free writing: word association, found bits

names/words

home words: residence, abode, dwelling, asylum, sanctuary. habitat, homeland

homecoming: return, arrival, journey’s end

down to earth, collectively, all hands, everyman jack, the works

everywhere: all over, far and wide     one: e.) body      day: habitual, usual, routine, workaday     every: each, all, complete, entire

generally speaking, customary, across the board

populace –> people: individual, creature, mortal, society, soul, NYers, community, population, masses, hoi polloi, silent majority, horde, dregs, Jane Doe, clod, hobbledehoy!

pick one –> fascinating/intriguing/engrossing

gleamed?

reason: personality, lead up to party

reason: going to the party

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crapulence: sick from over eating/drinking, drunkeness

crassitude: gross ignorance/stupidity     2: thickness, grossness

corrigendum: an error to be corrected

coseismal: pertaining to or being in a line, curve, etc. connecting or comprising points on the earth’s surface at which an earthquake wave arrives simultaneously

photo of a cowl on p. 337, cross tree on p. 347, culottes p. 353, burnoose and burnsides

mountebank: huckster who sells quack medicines from a platform in public places (using tricks and storytelling)

mare nubium in the third quadrant, sea of clouds on the moon (imbrium of rains, somniorum of dreams)

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We were asked to look at word association, collages, and a juxtaposition of fragments. Before I had a personal computer I used to write down words or phrases I liked, often with synonyms or definitions (especially if it had other dominant meanings), for stories. I went through some old high school notes and rough drafts that I had stashed with my first zine flats to compile a list of found words and things written in the margins. It reminds me of an unexpected index.

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