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Conditionals

This technique is a way to explore the mystique and excitement of language through accident. We'll use the "if . . . then" sentence construction. Here's how it works.

 

The first writer composes an "if" clause. For example:

 

If the crows escape the barn

 

The second writer composes a "then" clause without looking at the "if" clause. For example:

 

then my ring finger will sparkle.

 

Put them together to see what you've created:

 

If the crows escape the barn then my ring finger will sparkle.

 

Let's keep this organized with one "if" statement followed by one "then" statement and so on. To help yourself not peek at the "if" statements before writing your "then" statement, compose one of each and then post whichever is needed next when you get on the thread.

 

Who wants to start us off?

 

 

 

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If you leave me now...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But I wasn

  

 

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If I am the butterfly...

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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WilliamWright wrote:

If you leave me now...

 


 

. . .  then I might nestle the chick safely in the palm of my hand.

 

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Brandi_R wrote:

 


WilliamWright wrote:

If you leave me now...

 


 

. . .  then I might nestle the chick safely in the palm of my hand.

 


ha! that works for me...

if this is the hardest decision i will ever make...



But I wasn  
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then I will leap before I look and laugh as I fall...

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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If I hoist the sails too early . . .

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If pigs could fly....

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Then the man in the moon would smile!

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Darkkin wrote:

If I am the butterfly...


I don't know how this works....I can't post to anyone without reading what they've written...so I'm not sure what, or how to reply....

So, then...

I'll just let my wings paint the sky!

Ha!

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If someone eats the chicken...

If there is a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, you must write it. -Toni Morrison
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KathyS wrote:

Darkkin wrote:

If I am the butterfly...


I don't know how this works....I can't post to anyone without reading what they've written...so I'm not sure what, or how to reply....

So, then...

I'll just let my wings paint the sky!

Ha!


Kathy, before you click on the thread, write one "if" statement and one separate "then" statement. When you click on the thread, see if which one you should post. If there's an "if" statement already posted, then add the "then" statement that you already composed.

I know--it's a little tricky to do it this way. Much easier when we're all in the same room and just able to write on paper that we fold over. But since that won't happen any time soon, writing your statements out ahead may do the trick.

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tiffany57 wrote:

If someone eats the chicken...


 

. . . then I might fill the house with rain.

 

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If I had three emeralds . . .

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Brandi_R wrote:

KathyS wrote:

Darkkin wrote:

If I am the butterfly...


I don't know how this works....I can't post to anyone without reading what they've written...so I'm not sure what, or how to reply....

So, then...

I'll just let my wings paint the sky!

Ha!


Kathy, before you click on the thread, write one "if" statement and one separate "then" statement. When you click on the thread, see if which one you should post. If there's an "if" statement already posted, then add the "then" statement that you already composed.

I know--it's a little tricky to do it this way. Much easier when we're all in the same room and just able to write on paper that we fold over. But since that won't happen any time soon, writing your statements out ahead may do the trick.


 

Okay.  I see what you're saying. I guess I wasn't seeing the point...It's a little more than tricky.  I view the boards in the threaded view, which always makes it hard for others to see what I see [my point], since most participants use the default, linear view.  That's why I wrote my If, and Then, in the subject line....but it didn't stop another participant from posting to me, another of the same..... I give.  I don't know who's posting to whom.

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KathyS wrote:

Brandi_R wrote:

KathyS wrote:

Darkkin wrote:

If I am the butterfly...


I don't know how this works....I can't post to anyone without reading what they've written...so I'm not sure what, or how to reply....

So, then...

I'll just let my wings paint the sky!

Ha!


Kathy, before you click on the thread, write one "if" statement and one separate "then" statement. When you click on the thread, see if which one you should post. If there's an "if" statement already posted, then add the "then" statement that you already composed.

I know--it's a little tricky to do it this way. Much easier when we're all in the same room and just able to write on paper that we fold over. But since that won't happen any time soon, writing your statements out ahead may do the trick.


 

Okay.  I see what you're saying. I guess I wasn't seeing the point...It's a little more than tricky.  I view the boards in the threaded view, which always makes it hard for others to see what I see [my point], since most participants use the default, linear view.  That's why I wrote my If, and Then, in the subject line....but it didn't stop another participant from posting to me, another of the same..... I give.  I don't know who's posting to whom.


 

I'll have to check out that view and see if we can adapt. Thanks for letting me know! Would it help if we make sure we quote who we're replying to when doing a "then" statement?

 

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If my name is Chaos...

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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Brandi_R wrote:

 


KathyS wrote:

Brandi_R wrote:

KathyS wrote:

Darkkin wrote:

If I am the butterfly...


I don't know how this works....I can't post to anyone without reading what they've written...so I'm not sure what, or how to reply....

So, then...

I'll just let my wings paint the sky!

Ha!


Kathy, before you click on the thread, write one "if" statement and one separate "then" statement. When you click on the thread, see if which one you should post. If there's an "if" statement already posted, then add the "then" statement that you already composed.

I know--it's a little tricky to do it this way. Much easier when we're all in the same room and just able to write on paper that we fold over. But since that won't happen any time soon, writing your statements out ahead may do the trick.


 

Okay.  I see what you're saying. I guess I wasn't seeing the point...It's a little more than tricky.  I view the boards in the threaded view, which always makes it hard for others to see what I see [my point], since most participants use the default, linear view.  That's why I wrote my If, and Then, in the subject line....but it didn't stop another participant from posting to me, another of the same..... I give.  I don't know who's posting to whom.


 

I'll have to check out that view and see if we can adapt. Thanks for letting me know! Would it help if we make sure we quote who we're replying to when doing a "then" statement?

 


 

Brandi,  Please don't worry about it.  I shouldn't have mentioned it.  You're the only one who's ever given a darn about how I see these boards.  Thank you for that.  But it's probably best we just forget this issue. It's not that important, here, and since I'm the minority, believe me, I've never had any luck convincing anyone to look at it my way.

Thanks.

 

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then a pebble will fall into a pond sending ripples out, distorting the surface, causing change.

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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Darkkin wrote:

If my name is Chaos...


. . . then the river will flow backward.

 

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