Monday, July 9, 2012

Inspire (10)

Inspire is a weekly writing prompt or exercise, posted on Mondays. Anyone who's interested can participate, and you're more than welcome to share what you've written by posting a link in the comments.

Today's prompt is another one from my week at writing camp: write an American Sentence. Incase you're unfamiliar with it, an American sentence is sort of an American version of a haiku. It's made up of seventeen syllables, but it's not divided into lines - it's just one sentence - and it's related to something specifically American.

When we wrote these in class, we read them out loud, and while all of them were great, one definitely stood out as my favorite:

"I cannot write an American sentence or a haiku. Biscuit."

I love it for two reasons: First, it's hilarious. Second, it does summarize an aspect of American culture, even if it was accidental - because doesn't that perfectly describe the type of humor that abounds today?

Have fun with your own American Sentences!


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