exquisite corpses, exquisite sentences

We’ve been playing “exquisite corpse” during our Writing Center staff meetings lately. After we come up with a sentence pattern (e.g., The [noun] [preposition] the [noun] [adverb] [transitive verb] [adjective] [noun]), we each write the first word (in this case, a noun), fold the paper over to conceal what we wrote, and hand it to the next person, after which we all write a preposition, and pass it on again, etc. We end up with as many strange sentences as there are contributors in the game. We’ve never laughed so hard or had so much fun in staff meetings before.

Here are some of our favorites:

The florist below the sink warmly weakened the ponderous diaper. [yuck!]
The protruding glacier flippantly hit an ominous website. [cool!]
My smelly incubator stumbled sweetly above the umbilical cord.
Atop the broken heathen, an insipid spittle wrote divinely.
The yellow Appalachian dulcimer strummed on the edge of the abyss sloppily.
Because of the blue elbow, an appetizing buzzard hung wetly.
The hobbit in the box passively mollified the shy writing center consultant.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s