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by Loren Eaton
Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: "Tea-rannosaurus Rex"
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: "Tea-rannosaurus Rex"

Many thanks!
by Loren Eaton
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: "Tea-rannosaurus Rex"
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: "Tea-rannosaurus Rex"

You, sir, are very kind. Especially given that it's a riff on a truly horrible pun.
by Loren Eaton
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: "Tea-rannosaurus Rex"
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

"Tea-rannosaurus Rex"

The teapot nearly leapt off the table as the theropod shifted a taloned foot. Igor winced. "See," the Doctor explained, "episone integration alters the chorda tympani and --" The theropod's other foot crashed onto the lab's damp cobbles. The teapot jumped again. "-- then comes the operant conditioni...
by Loren Eaton
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Xaninos
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Xaninos

Thank you!
by Loren Eaton
Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Xaninos
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Xaninos

Thanks! A xaninos is a variation on the old changeling myth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xana
by Loren Eaton
Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Xaninos
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Xaninos

Two a.m., tinny screech over the baby monitor. Jim fairly ran into Robbie's room. The three-year-old lay twined in sheets, snoring. "Jim?" his wife's voice crackled over the speaker. "Robbie's fine." Jim weaved into the living room, yawning. Then frowned. A chill curled around his ankles, front jalo...
by Loren Eaton
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: All Things Come
Replies: 0
Views: 1246

All Things Come

"All things come to those who wait," Zeke's father liked to say. It didn't work that way for Zeke. No Ivy League degree, corner office, pearl-wearing wife. He got community college, a Domino's delivery route, sitcom marathons. Then suddenly, the world ended. The cuevavirus moved so fast it never got...
by Loren Eaton
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Ripples, Receding
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Ripples, Receding

Thanks, guys. Haven't drabbled in a while. I miss it.

Tim Pratt is awesome, but I can't claim him as inspiration on this one. We did a beach photo shoot with my kiddos last week and ending up with this strangely haunting shot of my two-year-old by herself staring at the waves. Thus, this.
by Loren Eaton
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Ripples, Receding
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Ripples, Receding

Sweat soaked Lee's shirt. The camera's chatter kept time with his wife's urgings to " smile , Tommy." Family photos at the beach in July. Gracie's voice piped from water's edge. "It's cool, Dada." Lee went to her, patted her perspiring head. "Sweetie, it's scorching." She stared out with a toddler's...
by Loren Eaton
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Jump Scare
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Jump Scare

Thanks, guys! My wife gave me the eye when she read it and said, "DId you write this because of me?" I promised her not. Really. Honestly. Truthfully.

XD
by Loren Eaton
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Jump Scare
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Jump Scare

Lorna was touching up her makeup before work when the Abomiglob shot a slimy proboscis from her toilet bowl. She hurled a toothbrush at it. "Stop it! I said that jump scares aren't scary ." A face formed on the extrusion's surface. "I've used them for a millennium." "Boooooring. I saw The Exorcist w...
by Loren Eaton
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Ghūl
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Ghūl

by Loren Eaton
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Ghūl
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Ghūl

Yup! For all your joke-telling needs (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rimshot ... 09424?mt=8).
by Loren Eaton
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Ghūl
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Ghūl

by Loren Eaton
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Ghūl
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Ghūl

Alas, they're just so screechy ...
by Loren Eaton
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Ghūl
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Ghūl

Davis had never seen a woman eat like Samantha, tearing through double helpings while opining about horror movies. There wouldn't be another date on his dime. "Old standards aren't scary," she said, touching his hand. "Zombies take brains -- after you're dead." Davis toyed with tasteless tiramisu. "...
by Loren Eaton
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Weaponization
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Weaponization

In its enclosure, the beagle munched kibble. "Explain it," Black Suit said, taking the coffee from Myron without looking at him. He sipped it. "Nanoparticles are already used in industrial food production. Weaponized, they could induce an embolism, stroke or something nastier." Myron thumbed the rem...
by Loren Eaton
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Answered Prayer
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Answered Prayer

Poetry! And (*rimshot*) nice ending.
by Loren Eaton
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Things Between the Walls
Replies: 0
Views: 494

The Things Between the Walls

Dinnertime. The toddler was on a roll. The Things Between the Walls listened. “Apple juice is made of apples. Salsa is made of tomatoes. Monsters are made of squash .” Grinsnarkle snorted. “Squash? Where’d he get that? I’m made of meat. Stretchy, stretchy meat.” i’m the echo of the winds between wor...
by Loren Eaton
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: And the Earth Shall Cast Out Its Dead
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: And the Earth Shall Cast Out Its Dead

Sort of. The title is an allusion to a passage in Isaiah, and I saw somewhere that someone had used it for a zombie comic. (Can't seem to find it right now.) I got the idea to invert it, to tie it to the ressurection of the dead. I've been to a lot of funerals over the past few years and that last l...