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by Flintknapper
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Terminologia Anatomica (The Apprentice Theme)
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: Terminologia Anatomica (The Apprentice Theme)

Zombie tale? Ghouls?

Strange. If they are zombies, they are smart. Pretty gross for only 100 words.
by Flintknapper
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Mermaid Sushi
Replies: 15
Views: 3039

Re: Mermaid Sushi

proves my point that sushi fanatics will eat almost anything raw! pass me the tempura over raw fish any day.

I actually thought this one was a nice visual.
by Flintknapper
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Emergency Landing
Replies: 7
Views: 1348

Re: Emergency Landing

This one was well written, but it feels more like the description of a single action than as a story. In reading the comments, I can see how this is actually part of a larger piece. As a stand alone this one falls flat for me, but as part of a bigger piece it may work. I do get the superhero vibe, b...
by Flintknapper
Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Architects
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: The Architects

At first I thought you were talking specifically about coral reefs. However, I think after reading the ending you are talking about the foundation of all life. I liked it. The drabble has a broad spec fic appeal kind of making you think about your origins. One of the best Cthulhu tales I remember li...
by Flintknapper
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Manifest Destiny (relocation theme)
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: Manifest Destiny (relocation theme)

lol. Dont you hate when that happens? I
by Flintknapper
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Whisper
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Whisper

Maybe it is the moustache mythos, but I cant help but think the moustache is whispering to her. It is the moustache that makes it scary.
by Flintknapper
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Rise of the Fallen
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Rise of the Fallen

Is it like a body snatcher parasite that is reanimating the corpses? Also title reminded me of the Transformers movie a while back. I like the title... it is a good title. That is probably the reason they used in the crappy movie. Thankfully there were no decepticons here. Speaking of transformers.....
by Flintknapper
Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: We Were Conquistadors
Replies: 18
Views: 3488

Re: We Were Conquistadors

Hey Strawman, that is a damn fine poem you wrote. I had missed that one when you posted it earlier.
by Flintknapper
Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Death, Remembered
Replies: 15
Views: 1917

Re: Death, Remembered

Haha. It is nice to see this come back to the forefront. I looked down at the date. I was posted when I was in Missouri. A poem! With beautiful prose to boot. Loved it. I get the Cain and Abel reference, but I think you can read this a lot of different ways. It could be two cultures, two perspective...
by Flintknapper
Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Where the Consequences Wait
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Re: Where the Consequences Wait

Cool spec fic with a lovecraft vibe
by Flintknapper
Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Drabble: "Entrapment"
Replies: 11
Views: 1606

Re: Drabble: "Entrapment"

It is true. I mean hell who has been almost killed by someone texting or talking on their cell phone. Realistically though, I will admit I am not the best driver and I have talked on my cell phone while driving. I have even texted which is surprising since I am one of the least skilled people when i...
by Flintknapper
Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Revisionist History
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Revisionist History

This one got a chuckle out me. Our dependence on Wikipedia is certainly telling.
by Flintknapper
Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Just
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Just

I wasn't a radiohead fan. This one just makes me scratch my head. It kind of makes me think of that called the happening where people just laid over and killed themselves but I do not think that was the point. However, it is as good a time as ever to say congrats on your drabble which appeared in la...
by Flintknapper
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: We Were Conquistadors
Replies: 18
Views: 3488

Re: We Were Conquistadors

Absolutely strawman. I do not think it is a far jump from the colonial enterprises of the 16th and 17th centuries to the western capitalism of today. Hell they are not separate entities. One gave way to the other. I think the bigger conundrum is trying to wrap our heads around the renaissance. In sc...
by Flintknapper
Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: We Were Conquistadors
Replies: 18
Views: 3488

Re: We Were Conquistadors

The title on this one sent me haring off, looking for other pop culture references and trying to find the "joke" that I appeared to be missing. Perhaps just "Conquistadors"? ::scratches head:: umm... well.. Mel Gibson and Captain Carabajal are both racists... lol. No relation. It is what came to me...
by Flintknapper
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Super-Soaker (Moustache Resistance) - Moustache Mythos
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Super-Soaker (Moustache Resistance) - Moustache Mythos

DoctorBanzai wrote:
When the range was right, we cocked our weapons, pumping them hard to build up strength and fill the barrels with the thick, white goo
Hmm... are you sure they are shooting nair?
by Flintknapper
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Mo-Keepers [Moustache Mythos] (Lovecraft Theme)
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: The Mo-Keepers [Moustache Mythos]

moustache is like the nyarlahotep of a new age and Beatrice is of course Cthulhu.

This one has an almost attack of the killer tomatoes vibe. I am serious about you guys putting these together in a short story collection. There are some hiccups in continuity, but it is so ridiculous it is good.
by Flintknapper
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: We Were Conquistadors
Replies: 18
Views: 3488

Re: We Were Conquistadors

Thanks Varda. I am glad you like a little vagary. It reminds me of another piece I wrote featuring Captain Carabajal. In Giusewa the priest mentions killing demons and throwing them back into the pit. I submitted it for the Pseudopod contest (and just recently posted it in the short story forums). I...
by Flintknapper
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Drabble: "The Only Good Indian Is"
Replies: 9
Views: 1696

Re: Drabble: "The Only Good Indian Is"

He is like some sort of undead superhero. Love the word play in this one.
by Flintknapper
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: We Were Conquistadors
Replies: 18
Views: 3488

Re: We Were Conquistadors

I bet you probably saw Zia's feast day dance, it was held on August 15 to honor Our Lady of Assumption. As for Santa Fe, I know the town well. I worked as an archaeologist in the town for over a decade before being promoted to manager at Jemez Historic Site. I even was awarded the City of Santa Fe 2...