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by munsi
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Pirates
Replies: 2
Views: 1933

Pirates

When Johnny Depp was kidnapped by actual Somali pirates, we all agreed it was going to be amazing. News networks went berserk, comedians got ready and we were primed to follow this amazing, if socially irrelevant, news story wherever it might take us. It was, after all, the sort of amazing TV that d...
by munsi
Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Family Value
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

Family Value

Everyone talks about family values, but what’s the true value of a family? I mean, father, mother, two or three kids, say two for the sake of argument, that’s four transplantable hearts total, eight lungs, four livers, endless yards of usable intestine, to say nothing of the kidneys, the bone marrow...
by munsi
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Our Community
Replies: 10
Views: 4733

Our Community

I’m proud of the community we’ve created. We built replicants, from scratch, then programmed them to believe they were actual people, before dropping them into a perfect recreation of an early twenty-first century town. In this recreation, they work, strive and live, believing themselves to be real ...
by munsi
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Perfect Team
Replies: 0
Views: 2046

The Perfect Team

We’re the perfect team, if you think about it. Me, the brains, you, the one doing what I say without question. In fact, maybe you shouldn’t bother thinking about it. Take my word for it. We’re the perfect team. And, once this day is over, thanks to you, I’ll be rich. You’ll be either dead or impriso...
by munsi
Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: On Fear...
Replies: 0
Views: 1805

On Fear...

Fear is the mind killer, it only holds us back. We can’t let it influence us, control us, for to do so is to lose track of that which makes us human. Our hope. Our ambition. The willingness to make grand leaps of faith. And without these things, what have we? What are we? What can we possibly accomp...
by munsi
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Meanwhile, in a room without a roof...
Replies: 0
Views: 1906

Meanwhile, in a room without a roof...

…and, for one perfect, joyful hour, I truly knew what it was to feel alive. Every one of my problems fell away, each trial, pain, ordeal and indignity of modern life, and I lost myself in bliss unlike any I’d ever known. I managed, for sixty glorious minutes, to forget that I was nothing more than a...
by munsi
Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Caught by Fire
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Caught by Fire

…I stand in the street, gazing back at what once was home. I’d lived there so briefly, and had such hopes for it, that I can’t help shock at its loss, too sudden to be properly prepared for. But then, isn’t every loss? Precious few hours ago, I welcomed guests, took coats, so prideful, so pleased at...
by munsi
Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7694
Views: 1141205

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

"I am here!" I scream impotently up to the heavens. An impassive universe stares back, silent in its judgment. #twitter
by munsi
Sun May 18, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Appetites
Replies: 0
Views: 1679

Appetites

I wouldn’t call myself a monster. Merely a man occasionally made slave by his appetites. The sort of man who’d never deny his desire for wine, for song, for celebration. His appetite for every one of life’s pleasures, those things that make living worthwhile, his appetite for joy, unquenchable. Of a...
by munsi
Fri May 09, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Escape
Replies: 0
Views: 1541

Escape

He was the greatest escape artist the world had ever known. No trap, no bondage, no cage, chain or restraint could hold him, too nimble and dexterous was he, too gifted in the ways of escape, too naturally inclined toward personal freedom. But fashions in entertainment change, and with time his audi...
by munsi
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Day it All Went Down (Retirement Themed)
Replies: 1
Views: 438

The Day it All Went Down (Retirement Themed)

They took city hall, guns blazing, trapping the Mayor, councilmen and assorted reporters inside. And worse, rumor was they’d snuck in an atomic device. Their demands were insane, nonsensical, impossible, but SWAT teams had no way in without endangering the hostages. The only chance to save the city ...
by munsi
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: ...on Romance
Replies: 0
Views: 1555

...on Romance

I wouldn’t consider myself a hopeless romantic. I could, considering my history. There’s a trail of women behind me, some who still care for me but know I’m not right for them, others who legitimately want me dead, some with good reason, and each in turn has taken pieces as they left, pieces I’ve st...
by munsi
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: ...every child must play.
Replies: 0
Views: 1399

...every child must play.

I have no kids, as my actions have demonstrated time and time again. I do, however, make a very good cool uncle. A little irresponsibility, after all, is important to the development of a well-rounded, fully-formed person, and parents overprotect children, so it’s the job of every cool uncle to brea...
by munsi
Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Perils of Mistranslation
Replies: 2
Views: 793

The Perils of Mistranslation

We’d misread the prophecy, you see. We thought he’d devour the planet, consuming all in his path and leaving nothing in his wake. And, as he approached, panic swept the nations of earth. But we were mistaken. Such a small error, one letter, but with such massive implications. We should have been rel...
by munsi
Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Rumors
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Rumors

A weak mind is fertile ground in which to plant a rumor. Indeed, if your idea is strong enough, it can take the place of established information in the thoughts of the feeble-brained. Simply state your rumor clearly, be sure it’s in-keeping with what your idiot listener wants, and watch his or her i...
by munsi
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7694
Views: 1141205

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

I wanted my house cleaned, but now the whole place is soaked. Finally, I understand: Mermaids are not actually maids...
by munsi
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: 2013 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Nominations: Best Drabble : 2013 People's Choice
Replies: 26
Views: 10269

Re: Nominations: Best Drabble : 2013 People's Choice

strawman wrote:Record and post!
...I'll look into it!
by munsi
Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: 2013 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Nominations: Best Drabble : 2013 People's Choice
Replies: 26
Views: 10269

Re: Nominations: Best Drabble : 2013 People's Choice

...by the way, glad this is running right now. I have a spoken word performance Monday and the fact that I have two stories that qualify makes choosing what two pieces to read much easier. I'll see how they play live!
by munsi
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: 2013 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Nominations: Best Drabble : 2013 People's Choice
Replies: 26
Views: 10269

Re: Nominations: Best Drabble : 2013 People's Choice

290 - Structural Decay
296 - The Octopus Train
302 - Exponential Growth
305 - The Toymaker’s Dilemma
307 - Stay Warm this Christmas
by munsi
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: 2013 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Nominations: Best Story : 2013 People's Choice
Replies: 22
Views: 8237

Re: Nominations: Best Story : 2013 People's Choice

293 - The Call of the Pancake Factory
295 - Twenty Ways the Desert Could Kill You
298 - Flying on my Hatred of my Neighbor’s Dog

...only picking three, because i REALLY want one of these to win. all are amazing in very different ways.