax return documents enclosed!

No sweat. Call me when you get back.
We can get some food or something.

My employer was killed in a starship accident
arranged by rebel forces. I am a piece of water in a tank.

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January 21st, 2010 / 11:43 pm

Group Effort

Today at work I got a fun email: “Blue Pill Nice Discount. Click Here.” Then a student said to me, “I need to watch more tv. All my good lines come from tv shows.” I feel like this is a sign.

Let’s use what we got and write a  group poem. Whaddya say? I have the title and the first line. You supply subsequent lines—one per person, por favor.


Click here.

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January 21st, 2010 / 12:01 am

Titular: Collaboratives Project


Titular has begun a new project called ‘Collaboratives.’ From their website:

Our Collaboratives project publishes work from multiple writers in a conceptually cohesive manner. Each project will be published, and updated, as pieces are accepted. Writers may or may not wish to employ the exquisite corpse tactic by referencing the ‘start/end-points’ of preceeding/subsequent stories. Each piece should be between 100 – 400 words. In the subject heading of the submission, just write ‘collaboratives.’

Current Projects (and call for submissions):

I. IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME [Titles of pieces]: Swann’s Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive, The Fugitive, and Time Regained.

II. NINE STORIES [Titles of pieces]: A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, Just Before the War with the Eskimos, The Laughing Man, Down at the Dinghy, For Esme – with Love and Squalor, Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes, De Daumier-Smith’s Blue Period, and Teddy.

III. SEINFELD [Titles of pieces]: Jerry, George, Elaine, Kramer, and Hello Newman.

IV. THE PASSION OF MEL GIBSON [Titles of pieces]: Mad Max, Lethal Weapon, Tequila Sunrise, Hamlet, Bird on a Wire, Braveheart, What Women Want, Chicken Run, Signs, The Passion of the Christ, and Apocalypto.

Let’s all submit something. I am excited, as this is exciting.

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October 29th, 2008 / 7:39 pm