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by gunsofchekhovia
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Architects
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: The Architects

*clap clap clap*
by gunsofchekhovia
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Mo-Keepers [Moustache Mythos] (Lovecraft Theme)
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: The Mo-Keepers [Moustache Mythos] (Lovecraft Theme)

Don't forget all the high school freshmen who wholeheartedly welcome our new keratinous overlords.
by gunsofchekhovia
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Spring, Unwinding
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: Spring, Unwinding

I like the wordplay. I also like the gradually building sense of dread. I never trust anyone or anything that seems too happy, and Spring is no exception.
by gunsofchekhovia
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Emergency Landing
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: Emergency Landing

Agree with the others that this needs more to be a story, but I also wanted to chime in and say that it's an excellent bit of descriptive prose, and makes me want to know why this is happening. Is this the end of a long fight? A super-powered evasive maneuver with appropriately little concern for ot...
by gunsofchekhovia
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Unrealistic Expectations (Ugly Duckling theme)
Replies: 10
Views: 4502

Re: Unrealistic Expectations (Relocation theme)

Aww, thanks, everybody.
by gunsofchekhovia
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Terminologia Anatomica (The Apprentice Theme)
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Terminologia Anatomica (The Apprentice Theme)

If you like quantity over quality, sure. But focusing on the gut, you're going to miss out on the sweetbread.

Very nice.
by gunsofchekhovia
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Unrealistic Expectations (Ugly Duckling theme)
Replies: 10
Views: 4502

Re: Unrealistic Expectations (Relocation theme)

strawman, that's true. You can never escape yourself for long, which is especially bad when you're your own worst enemy. Thomas, Thank you. I was particularly proud of that line myself. Flintknapper, I hadn't considered it. I wanted to make the monster clearly intelligent, but not obviously articula...
by gunsofchekhovia
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Mermaid Sushi
Replies: 15
Views: 2813

Re: Mermaid Sushi

Doc,

I am left feeling unsure whether the last paragraph is a punch line or the story is unfinished. I think the twist, if it is one, should stand out more.
by gunsofchekhovia
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Unrealistic Expectations (Ugly Duckling theme)
Replies: 10
Views: 4502

Unrealistic Expectations (Ugly Duckling theme)

I have a broad forehead, not a thick skull. When a mob chases me with torches and pitchforks, I get the hint. Savages! Anyway, I like it better in my new town. Everyone seems friendly and unarmed. There is a grocery store I can walk to from my house, and I'm headed home to bake a cake for my neighbo...
by gunsofchekhovia
Mon May 06, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 14
Views: 4358

Re: Perspective

Dang. I missed the missing verb on the first reading.

Anyway, made me smile. The rewritten version better for have words in the right place, too.
by gunsofchekhovia
Mon May 06, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: F - Bomb
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: F - Bomb

Don't worry, the FCC is on the way. They'll know exactly what to do and whom to fine.
by gunsofchekhovia
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: And If You Gaze Into the Abyss (Wayfarer theme)
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Re: And If You Gaze Into the Abyss (Wayfarer theme)

At first I wondered whether slicing up frozen brains would be necessary in this age of functional MRI, etc. But then I realized that, if I were a mad government scientist and had the opportunity to slice up frozen brains, it might conveniently take me a while to discover that the most fun method of ...
by gunsofchekhovia
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Trust Me (Asshole Samaritan)
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: Trust Me

What a positive, uplifting story! I won't ax you where you got the idea, because I don't want to give you a headache.
by gunsofchekhovia
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: And If You Gaze Into the Abyss (Wayfarer theme)
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

And If You Gaze Into the Abyss (Wayfarer theme)

I started in the Mississippi Delta, which is not actually a delta but an alluvial plain. From where I was in Yazoo County, I had to go somewhere else. Unlike Lasalle, I was neither a famous explorer nor French. I was just a guy who collected Jack Chick comics and lay awake at night thinking about th...
by gunsofchekhovia
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: Drabblenews
Topic: Fetus-Vomiting Horror Frog to be Resurrected by Science
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

Re: Fetus-Vomiting Horror Frog to be Resurrected by Science

"We are bringing this species back from extinction for the purely scientific purpose of KILLING IT WITH FIRE."
by gunsofchekhovia
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Bethanie's Phone
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Bethanie's Phone

This one kinda fell flat at the end for me, although I'm not quite sure why.
by gunsofchekhovia
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Scalper
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: Scalper

What a bonehead.

This one cracked me up. Perfect.
by gunsofchekhovia
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Big Yellow Taxi (Wayfarer Theme)
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Big Yellow Taxi (Wayfarer Theme)

Perhaps a different sort than today's hordes of identical bubblegum shamblers.
by gunsofchekhovia
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Big Yellow Taxi (Wayfarer Theme)
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Big Yellow Taxi (Wayfarer Theme)

I see miles of cars, some shouting in alarm, all never to move again, broken glass, filth, and rot. I am on my way to a better place, from a simpler time, where I can breathe the air and eat the food. I walk for days. Huge blisters rise, swell, and burst on my feet. I smell awful. The landscape fade...
by gunsofchekhovia
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The First Wish
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: The First Wish

You'd think we would have learned that all genies are sadistic and untrustworthy by now. I mean, really, power to completely ruin your life and absolutely no conceivable reason not to do so?

Very nice.