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by UmbrageOfSnow
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Senseless [Afraid of the Dark Theme]
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Senseless [Afraid of the Dark Theme]

I found Sarah dead a few hours ago. It felt like Sarah anyway, above the waist. I can't be sure, I haven't seen anything since we went blind yesterday. I sniffed her hair, to check. I couldn't smell her apricot shampoo or anything for that matter. I wish I'd been able to smell the intestines oozing ...
by UmbrageOfSnow
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7480
Views: 838327

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

My girlfriend left me. She says her new guy likes shopping and sentimental cards and has "style". He's totally an alien.
by UmbrageOfSnow
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Feeding Time
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Feeding Time

I love the concept of this story. The flesh eating chickens are wonderful. The final paragraph is awesome. But the first two seem a bit repetitive in the wording and awkwardly phrased, they could use some polish. Specifically, the "they" in the 2nd paragraph is unclear what it is referring to, and y...
by UmbrageOfSnow
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 273 - The Electric Ant
Replies: 39
Views: 9990

Re: Drabblecast 273 - The Electric Ant

I'm so thrilled you ran a PKD story. He's one of my favorite authors and one of his complete-works volumes was the first single-author anthology I ever read. I've probably read more Dick than any other single author. This story was great, and I loved the production and the punch tape lends a certain...
by UmbrageOfSnow
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: 2012 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations
Replies: 24
Views: 7906

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Drabble : Nominations

238 Moving the Goalposts by Nathan Lee (Damnit Nathan, I don't want to vote for you 4 times, so I'm limiting it to my favorite of yours, which has recieved insufficient love.) 240 How to Deal by Chris Schryer 242 The Lone Star War: 2212 AD by Nicholas J. Carter 252 Breakroom Cult by Richard Cassidy ...
by UmbrageOfSnow
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: 2012 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: 2012 People's Choice : Best Story : Nominations
Replies: 34
Views: 12539

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Story : Nominations

* 233 A Blade of Love by Nathanial Tower * 264 The Belonging Kind by John Shirley and William Gibson * 235 Unreliable Witness by Jo Walton * B-Sides 17 Exploring by Bryce Albertson * 261 The People of Sand and Slag by Paolo Bacigalupi And some honorable mentions, because I have to say that I loved h...
by UmbrageOfSnow
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: 2012 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: 2012 People's Choice : Best Cover : Nominations
Replies: 22
Views: 10672

Re: 2012 People's Choice : Best Cover : Nominations

In order of my fondness for them, although I liked most of the artwork this year, picking 5 is tough. 252 The Elder god and the Puddle People by Matt Wasiela 261 The People of Sand and Slag by John Deberge 270 The First Conquest of Earth by Richard K. Green 232 Valentine's Day with the Gods by Jerel...
by UmbrageOfSnow
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7480
Views: 838327

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Perhaps a bit late, but it just came to me:

Gazing into deglazed drippings, I see romance, lawyers, Cousin Ashley pole dancing. No way am I hosting for Christmas.
by UmbrageOfSnow
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7480
Views: 838327

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Divide me by 2, I'll be half dead.
Divide me by nothing, I'll be whole.
But, Math says that that's undefined!
Math is a lie.
Math says you're a lie!
by UmbrageOfSnow
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Nothing
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Nothing

Heinrich and Klaus seem much more fun than the real people who show up at my door. Nothing is more fun than an existentialist with a purpose.
by UmbrageOfSnow
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7480
Views: 838327

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

He shewed me a cavorting crayon nightmare of Teletubbies and Yo Gabba Gabba ... things. I gasped. It was drawn from life.
by UmbrageOfSnow
Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Something Went Extinct Today (Nobody's Home Themed)
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Something Went Extinct Today (Nobody's Home Themed)

I disagree! Was going to leave it at that with a picture of a utahraptor, but perhaps I should explain. I find that the saddest thing is when something no longer exists or is no longer possible. Any loss could matter, as you point out, but a loss of potential experience matters more (to me). If you ...
by UmbrageOfSnow
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7480
Views: 838327

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

For Sale: Baby shoes with built-in hoof support, never used. Barter OK. Turns out world not ending next week, need food.
by UmbrageOfSnow
Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Something Went Extinct Today (Nobody's Home Themed)
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Something Went Extinct Today (Nobody's Home Themed)

This is so sad, I want to force other people to read it to make them sad too. Great job!
by UmbrageOfSnow
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Cats in the Walls [Lovecraft Tribute Month]
Replies: 0
Views: 713

The Cats in the Walls [Lovecraft Tribute Month]

The fools say I've inherited Grampa's terrible hunger: Boston fishstick eating champion, ten years running. The cheater. Mom's fishmonger parents thought Dad would ruin them. "That's not how genetics works," Mom said. She was right. But I'm still not allowed alone in the shop. I used to ask customer...
by UmbrageOfSnow
Tue May 15, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 226 - The Heroics of Interior Design
Replies: 39
Views: 13010

Re: Drabblecast 226 - The Heroics of Interior Design

Okay, I didn't create an account here until after the comments on this story were just a bit too far back, but now that it is the top of the page I don't mind posting: Favorite Drabblecast Ever! And I love the artwork. And the drabble was fun too. And Norm was particularly hilarious for some reason....
by UmbrageOfSnow
Tue May 15, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Party Animals (Parenting Theme)
Replies: 5
Views: 1450

Party Animals (Parenting Theme)

"Sam's Exotic Petting Zoo Parties" sounded perfect for animal-crazed Bethany's birthday but the disappointingly small trailer had us worried. "Is there a panda, Daddy?" "Pandas are... oof!" Something underfoot, red and raccoon-like, sent me sprawling into a fuzzy black and white mass. Bethany giggle...
by UmbrageOfSnow
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Death of Casagemas
Replies: 1
Views: 459

The Death of Casagemas

Hi everyone, I've been listening for a while, but finally tried my hand at a drabble and decided I should make a forum account to post it. All comments/critiques welcome. The Death of Casagemas Casagemas is consumed by sand, just the face left, dead eyes staring up at beloved Orion. Blood-red candle...