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.


All sequins is perfect.


All sequins is a revival.


All sequins is adopted.


All sequins is secondhand.


All sequins is organic.


All sequins is single.


All sequins is sentimental.


All sequins is guilty.


All sequins is sneaking.


All sequins is happy.


All sequins is religious.


No sequins is consoling.


No sequins is idle.


There’s no sequins not like show sequins.

[inspired by Fran Lebowitz]

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