Life's Short, So Write Verbs

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Life's Short, So Write Verbs

Post by Varda » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:25 pm

There’s a saying: “Life sucks, and then you die.” But for Marvin, this truth was made more bitter by how it monopolized 10% of his lifespan. How unfair! Getting stuck in a short story sucks, sure, but it happened to lots of people, and they managed to accomplish something anyway in their brief lives. But Marvin had the misfortune to land in a drabble, and his writer had already wasted most of his precious 100 words on too many adjectives and adverbs.

“Please, lady!” Marvin pleaded as his death approached. “Let me do something before I die! Write verbs! Verbs!”
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Re: Life's Short, So Write Verbs

Post by DoctorBanzai » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:24 pm

Poor Marvin...

Congrats on another great one, Varda.

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Re: Life's Short, So Write Verbs

Post by MonsieurMoustache » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:23 pm

Oh this was a treat...the painful mortality of the disposable fiction. Unnecessary existential thought in melodramatic voice : How do we know that we're not all characters in a drabble, that our lives are considered the length of a drabble to some greater being with a short attention span? Quickly, people - do verbs! Do verbs fast!

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Re: Life's Short, So Write Verbs

Post by Varda » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:01 pm

Thanks guys! This was my writer's conscience paging me to say that Bad Writing Kills. Delete those extra words, or else Marvin's destined to have an unfulfilled life where he did nothing but wait for the story to start.

Moral of the story: if you're going to get stuck in a drabble, you don't want to be stuck in one of mine. Try Dr. B's -- he might give you super powers. Mine tend to result in brain parasites. :mrgreen:
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Re: Life's Short, So Write Verbs

Post by PhineasQP » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:07 am

I love this kind of thing. Nicely done!
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Re: Life's Short, So Write Verbs

Post by Scattercat » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:18 am

Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrbs!

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Re: Life's Short, So Write Verbs

Post by chemistryguy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:50 pm

♫ I get my thing in action ♫

VERB! That's what's happening ♫

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