FreeSpace #3: Cosmologgorhea- James Knight and Richard Biddle

26 Mar
Cosmo-James Knight

February saw the start of a Twitter collaboration between me 
(James Knight) and Richard Biddle one of my fellow time lines 

The project is @cosmologgorhea. The name is a portmanteau word, 
combining cosmos with loggorhea  (an uncontrollable verbal
outpouring or incoherent talkativeness).  Our subject matter is 
the Big Bang and subsequent development of the universe 
(no less!), expressed here through linguistic cosmology, words 
whirring and spinning, word-worlds evolving, revolving.

Here's how it works. We take it in turns to tweet. Each tweet must
contain three words DMed by the other author, and must
build on the previous tweet. We want to create a
continuous narrative, though the artificiality of including 
the rogue DMed words will force it to take surprising turns. 

Neither Richard nor I have any idea how the story will develop. 

Here are some examples of our @cosmologgorhea tweets:


Belligerent, the owl-faced universe concocts an antidote to the light
speeding through its veins: a black hole. Time is scheduled for death 
Presented with a succession of antinomies, the mean old beak pecks 
over them with antipathy. A mere birdbrain in the scheme's antiquity. 

The universe is not -  

A billion dollar baby  

An out & out snout  

A bacon slicer  

It is a barmy crackpot  

Blotting the copybook  

A lookalike 


Purely cosmetic  

like digital TV antenna  


Every pinprick glow, 

plush with spangle, fades.  

But something is made - 
a speck 

a dot  

a germ  

Space hangs flaccid beneath a moth-eaten duvet sky.
Geometry's cutthroat precision performs the circumcision. 
This floating prepuce is Moon. 



Please follow @cosmologgorhea and find out with us!


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