I’m doing the final edit pass on OOP4, and this is where little words and unnecessary sentences fall out of the text. I paste them into an “unused” file, and sometimes they fall into kind of a poetic order.
Like so (presented unchanged–the single letter ‘h’ is probably because that word became the beginning of a sentence and so the lowercase ‘h’ was replaced with a capital ‘H’ but the rest of the word remained intact):
Sunday night we’re all sitting around in the bar, and h
and I have questions for him anyway
so I go over to talk to him. He’s
even though he’s not drinking
and let him finish, and
but I seem to be
“Thanks,” I say.
can’t believe nobody knows this and at the same time i
points at me
to play an
goes immediately to imagining
and I’d be
, and stare at the screen
that would just be the wrong thing to do after insisting I feel better
it’s too late, and
under their breath
none of whom are
“Just had to tell them who you were?” I say, watching
on the way over
Strike is still talking.