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I'm currently pursuing an MA in English. I believe people who write capture something of the nature of individuals and the processes we all go through. The language we use to write enables us to locate ourselves in the larger contexts that influence the individuals we are in the process of becoming. This idea is central to my thesis. It is also why I have a passion for writing and hope to continue to do so academically and creatively.

THIS IS A 100 WORDS CONTEST ENTRY

Dangerous Creatures-The Crab

Published by JOHANNA | Thursday, July 08, 2010 11:49 PM


BR 100 words contest


There is a crab that can kill a man. One monstrously hairy leg rises effortlessly. Pungent smells strike nearly knocking me down.

Rocks shift, rumbling. Salt air wafts around me. Ocean waves crash. The creature looms. Hairs on the back of my neck prickle.

Three feet tall, legs as long as two men supine on the sand. Claws like electric saws. Large teeth glisten, jutting out like sharp rocks inside a cave. Terrified, I sit, silent.

Click click click. Tap dancing. Razor sharp claws make perfect tap shoes. There is a crab that can kill a man but dances instead.



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4Him - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 9:44 AM.


btw...this is Megan :o)

4Him - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 9:44 AM.


The last stanza is my absolute favorite!! Love your short, pithy lines!

cmak15 - Friday, July 09, 2010 3:49 PM.


Great first line. Very engaging. Interesting title. Does it imply that there are more dangerous creatures to come?