Friday September 3rd, 2010

The exercise:

You've got four lines of prose. Tell me about a face.

The truck is all packed up to go to the market tomorrow morning (hurray for cooler nights which mean we don't need to stick the more fragile veggies in the cooler), so all we have to do when we wake up is eat breakfast, cut some sunflowers, toss 'em in the back of the truck, and we'll be on the road.

Here's hoping the last long weekend of the summer is a good one for us.

Mine:

They say mine is a face that launched a thousand criminal investigations - after all, how could a man that looks like I do not be guilty of something?

So am I free because I'm an innocent man with an unfortunate visage, or because I'm very adept at hiding bodies? That's for me to know and you to find out... if you can.

Care to investigate?

3 Comments:

Heather said...

Marc- Fun four sentences. I do wonder now what a face that people assume is guilty looks like.

Now I am off for the holiday weekend. Enjoy your cooler weather!
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The small pink mouth surrounded by round cheeks. The almost black hair and eyes of deepest blue. They tell me you are tender, fragile, and infant filled with dreams and infinite possibilities. But it is your smile that brightens my world and tells me we are okay day after day.

Greg said...

@Heather: that's a fantastic description of a face!

@Marc: the face that launched a thousand criminal investigations is an inspired line. Good luck with the market today :)

A face

This was the face that launched a thousand ships. We've had to do extensive recreation from the skull fragments that we've found, and we're pretty certain that the man was dead after the third or fourth launch. However, our computer models are superb, and we have over ninety percent confidence in our work. This face collided with a thousand ships, and that deserves a place in the history books.

Marc said...

Heather - great use of the four lines. Enjoy your weekend :)

Greg - ah, a literal interpretation of that famous phrase. I like it :)