Oulipost: Day 3

Prompt: Select a single sentence from a newspaper article. Replace each meaningful word in the text [verb, noun, adjective, adverb] by its dictionary definition. Repeat this treatment on the resulting sentence, and so on, until you’ve had enough! Note that after only two such treatments with a relatively compact dictionary, even a two-word sentence can produce an accumulation of 57 words.

“Hobby Lobby Advertisement” Chicago Tribune 3 April 2014.


Original Sentence:

“Let your creativity blossom.”


First Alteration

Allow or permit your ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc. to flourish; develop.


Second/Final Alteration (with a couple line breaks thrown in.)

Allow Liberty

Give permission to (or allow liberty) your power or capacity to do or act physically, mentally, legally, morally, financially, etc.to rise above or go beyond handed-down-by-tradition thought, acceptance or notion a particular condition, character, or mode in which something appears:

Order or system in doing anything,

a conception of another’s behavior,

et cetera.

To grow luxuriantly, or thrive in growth, as a plant. To bring into being or activity; generate; evolve.


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Aspiring documentary theatre artist and poet.
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