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YEAR OF THE RAM CONTEST

No Peer, the Pear

Published by JIM HARSTAD | Friday, October 02, 2015 8:19 PM


Year of the Ram October entry. 100 words.


At last someone has undertaken the full explication and elucidation of
the word "pear", particularly as concerns its reflection of the fruit
itself: oblong and symmetrical. The very sound of the letters which
comprise it proceed in a tidy balancing act running from the cold,
sharp progression of pee and ee to the pillowed warmth of ay and ar,
like the top to bottom shape of a, well, a pear. It's like a large
salty-sweet tear or a glowing pendant pearl, both in form and in
spoken sound. Indisputably beyond compare, neither apple nor orange
can be a pear.



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