A Word Portrait of Gertrude Stein in the Style of Gertrude Stein’s Word Portraits by Randal Eldon Greene

She was one who was a writing one. She was one who was a thinking one. She is known as a writing one. She was one who was thinking of writing. She was writing. She was one thinking when she was writing. She was a writer.

She was then one living socially. She was traveling. She was writing. She was not then writing creatively. She was then studying things requiring not writing creatively. She was then traveling. She was then loving. She was then studying. She was not studying well. She was not then publishing writing that was written creatively.

She was traveling with her brother. With her brother she was traveling. She met many people on her travels. Some of these people were important people. Some of these people were not important people. She met them. They were traveling together, her and her brother, and they were meeting people, some important, some not.

She began studying on her own. The things she studied were not the things she studied before. She began studying things that were fiction. She began studying things that were poetry. These were not the things she had studied before. While traveling, she studied literature—poetry and fiction. She traveled and met people. Many people were important people who she was meeting while she traveled.

Stein traveled without her brother. She was one not traveling alone. She was one who traveled. She was one who began writing creatively. She was not one who traveled alone. Sometimes not traveling alone was difficult. Sometimes those she traveled with were difficult. Sometimes she was social. She was in love. She was gay. She was very, very gay.

She was regularly gay. She was writing gay writing. She wrote and published a gay book. She was gay. She was writing.

Stein was a traveler. With her brother she traveled. With her brother she bought paintings. With her brother she traveled. They bought paintings. She wrote, and he wanted to be a painter. She was one writing while he wanted to be painting.

They went to Paris. They met many people in Paris. In Paris many people they met were important people. Stein was a social one in Paris. In Paris, Stein and her brother were the center of many social lives. Stein was one writing. Stein met Alice Toklas in Paris. Stein was a traveling one. With Toklas Stein traveled to Italy. They were both very gay. They were regularly gay together. They lived together. Together they were gay and together they lived. Stein was one who was writing while being regularly gay with Toklas.

They were inseparable. They traveled and were social. Stein was regularly writing. She was publishing. She was gay and writing. She was social and writing. Some of the people she knew were important people. Some of the people her brother knew were the same important people. Her brother was one who wanted to be painting. They bought paintings together. She and her brother were not ones who were happy with each other. He wanted to paint. He bought paintings. He would write a book about painters.

He did not think highly of Cubism. He did not paint Cubism pieces. He did not like Cubism pieces. He did not like her writing. They split up their art collection. He was one traveling without his sister. His sister was one writing works he did not like. They were then ones who were never again speaking to each other. They never spoke again.

She was then one who was only traveling with Toklas. They could be gay together. They could travel together. Together they traveled, and Stein would write.



Randal Eldon Greene is the author of Descriptions of Heaven, a lyrical novel about a linguist, a lake monster, and the looming shadow of death. His

writing

has appeared in numerous publications, most recently in
Outposts of Beyond, C.R.Y, The Ascent, and Raw Art Review. His typos are tweeted @AuthorGreene and his website is AuthorGreene.com.