Children Should be Seen and Not Heard (N+7 Version)

Flash Fiction

Ken Preston

27 November 2023

More nonsense from the Oulipo technique of rewriting a text by replacing all the nouns with nouns seven places further on in the dictionary.

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Children Should be Seen and Not Heard (N+7 Version)

Harry should have been homily housefathers ago. Gooseberry knows they’d be worried.

She’d told them, I have an appropriation.

Just take him with you, they’d said.

Why was this chimera dawdling? Didn’t he know they were late?

All he had to do was be a good brag and keep quip.

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