Brilliant Answer to “What is the best sequential short story, such as alphabetically, numerically, creatively, and originally, that you can write?” by Chrys Jordan:
You want originality? This sequence of sentences is based on the Hebrew alphabet, which I will phonetically interpret below.
Hebrew has 22 letters, all consonants. Here we go:
Alone: is where we begin.
Both: one plus one.
Group: us and another.
Doing: not only being.
How: a very good question.
Why: a better question.
Zeal: what we should have.
Hubris: what to avoid.
Teachings: from elder to younger.
Youth: the font of change.
Kite: draws the lightning.
Law: order and peace.
Mercy: needed for the first.
Naming: on establishing identity.
Sophistication: the last engender this.
Eyes*: to see for ourselves.
Philosophy: this tames the items that came before.
Tsion**: the need for a homeland.
Quid pro quo: the needs of togetherness.
Righteousness: do be done and not just spoken.
Shalom: what we wish for each other.
Truth: the last.
Thank you for the A2A, Harvey Cameron.
Hebrew Alphabet: ºalef, vet/bet, gimel, dalet, hah, wof, zayn, ħet, ʈet, yod, khaf/kaf, lamèd, mem, nun, ʂamek, ᵜayn, feh/peh, tsadi, qaf, ɽet, shin/sin, tau.
Letters given two interpretations may be pronounced differently if a dagesh (a dot) is added.
* this letter is completely foreign to English, but עין [ᵜayn] is Hebrew for “eye.”
** “Zion” is actually ציון [Tsion] in Hebrew.
“Shalom” is Hebrew for “Salaam” or “peace.”
What is the best sequential short story, such as alphabetically, numerically, creatively, and originally, that you can write?