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by munsi
Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Body
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

The Body

The body was never found. I know, because I still have it. I keep it in my walk-in freezer, hanging from a meat hook. Nobody questioned me buying the meat hook, which is weird since I followed it up by not buying meat at any point. Vegetarian, don’t you know. You’d think that would be suspicious, wo...
by munsi
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: He was cast out...
Replies: 0
Views: 1613

He was cast out...

…and he was neither seen nor heard from ever again, ‘round these parts. Nor will he ever be. Our town’s vigilant, we’ll make a point of that. No one can remember what it was he did to deserve our collective scorn, but whatever it was, it must’ve been awful. After all, our community doesn’t make mist...
by munsi
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Something Went Extinct Today
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: Something Went Extinct Today

a repost from a while ago, but it seemed apt for one of the upcoming themes.
by munsi
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Something Went Extinct Today
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Something Went Extinct Today

…don’t worry, it wasn’t anything good. A little bird, red and yellow, in a part of the world you’ve never heard of. It’s habitat was ploughed under to make room for a mine that we all agree we need resources from. The last of the species died, alone and afraid, in a nest built in part of a tractor. ...
by munsi
Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7797
Views: 1331058

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

After two weeks work raising, grooming and riding ponies, it dawned on me: It really does have to be YOUR OWN dream job...
by munsi
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Recovery
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Recovery

There is no greater feeling, in my opinion, than the moment after having been sick for a week that I realize I’m starting to pull through. Still aching, still coughing, my voice nowhere near back, likely won’t be back for another week, but still, compared to last week it’s an incalculable improvemen...
by munsi
Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Ideas

nothing wrong with orphaned ideas! my own plot makes zero sense this year for nano. of course, neither did my first book and that wound up coming out, so "the plot is nonsense" is clearly not a deal breaker in my case :P
by munsi
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Ideas

Ideas are easy to come by. They’re out there in the world, laying about, waiting to be picked up by an enterprising mind. You can find them everywhere you look, if you’re paying attention. All you need to do is see the world as it is, wonder “what if it was other?” and proceed. It’s exactly that sim...
by munsi
Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Hometown Hero
Replies: 9
Views: 3338

The Hometown Hero

At the corner of the bar he sits, head down, nursing his beer. The scholarship had come, but while he’d been on the starting lineup that first year the scouts had paid him no mind. In hindsight, he should’ve paid more attention during the actual classes. Still, the mill wasn’t bad. His old man had w...
by munsi
Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7797
Views: 1331058

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

I drink the blood of my enemies, so as to gain their power. And, during October, I like to add some pumpkin spice. Festive!
by munsi
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: My Robots (Somebody's Got to Do it Themed)
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

Re: My Robots (Somebody's Got to Do it Themed)

Varda wrote:
munsi wrote: It’s smaller robots all the way down, basically.
"Robots all the Way Down" - I call this band name!
dang. Robots all the Way Down IS good, I should've called dibs on that earlier :P
by munsi
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: ...a Thought Experiment.
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Re: ...a Thought Experiment.

is it sad that I have only heard of Schodringers cat because of the big bang theory not sad to me. i knew it as an explanation of the observer principal in psyche rather than anything regarding quantum physics for about a decade. you can really only be expected to know the specific sciences you've ...
by munsi
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Talent
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Talent

Varda wrote:Niiice. Autobiographical? ;)
Autobiographical enough, yeah! Tho' I admit, the Joel Osteen thing hurts a tad :P
by munsi
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Talent
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Talent

I’m a man of many talents. A fair writer, decent actor and good-ish comedian. But my greatest talent, if I had to choose, is my talent for self-deception. Which is convenient since, of them all, it’s the talent I find time to use every single day. I tell myself I’ll be okay. I tell myself I deserve ...
by munsi
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7797
Views: 1331058

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

I smuggled in the shark, but by the time you got back it'd died. In hindsight, I guess they are more of an aquatic weapon...
by munsi
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7797
Views: 1331058

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

The tortured screams of the people dying in agony are muffled by thumping Swedish disco music, here in my ABBA-ttoir...
by munsi
Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: ...a Thought Experiment.
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

...a Thought Experiment.

If the isotope decays, the cat dies, if not it lives, and there’s no way to be certain which until the box is opened and the cat observed. If it’s dead, good. If not, the box is rigged with explosives, there are snipers on the nearby rooftop and, worst case, I am myself heavily armed. There’s a 50/5...
by munsi
Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: My Robots (Somebody's Got to Do it Themed)
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

My Robots (Somebody's Got to Do it Themed)

I’ve built a robot, with a smaller robot inside. And a smaller robot in there. And another in there. It’s smaller robots all the way down, basically. Like Russian nesting dolls. It took a lot of design work, but I think it was worthwhile. Take them apart if you’d like, somebody eventually will, the ...
by munsi
Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: My Career as a Travel Agent Was Not a Long One (Tourism)
Replies: 2
Views: 611

My Career as a Travel Agent Was Not a Long One (Tourism)

The Robocop Movies weren’t actually filmed in Detroit, which makes Robocop tourism there difficult. “Difficult,” however, isn’t “impossible.” After all, not one moment of Brokeback Mountain was filmed in Wyoming, but they used it for tourism. Tourism’s a good way to help a flagging economy. And, fro...
by munsi
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: My Apprentice
Replies: 3
Views: 781

My Apprentice

I’ve taken an apprentice. He’ll be helping out around the place. Tidying, picking up dry cleaning, cooking meals, washing dishes, and so forth. If I need to go out, he’ll chauffeur me and wait while I run whatever errand I need or, more likely, he’ll run the errand for me. I’ll be getting him some k...