In this series, I will take the Word of the Day from Dictionary.com and craft a short piece of creative writing around it. My goal is to embrace the meaning of the word in some unique way, all the while trying out different styles, rhythms and characterizations. It is as much an exercise in creativity as it is an exploration of grammar. Enjoy!
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By Alex Seise
For what does it mean, to be contiguous? Need our skin touch, or only hover fractions of an inch apart? And what of our souls? Can two souls be contiguous together on a sofa, or in the same room, or up and downstairs, or talking over telephones thousands of miles away? What about life, and what about death? Is proximity a line, a boundary, a wall; or is it a state of blurry euphoria whose cartographer is a burning, amorous heart inebriated on love?