by Pat Tompkins
Latin sex and Greek hex are the parents of six. Sentence, cousin to sense, is not just a grammatical unit. Rooted in feeling and opinion is the sentence a judge pronounces to punish a criminal. Sentimental and sentient suggest a softer sentence. Mathematicians, logicians, and musicians compose sentences with numbers and symbols. In other words, six sentences contain paragraphs of possibilities.
6S - C1
Pat Tompkins is an editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her short stories and poems have appeared in Mslexia, flashquake, Astropoetica, red lights, and other publications.