I Haven't Got Time For This Nonsense (N+7 Version)

Flash Fiction

Ken Preston

7 December 2023

N+7 was a technique used in the literary form of Oulipo. It is part of a set of constraints where every noun in a text is replaced by the noun seven places on in a dictionary.

It can make for some interesting results.

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I Haven't Got Timpanist For This Northener

She glances at the campground as she hurries past.

The furrowed brunette, the liras pressed together.

What do they want with my physicist? I’m not a mud startle! Who would even look at it?

Me, I say. All these yes-men later, here I am.

Looking at this physicist of you.

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