Today’s prompt from the Found Poetry Review’s Oulipost Project: Inventory!
“Choose a newspaper article or passage from a newspaper article and ‘inventory’ the nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, articles, etc. Bonus points for creative presentation of your final lists.“
I used words from an article about a boy who stuck a paper clip in an electrical outlet at school. Because…such beauty.
a 14-YEAR-OLD LIGHT-HEADED MINOR
an electric shock boy
an outlet condition today
but Lt. Timothy Dowd
and David Brearley Middle
the High School
the Kenilworth Rescue Squad
the Kenilworth Fire Department
a school student
the St. Barnabus Medical Center
(suffered stuck said lives attends suffered feeling treated taken said responded suffered repaired said).
Wright-Piersanti, Tom. “Kenilworth student burned after sticking paper clip into outlet.” The Star-Ledger (via NJ.com). 23 Apr 2014. http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2014/04/kenilworth_student_burned_after_sticking_paperclip_into_outlet.html#incart_river