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by Varda
Thu May 30, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Vigilante Gardening
Replies: 6
Views: 2051

Vigilante Gardening

Joe surveyed the kudzu-covered water tower. An invader, that plant. It could take down power lines and uproot whole trees. He grabbed the vines and climbed. It’d seemed innocent enough when introduced. No one anticipated its aggression. Bereft of natural competition, it choked out the local species,...
by Varda
Thu May 30, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Bleeding Mammoth Remains Discovered
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Bleeding Mammoth Remains Discovered

Holy frozen mammoth blood, Batman!

Can we clone it now? Please? Why haven't we cloned this yet?! Get on it, Science!
by Varda
Wed May 29, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: A Weighty Matter
Replies: 2
Views: 1597

Re: A Weighty Matter

It's all fun and games until someone loses a limb...
by Varda
Wed May 29, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Bearing Gifts (Good Samaritan Theme)
Replies: 9
Views: 3375

Re: Bearing Gifts (Good Samaritan Theme)

strawman wrote:No good deed goes unpunished.
Perhaps it's a matter of perspective. In the long run, people always say children are one of the great gifts in life.

In the short run, the lack of a uterus is going to be a real problem. I like to think that Martin has found a new use for his appendix. :mrgreen:
by Varda
Wed May 29, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Bearing Gifts (Good Samaritan Theme)
Replies: 9
Views: 3375

Bearing Gifts (Good Samaritan Theme)

When Martin stopped to help a stranded stranger, he expected nothing in return. The stranger, a Hopi musician, had blown a tire en route to a wedding at the local reservation. “Look, I don’t normally do this,” said the musician, “but please accept this wedding gift as a thank-you. I can get the happ...
by Varda
Wed May 29, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Schoolgirl
Replies: 1
Views: 1473

Re: Schoolgirl

HA!! This reads like an excellent metaphor for puberty! Poor Harvey. The world's just one endless high skirt and open blouse all of a sudden. Definitely made me laugh!
by Varda
Tue May 28, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: In the Shelter of Each Other (Good Samaritan Theme)
Replies: 1
Views: 1783

In the Shelter of Each Other (Good Samaritan Theme)

Wanda found a spider in the shower one morning. No surprise; it was an old house, full of cracks, leaks, drafts, and squeaks -- much like Wanda herself. “Let’s get you out of the steam, little friend,” said Wanda. She trapped it in a Mason jar and freed it in the attic, where there were abundant ins...
by Varda
Tue May 28, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Special Delivery Service (No Trespassing Sign theme)
Replies: 9
Views: 4470

Re: Special Delivery Service (No Trespassing Sign theme)

Hilarious! I really love this one. Perfect, Mikes!
by Varda
Tue May 28, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: My Bad
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

Re: My Bad

Nice. I was always annoyed by that little plot device in the movie.
by Varda
Tue May 28, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Sneeze
Replies: 2
Views: 1793

Re: Sneeze

Those cartoon physics will getcha every time.
by Varda
Mon May 27, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: They Always Land On Their Feet
Replies: 0
Views: 2879

They Always Land On Their Feet

“Brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii infects rats through cat feces. It reprograms the rats’ brains. Make them fearless thrill-seekers,” Erica shouted over the plane engine. “They’ll dance between a cat’s paws after infection. Cats give people Toxo too. Freaky, eh?” “Not really. Imagine losing your fea...
by Varda
Sun May 26, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 283 – The Man Who Drew Cats
Replies: 26
Views: 8599

Re: Drabblecast 283 – The Man Who Drew Cats

Loved this story. It had a strong narrative voice as written, but the reader and the sound production made it even better. This is one of those stories where the point's more the awesome storytelling than any twist ending. I especially loved the realistic portrayal of how community reactions to dome...
by Varda
Sun May 26, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Creeper Guy vs. The Mongolian Deathworm
Replies: 2
Views: 2615

Re: Creeper Guy vs. The Mongolian Deathworm

Thanks, Norm. This went from being "the week I finally had to call the police about Creeper Guy" (which kinda sucked) to "the week I shared an e-fistbump with Connor Choadsworth at Creeper Guy's expense" (which is frikkin' awesome). If you're at DragonCon this year and our paths cross, I owe ya a dr...
by Varda
Sat May 25, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: History Lesson
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: History Lesson

All rise for the Zombia national anthem: "GRAAAAAAAAH!"
by Varda
Sat May 25, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Koshare's Tale
Replies: 8
Views: 2849

Re: The Koshare's Tale

I had to Google "koshare" - way cool. I'd never heard of clown dancers before! Would love to see a live performance someday, before the ogres finish 'em off.
by Varda
Sat May 25, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: History Lesson
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: History Lesson

2024 - Zombia sends its first athletes to the Olympics. They don't do so hot at track and field, but prove inhumanly limber in the gymnastics events. :D
by Varda
Fri May 24, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Drinking Buddies
Replies: 1
Views: 1897

Drinking Buddies

Randy walked into the bar pushing a stroller. “Well, whaddaya know? Randy, you look great!” Louis said. “How’d the surgery go? Let me buy you a round.” Randy nodded. “I’ll have a bourbon. Whiskey for my friend here.” He patted the stroller affectionately. “The transplant was a complete success. Neve...
by Varda
Wed May 22, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Transmission (Cultural Combatants Theme)
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Re: Transmission (Cultural Combatants Theme)

chemistryguy wrote:♬ My bologna has a second name it's M...A...Y...E...R...♬
Oh my! You're right, Chemguy! I'll fix that pronto. :oops:

Haven't heard that EP episode yet, but I'll have to listen this week. You've got my curiosity piqued!
by Varda
Wed May 22, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: (New Kid in Town Theme) The Senses, by Maya S.
Replies: 2
Views: 1796

Re: (New Kid in Town Theme) The Senses, by Maya S.

I'm a little lost. Who's Billy? Is he the butler in the closet? The chef? Who's he picking a fight with? Why are the chefs begging for food? I like the idea of trying to include the 5 senses (fun fact: scientifically speaking, we have more like 10-15 senses!), but the story's gotten a little lost in...
by Varda
Wed May 22, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Stairway to Kevin
Replies: 1
Views: 1538

Re: Stairway to Kevin

Each step in the stairway, another fallen opponent! My favorite part's the iMace. Tell me, is Kevin that smarmy middle manager that every office seems to have?

Someone check on Strawman, make sure he's still conscious under the onslaught of puns!