Writing Exercise: Am I Saramago

Write a paragraph to a page of narrative with no punctuation (and no paragraphs or other breaking devices).

Oh my God this can’t be possible what are all these people doing here hey watch where you’re going we need some room here hey you mister can you explain any of this what happened to us what’s going on I’m just as in the dark as you pal this whole thing is crazy-ass nutzo but where are we it looks like yeah go on and say it it looks like a large plastic box we all know about it but that’s impossible it doesn’t make any sense oh you must be one of the new batch huh batch what the hell’s batch supposed to mean oh you’re in for a treat just wait until ah yes here she comes now what who’s coming oh my God what the hell is that shut up and get to the back if you want to survive survive what the fuck are you talking about ouch not on me hey watch out this woman’s injured sorry oh my God what happened to her just watch where you’re going all right that noise it’s everywhere what the hell is that I said get to the back and hunker down if you don’t want to be next next for what I don’t understand fine then fuck you look at her she’s huge is this a movie what’s going on that’s right idiot keep asking questions right there in the middle her hand it’s coming right at me help someone help me for Christ’s sake oof you’re completely helpless aren’t you don’t condescend to me what the hell’s going on you’ve been captured just like the rest of us now shut up and keep your head down you can’t talk to me like that oh another new one huh yeah and she’s really slow you should’ve just let her get taken I know but what can I say I’m a freakin’ Samaritan none of you are making any sense can’t anyone explain what the hell’s going on listen sweet-cheeks shut up for five goddamn minutes and welcome to your new home

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4 thoughts on “Writing Exercise: Am I Saramago

  1. Wow this is cool not even a final period to punctuate the ending so that tells me there is no ending I like this I don’t know if I could do it but I would love to try you know how I feel about commas right now it feels a bit sickening to use not a single comma or semicolon oh my word my heart is actually beating a little bit faster because I’m not using the comma key I can’t wait for my book of writing exercises to get here I have others but none this fun good job

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    1. You seem to do it very well yeah I guess so but she should try other people I was getting to that what is she scared of challenges you need to watch your mouth she’s been through a lot you don’t even know oh here comes the apologist for women watch your mouth or what Billy Bragg that’s it brace yourself hey break it up you two no no let them go it’s just getting interesting anyway don’t listen to them you’re doing great

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      1. Thank you it was a bit of fun when I get my book I’ll look for it I mean the prompt and post my own entry I don’t care if you think I’m copying your blogging style because I probably am no I definitely am but it’s just for fun I’m not scared of challenges I look forward to them every step of the way in fact lately I fully embrace them which is a 180 from how I used to behave in the past so that little turd doesn’t know what he’s talking about don’t make me go over there we’ve all been through a lot but he’ll go through a whole lot more if he doesn’t watch it thank you I won’t listen to them anymore and you’re doing great too I really think those story files are a hit from the few reactions I’ve seen

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        1. Oh… those reactions. Don’t get me started. Two people reacted with “good job!” and two people reacted with “maybe I should do this” and no other comment. Very telling, very revealing.

          “we’ve all been through a lot but he’ll go through a whole lot more if he doesn’t watch it ”
          Holy crap, you crack me up. This is an excellent line.

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