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Saturday, February 16, 2008

I Really Meme This

Angie tagged me for a book meme with the
following rules:

1. Pick up the book nearest you with at least 123 pages.
2. Turn to page 123.
3. Count the first five sentences.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five other bloggers.

The book is The Best of Cordwainer Smith edited by
J. J. Pierce. Looks like we're both
reading sci-fi.


Elaine approached it before she met D'joan.
Elaine was not the only case, but she was a
rare and genuine one. Her life, thrust back
from all attempts at growth, had turned back
on itself and her mind had spiraled inward to
the only safety she could really know, psychosis.
Madness is always better than X, and X to each
patient is individual, personal, secret and over-
whelmingly important. Elaine had gone normally
mad; her imprinted and destined career was the
wrong one.


ofs

3 Comments:

Blogger Angie said...

Uh, oh...you posted five sentences instead of three sentences.

Apparently your imprinted and destined career is not in meme-rule-following.

But thanks for participating anyway--and enjoy the Cordwainer Smith!

11:01 PM  
Blogger oldfatslow said...

Um, it didn't say the next three sentences *only*. And, the 4th and 5th sentences were necessary for those like me wondering how much more X we can stand.

ofs

11:25 PM  
Blogger oldfatslow said...

Yeah! and plus, Wikipedia says that memes are evolutionary. Maybe my meme was the next critter up on the totem pole of life.

ofs

11:29 PM  

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