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by eric_marsh
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Einstein's Greatest Blunder
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Einstein's Greatest Blunder

Forfax scanned the list of defects. The Creator had hacked His creation together in a week. The rules were simple - dimensions had been created, then seas and land. A light source was set in motion and entities formed to inhabit the Earth. On a whim the Creator had put a spark of Himself into an ent...
by eric_marsh
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Picky Eater
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Picky Eater

Tasty!
by eric_marsh
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Teeth
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: Teeth

Good!
by eric_marsh
Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Meta-Brain
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: Meta-Brain

I'm glad you like. That one came from a group activity where we were supposed to do an impromptu sales presentation for anything we liked, the more manic the better. Meta-Brain just came to me - from where, I don't know. But I've thought that it would be fun to do a Youtube Meta-Brain parody commerc...
by eric_marsh
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: Eclipse

I like it!
by eric_marsh
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Redemption
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: Redemption

Varis wrote:I love it! I think I will be chuckling about the ending to that for quite some time.
:)
by eric_marsh
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Meta-Brain
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Meta-Brain

META-BRAIN! META-BRAIN! META-BRAIN! META-BRAIN is the AMAZING new invention from Rigel 4! Kids won't eat their Veggies? GETTA META-BRAIN! Hubby won't clean the garage? GETTA META-BRAIN! Citizens in revolt? GETTA META-BRAIN! The attractive Meta-Brain personal unit sits above the ear and comes in five...
by eric_marsh
Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: GUT instinct
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: GUT instinct

Thanks for the suggestions. I had not considered the "as always" to be a problem though I can see how it can be overused. It seems to me that it's not a bad shorthand. I could probably make another pass over this one and tweak it some more but I think it's basically pretty good. Perhaps I'll take an...
by eric_marsh
Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:56 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: GUT instinct
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: GUT instinct

Thanks for the catch - I will tweak.
by eric_marsh
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:46 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: GUT instinct
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

GUT instinct

As is our tradition on Tuesdays, I sit in on a discussion between Professor Hardy and his graduate students. The topic is, as always, the most recent advances in physics. You see, the esteemed professor is the world's premier authority on the subject of the Grand Unified Theory of Physics. I listen ...
by eric_marsh
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Lights In The Sky
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Lights In The Sky

Frank Mann lived way up the hollar and nobody much visited him. He didn have no kinred an he didn talk much. One night their was movin lights in the sky up out Franks way. I heered say that their was some shootin too. You shudda seen what Frank had when he come to town. Had him some pelts he wanted ...
by eric_marsh
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!
Replies: 1044
Views: 100772

Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

How's this?

Oscar Myer foods had purchased the majority of private funeral homes. That was sufficient to introduce the new product.
by eric_marsh
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!
Replies: 1044
Views: 100772

Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

I see what you mean about it being more specific. Guess I've got an automatic anti-lawsuit instinct. But this is parody, isn't it?

Would those be Soylent Green dogs?
by eric_marsh
Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!
Replies: 1044
Views: 100772

Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

This was a breakthrough deal between the largest food and drug producers and the AMA. There would be huge profits for all.
by eric_marsh
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!
Replies: 1044
Views: 100772

Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Learning how the Higgs field works was the hard part. With that it was easy to make the Sun go supernova. Far, far too easy.
by eric_marsh
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 039 - The Beekeepers
Replies: 39
Views: 8704

Re: Drabblecast 39 - The Beekeepers by J. Alan Pierce

Great story! Imaginative premises, epic context, very well done.

I've been working my way backwards through the archives and this is the first story that I really felt compelled me to make a post about it.
by eric_marsh
Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: What Rock God do you worship?
Replies: 22
Views: 2534

Re: What Rock God do you worship?

We worship many rock gods. Here you see a sacrifice prepared to the Gods Kauhuhu and Jimmy. http://homepage.mac.com/emarsh/.Pictures/rockgods2.jpg Here is the sacred space where the lesser gods Kaupe, Lua-o-Milu and Nanaue reside. http://homepage.mac.com/emarsh/.Pictures/rockgods1.jpg Of course the ...
by eric_marsh
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Others
Replies: 16
Views: 1140

Re: The Others

I don't claim to be a writer, but found the drabble format to be attractive because it provides a clear format and a manageable size. Rather than being work, I found drabble writing to be fun - a way to play with some ideas. The down side to the drabble is that to tell any sort of a story with any c...
by eric_marsh
Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Others
Replies: 16
Views: 1140

The Others

I don't know where the urges came from. The kittens and puppies were first. There was the boy up the street and later the prostitutes. I turned my "special talents" into a career. The CIA was among those who utilized my services. Soon after we encountered the others, one of them "got lost" and found...
by eric_marsh
Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Redemption
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Redemption

God spoke to Mary Wilson. God told Mary to go forth and tell the people that humanity had sinned. Only a great baptism could redeem the people of Earth. With the aid of some minor miracles Mary brought to the world a great revival. Men, women and children of all races from all of the world's nations...