10 Ways to Trap... by Winston Plowes

Methodology – The first line and prompt of The Squawk Back has been subjected to Jean Lescure's Oulipian process of N+7. In the lines below, all nouns have been replaced by other nouns following x entries after the original in a dictionary. In line 1 x = 0, line 2 x = 1, line 3 x = 2 etc.

Trapping a pair of singers in a bank
Trapping a pal of single-deckers in a banker
Trapping a palace of singlets in a banking
Trapping a palate of sinks in a banknote
Trapping a pale of sinkers in a bankroll
Trapping a palette of sinners in a bankrupt
Trapping a palindrome of sinuses in a bankruptcy
Trapping a palisade of sips in a banner
Trapping a pall of siphons in a banister
Trapping a pallbearer of sirs in a banquet
Trapping a pallet of sires in a banshee


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