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by Dairmid
Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Random
Replies: 0
Views: 660

Random

I hold the revolver in my hand, feel its compact, substantial weight, and marvel at the mechanical precision. I insert a single bullet, my only bullet, and spin the cylinder. I listen to it purr, and when it stops, I pull back the hammer; the cylinder locks with a loud click. The weight pulls at my ...
by Dairmid
Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7711
Views: 1195052

Surprise!

I pushed my bowl aside and cracked open the fortune cookie. I did not like what I read. If that wasn’t chicken, what was it? :shock:
by Dairmid
Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Signs
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Signs

Mikes wrote:I liked this, even though I feel it ends before it should. Follow up drabble, perhaps?
Yeah, that might do it. It's part of a longer piece I haven't been able to make work.
by Dairmid
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Sensation
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: The Sensation

edit the word borrows into burrows, other than that its brilliant. I loved the description and would love to see the original story if you can post it. Good catch. Thanks. How about a link? http://52250flash.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/space-camp-by-al-mcdermid/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return...
by Dairmid
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7711
Views: 1195052

Re: General Content

TheJebi wrote:People thought General Content was boring, so he staged a Coup d'état, and now he is known as Supreme Commander Content.
Excellent. Love this kind of word play.
by Dairmid
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Signs
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Signs

The signs were as clear as the oily waters of the Gulf of Mexico, clear as the sky above of the burning lungs of the earth, clear as the melt water from the last glacier. The temperatures rose, breaking records, baking the ground, breeding famine. Sea levels rose as well, swallowing islands, while d...
by Dairmid
Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 174 - The Fantasy Jumper
Replies: 32
Views: 7829

Re: Drabblecast 174- The Fantasy Jumper by Will McIntosh

I liked this story for its surreal quality. The park's various attractions were clever, but the idea of a fantasy jumper as amusement was just too weird. Very enjoyable.
by Dairmid
Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Space Camp
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Space Camp

He found himself standing in their daughter’s room, staring at the dusty mobile of the planets, unsure of how he’d come to be there. He looked at her bed, her desk, the unfinished homework. He went into the kitchen, looked at the table, littered with unopened mail. He took a bottle from the cabinet ...
by Dairmid
Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7711
Views: 1195052

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

tbaker2500 wrote:Welcome Dairmid! Nice first twabble.
Thanks. Quite fun, though not that easy.
by Dairmid
Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7711
Views: 1195052

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

I listen to nothing but ambient music, listen for the secret messages. I cannot stop. It is how they communicate with me.
by Dairmid
Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Spirit Guide
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: The Spirit Guide

The coelacanth IS the raddest fish ever. Great spirit guides too, it seems. 'Chill and taste bad.' I love it.
by Dairmid
Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Sensation
Replies: 2
Views: 593

The Sensation

The sensation starts at the back of head and I almost mistaken it for a mosquito, though I know it’s on the inside. It crawls into my lizard brain and I smile at the impulse to kill. It burrows farther into my brain and I imagine newly transformed bees eating themselves free of the honeycomb. It spr...
by Dairmid
Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 20 & 21 (EP 170 & 171) - Mongoose
Replies: 72
Views: 27872

Re: DC 170 & 171- Mongoose by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

This was simply amazing, so well constructed. And expertly told! Something about a political officer with that chirpy voice was disconcerting. I especially liked the idea of the dangers of space being nasties (great names too, especially the bandersnatch) that may not occupy the same dimension. Does...
by Dairmid
Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Twit-Fic!
Topic: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)
Replies: 7711
Views: 1195052

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

“Don’t worry,” she said leaning into the back seat where I struggled, “if you were in real danger, you’d be in the trunk.”