Taking Readers from Point A to Point B and
Teri S. Lesesne
Sam Houston State University
worst first line
She walked into my office on legs as long as
one of those long-legged birds that you see in
Florida - the pink ones, not the white ones -
except that she was standing on both of
them, not just one of them, like those
birds, the pink ones, and she wasn't wearing
pink, but I knew right away that she was
trouble, which those birds usually aren't.
Towards the dragon's lair the
fellowship marched -- a noble human
prince, a fair elf, a surly dwarf, and a
disheveled copyright attorney who was
frantically trying to find a way to
differentiate this story from "Lord of
On a fine summer morning during the days
of the Puritans, the prison door in the
small New England town of B----n opened
to release a convicted adulteress, the
Scarlet Letter A embroidered on her
dress, along with the Scarlet Letters B
through J, a veritable McGuffey's Reader of
Scarlet Letters, one for each little tyke
waiting for her at the gate.
"Brevity gets right to the point
doesn't dawdle, dicker, or delay
always short and sweet whenever
there is something to do
brevity comes in handy when you
are subject to a chewing out
a bout of the flu
a pain in the neck
or waiting in line for the loo
in fact, this poem has gone on so long
that its recital
would no longer qualify
as an example of its title"
Another way to
assist readers in
making meaning is
lly unabridged audio
There are many ways to describe Ms. Underdorf.
She was brilliant and joyous, and she believed-probably correctly-that
libraries contain the answers to everything, and that if you can’t find the
information you seek in the library, then such information probably
does not exist in this or any other parallel universe now or ever to be
She was thoughtful and kind and always believed the best of everybody.
She was, above all else, a master librarian and knew where to find any
book on any subject in the shortest possible time.
And she was wonderfully unhinged…
And so the Amazing Armadillo.
6 word memoirs
FIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND TWO OBITUARIES.
YOU'RE THE PARENT. ACT LIKE ONE.
EXAGGERATION IS THE SPICE OF LIFE.
GOD ABANDONED ME, SO I RECIPROCATED.
I NEVER GOT MY HOGWARTS LETTER. (could be Hank Green's
WOULD BE SLUT GIVEN THE CHANCE.
YOU MADE ME STRONGER. THANKS, RAPIST.
MEASURED OUT MY LIFE IN LITERATURE.
LIFE IS FULL OF "AWKWARD TURTLE" MOMENTS.
INSERT MELODRAMATIC CLICHE-TEEN ICK HERE.