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by the-hest-of-hale
Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Drabble: "The Only Good Indian Is"
Replies: 9
Views: 1454

Re: Drabble: "The Only Good Indian Is"

You pull off a bit of the ol' Goldilocks with the accents: not too much, not too little. It flavors things really nice. Hollow eye sockets passed over both their faces. Then, seemingly satisfied, it shambled off. This may be just me and my reading but when I hear "Hollow eye sockets" I assume there ...
by the-hest-of-hale
Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Secret Ingredient (The Apprentice Theme)
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: The Secret Ingredient (The Apprentice Theme)

“And mead comes from honey!” I love this line because it sells us on the fact that we have stepped in on a conversation which was already happening. “And honey comes from bees, you tomfool pansy little boy!” On the word bees, he whacks me with the bucket. “Now get out there and collect some honey.”...
by the-hest-of-hale
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Beaten but not defeated [Moustache Mythos]
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Re: Beaten but not defeated [Moustache Mythos]

Rosebud. That's exactly what was on my mind. Is it that obvious? ;) That Beatrice. Can't decide if she's the hero or the villain. Depends who's drabbling, I suppose. Originally, I intended the Mad Clipper to be a stock bad guy. When it got revealed that he destroyed her home world, he turned into a...
by the-hest-of-hale
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Beaten but not defeated [Moustache Mythos]
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Beaten but not defeated [Moustache Mythos]

The world-destroyer lie infirm. The beeping didn't synch perfectly with his pulse. He hated the smell of the place. He didn't remember but that was familiar. However, when he tried to sit up, the pain was definitely new. No effort would let him rise. Instead, he gritted his teeth and shifted his wei...
by the-hest-of-hale
Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Something Sexy
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Something Sexy

I am there with you along for the ride. It's all very routine until: “Wear something sexy.” Both writer and character break the routine here. However, the female character successfully heals that rupture: She smiles, as always, and I drive away, The other character just driving away confirms it. I s...
by the-hest-of-hale
Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Storytelling is Linear
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: Storytelling is Linear

Wish I knew the magical secret allows some people to write like that. Right now I'm operating under the assumption that you get there the same way we all learned how to walk: by falling on our faces many, many times. Grammar. Study your grammar. Better yet, go look at how linguists break down sente...
by the-hest-of-hale
Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Translating Sappho
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Translating Sappho

Great until the last line. Unless you're a quadraplegic, the next line would be, "Where would you like me to put these pencils?" Still, you don't say "Clean off the desk". You do it. I mean, theoretically. You know you're absolutely right... Where do the pencils go? I think something was added (ins...
by the-hest-of-hale
Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Nair-Do-Wells - A Tale of Moustache Resistance
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Nair-Do-Wells - A Tale of Moustache Resistance

How can the heroes we all need succeed-

...when they're all bottled up?
by the-hest-of-hale
Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Truth in Avatar-zing
Replies: 12
Views: 1754

Re: Truth in Avatar-zing

All heart and no brains?

Nom, nom, nom.
by the-hest-of-hale
Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Translating Sappho
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Translating Sappho

Ερος δαὖτέ μ' ὀ λυσιμέλης δόνει, γλυκύπικρον ἀμάχανον ὄρπετον. "When is this one due? "I think it needs to be translated by Friday." "Okay. What do we do with Eros?" "Hmm. Why don't we go with yearning? It's Old English and has that earthy, primal feel." "Yeah, I really like that." "Others have rend...
by the-hest-of-hale
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Koshare's Tale
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

Re: The Koshare's Tale

All those moustache's are fans of the koshare. It is understandable really.
by the-hest-of-hale
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Shave-iour of Mankind
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: The Shave-iour of Mankind

Now, I want to write the credits.

Starring
Whoopi Goldberg as the voice of Beatrice
Emma Stone as the Friend
Robert Downey, Jr. as the Monsieur
Kevin Spacey as the Bartender
Christopher Walken as The Mad Clipper
Matt Damon as the Bearded Minion
Mickey Rourke as the Cop

Am I forgetting anyone?
by the-hest-of-hale
Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Seven Cities of Cibola
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: The Seven Cities of Cibola

Why don't you keep the 93 word version, save for: Damn the land of the Ashiwi. As this creates closure, Break your pattern of including Ashiwi in the four line stanzas, then end your set with a one line verse which includes Ashiwi and hammers home the ending? The breath lengths of the 93 word versio...
by the-hest-of-hale
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Morel Dilemma
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Morel Dilemma

I once had a pair of Jehovah's Witness' come to my door and I talked to them for so long that they said "Well, it has been nice talking to you but we really have to be going." They never came back.
by the-hest-of-hale
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Measure the Immeasurable (Valentines Theme)
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

Re: Measure the Immeasurable

Perhaps, the device instantly grows you a moustache. I know, the horror!!! If just anyone could grow them without the stubble and that new growth itch, how would they continue to be the status symbols of luxuriance and character they are now? Freed from genetics, we would have to chose other arbitra...
by the-hest-of-hale
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Moustache's Bearded Minions [Moustache Mythos]
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: The Moustache's Bearded Minions

Flintknapper wrote:made me laugh
Thank you. If I was able to do that, it is truly the best compliment.
Flintknapper wrote:Oh dear, the police got involved?
I'm not sure the concept of law registers in the mind of a moustache so filled with majesty.
by the-hest-of-hale
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Wind in the Whiskers [Moustache Mythos]
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Re: The Wind in the Whiskers

Oh, no! The Mad Clipper rises again!

Watch everyone! This is how villains get made. It starts with a waxing addiction and never ends.
by the-hest-of-hale
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Moustache's Bearded Minions [Moustache Mythos]
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

The Moustache's Bearded Minions [Moustache Mythos]

"I don't know officer." "You don't know?" "I turned around and he was attacking my friend." "So, you enjoyed it?" "Hun? No, I'm not like that" "And you don't know him? I heard he owes you some money." "I've never seen him before in my life." "Look at this. Could you even recognize him with a face li...
by the-hest-of-hale
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Shave-iour of Mankind
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: The Shave-iour of Mankind

You've inspired me to keep the story going.
MonsieurMoustache wrote:the Greater Woolly Squid of Wyattearp
Is that stuffed in a museum somewhere?
by the-hest-of-hale
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: August 10, 1680
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: August 10, 1680

"We shall have" feels stronger and more concise than "We shall take back.."

Cthulhu slumbers in Albuquerque? That might help explain the celebrations.