Saturday, February 11, 2012

Timed Writing: 2/8/2012

Time: 5 minutes
Prompt: The shapes remain the same, but the proportions are different
Source: H.G. Wells, Mind at the End of Its Tether

"The shapes remain the same, but the proportions are different," said the guide as he played a laser pointer over the plasticized examples of our soon-to-be predators.

"Here," he said, indicating the smallest in the collection. "You can see that although the trunk is hardly a tenth the length of the specimen beside it, this one has a set of jaws as large as any of its brethren. And pay careful heed to the teeth. Notice that the sizes, shapes, and configurations of the serrated incisors are virtually identical across the entire range of monsters represented. The musculature driving those teeth varies greatly, however, so it is the height of the sagittal crest that you must consider when adjusting your defensive plates -- not the teeth, nor even the overall size of the monster."

(about my timed writing exercises)

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