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Igor's Revenge

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:55 pm
by Cymraeg
I've recently discovered the Drabblecast and love the weird! This is my first attempt at a Drabble.


Igor pushed the mop slowly around the laboratory. He sighed as the blood and offal sloshed down the drain. His mind drifted back to the sonnet he had been composing.

Oh, what's the use? A Masters in English and here I am, sucked back into the family business, kissing up to that idiot. Master, my ass. Igor had seen better experiments in his tenth grade chemistry lab.

A faint noise caught his attention. He limped over to the tower window and looked down. He smiled as he heard the clank of pitchforks, saw the flickering of torches. Time to pack.

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:31 pm
by strawman
Welcome, Cymraeg!
Excellent introductory offer.

It raises such interesting questions: Is this where all English Majors go? I guess Dr. Frankenstein doesn't have to steal bodies from cemeteries any more! Might the people with the pitchforks be the graduate's parents, stuck with big student loans for an Degree preparing them to be Igor?

Is it any different having a degree in Welsh?

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:46 pm
by phyx
I really like this...

I'm probably too new to be rolling out a welcome mat, but welcome!

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:44 pm
by Varda
Hey, welcome to the forums! Love the first drabble. Poor Igor, caught in the hereditary poverty cycle of English majoring! ;)

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:03 pm
by Cymraeg
Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm sure the majority of top earning CEO's are Welsh majors. :D

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:46 am
by strawman
I only know one - As I recall, the head conductor on the #62 bus for Jelly Park was Welsh. But come to think of it, he might have been Welch's.

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:07 am
by gunsofchekhovia
Cymraeg, welcome! Come in, sit down, have a glass of... actually, don't drink that.

Nice drabble. Hard to beat a good torches-and-pitchforks mob... because there are so many of them, and they have torches and pitchforks.

Keep drabbling!

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:23 pm
by chemistryguy
Excellent drabble :D

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:26 am
by MonsieurMoustache
Welcome and well done first drabble! Loved it.

I found the switch from first-to-third person a little weird though.
Oh, what's the use? A Masters in English and here I am, sucked back into the family business, kissing up to that idiot. Master, my ass. Igor had seen better experiments in his tenth grade chemistry lab.
Fix that and we have a winner!

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:14 pm
by strawman
Simply a matter of adding quotations to Igor's words, then putting Igor in a new paragraph.

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:01 am
by Cymraeg
Thanks for the helpful feedback. How about this?


Igor pushed the mop slowly around the laboratory. He sighed as the blood and offal sloshed down the drain. Igor had seen better experiments in his tenth grade chemistry lab. His mind drifted back to the sonnet he had been composing.

"Oh, what's the use? A Masters in English and here I am, sucked back into the family business, kissing up to that idiot. Master, my ass."

A faint noise caught his attention. He limped over to the tower window and looked down. He smiled as he heard the clank of pitchforks, saw the flickering of torches. Time to pack.

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:15 am
by strawman
Time to pack doesn't much move me. I'm thinking it would be cool for Igor to feel something of an English major thrill.

Igor smiled. He loved plot resolution.

Or

The thrill of catharsis!

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:03 am
by MonsieurMoustache
Cymraeg wrote:Thanks for the helpful feedback. How about this?


Igor pushed the mop slowly around the laboratory. He sighed as the blood and offal sloshed down the drain. Igor had seen better experiments in his tenth grade chemistry lab. His mind drifted back to the sonnet he had been composing.

"Oh, what's the use? A Masters in English and here I am, sucked back into the family business, kissing up to that idiot. Master, my ass."

A faint noise caught his attention. He limped over to the tower window and looked down. He smiled as he heard the clank of pitchforks, saw the flickering of torches. Time to pack.

I love Igor ruminating on his English classes. But for a second I thought the phrase in quotations after was the sonnet he had been composing. Also, doesn't this mean Igor looses his job? I wonder where he'll work next. Maybe he can finish his Philosophy degree.

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:46 am
by Varda
strawman wrote:Time to pack doesn't much move me. I'm thinking it would be cool for Igor to feel something of an English major thrill.

Igor smiled. He loved plot resolution.

Or

The thrill of catharsis!
Haha! Reminds me of a friend who, instead of saying "There's been a change of plans, so I'll be running late" likes to say, "PLOT TWIST!" :mrgreen:

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:27 pm
by Cymraeg
strawman wrote:Time to pack doesn't much move me. I'm thinking it would be cool for Igor to feel something of an English major thrill.

Igor smiled. He loved plot resolution.

Or

The thrill of catharsis!
Nice. Or perhaps "He loved deconstruction."

Re: Igor's Revenge

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:48 am
by strawman
Cymraeg wrote: "He loved deconstruction."
bingo!