A while back I wrote a fictional news story about guerrilla city planners who illegally added stop signs and “keep clear” areas to city streets, making them safer for everyone. Looking back, I have to admit, the story wasn’t so great, but the concept was spot on.
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A guest blogger at BoingBoing posted her short story today, Ruby Was Angry, and I love it. Please drop by and read it, here’s a little sample -the first two paragraphs:
Ruby was angry. She didn’t really understand why—but as she stared at the man sprawled out on the floor of the airport, next to the sign for Gate 82 United Flight 899 to Tokyo’s Narita Airport, she began to realize just how angry she really was.
It quickly became clear to her that this anger was not a temporary function of seeing the sleeping man, but the delayed manifestation of a much more profound and long-existing anger that she had kept buried deep in her soul for a very long time. It was hard to say how long exactly. Her eyes narrowed and she bore her teeth like a rabid pit bull about to take a plunge. The fearsome expression on her face looked oddly out of place paired with her pink braided necklace and silver heart-shaped pendant with “RUBY KEILANA” printed daintily on its curve. Her reddish-brown hair stood on its ends like a cat sprayed with water.
I’m stuck between considering this brilliant and idiotic. Basically, it’s a cardboard toilet that’s easy to construct, use and dispose. It’s biodegradable too.
The bad side…is it really strong enough to hold a fat ass shitting for an hour? Also, won’t it leak after a very short amount of time?
Is this something that belongs in “Stupidest Inventions Ever,” or are you happy they finally created it?
There once was a cow named Bob
Carrots he liked to Rob
Big, bright beautiful carrots
Crispity, Crunchity Carrots
Then one day there was no more
So Bob walked to the store
He tried and tried to open the door
He opened it an inch, but no more
Suddenly it came to Bob
“I will steal corn on the cob”
These snow globes seen on InventorSpot are so creepy and strange, they are fantastic. Look at the whole series here.
Just a thought though, as much as kids like snowglobes, it may be a good idea to put these out of their hands. Most kids do not enjoy the thought of getting thrown down a well or eaten by a giant spider.
I wrote this story a while ago, but I think it still depicts our modern society and human vs. corporate interactions. Let me know what you think if you read it all -it is rather long.
If You Have The Time
I have a hard time writing about my dad. For one thing, I love and respect him more than anyone else I’ve ever met. For another, I know that he really loved his daughters more than anything else in this whole world. I’m not very good with organizing my thoughts and putting them down on paper when it comes to things I’m so passionate and biased about.
Kinda Personal Here
Here’s a silly story I wrote a long time ago with some very adult themes. It has a bit of a fairy tale edge to it, so it reads pleasantly. Let me know if you like it, many people will be weirded out by it.
No Previews Based On Adult Themes
Saw it. Sang it.
Rhyming reading wrong.
Sweet sweet soul no sun
Got no home.
Scream n’ moan
Die die die.