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by Douglas Hackle
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: I Flunked Kindergarten
Replies: 11
Views: 1593

I Flunked Kindergarten

Thirteen times to be exact. After flunk #13, the school board, taking pity on me, pronounced me the new kindergarten teacher, old Miss Cruthers having just passed away. I’m still a student in the class. As a teacher, I’m equally inept. All my students flunk every year, again and again. Whenever one ...
by Douglas Hackle
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Flotsam and Jetsam
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Re: Flotsam and Jetsam

Alas, not even the Jetsons and Orbit City are immune to the inescapable fate of Ozymandias! This one got me poking around the internet trying to find out if there really was a solid planetary surface beneath the elevated platforms in The Jetsons (I couldn't recall if there was). Interestingly enough...
by Douglas Hackle
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: I fought the law
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: I fought the law

I like this one. When reading the title words "I fought the law," my mind couldn't help but fill in the rest: ...and the law won. But in this case, the lawful self does not win, thereby making the implied omission in the title that much more apropos. Cool.
by Douglas Hackle
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Imp of the Perverse Kind of Looks Like a Jawa
Replies: 2
Views: 769

The Imp of the Perverse Kind of Looks Like a Jawa

Whenever she told me she loved me my response was always: “I know.” She thought this was Han-Solo-sexy early on. But nine years, three kids, and one terminal cancer diagnosis later, she was ready for “I love you.” How I longed to tell her those words, but my compulsion prevented me. When at last I o...
by Douglas Hackle
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Father of Lies
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: Father of Lies

I like how Satan says no to the offered brownie but then takes half anyway. Funny.
by Douglas Hackle
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Bill Ain't Been Round Much
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Bill Ain't Been Round Much

It appears to me, sir, that you have put your labia adhaerent on the porcus . Ha. That took me a second. My Latin is a little rusty these days ("a little rusty" meaning virtually nonexistent). The temptation, of course, is for me now to crack some sort of "pigs are beautiful too" joke or perhaps de...
by Douglas Hackle
Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Bill Ain't Been Round Much
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Bill Ain't Been Round Much

I agree, but feel the third time Bill is greeted the same way is a little too much cream in the coffee, egg in the beer, too much here in the there. Normally you'd go for twice, right?: one for the set-up, and one for the reveal. He's only greeted twice--I assume you're referring to the threefold r...
by Douglas Hackle
Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Bill Ain't Been Round Much
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Bill Ain't Been Round Much

An enjoyably strange look at the problem of impermanence. It's funny that, despite Bill's constantly and "incomprehensibly" altering physical form, his bar buddies still recognize him. But maybe that's only because of the blue ten-gallon hat--i.e. the "one certain" thing about him. Yet in the end, e...
by Douglas Hackle
Sun May 27, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Body Snatchers (bump* Glass Half Full Prompt)
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Re: Not Again

Poor (rich) Khloe.
by Douglas Hackle
Sat May 26, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Carlito's Web
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: Carlito's Web

Kind Charlotte becomes cold-blooded Carlito--very funny! And that's some fantastic wordplay you do there with "punctures" and "punctuation." Great drabble.
by Douglas Hackle
Sat May 26, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Love Yourself
Replies: 0
Views: 743

Love Yourself

Mama used to say it’s important to love yourself. Not that Dad didn’t tell me the same. Because he did. In fact, he said it whenever she said it. But for whatever reason, I associate this advice more with her than him. But be careful, they often warned me, because loving yourself can get you into tr...
by Douglas Hackle
Fri May 25, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: When an Intruder Calls
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: When an Intruder Calls

ROU, I love your signature. Coincidentally, I obtained Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep in one of my recent shipments of books from Amazon. I hope to get to it soon. Blade Runner has always been one of my favorite movies. What a profound statement that "tears in the rain" quote is, ya know? I dar...
by Douglas Hackle
Fri May 25, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: When an Intruder Calls
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: When an Intruder Calls

ROU Killing Time wrote:
Douglas Hackle wrote: This is my first crack at a drabble. *
I see what you did there.
Well how about that unintended pun? I can't take credit for that one. Good catch.
by Douglas Hackle
Fri May 25, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: When an Intruder Calls
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: When an Intruder Calls

Thanks. I've had the idea of writing a little parody of the movie When a Stranger Calls for awhile now, though I had originally envisioned writing something substantially longer than this drabble. And writing it turned out to be suprisingly difficult! I'll wager I'm not the first virgin drabbler to ...
by Douglas Hackle
Thu May 24, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: When an Intruder Calls
Replies: 8
Views: 935

When an Intruder Calls

Kylie the babysitter peeked through the curtains, scanned the moonlit yard with terrified eyes. JING-A-LING-A-LING!! “Hello!” she blurted into the phone. “It’s me. Officer McCale. Now listen carefully. We’ve traced the source of those menacing phone calls.” “Yes?” “Please try not to panic, but the c...