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As Large as Alone

Joined December 2012 and calls Wordplay Wonderland home.

77 stories, 4 challenges, 126 comments, and 27 friends

Teacher, student, writer, scholar, performer, never satisfied, always thinking.

Stories

  1. "Wicked Taxidermist" Film Pitch

    Tom is a wicked taxidermist who works with a wildlife preserve, pretending to love animals but secretly killing some, always keeping a trophy for his home when the officials aren’t looking. He has the leg of a wildebeest, the trunk of an elephant, th...

  2. Tentative

    It’s all gonna come together today. All our planning will bear fruit at last. Months of preparation well spent. As long as we get that call. Deadline’s today at 5:00; waiting on a response from Maker for almost 24 hours now. Just need that ...

  3. The Desolation of Jack (Mature)

  4. Little Rabbit, Will You Hush!

    “Goodnight, moon. Goodnight, mush. Goodnight, bears….” This kid, I swear. It’s hard enough for me, an old woman, being up this late. I need to sleep. But this bunny won’t shut up! MUST he say goodnight to every blamed thin...

  5. Entry 19, 3-Word Prompt Chain: bourgeois, pragmatic, debauchery

    On the Skids Terrence sank to the ground, cradling his bottle of Dom. He would be a long time waiting for his next bottle. One had to be pragmatic, after all. Lolling around among these derelicts was instructive; it was good for the humility. But to st...

  6. Koala the Wild

    I am a fell killer of over a hundred beings. This is a fact. The fact that I did not mean to kill any of them fails to relieve my feelings of guilt. My friend Deb tells me that it doesn’t really matter, but she just doesn’t understand. I fe...

  7. Entry 17, 3-Word Prompt Chain: Christ, Mass, Interval

    Gatherings Within, an unruly mob of layabouts assembles, loitering near the walls, sometimes making it hard for traffic to pass through the narrow alleyway. The authorities, investigating an incident nearby, are alerted to the growing mass of indigents...

  8. Entry 12: 3-Word Prompt Chain Exultation Riverside Expunge(Pt 2)

    Out of fry-pan, into fire? Father, what do you require? Give us guidance, Abba, dear! End commercials; end our fear. Shall we, mayhaps, ban the squalor? Kick the stands down, bust the stall? Or, What’s this here by the bodegas? Slot machines? Oi...

  9. Entry 12: 3-Word Prompt Chain Exultation Riverside Expunge(Pt 1)

    I’ll ne’er forget my exultation When I left my home-born nation, Crossed the arid desert wide, Laid my sack at riverside We had prayed, Oh Lord, deliver All your folk from slavery; River Water, we hoped, would expunge Our sins, so in we lu...

  10. Tearing the bandage off

    Thomas had been in love; had been writing a story in chapters about the time when he would meet his beloved in person, since this was a bit of an online romance. Then one day, suddenly, things went awry, as things are apt to do. The whole relationship ...

  11. Entry 11: "3-Word Prompt Chain" Eyepatch, Traveler, Suspension

    The traveler wore an eyepatch But I could never tell If he (or she?) could see behind it; They got on quite well They hobbled gently down the street Choosing each step with care They always seemed about to fall; That’s neither here nor there. Alt...

  12. Tallis's Canon: An Homage

    Sir Thomas Tallis, wondrous soul, Did love the world; he loved it whole, And all he loved, he’d celebrate; He’d sing of beauty, and create Enchanting music from his mind. The melodies would wrap and wind Until they formed a spiral chain Tha...

  13. Entry 4: "3-Word Prompt: The Chain" (Nappy, Naught and Knapsack)

    Today I’m feeling nappy. Nanny’s wrapped me and I’m happy And I’m going to sleep before I play some more, So I’m lying in my nappy, Snug and comfy, not yet crappy, But I hope I take a pee before I snore. There is naught th...

  14. As Large as Alone

    As brief as forever, as loud as exist I’m always expecting a further sharp twist The brightest of blackouts, an excess of lack Returns me anew till there’s no coming back The more that I’m present the more I’m not here And bravely I’ll tell y...

  15. As Big As Himself (As Large as Alone translation Polish to Eng.)

    As soon as it is usually stronger I always expect a stronger steering The brightest blackouts, excessive absence Asks me again, until there is no turning back The more I am present, I am here for more I boldly say that I have nothing but fear Is this a...

  16. Tak Duża, Jak Sam (As Large as Alone trans Spanish-Polish)

    Tak szybko, jak zwykle jest silniejsze Jestem zawsze oczekują silniejszego skrętu Najjaśniejsza zaciemnień, nadmierny brak Zwraca mi jeszcze raz, aż nie ma odwrotu Bardziej jestem obecny, nie jestem tutaj więcej I odważnie powiedzieć, że nie m...

  17. Tan Grande Como Solo (As Large as Alone Eng-Spanish)

    Tan breve como siempre, lo más fuerte que existe Siempre estoy esperando una vuelta de tuerca más fuerte El más brillante de los apagones, un exceso de falta Devoluciones mí de nuevo hasta que no hay vuelta atrás Cuanto más estoy presente, más y...