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by Scattercat
Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Spinning Faster and Faster
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: Spinning Faster and Faster

I was feeling lit-ficcy the day I wrote it. :-)
by Scattercat
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Spinning Faster and Faster
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Spinning Faster and Faster

I couldn’t park in the garage, Jimmy said. I was annoyed. I worry about people breaking my mirrors or peeing in my wheel wells or something. What gives, man? I asked. No room, he told me. Moon’s in there. I peeked in the garage, and there it was: the moon, spinning quietly. It’s wobbling, I said. Ye...
by Scattercat
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Hometown Hero
Replies: 9
Views: 3437

Re: The Hometown Hero

You can't tell me it wasn't awesome having no responsibilities other than to pass classes, though. I used to have five roleplaying game sessions in a row every weekend, starting midday Friday and rolling through to early Sunday morning.
by Scattercat
Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Day Tripper
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Day Tripper

After two years in the slushpile, I have an undying (Har!) hatred of zombies.

But I like this drabble.
by Scattercat
Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Emergency
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Re: Emergency

A theme that appears somewhat regularly in my writing is the old saying, "Heaven preserve us from what we may one day get used to." Acclimatization and incrementalism are all the more potent for how hard they are to detect. I can't say that thoughts about how we've been in constant (self-inflicted a...
by Scattercat
Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Emergency
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Emergency

The sirens went off in the early morning. It was an emergency. No one knew what to do at first. The nature of the emergency did not immediately reveal itself. Eventually, people ventured outside. The sirens continued. The emergency was happening. Life went on. There were some differences. Prices wer...
by Scattercat
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Never Mix
Replies: 7
Views: 1865

Re: Never Mix

Well, you should know that my stories never require any further elucidation than is provided within them, even if it is sometimes a little obscure.
by Scattercat
Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Never Mix
Replies: 7
Views: 1865

Re: Never Mix

No backstory other than me thinking, "They say 'X is out of your league. What if there were leagues? What if you weren't allowed to go outside of them, like weight classes in wrestling?"
by Scattercat
Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Reaper Moweth
Replies: 7
Views: 1758

Re: The Reaper Moweth

Life is just death plus shit, then?

Well, pretty much, actually.
by Scattercat
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: A Bus as Long as the World
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

Re: A Bus as Long as the World

Oh, they don't eat them. They use them.

Horrid, grasping, vicious vermin, clawing and biting and scrabbling for everything they can get, uncaring, inhuman, bestial, and cruel.

Once they're on the bus, how will we ever tell them apart? We'd never be rid of them.
by Scattercat
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: The Reaper Moweth
Replies: 7
Views: 1758

Re: The Reaper Moweth

If you sow as you reap, Death, therefore, must be the source of life?
by Scattercat
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Never Mix
Replies: 7
Views: 1865

Never Mix

“She’s way out of your league, dude,” said Harrison. And he was right. Trent was tall, blond, athletic; Elizabeth anything but. But when he’d heard Elizabeth ask a single question that stopped Professor Stromboldt cold, he knew she was the one. It was not easy. She assumed at first that he was mocki...
by Scattercat
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: A Bus as Long as the World
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

A Bus as Long as the World

It's not so bad here. If you are strong or clever, you can claim takeout bags almost nightly. The seats are narrow, true, but that just makes them easier to defend, once wedged against the blackened windows. Yes, I have also heard the rumors. That somewhere overhead is the Upper Deck, where the weal...
by Scattercat
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: First Day of School
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: First Day of School

What's interesting is how many students appear to have been killed immediately prior to the beginning of the school year. Entrance exams are getting tougher...
by Scattercat
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: At the Border
Replies: 4
Views: 965

At the Border

The line is Ouroboros in shabby coats. Ahead, the guard beckons the frontmost applicant forward. His coat is an incongruously cheery blue. He stares at the applicant, a stolid woman in late middle age. “Have you ever loved a man to exhaustion out of hatred?” the guard asks. The woman stammers. The g...
by Scattercat
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 292 – Hollow As The World
Replies: 16
Views: 6235

Re: Drabblecast 292 – Hollow As The World

strawman wrote:Would you self-identify as a Designer or a Cracker?
Oh, Designer, no question. I have no drive to break things or find exploits, but I do like discerning the underlying systems. That's why I love board games so much.
by Scattercat
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Motorcycle
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Motorcycle

The streetlights cast shadows as I ride. A man on a motorcycle appears, attenuates, is gone. Another. Another. They race on, splinters of night, flaked from me like chips of flint. They are faster than I; I cannot win. The sky twinkles, and grows dimmer. They are stealing the stars, I realize, one b...
by Scattercat
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 292 – Hollow As The World
Replies: 16
Views: 6235

Re: Drabblecast 292 – Hollow As The World

The story is clearly speculative because, as the recent update notes specify, they have removed Herobrine. (I play a lot of Minecraft. I'm not *good* at it. I just play it a lot, roaming around building castles on mountaintops and piston-operated waterfall elevators up to them. And gardening. And mi...
by Scattercat
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 291 – The Lurking Fear
Replies: 12
Views: 6582

Re: Drabblecast 291 – The Lurking Fear

I am just here to say that this is my very favorite Lovecraft story. Nowhere else outside of Coyote, Wile E., Esquire, regarding a shadow at his feet growing rapidly and mysteriously larger has ever been equaled this hilarious level of dawning realization.
by Scattercat
Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Drabbles
Topic: Spring, Unwinding
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

Re: Spring, Unwinding

Basically flowers are trying to kill you, is really the core theme of most of my writing.