Strange Things About Sequins

by Tim Jones-Yelvington

A  burr of sequins

A bag of sequins

A dearth of sequins

A sleepwalk of sequins

A pan of sequins

A tray of sequins

A pestle of sequins

A pharmacopoeia of sequins

A killing of sequins

A terminus of sequins

[via and inspired by James Lipton]

Actual Children’s Answers to the Question: “What is [Sequins]?”

“When someone wears sequins, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.” — Billy, age 4

“Sequins is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” — Terri, age 4

“Sequins is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” — Bobby, age 7

“If you want to learn to sequin better, you should start with a friend who you hate.” — Nikka, age 6

“Sequins is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.” – Noelle, age 7

“Sequins is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.” — Tommy, age 6

[inspired by this]

All sequins is false.

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All sequins is perfect.

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All sequins is a revival.

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All sequins is adopted.

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All sequins is secondhand.

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All sequins is organic.

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All sequins is single.

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All sequins is sentimental.

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All sequins is guilty.

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All sequins is sneaking.

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All sequins is happy.

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All sequins is religious.

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No sequins is consoling.

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No sequins is idle.

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There’s no sequins not like show sequins.

[inspired by Fran Lebowitz]

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