## Long black line

By Volodymyr Bilyk.

**Long black line.**

Black line is longer than the previous.

Black line of length equal with the previous.

Black line is longer than the previous.

Black line shorter than the previous.

Black line is longer than the previous but shorter than the line which is preceeding the shorter one whic suceeds the longer one.

Black line of length equal with the preceeder of the previous line but longer because it starts earlier than the line which is the preceeder of the previous line to which this line is equal in length.

Black line of length equal with the previous but it starts later than the previous line so it is shorter than the previous line.

Black line is longer than the previous.

Black line is shorther than the previous.

Black line is longer than the previous but it starts earlier than the previous so it is even longer than it seems to be looking at their tails.

Black line of length equal with the previous but it starts later than the previous line so it is shorter than the previous line.

Black line is longer than the previous

Black line is shorter than the previous

Black line is longer than the previous

Black line of length equal with the previous

Black line is longer than the previous

Black line is longer than the previous

Black line is shorter than the previous

Black line of length equal with the previous

Black line is shorter than the previous but it starts earlier so it longer than the previous

Black line of length equal with the previous but it starts at the same place as the previous and is longer than the previous

Black line is longer than the previous

Black line is shorter than the previous

Black line of length equal to the previous but it is longer than the previous because it starts earlier than the previous one.

Black line of length equal to the previous

Black line of length equal to the previous but it is longer than the previous because it starts earlier than the previous one.

Black line is shorter than the previous but it starts earlier than the previous one so it is equal to the previous.

Black line is longer than the previous but it starts earlier than the previous so it is even longer than the previous.

Black line of length equal to the previous one at the ends but starts earlier than the previous so it is longer than the previous one.

Black line of length equal to the previous one but shorter than the previous one because it starts later than previous.

Black line of length equal to the previous one but shorter than the previous one because it starts later than previous.

Between this lines you can write anything you want if you dare to corrupt its balance.

**ABOUT THE AUTHOR**

**Volodymyr Bilyk** is a writer, translator and occasionally visual artist. His works appeared in *The New Post-Literate, A-Minor* magazine, *REM* magazine, Cormac McCarthy’s *Dead Typewriter, The Otolith, Altered Scale, Ex-Ex-Lit, Truck, Maintenant, Apparent Magnitude, The Gin Mill Cowboy* and many others. He is co-editor of Extreme Writing Community.

First published in 3:AM Magazine: Monday, July 22nd, 2013.