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by m_a_kelly
Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Ride
Replies: 22
Views: 3052

Re: The Ride

The Futuristic speculation is good, he's an IT professor at USC (if memory serves) so he approaches the topic with a high level of expertise. I enjoyed "Rainbow's End" but not as much as Vinge's two space operas (that both won the Hugo/Nebula) "A Fire upon the Deep" and the amazingly way-cool, tota...
by m_a_kelly
Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Unfinished Business
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Unfinished Business

I get 100 word count from my Pages (Mac version of Word). Hoping the image doesn't count. Since I'm from Florida, can I get a recount? :lol: Uh, no! That wouldn't be proper, it must go to the Supreme Court!** ** Translation: My bad :oops: . On further examination, improper markings skewed the count...
by m_a_kelly
Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 137 - Doubleheader V
Replies: 37
Views: 6650

Re: Drabblecast 137- Doubleheader V: Igor Teper

Both Stories were pretty darn good. 8) "Quantum PI" was like Sam Spade meets Miss Cleo. A sort of futuristic flim-flam man. Imagine using science to score cash. My favorite was "The Last Outlaw". I loved the whole idea of Sci-Fi with a Western edge. It totally worked for me. I kept expecting John Wa...
by m_a_kelly
Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Unfinished Business
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Unfinished Business

Drabble Nazi says: *buzzz* 103 words. Seriously, though, it was a good drabble. I liked the build up of tension. I dislike the character Bobby for staying a wuss though. I get 100 word count from my Pages (Mac version of Word). Hoping the image doesn't count. Since I'm from Florida, can I get a rec...
by m_a_kelly
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Not from Kansas Anymore
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: Not from Kansas Anymore

A thoroughly modern touch to the old classic. Today Dorothy would be sentenced to six months probation and forced into an Anger Management Program. The witch would, of course, sue for damages.
by m_a_kelly
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Ride
Replies: 22
Views: 3052

Re: The Ride

Futuristic, superhuman tale that ends with sex. I like it a lot. 8) I haven't read "Rainbow's End" either. I'm going to now. Instead, It put me in mind of a fantastic classic short story by R.A. Lafferty, called "Slow Tuesday Night." Or more like the machines they used to generate emotions in "Do An...
by m_a_kelly
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Unfinished Business
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Unfinished Business

“I’m coming back for you,” the man said to the crowded courtroom, eyes locked on Bobby’s eight-year old form. “When you all growed up.” Bobby shivered. This man murdered his family while Bobby hid, terrified. Years later, Bobby watched as guards led the murderer into Sparky’s waiting embrace. He wan...
by m_a_kelly
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Yarn
Replies: 18
Views: 2061

Re: Yarn

Unraveling the secret of the Theory of Everything. Love it.
by m_a_kelly
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Future History Lesson
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Future History Lesson

ROU Killing Time wrote:I concur, good drabble. Pandering to Norm's penchant for tentacle love. Good move.
Pandering? Yes. Shamelessly. Glad you liked it. I'm an amphibian lover, so branching out into cephalopod admiration is not too much of a stretch.
by m_a_kelly
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Future History Lesson
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Future History Lesson

Kids are so freakin squeemish is all I have to say. I didn't bat an eye when our science teacher showed us The Alien Autopsy Video in class and went into all the hypothetical organs compared to ours. And then inducted us into a UFO cult. And then was forcibly removed by police officers following a ...
by m_a_kelly
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Future History Lesson
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Future History Lesson

I can see it now... Raised under a strict regimen of anthropogenic global warming shame, a new young hero arises to lead his generation to obliterate the scourge of humanity, and give creation back to the little brothers and sisters of the sea from which they arose eons ago. Which is why these youn...
by m_a_kelly
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Future History Lesson
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Future History Lesson

eric_marsh wrote:Cute! I can just see a classroom of little Octopodidae waving their tentacles.
Thanks. This was a fun one. :)
by m_a_kelly
Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Future History Lesson
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Future History Lesson

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Classic.

"They also left strange notes. They said, 'Beware of crop circles and run like Hell if someone mentions "probe"'."
I re-read it and realized "monoliths" was not the imagery I was going for. Edited accordingly.
by m_a_kelly
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Prince Charming
Replies: 18
Views: 3281

Re: Prince Charming

Nice twist on a vampire story. I like it. :)
by m_a_kelly
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:27 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: You have to break WHAT for that omelet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: You have to break WHAT for that omelet?

Nice one. God, that woman is hideous. I'll have nightmares, for sure.
by m_a_kelly
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Future History Lesson
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Future History Lesson

“Science teaches us that life on Earth emerged from the seas millions of years ago,” Mr. Finny began. “Our ancestors crawled out of the waters, entering a world brightly lit by a star during the day, and by a moon and more distant stars at night. They discovered remnants of an ancient, barbaric civi...
by m_a_kelly
Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: A Girl With Brains
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: A Girl With Brains

revsleestaxx wrote:Yes I did like the drabble and if that was a reference to my neighborhood stories then i am glad you liked them.
Yes, I do like them. I swear Henry Rollins used to live next door to me at one time. :lol:
by m_a_kelly
Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Pendulum Swings On and On
Replies: 8
Views: 1710

Re: The Pendulum Swings On and On

Wow, shiny new words. I have to out myself as a Harry Potter fan by saying how much this reminds me of a certain scene in The Prisoner of Azkaban ... and slightly of a scene in The Philosopher's Stone. I can't really think of anything else in modern fiction I'm aware of that connects with this conc...
by m_a_kelly
Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: A Girl With Brains
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: A Girl With Brains

Brains are like oysters, an acquired taste. Just like certain drabbles some take a finer palate to appreciate. :lol: No fava beans, though. Hate them. And I think a Chardonnay would go better with brains. Great saying. I trust that means you liked it. I like the icky "brain-eating zombie" stories. ...
by m_a_kelly
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Pendulum Swings On and On
Replies: 8
Views: 1710

Re: The Pendulum Swings On and On

Phenopath wrote:I like it
Thanks, Phenopath. :D