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by Flintknapper
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Wood Nymph Conundrum
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

Re: Wood Nymph Conundrum

Hmm... pointers... right now we are very wet. hehe... I think if you want believability... the big things I would point to people are: 1. There is a wide range of environments. We have mountains, grasslands, and forests, in addition the desert. More importantly, there is a range of subsets within th...
by Flintknapper
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Enchanter's Legacy
Replies: 14
Views: 2131

Re: The Enchanter's Legacy

Welcome Tarmo! Third new person in a week! yeah! I am not really good at riddles. So I will be honest I did not get this until the reveal. I guess I was expecting something funny, but it is solid. A year or two ago, I might have said that I disagreed with the characterization that he made things eas...
by Flintknapper
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Wood Nymph Conundrum
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

Re: Wood Nymph Conundrum

Another new person and fun poetry format to boot.

For some reason I always think of Dora the Explorer when I hear about a troll. The tune "He is the grumpy old troll that lives under the bridge" from the show was actually playing in my brain as I read the drabble. Damn my children and Nick Jr.
by Flintknapper
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Fiction? (Journal --ish)
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: Fiction? (Journal --ish)

I liked the intro. Welcome to the boards phyx.
by Flintknapper
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Final Commute
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: The Final Commute

creepy. I think we can all relate. Very atmospheric.
by Flintknapper
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 295 – Twenty Ways the Desert Could Kill You
Replies: 8
Views: 3889

Re: Drabblecast 295 – Twenty Ways the Desert Could Kill You

Yeah a story about New Mexico! Congrats to Moustache and Varda too! Loved the story too. Hell I think New Mexico makes a great place to live out the apocalypse. Had many of things happen to me at one time or another too including shot at... but the one most people don't think and the one I was happi...
by Flintknapper
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Not From Around Here (Ghost Stories theme, sort of)
Replies: 7
Views: 2759

Re: Not From Around Here

yeah like varda, I got the vibe that while this appears to be a peaceful and happy setting, there is something more sinister underlying the calm. Good drabble though. It is open to interpretation.
by Flintknapper
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Smonday
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Smonday

Hey, getting to have our private guesses about authorship is half the fun! Will be a blast to find out when the contest is over who wrote what. :D If I had my guess, I think the contest has already seen works from scattercat, mc wagner, and the guy who wrote Violin Family last time (forum name elud...
by Flintknapper
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Back to School
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: Back to School

Columbine? first thing that ran through my head. decent ghost story, however, it took me reading the ending carefully to get it. I am not sure that is you or me. It seems pretty self explanatory, but I fumbled in my reading on the last sentence. Maybe instead of "I felt a hand on my shoulder and loo...
by Flintknapper
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Smonday
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Smonday

What're you working on? More than I should as far as nonfiction goes :( ... I just finished addressing edits to my second piece that is going to be published in the Journal of America's Military Past. It has to do with the Confederate Mass Grave at Glorieta Pass and will be my third published paper...
by Flintknapper
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Smonday
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Smonday

Fun drabble. However, the second to third person shifts in writing distracted me. I like the concept. Instead of living on borrowed time, she is cashing it. It kind of reminds me of a bigger metaphor about retirement. Those that save for it, have to watch what they do now, but in later years will ha...
by Flintknapper
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Semblance of the Tortured God
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: Semblance of the Tortured God

Thanks Varda and Strawman, The funny thing is I literally wrote this one in about 5 minutes. I didnt over think it. I got workers from the Pueblo stabilizing parts of the mission. One of them was working on the stairs up to the altar. He must have mis-steped and fell down a couple stairs. He is okay...
by Flintknapper
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: My Apprentice
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: My Apprentice

This one gave me a good chuckle.
by Flintknapper
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Semblance of the Tortured God
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Semblance of the Tortured God

The priest of the tortured god looked at me. He wanted something. I could tell he was angry, but his words were lost on me. He pointed to his idol again. The figure scared me. Blood trickled from wounds on his side and his face was contorted in agony. I tried to calm the priest. He would have none o...
by Flintknapper
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Knock (Lovecraft)
Replies: 12
Views: 2934

Re: Knock (Lovecraft)

You know I was just driving to work this morning, listening to the drabblecast and I hear a familiar drabble on the podcast. Congrats Dr. Banzai! This is still one of my favorites. I am glad this was picked up for publishing.
by Flintknapper
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Oakbrook Horror (Lovecraft month)
Replies: 15
Views: 2657

Re: The Oakbrook Horror (Apprentice Theme / Lovecraft Theme)

why does this always happen when I visit a fast food joint?

Made me laugh... and not just the story, but the dialogue after it. Are we really debating whether a chicken nugget or a big mac is more likely to have tentacles? lol
by Flintknapper
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Accident
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: The Accident

a baby is a bit of a game changer now isn't it?

I really dug the casual delivery of the punch line.
by Flintknapper
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Trophy Husband (Relocation Theme)
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Trophy Husband (Relocation Theme)

The ending is what cinched it. Very clever. It almost has an elder thing feel because he met her along the beach, had multiple appendages, and then became a astral entity. Lovecraft theme?
by Flintknapper
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Never Trust a Moustache (Moustache Mythos)
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Never Trust a Moustache (Moustache Mythos)

Now in typical Japanese style the city dwellers need to invoke Gojira out of his slumber to fight Beatrice. If Godzilla wins, he will walk off in the setting sun which of course will be a metaphor for the rising son of Japan and the strength of the people in overcoming nuclear holocaust or in this c...
by Flintknapper
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Motorcycle
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Motorcycle

four horsemen?

cool imagery. Feels like something out of a Judas Priest or Saxon song. In any event, the 4 horsemen is what I thought that is what they were.