a picture is worth 1,000 words . . .


Had this writing assignment for my writing group, and took it quite literally:

(It’s quite a puzzle to be solved. Some my be interested in solving it, others not. I’ll give you a clue, there’re 30 sentences with 30 colors each . . .)

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

by scavola

Brown, white, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, white, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, white, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, brown. Brown, white, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, white, brown, brown, brown, white, white, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, white, brown, brown, brown, white, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, brown. Brown, white, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, white, white, white, white, white, white, brown, brown, brown, white, white, brown, white, white, white, white, white, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, brown. Brown, white, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, brown. Brown, white, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, gray, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray, gray, pale pink, pale pink, pale pink, brown. Brown, brown, pale pink, pale pink, gray, gray, gray, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray, gray, gray, gray, pale pink, brown, brown. Brown, brown, white, pale pink, gray, gray, gray, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray, gray, gray, gray, gray, brown, brown. Brown, brown, white, gray, gray, gray, gray, gray, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray, gray, gray, gray, gray, white, brown. 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White, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, light blue, dark gray, dark gray, light blue, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, light blue, dark gray, dark gray, light blue, white, white, white, white, white, white, white. White, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, light blue, dark gray, dark gray, light blue, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, light blue, dark gray, dark gray, light blue, white, white, white, white, white, white, white. White, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, light blue, light blue, medium gray, white, white, white, gray, white, white, white, medium gray, light blue, light blue, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white. White, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, gray, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white. White, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, pink, pink, pink, white, white, white, white, gray, gray, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white. White, white, white, gray, gray, gray, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, pink, pink, pink, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray, gray, gray, gray, white, white. Gray, gray, gray, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, pale pink, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray, gray, gray. Gray, gray, gray, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, pale pink, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray, gray, gray. Gray, gray, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, pale pink, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray, gray. Gray, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, medium gray, medium gray, medium gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray. Gray, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray, gray, medium gray, medium gray, medium gray, medium gray, medium gray, gray, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray. Gray, gray, gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, medium gray, medium gray, medium gray, medium gray, medium gray, medium gray, medium gray, medium gray, medium gray, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, white, gray, gray. 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Another clue:

Update: I snuck the result of this piece onto the bottom of the “Duke Artwork” page on my blogger blog. In my writing group, this piece led to a good discussion on the nature of writing, use of words, and active/passive reading. What do you think? It’s not fiction, but writing, and it does convey an image, right? SOLUTION

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author of the gay 'Duke' and GLBT 'ATL Engineering' series
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