SCREAM – constricted writing

This is my first attempt at OULIPO influenced writing – writing with constrictions – in this case using only phrases found by googling the word Scream.

I screamed,

You didn’t hear me

Higher Patrick, higher, push me higher than I’ve ever been

The seagulls screamed in the sky above

Our eyes meet

Scream me a love song, kiss me before I scream

Skrik, Scream, Shriek

I am screaming with a deflated lung, Silently, desperately trying to reach

My father, screaming, rattling the walls,

Screaming underwater

Scream, scream, scream, hard to catch his breath

Screaming with deflated lungs

An  infinite scream

Slaughterhouse and asylum

Skrik, Scream, Shriek

Screaming in silence to ears turned deaf

I have no mouth but I must scream.


About cathi rae

50ish teacher & aspiring writer and parent of a stroppy teenager and carer for a confused bedlington terrier and a small selection of horses who fail to shar emy dressage ambitions. Interested in contemporary fiction but find myself returning to PG Wodehouse when the chips are down View all posts by cathi rae

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