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
The visions came to him like clockwork. Every three minutes, a stream of expressions—sounds, colors, smells, reactions—would materialize and flash in his brain, then fade away. The noetic expressions were always paired in doublets, but they were almost never grouped the same way twice. He counted eighty four distinct thoughts.