The Erasure to erase all erasure . . . ers
I've been challenged.
I don't mean the sort of mentally/physically incapable kind of challenged, but as in a duel.
Clay Carter and I have always been fans of the erasure form. And by always, for me, I mean recently.
Don't know what an erasure is? Find out.
To make an erasure, the writer takes an already written text and creates a new one by omitting certain words. More often than not, the resulting story is completely different than the original. This isn't lazy or plagiarism. It's fun and difficult sometimes. People have been doing this for awhile.
But this town was mine and now Clay Carter thinks he can mosey down these streets with dry sheets of yella paper and a Sharpe marker. I'm the one rewritin' this town. There just ain't room 'nough for the both of us.
It's a showdown. On Fridays. High-noon.
Challenge This Stand-Off: Use the Same Text.
(More to come.)
Still don't know what's going on? Here's an example:
Fear, focus, and the future. C.M. Humphries talks about writing, horror, and whatever.