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    For the :iconwriterart: 2 sentence story contest described here.

    Donald Barthelme, whom I met, is turning over in his grave.

    I know that the recommendation for the contest was against having any overly long sentences. In this case, however, the whole point of this story is how long and breathless the first sentence is.

    It’s sort of like this: we all know towers aren’t supposed to lean. The whole point of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, on the other hand, is that it is leaning, kind of like this

    My tower is leaning!

    Update: I Won First Place!
    I just found out. Check out the announcement of all the winners here.

    2nd Update: DailyLitDeviations (DLD) Award!

    “A Thing Now” was recognized with a :icondailylitdeviations: for May 22, 2012. See the article here.

    3rd Update: Daily Deviation (DD)!

    “A Thing Now” has received a Daily Deviation feature for February 23, 2013. This is my second DD. Holy cow, I’m stoked! Huge thanks to the wonderful =LadyofGaerdon for suggesting it and ^neurotype for featuring it.

    630 words, not counting the Easter eggs.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-02-23
A Thing Now: A Two-Sentence Story by =tonepainter is a "tongue-in-cheek" (suggester's words) exploration of a style bordering on stream-of-consciousness. ( Suggested by LadyofGaerdon and Featured by neurotype )
Rookanga1945 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist
I feel a bit stingy saying just this, but that was awesome!
tonepainter Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much; you've made my day!
Rookanga1945 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist
You're welcome! I'm happy whenever I can make someone happy.
myperson54 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Wow. I actually had to reread this a few times. I suppose knowing the movie references helps (The original Star Wars were the good ones!), but I fount it OK to follow through the ones I didn't know. The only part I was turned around was right before he started explaining the "you don't even have pals" part, where there are three contained sentences. (Or so I counted.) Amazing piece, though!
tonepainter Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I really appreciate it.

(And the films were fun to include...some of the movie references are serious, and some are meant to be humorous. I would never expect anyone to do this, but anyone who took the time to watch all of the films referenced in this piece would, I promise, have a lot of fun and get to see some really great—and some really off-the-wall—cinematic masterpieces.)
myperson54 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Of course. I'm in media arts and am an aspiring writer, so it's always nice to see something as well-written as this. For instance, I now know how rambling sentences can be good, in some ways. And I might just watch those movies. I might. :D
tonepainter Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And in case you didn't notice.... just as many DVDs have "Easter Eggs," surprise bits of content squirreled away among their menus, so, too, does this story (like all my lit deviations) have a huge number of hidden Easter Eggs. Hover your cursor here and there above the words and you just might find a few. There are tons....and some of them are quite significant. For example, one might just find the best/most important line of each of the movies referenced. One might. :D
FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer did I miss this one before?
Love it, man. :clap:

Congrats on the DD!!! :la:
tonepainter Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Holy shit. So how the heck do you do alt text?
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