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Angry American Sandwich

The American Sandwich

Write a piece of flash fiction in just three American Sentences.

Allen Ginsberg’s American Sentence has seventeen syllables.

Your task is to use as few words as possible to fill the sandwich.

Angry American Sandwich

An unregenerative delusion plagued the beast unceasingly.

Who would oblige the uneasy soul,

calming his unsettled conscience?

Forty days and forty nights, the angry one stewed -

till he imploded.

Posted for a variety of prompts:

American Sandwich (3 sentences – 17 syllables each)

Catchwords (“uneasy,” “sallow,” “oblige,” “delusion” and “regenerative”)

Easy Street Prompts (“40 days and 40 nights”)

Poetic Asides (April P.A.D. Challenge: “angry”)

Read Write Poem (NaPoWriMo – “word salad”)

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  1. Oh Linda, this is wonderful! You're so creative and fast with it - I love the idea of 'an unregenerative delusion'. This is so cool!
    Thanks for playing along!!

  2. i always enjoy reading you !!

  3. You always have lovely pictures accompanying your posts. Fun read.



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