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by peteyfrogboy
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Jumping In
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Jumping In

Murder is like jumping into the sea. One moment you are dry, afraid to get wet, and the next moment it's all over; your shoes are wet, your underwear is wet, your phone is ruined. Once you're that wet, you can't get any wetter. Then you decide what to do: you can scramble out and deal with the conse...
by peteyfrogboy
Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Secrets
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Secrets

The prisoner struggled helplessly against the ropes that tied him to the chair. "You can torture me all you want," he said, "but I'll take my secrets to the grave." The man in the black coat shook his head. "I don't think your secrets will make it quite that far; I'm not a torturer, you see, I'm a m...
by peteyfrogboy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - B Sides
Topic: Bsides 17 - Exploring
Replies: 20
Views: 10469

Re: Bsides 17 - Exploring

I'm just glad I'm not the only one who writes Dora stories. :)
by peteyfrogboy
Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Fallen Hero
Replies: 2
Views: 1543

Fallen Hero

Billy looked up and saw Captain Universe standing on the edge of a rooftop. He took a breath and shouted, "You suck!" Startled, Captain Universe turned around, lost his balance and toppled from the ledge. He hit the sidewalk with a thump, grappling hooks and suction cups scattering around him. Billy...
by peteyfrogboy
Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Faith Healer
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Faith Healer

strawman wrote:To be frank, that's like saying this would be better as a short story than a drabble. But what does Frank know?
I originally tried writing this as a short story, but a drabble gets to the punchline quicker. :)
by peteyfrogboy
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Faith Healer
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Faith Healer

The running woman heard a crash behind her, then silence. Retracing her steps, she found a broken floor grate. The robot lay ten yards below in a pool of water, staring up with one glowing eye. "I have been disabled. You will escape. I have failed." "Can you repair yourself?" The robot paused before...
by peteyfrogboy
Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Life or Death
Replies: 0
Views: 718

Life or Death

It was a beautiful day, but Arthur couldn't feel the breeze. The motors of his medical exoskeleton whined, and filtered air filled his lungs. Nutrients fed him through intravenous shunts. His limbs were atrophied, and a single breath of fresh air would send him into anaphylactic shock. He was a fail...
by peteyfrogboy
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Emergency Rations
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Emergency Rations

I've been holed up in the National Guard armory for a week, the doors and windows barred against the zombie horde outside. There's enough ammo and water to last me forever, but my food ran out three days ago. Through the window bars, I watch the mindless corpses staggering by. They look withered and...
by peteyfrogboy
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: My Secret
Replies: 2
Views: 616

My Secret

Victor stepped out of the shadowy alley, just a step behind golden-haired Eliza. He grabbed her arm with a hand both gentle and strong as steel. "You've been following me for weeks," he said. Eliza stopped. "I can't help it. You fascinate me." Victor heard her steady heartbeat. "You know my secret, ...
by peteyfrogboy
Thu May 22, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 063 - Time Shift
Replies: 58
Views: 15364

While they don't really provide any ultimate answers, I'm finding the Wikipedia articles on artificial intelligence (as in actual modern research) and robot rights (the issues we've been discussing) very interesting.
by peteyfrogboy
Thu May 22, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 063 - Time Shift
Replies: 58
Views: 15364

The question that must be asked first is what is alive. ... I believe that to be alive, one must be able to have an awareness of self, something that as far as my limited knowledge is concerned animals are not able to do. I assume here that you mean something more along the lines of "conscious" or ...
by peteyfrogboy
Fri May 09, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 063 - Time Shift
Replies: 58
Views: 15364

Mr. Tweedy wrote:She's a person. But she isn't free: She's got to serve Lance, whether she wants to or not. She's a slave.
Suppose you knew that your life had a Purpose, that you had been created to do a single thing to the best of your ability. Would you consider it slavery to fulfill that purpose?
by peteyfrogboy
Fri May 09, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 063 - Time Shift
Replies: 58
Views: 15364

I'm glad you all enjoyed the story. :) HokieGeek: Yeah, it doesn't really fit the usual Drabblecast flavor, but honestly I'd only listened to a couple of episodes when I submitted it. If I'd gone back further in the archives I would have left in more cussing and maybe added a poop joke. :) Kevin: He...
by peteyfrogboy
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 058 - Eggs
Replies: 34
Views: 9098

I was less interested in the characters as people than as battlefields. I was listening closely to the parasite counts and felt some relief when I learned that all of the eggs on the baby were destroyed. As a parent, the thought that it was possible to protect my children from gut-liquefying parasit...