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Joined December 2010 and calls vignettes home.

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

an implosion of thought

Stories

  1. dear mr fish, from miss cold hands (Mature)

  2. There's No Time to Talk

    “Go! I worked something out! Keep your belly away from them at all cost, and you’ll be all right!” Chavik threw himself headlong into the first son of a bitch to break through the barrier. He had wrapped his torso with flimsy sheet me...

  3. Matryoshka Moments

    They say the brain stays alive for ten seconds after you die. What is time but a matryoshka eternity, nestling the division of moments? They say when you die, you relive your life, only what they don’t tell you it is like bungee jumping. At the a...

  4. The Impossible Movie

    The pitch is: Michael Bay making a movie about Michael Bay making a movie about Michael Bay making movies about giant space robots and an asteroid headed for earth! The subplots are: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan burn through their fifth sappy romance movie t...

  5. Reiterate the Foyer

    When there was nothing but silence and dust motes, she expressed her exasperation. “Oh, this place again!” she said, hanging up her hat. “Oh, hello! Do you know the way in?” She jumped, as the coats parted and a young woman emerged. “Well, yo...

  6. Hiatus Interruptus

    It’s a place where all doors lead somewhere else and when you come back through, you don’t ever return to the same place again, a place where a man leads disjointed lives, sliding with chameleonic ease into every new narrative that presents...

  7. World Building Project: The Muse

    The man left their rumpled bed and dressed. Mother Rose smiled when she saw the man’s expression as he slipped through the door. It was one of fierce concentration. She lay back and lit the cigarette poised on her quellazaire and expelled blue sm...

  8. A Very Pink Assault

    “What’s that?” “It’s a cellphone, mum.” “What is it saying?” “I don’t know. Let me listen.” He bent his ear against the window. “…” “…” “Mika—...

  9. The Right Wrong Questions

    A wandering mendicant enters the narthex, shedding the dust of years. His tattered robes are evidence of a long and arduous journey. He looks up at the Lady of Mourning and begins a beautiful and haunting song of despair and decay. He kneels before the...

  10. A Reversal of Misfortune

    Searching for the remnants of my past left me in such a profound state of despair that I took to creating a still. I imbibed the spirit of strange tubers resembling potatoes and woke one morning with a blinding hangover inside the camp of one of the af...

  11. The Moments Fondly Remembered

    I kind of miss the dungeon, its bloodcurdling wails of horror and its long stretches of shocked silence. The feel of heavy iron studded leather upon my shoulders as my muscles flex, a whip crack resounding. The smell of distended organs in the air. I s...

  12. Birthdays

    It’s said the universe takes care of itself. Death was known, but not conceptualized. Humanity, a last ditch effort towards immortality. A gamble that paid off, out of a thousand bad hands. Meat gone wild, mankind found the waveforms of things an...

  13. A Future of Regret (Mature)

  14. Stage Illusion

    “So does this business,” she says, watching him drive away. She rifles through the contents of his wallet and decides to go on a shopping spree before he canceled all those platinum cards.

  15. What year is it?

    He awoke to dead grey light. “What year is it,” he asked, pawing the cheap nightstand for cigarettes. His bedmate stirred. “1963.” “Again?” “It’s always 1963, baby.” “I suppose.” He watc...

  16. The Coat Room

    The coat room is warm and cloying, tended to by irate dwarves who amble between rows of meticulously tagged articles of clothing. The coat room is also large and drafty and tended to by torpid titans. The coat room is what you need it to be. A bewilder...

  17. The Catamaran Loos of Oceania

    The portal is a song on your skin then you are breathing salt wind that frolicks through your hair. The momentum of the streaking ship is invisible, unfelt. The ocean heaves with silent, strange life engaged in calamari courtship rites, immense limbs c...

  18. The Pleasure Pad of Federico Ruiz

    Like pearls upon the red rock of Mars, the domed community of Federico Ruiz is the go to place of the glitterati. Inside the shimmering domes the decadent loll upon large cushions embroidered from the silk of mutated spiders, their hands clutching luxu...

  19. The Anteroom

    It is a circular space, its tiling a parody of the traditional black and white checkerboard pattern: a fern-shaped fractal curls towards the far end, stippling into infinity. A resonant warmth of light falls from the low chandelier of crystal. Fairies ...

  20. The Courtyard

    The portal shimmers like rain water sweeping along your flesh and you step into a fragrant courtyard filled with softly surrsurring willows and languid will o wisps. It is always night here, the dome above filled with alien stars, and chimes always sin...

  21. The Bangkok Treatment

    Hold impotence at bay with our wonderful product! You wife will love you long time! One time offer only: $15.99!!! (plus $500 finder’s fee, $1500 smuggling fee, $200 room and board fee during transportation). Our revolutionary product will make y...

  22. Too Fallen

    He spent most of the afternoon watching the rats consume the remnants of his angelhood and when there were only bones and blackened feathers left, he stuck out his thumb. The first car to pick him up was driven by Paul Bettany. He said, “DudeR...

  23. Custom Shredders

    Custom SHREDDERS with & EXTREMELY EXORBITANT SHIPPING, Shoddy Counter-intuitive Design, 100% Quality Free Sample Banner to Shred, Choose Your Own Shred Dimension, Let Us Shred Your Banners!!! Pwease? For More Information about our inconceivably lim...

  24. Errrgghh Raarahhh!!. Episode II

    But your testicles and ovaries, that’s an entirely different story. Our brains are firing on the degraded primitive circuits of fight/flee, hunger, and procreation functions. Being blessed with the Gift allows us to do all three in a single fell ...

  25. Playing Solitaire by Firelight

    May 22, 2011 I don’t understand it. Why me? I spent all week walking through the streets and searching the houses. The roads are jammed with idling cars. The northern part of town where the plane came down is in flames. It looks like it’ll ...

  26. Undercover Kevlar Prototype Test Run (Mature)

  27. Faulty Mathematics

    Just up the street, the baker flung open his windows so the scent of freshly baked confections could waft up and down the street to tempt bystanders into unburdening their wallets. Sighing contentedly, the baker cried: “Who wants some pi—”...

  28. Jenny Shatter

    Deep in the pseudo-nothing (for a void is a something in itself) Jenny is internalised, bificurating and bificurating in n-order fractals until she has constructed the alam al-mithal. A crystal suspended in an infinity of itself produces a higher seque...

  29. Johnny Pharma

    DOB: 02/04/2133 Alias: Jon Cervus, Johnny Pharma SSN: undefined/illegal immigrant Last Known Address: 313 Proton Avenue City: New Old New Tharsis State: Tharsis Bulge Planet: Mars Gender: Male Race: lusus naturae, Pacific Eyes: Brown Hair: Blond...

  30. Mary Ann Smith

    Despite her relatively plain name, Mary Ann is usually the most beautiful girl in the room. Men go out of their way to surreptitiously steal a glance or two down her way. Her chestnut hair frames an Balkan profile inset with a pair of iridium flecked e...