January 16, 2011 § 2 Comments

No one can describe a Fragment  because nobody has ever seen a whole one. Some people claim they even change form every time they’re spotted. They are very tricky and mischievous. They like to confuse people and rob them of clarity. They have been spotted all over the world.

In folklore it’s rumored that Fragments used to be called Sentences. Their greed made them so large that they couldn’t make sense of the world, so Madhyama[1] ate their souls for breakfast and now Fragments live a cursed existence.

[1] One of the four Goddesses of language.


1. A phrase or clause written as a sentence but lacking an element, as a subject or verb, that would enable it to function as an independent sentence in normative written English.


§ 2 Responses to Fragment

  • Diane says:

    Highly amusing Ella! The illustrations and descriptions vie with one another for may attention. Glad they live in a happy synergy and that the family is slowly growing.

    • Thanks so much, glad you’re enjoying it. I’ve been meaning to send you this link for too long and now it’s probably too late, but the organizer sits on the board of the Poetry Society with me and it’s really a fantastic opportunity. This is the link to the website of the Ossabaw Island Center and you can see the link to the writer’s retreat on the home page – check it out. cheers

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