Is It Possible to Tell a Complete Story with No Repeated Words?

I reuse a lot of words as I write. If you saw the first drafts of my articles before I publish them, you’d see that I say “so” and “that” far too often. It’s during the editing process that I remove all those unnecessary words. For someone so prone to reusing the same words over and over, I wondered recently if it’s possible to tell a complete story without using any word more than once.

I took it upon myself to make the attempt. And here are the results. The following story, as far as I can tell, has no repeated words, and it tells a fairly coherent tale full of drama, tragedy, and action. Though most of that is merely implied. I hope you enjoy.

Heroic Siblings

Once there lived a young man named Caleb, and his older sister told him stories about monsters. But these tales were actually true. So those two set out on an adventure to destroy every evil creature they encountered. Eventually, one of them got eaten. Everyone mourned that death. Gertrude, the girl, continued slaying demons until she, too, joined her brother in heaven. Both are revered as legendary heroes by all who know their incredible deeds.

This is the Deja Reviewer bidding you farewell until we meet again.

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About Robert Lockard, the Deja Reviewer

Robert Lockard has been a lover of writing since he was very young. He studied public relations in college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2006. His skills and knowledge have helped him to become a sought-after copywriter in the business world. He has written blogs, articles, and Web content on subjects such as real estate, online marketing and inventory management. His talent for making even boring topics interesting to read about has come in handy. But what he really loves to write about is movies. His favorite movies include: Fiddler on the Roof, Superman: The Movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Back to the Future, Beauty and the Beast, The Fugitive, The Incredibles, and The Dark Knight. Check out his website: Deja Reviewer. Robert lives in Utah with his wife and four children. He loves running, biking, reading, and watching movies with his family.
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