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by Scattercat
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Morning After
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

Re: The Morning After

Also known as "getting an English degree." :-P
by Scattercat
Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Drabble Prompts for Upcoming Shows!
Replies: 19
Views: 17171

Re: Drabble Prompts for Upcoming Shows!

oh shizzle the Drabblecast is doing stuff again

it's the most exciting! thing!

oh god i'm not ready for this i need a bucket
by Scattercat
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Drabble Prompts for Upcoming Shows!
Replies: 19
Views: 17171

Re: Drabble Prompts for Upcoming Shows!

Just came to add them for September. August is Lovecraft Month, so Norm picks all those stories by soliciting them; I haven't read most of 'em and don't know the themes. :-)

Drabbles are plucked from the forums very intermittently at present. I am hoping to update our process soon. ;-)
by Scattercat
Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Drabble Prompts for Upcoming Shows!
Replies: 19
Views: 17171

Re: Drabble Prompts for Upcoming Shows!

And the update has occurred. Huzzah!

Feel free to send drabbles to the submissions address, too, folks. The less effort I have to expend to find 'em, the better your odds. ;-) :-P
by Scattercat
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Unread posts, difficult to spot?
Replies: 8
Views: 2991

Re: Unread posts, difficult to spot?

Huh. Learned something new with the little box there. I expect the problem with people getting the read/unread to display wrong, is either their computer or the ISP is caching a copy of the page when they shouldn't. It works for me, but I've visited other phpBB forums which do have an issue with un...
by Scattercat
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Unread posts, difficult to spot?
Replies: 8
Views: 2991

Re: Unread posts

For the record, I've always had trouble with the "unread" and "read" icons appearing more or less at their own whim. Sometimes I've had to try two or three times to get a forum to read as "read" from the main page. I've just chalked it up to "software is weird and the Internet is a hodge-podge of co...
by Scattercat
Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: kinda insulted
Replies: 25
Views: 4895

Re: kinda insulted

And another thing... Why is it always Nigerian? Don't these people have any imagination? Local regulations in the country are very lenient on that sort of criminal activity, and many people there are in dire enough financial straits to consider conning the (perceived to be) wealthy West as an ethic...
by Scattercat
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Trufellas
Replies: 0
Views: 1032

Trufellas

“The name was your mistake,” I growled. “Arrogant. ’Bottom Shelf Goods?’ What are bottom shelves if not low racks ?” “Yes, very clever, Onceler,” he responded. “But nobody needs you. Not anymore. I’ve got what they need. I’ve got what everyone needs.” “Well, I’ve got this .” He didn’t react to the g...
by Scattercat
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Clickjack
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Re: Clickjack

Yeah. I woke up from a dream in which that phrase was being repeated endlessly. No idea where it came from. It doesn't make a lot of sense, grammatically, though.
by Scattercat
Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Clickjack
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Clickjack

He finished the e-mail and paused to reread. He was disconcerted to see, instead of a polite request to be removed from the course, nothing but “FEAR IS WHAT THE PREY CAN CATCH FEAR IS WHAT THE PREY CAN CATCH FEAR IS WHAT” He hit control-A and delete almost instinctively. The page was blank, and he ...
by Scattercat
Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Beer Wolf
Replies: 15
Views: 2852

Re: The Beer Wolf

Are we certain it doesn't eat dignity?
by Scattercat
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Already Here
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Already Here

We didn’t find out about the invasion for a while. They said on the news the aliens looked like us and talked like us and were generally exactly like us except they came from space and we didn’t. They came down and lived among us, infiltrating every country, every institution, every life. But there ...
by Scattercat
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: 2013 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Election results, 2013 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

Re: Election results, 2013 Drabblecast People's Choice Award

Hooray! Stiff competition this year, I tell you what. :-D
by Scattercat
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: One for Everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: One for Everyone

Good eye. Fixed.
by Scattercat
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: One for Everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 890

One for Everyone

The bowl was full of Death, individually wrapped. The skeleton sat on the porch with the bowl between its knees. A sign taped to its ribcage read, “One per person. No exceptions!” The clutch of plastic be-masked elementary schoolers huddled at the end of the sidewalk, unwilling to move forward. “No ...
by Scattercat
Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 310 – The Ugly Chickens
Replies: 21
Views: 5394

Re: Drabblecast 310 – The Ugly Chickens

This story reminded me of one of the saddest (nonfiction) books I've ever read: The Song of the Dodo, by David Quammen. Highly recommended on both counts.
by Scattercat
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Drabbslations
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: Drabbslations

All of my drabbles are under a Creative Commons license, here and at Mirrorshards. Feel free to use any of them in any way you like and just keep me in the loop (and obv. mention where you got 'em.)
by Scattercat
Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: What You Make of It
Replies: 1
Views: 617

What You Make of It

"I do not understand aesthetic concerns about disfigurement," said Hawkins, sawing diligently. Flecks of red spattered his chin. "By definition, scars are something imposed upon you, something you had no control over. Why be ashamed of them?" "Yet is it not so," the demon answered from its perch on ...
by Scattercat
Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Tar Pit: A Love Story (Valentines Theme)
Replies: 17
Views: 2764

Re: Tar Pit: A Love Story (Valentines Theme)

Hell yes.
by Scattercat
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Short Stories (Public)
Topic: Burt Never Did Return That Leaf-Blower
Replies: 3
Views: 2156

Burt Never Did Return That Leaf-Blower

- Morning, Burt. Morning, Dave. - You know your cat, Burt? My cat's name isn't Burt, Dave. - 'Course not, Burt. But he is your cat. Sure. - You know how you said yesterday that his tongue was like sandpaper? Did I say that? - I believe you did, Burt. Well, and it's true, now I come to think of it. -...