Short Fiction Experiments

anatomy of the gesture

1.0 Your arm
.      1.1 Your arm leaving the side of your body
.      1.2 Your arm slowly rising upwards
.      1.3 Your arm bending ninety degrees at the elbow
.      1.4 Your arm fully extended against the horizon

2.0 Your hand
.      2.1 Your hand unfolding itself like a parcel
.      2.2 Your hand flexing each finger in turn
.      2.3 Your hand reaching much like the first time
.      2.4 Your hand turning its palm towards her:
.      .      2.4.1 Her face
.      .      2.4.2 Her body

3.0 Your wrist
.      3.1 Your wrist held up by your arm
.      3.2 Your wrist holding up your hand
.      3.3 Your wrist rotating:
.      .      3.3.1 Left
.      .      
3.3.2 Right
.      .      3.3.3 Back again
.      3.4 Your wrist jutting outwards as if it could speak

4.0 Your shoulder
.      4.1 Your shoulder waiting for the pressure to release
.      4.2 Your shoulder becoming too aware of everything it is connected to
.      4.3 Your shoulder moving:
.      .      4.3.1 Moving the arm:
.      .      .      4.3.1.1 Moving the wrist:
.      .      .      .      4.3.1.1.1 Moving the hand
.      4.4 Your shoulder moving everything back to being still

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This entry was published on November 12, 2015 at 5:07 pm. It’s filed under Drafts & Scraps, Fiction, In-Class Exercise, uneasy world carnival and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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