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zxvasdf

Joined December 2010 and calls vignettes home.

193 stories, 5 challenges, 312 comments, and 56 friends

an implosion of thought

Stories

  1. Dirt

    Realization is like thunder It comes after the lightning strikes Nothing is ever really dirty It’s just stuff on top of stuff Does it say a lot about us That we regard the rest of the world as filth?

  2. The Dark

    And it was good. The creatures of the dark migrated with a lightening of their beings. They slid from their caves, slithered from their mudholes, swam from unimaginable depths. It was a small victory, the thrashing limbs belonging to lovers of light lo...

  3. The Soul Leaves On its Own

    He stuttered that last arpeggio beautifully, leading to a crescendo filled with aural angels whose all-encompassing whiteness bled into everything. As abruptly as he started, he stopped. His son was the first to rise, beating his palms against each oth...

  4. Scar Tissue (Mature)

  5. BLAT!

    The burlap sack is silent. So is the saxophone inside, even though there is a skilled blues artist attached to it. So why is the bluesman’s sax silent? Easy. Does tree make a sound when it falls in the woods if there’s someone around to hea...

  6. Sarah

    “I’m your hairdresser uncle Fred,” he told Sarah, daintily gesturing with the shears. “Stay still, honey, or I’ll have to break out the buzz cut.”

  7. Bea

    “I’m your hairdresser aunt Janice,” she told Bea, wielding the massive shears like she wanted to blind somebody. “Stay quiet or I’ll accidentally snip something off.”

  8. Fred

    “I’m your hairdresser aunt Bea,” she told Fred, wielding the massive shears like she was blind. “Stay still or I’ll not so accidentally slice something off.”

  9. Infinite Loop

    The screen had locked up. He’d coded yet another infinite loop. “Bastard,” he said, thumbing the power switch to the computer. His swarthy co-worker from the cubicle across rolled over on his chair and grinned. You could see the remai...

  10. Oh, God!

    IF you question the existence of God, rest assured, there’s a God, only he’s rendered immobile by the sheer fractal immensity of his creation. What do you get when an unstoppable force intersects an immovable object? In a space with no poin...

  11. Bridging the Narrative

    He admired the suspension bridge. It spanned a wide, forceful river. “Note the cable,” he told his protege. “It is composed of a bundle of yet more cables that are in themselves yet more cables.” “Turtles all the way down,...

  12. Go

    You made your own metaphors in this space, imposed your own forms on the meanings. For Mung the Barbarous, it took the shape of soap bubbles clustered around a central bubble—himself. Placid bubbles were green while fissioning bubbles roiled purple. ...

  13. Orbituary

    He was on his death bed. Nobody knew he was dying because he had nobody to care about this. He wasn’t dying from anything special, really. Basically malnourishment, and that coupled with his advanced age didn’t make for a good combination. ...

  14. Seeking Thrills

    “Excuse me, mister, do you need some help? You look a little lost.” Mila delivered the line sweetly and innocently, with charm that comes only with youth and practice. Yet Janet remarked that her body language left something to be desired. “Thank...

  15. Ouroboros

    In the instant there was nothing. A void could not even begin to describe it. What is darkness when there is no light with which to understand it? This instant, it became lonely and said one day, “Let there be light.” This nothingness insta...

  16. Sol

    How does it feel, to have chronic, explosive flatulence, with no relief for relative eons? Eternal shame. Foetid frustration. Monstrous anger. That my noxious emissions actually encouraged life to develop on a pebble is small consolation. How I burn! W...

  17. The Twilight Years of Neptune

    Neptune was an old man. When his bones ached, he slept in the warm seas of Earth, a narrow opening in the water snaking to the surface so he could breathe. Such was his mastery over the one of the most singular elementals, he could do it in his sleep. ...

  18. Living: My First Ficly Series

    It’s better than dying. During my blue period, when the first protean delights of immortality had passed, and I was left with the prospect of undying boredom. Artistically, I mastered painting, sculpture, and drama. Athletically, under the guise of s...

  19. Abstract Captain Byssus Heptad: My Fifth Ficly

    Oooo, out of the ether plunged the metaphysical buccaneer on a shell tide of metaphors. Many of them failed him, mixing themselves on the surge of chuckling similes, and sent his spectacular tentacular one being bathysphere washing upon the quaquaversa...

  20. The Fractal Rangers: Interlude

    The Zeno’s Arrow burst from the multiversal foam, probabilities cascading from its hull. It skimmed the fractal sea like a skipping stone, reflecting its existence into Mandelbrot reiterations of eternity. Princess Pop, decked out in stolen pirat...

  21. The Flatulent Fakir

    When Sivaramakrishnan was two years old and inflicted with horrid intestinal gas, his mother found him ricocheting on the walls of their small hut. “You had better stop that this instant, Siva,” his mother shouted as she chased after him, s...

  22. There is No Dripping in the Library

    Bookcases receded to the horizon in all directions. They stood dripping in the library. drip, drip, drip Their neon swimsuits made them stand out in the dim lighting. Dark spots spread on the plush red carpeting as they stood dripping in the library. d...

  23. The Seven Hundred Nineteenth Airing Cupboard

    A water heater occupies one corner of the cramped airing cupboard, next to a slightly damp mop leaning against the wall. The water heater is a plain white that appears yellowish in the weak light. Rust streaks shows through its enameling. A pilot light...

  24. Safety Catch

    The whole place is run on valves. Along a cosmic camshaft, seeming to rotate into the misty, mildewy distance. You see this much, as you hurtle towards the gnashing teeth of cogs flashing in the dim light. The shudder grows louder, you feel it in your ...

  25. Barrio la Paz

    The smell of roasting flesh filled the air with blue plumes of smoke. It was a beautiful day, with a clear blue sky and a salt wind which carried the crash of surf from the near distance where men fished in the old ways, with spear and sheer lung capac...

  26. A Chinese Curse (Mature)

  27. Life's Motley Fools

    …with the incarnate god in flesh of vice and tantrum at the wheel and the sexy lights of this electric city sliding by its reflection on the rain smear asphalt, the women on the streetcorners hollering their wages so that my wallet starts barking...

  28. Solitary Boy

    Across the food court is a boy I hadn’t noticed until just now. We might as well be mirror images. Thin greasy hair down the sides of our faces. Dark clothing. Our chins resting on our knees which are wrapped tight by thin, pale arms. Our eyes lo...

  29. Fuschia Jones

    It’s hard being me. The meticulously manicured hands loosens the purple paisley handkerchief from a slender neck and uses it to scream down an unreliable rope slung over a gorge and narrowly escape the marauding natives. Bared mid-riffs are hot. ...

  30. The LHC

    A wink, a wrinkling, then a flash of geometry. The trees twirl like mad brown bellows pumping out inert green clouds, their drastic capillary motion undergoing gigantic magnification distortion as the tensorlens of space-time spasmed. At Ground Zero wh...

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