And the writing challenges get stranger and stranger…

The amazing DJ Lutz put out a challenge earlier in the week to come up with a piem. Yes that’s right a piem.

I’ll steal the explanation directly from DJ’s blog post Piphilology:

‘A piem is a literary structural challenge that is a tenet of piphilology, or the use of mnemonics to remember the digits of pi.  Yes, that pi.   3.14…..

How does it work?

Each word must have a letter count that matches the corresponding digit in pi.’

With a challenge this unusual I just had to give it go. So here is my piem:

‘Why’ I said, a query revealing in itself. Three old women answered ominously, ‘because believers die.’  [3.141592653589793]

What is the most unusual writing challenge you have attempted? Feel free to give writing a piem a go and post your story in the comments here or over on DJ’s blog.

Jody Moller

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3 responses to “And the writing challenges get stranger and stranger…

  1. Love it!! What a brilliant concept. Perhaps you should check back in a months time and see if you can remember your piem to assist in remembering the digits of ‘pi’.

  2. Pingback: FCG2012 #7 – Interval | Jody Moller on Movies, Manuscripts and Mayhem

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