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Contrasting imagery

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:30 am
by SeanT
Cindy laughed as the little frogs eyes bulged. She squeezed a little harder and laughed a little louder at funny, stupid smelly little frog. She squeezed harder still, and squash, squirt, splat went Mr Froggy, and feeling suddenly guilty for she tossed the frog into her brother’s pram.

And mom came, and stared a long time at mangled frog corpse lying on her new born sons face. Something about it struck her just so, and she couldn’t take her eyes of it. That was the day Cindy learned the value of contrasting innocent imagery with the grotesque for dramatic effect.

Re: Contrasting imagery

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:33 am
by strawman
SeanT SeanT SeanT
The piece which passeth understanding.

Re: Contrasting imagery

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:04 pm
by SeanT
Is that a writerly way of saying you don't get it?

Re: Contrasting imagery

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:11 pm
by strawman
To be honest, no.

To end with "the value of contrasting innocent imagery with the grotesque for dramatic effect" was actually a pretty clever resolution of a pretty gross set-up.

I just couldn't resist responding with the Wasteland pun. I think TSE would have chuckled.

Re: Contrasting imagery

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:25 am
by SeanT
Oh right, well that went right over my head. Thanks for the feedback.

Re: Contrasting imagery

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:53 am
by PureChance
This may just be me, but i felt really really sorry for the frog. I liked it though.

Re: Contrasting imagery

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:47 am
by strawman
But the flies feasted on shadenfreude.

Re: Contrasting imagery

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:55 pm
by SeanT
If it makes you feel better, purechance, the frog had it coming. He was an evil frog. :-) Thanks for the feedback.

Straw man, you are one slick sesquipedalian stylist. Thank god for dictionary.com is all I say.

Re: Contrasting imagery

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:41 am
by PureChance
For better or worse, it actually does. How easy I am led.