A story is anywhere you see it

An occasional pain in the upper right thorax had Keith. He was claimed by light brown hair, and trainspotting also had an interest in him. A child sickly, he had bothered a dislocated predicate since five years old, but the new Doctor, Smith, had prescribed a course of enclitics that improved his anaphora in a matter of days.

* dislocated predicate > A predicate is one of the two main bits in a sentence or clause. It modifies the subject and includes the verb. In dislocation, the predicate gets modified by the subject. “A pain had Keith’ is not the same as ‘Keith had a pain,’ although the latter is so rare that we tend to take it as a quirky way of expressing the same thing.
* enclitics > A clitic attached to the end of another word. In ‘throw’em some bread,’ the pronoun ‘em is an enclitic. It is a monosyllabic word that acts as a suffix to the preceding word.
* anaphora > Using a pronoun to refer back to something already mentioned, such as ‘he’ and ‘Habib.’

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About Ian Whatley

Ian Whatley -- British born, bred, educated, and then deported. His fiction has been published in The Legendary, Lost and Found Times, 3S and so on and so on and...

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