That's what she used to call [him] me — 'Target Boy.'"
I decided to do something different in the blog this time around.
In an effort to distract myself from finishing the most recent draft of His Daughter, I've decided it's been too long since I created an erasure.
Erasure: "the place or mark, as one a piece of paper, where something has been erased."
In literary terms, it means taking a pre-existing work and manipulating the text to create a new story, vignette, flash, poem, etc.
I couldn't come up with a good link to an example, so here's a cool poetry site using the word "erasure" in their site-name. (Feel free to suggest an erasure link.)
Here's a story about a bum and the man looking for him:
MSNBC-By Amanda Guerra
"A Bum Story"
A Hurst, Texas couple is getting married after meeting three years ago while waiting in a Black Friday line.
Trevor MacDonald and Jesse Pierfelice were looking for a lot of things while sitting in the rain outside of a Hurst SuperTarget three years ago. But the one thing they weren't expecting to find was each other.
"He had this hoodie tied tight, and my mom dropped me off, and I was like, 'You're not leaving me here with this guy. He looks like a bum,'" Pierfelice said.
After realizing the "bum" was actually a hard-working college student, Pierfelice decided to give him a chance. The pair found themselves wrapped up in conversation for the next several hours and, when the doors finally opened at 6 a.m. ,they exchanged numbers.
Story: They lined up for Black Friday — 9 days ahead of time"She text-messaged me the next day saying, 'Hey, Target Boy,'" MacDonald said. "That's what she used to call [him] me — 'Target Boy.'"
The couple's relationship began with casual phone calls and then a few dates. Two years later, MacDonald proposed.
See video, read original story at NBCDFW.com
"After I proposed to her, the first place we went was Target and took some pictures of our engagement," he said.
Video: Who made Consumer Reports’ naughty, nice list?MacDonald and Pierfelice said what they found that cold November morning was better than any bargain they could've asked for.
"Yes — the ultimate Black Friday present; I got a good deal," MacDonald said.
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