Friday, May 29, 2009

a paragraph composed of the first sentences of all the chapters in my novel in progress

This is the only house in the neighborhood without a basement. The dog is barking. Dad returns, shaken. Had there ever been a front door? Dad removes his toolbox from the hall closet, opens it, grabs a hammer. Dad climbs the stairs to smash a window in his bedroom. Matt likes his room. Dad tells Mom and Paul it’s all mirror. It becomes quieter than quiet. Mom and Paul are hugging. Dad is angry at his wife for seeking retribution against him. Paul’s consciousness lies in bed. The living room feels bloated. Matt is a cardboard box. The front door ages, retires, and dies, leaving behind a severed doorknob. Matt is a cardboard box. Dad reads Ion a bedtime story. Paul is jumping on a bouncy castle. Matt is not a cardboard box.

12 comments:

Jason Gusmann said...

this is awesome. cliff's notes.

j. a. tyler said...

nice. I like it.

Matt DeBenedictis said...

You got me all weak in the knees. Oh, you.

Ryan W. Bradley said...

very cool. remix.

TonyandMeWatchTV: Resurrection said...

"matt is not a cardbord box"

you should spoiler alert that shit, dude

Molly Gaudry said...

Very nice!

Brandi Wells said...

matt is not a cardboard box is my new favorite sentence.

Bradley Sands said...

Thanks. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks. Fuck spoilers. Thanks. Thanks.

sam pink said...

rick moranis is probably dead somewhere.

Bradley Sands said...

Where are you, Sam Pink? Over.

sam pink said...

fuck you , over

Bradley Sands said...

Fuck you, over.