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101 Words of Life and Death

What are words worth?

By Rick HenryPublished 29 days ago 1 min read
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The following are 101 words of life and death. Before doing this I set a few rules. The first rule is that I could not use any proper names (people, places, etc) and I could not repeat any words.

I started with the word Fear and the idea is that each successive word is related somehow to the proceeding word. The following is the result.

Fear

Tears

Joy

Jump

Exercise

Gym

Machines

Factory

Workers

Union

Voice

Singer

Music

Instrument

Play

Children

Babies

Mom

Love

Heart

Valve

Oil

Automobile

Ride

Tour

World

Globe

Lightbulb

Electricity

Solar

Sun

Wind

Air

Breathe

Relax

Bed

Sleep

Snore

Noisy

Loud

Scream

Scared

Monster

Ugly

Beautiful

Model

Striking

Impressive

Excellence

Winner

Prize

Money

Evil

Bad

Good

Tasty

Delicious

Food

Hunger

Pain

Sore

Cramp

Stiff

Flexible

Movement

Quake

Shake

Dance

Groove

Funk

Disco

Lights

Bright

Colorful

Interesting

Intelligent

Smart

School

Public

People

Social

Us

We

Commitment

Loyal

Together

Hands

Feet

Walk

Run

Fast

Slow

Easy

Over

Eggs

Breakfast

Morning

Awake

Alive

Dead

Grave

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Rick Henry

Writing is a distraction for me. It takes me to places unknown that fulfill my need for intellectual stimulus, emotional release, and a soothing of the breaks and bruises of the day.

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  • Isaac Haldeman 12 days ago

    This was a fun read.

  • This is an approach that I can easily see being applied to techniques to enhance reflection, like meditation, writing, finding your "why", therapy and so on.

  • Novel Allen22 days ago

    A Dalmation for each word. Emotions felt.

  • Babs Iverson26 days ago

    Excellent!!! Congratulations on Top Story too!!!💕💖

  • Scott Wade26 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story. 🥰

  • Nice work Rick and congratulations for the top story.

  • Katie26 days ago

    Very cool! Love this idea!

  • This was an interesting poem, sometimes I felt like I could tell where you were at in life, and others left me wondering

  • Irene Economou27 days ago

    Very clever, Rick! I liked the progression and connection between the words. I also felt a sense of movement that the words created…an increase of speed as I read. You are so amazingly talented, my awesome friend!!!

  • You know? It is only a couple words before you start almost piecing together the same outcome. This is great!

  • This was very interesting and clever. Congrats on the Top Story

  • Heather Hubler27 days ago

    Congrats on the Top Story!

  • Cathy holmes27 days ago

    Yay. congrats on the top story.

  • Congratulations on your Top Story

  • Whoaaaa, I just love how you come up with new concepts like this! Money is definitely evil. Loved your play of words. Brilliant!

  • Scott Wade28 days ago

    Cool. Very cool Rick.

  • Keila Aartila28 days ago

    Cool! It's like a word-association exercise. :)

  • very impressive 💯❤️💋❗❗❗

  • Cathy holmes29 days ago

    This is really cool, so clever. Well done.

  • Interesting concept and a nice form , I enjoyed it

  • Heather Hubler29 days ago

    I've always found word association so fascinating! Clever and so interesting to see how that evolved for you. Great work!

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