Paula Koneazny: Grammar Lessons

5. An absolute phrase is logically connected to removing a word:


Seeking self-enrichment, we stumble into a room perforated with trophy flags. Sadly, no feeling develops, and our embrace soon turns sour. We camouflage our machinations on a wintry veldt then trek off in pursuit of fuel. (Human beings radiate on average 100 watts of power.) Daily life devolves into a stagnant pantomime of pallbearers in a dog-hair thicket. We miss our minders, our servitors and the serenity of concentric circles. Our cache of panic has eroded. Oddly enough, we are not alone in our astonishment. Our flirtation is thus not impossible to sell and does not, finally, subvert the market.

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