The sun did not shine, it was cold, and the rain Bashed open our skulls and ate up our brains! I sat there with Sally, screaming under the stairways, When who do you think shoved his %*#$ in my face? Moloch! Solitude! Filth! It was Cat in the Hat! With a yellow paper rose twisted on a barrette! "Don't cower unshaven looking at me like that, My tricks are not bad," Said the Cat in the Hat. "Why, we can have loads of good fun and frolic With a hip game we can play called "'Waking Nightmares of an Alcoholic'!"
I’m not positive what I think about this, actually. It’s interesting, for sure, and I suppose the next logical step from the historical mash-up is to actually take the writing style of two disparate authors and combine them. Which, being a dedicated post-modernist, i should be in favour of, but this was... jarring. Just... jarring.
Is that good?
I couldn’t tell you. However, I’ve spent twenty minutes now trying to figure out my opinion on this piece, so if your goal’s to make readers think, mission accomplished.
I liked it, but then I have always been a fan of the absurd (but then, I listen to the Drabblecast, no big surprises there) and (separately) of the dark, so its not particularly astonishing I am in favour of their combination
"Everything tricks, and everything cheats, and everything, everything, everything eats."
Drabblecast 146- Teddy Bears and Tea Parties by S. Boyd Taylor