By the end of my fourteenth year, when I should have been playing the ocarina or slurping chawanmushi, I was instead intimate with the intestinal tremors of a cowardly dot-com intern filching mustard packs from the office canteen sans asking. All winter long we followed others’ elks without caring that they were others’. In a former day and age, e.g., during my thirteenth year, I knew whose elks were whose and would not have tolerated confusion. (from my novel Giant Slugs, Lawrence and Gibson 2011)
Running the technique generated the following vocabulary list:
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Which I used to write the following:
After the Eucharist, Ngwee and I skipped out, seeking a mythic rent in Notched Chaw, a neighborhood now coming into fashion in the Ninth Arrondissement (near the Siskin Gallery), the former meat-repacking district where Hoffa had last been seen. Airing our hats, we wandered that locale’s exemplary sights and sounds: the giant din of houses serving tomato tea; interns squinting at miniscule phones concealing near-infinite byte capacity, their red eyes uniformly aglow; thick nitro hoses snaking up from the natural gas sewers; towering archons of justice touting adages while sipping from elk milks infused with organic lichens. The outcome: initial gusto parlayed into tonal remorse. What was theirs would never be ours, and our new home, wherever it lay, would be found settled inside some much mushier basin. Lowing cows by way of contrast, we lacked the forte needed for navigating a total lack of norms. Burping, we roused one another with discrete nudges, hurried on.
I also created another “Dictionary Expansions” example, which I’ll post tomorrow. [Update: I did so; click here.]