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300 make up post: Probiscuous Girl, rough draft

In by Lara on May 31, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Am I throwing you off?


Didn’t think so.

How you doin’ young mozzie

The blood that you pumpin’ really drives me crazy

You don’t have to run away like that

I’m a life-sucking insect not a goddamn bat

If you looking for a girl that’ll drink you right

If you lookin’ for her at dusk with a light

Were you the one who buzzed by my eye?

Guess I’ll find out by the end of the night

You expect to just slip it in me?

Well just a heads up, my ex is a bee

All I can do is try, gimme one try

What’s the problem I don’t see no deet on your thigh

I be the first to admit it, I’m curious about you, you seem so innocent

You wanna get in my skin, get lost in it

Boy I’m tired of chasing, let me suck for a minute


Probiscuous girl

You nose what you want

I’m all alone

And you’re sucking my blood

Probiscuous boy

You best be feeding me more

Make my blood sugar spike

What you waiting for?

Probiscuous girl

You nose what you want

I’m all alone

And you’re sucking my blood

Probiscuous boy

You best be feeding me more

Make my blood sugar spike

What you waiting for?

Verse 2:

Blood is red

Hey you’re kinda cute

That other guy’s is dead

‘cuz I sucked his juice

My antennae are going berserk

Where you at, we gotta make this work

Come chill with me in my stagnant pool

You know I’ll be there to wipe up your proboscis drool

They call me daddy

Long legs, in fact

Yo don’t fly away

Damn, that’s super whack

I’m a big girl I can satisfy myself

But if I get hungry I’ma need your help

Pay attention to me I’m not flyin’ to be stealth

I want you on my skin

So does everybody else.

Baby we can we take it slow

Pump in pump out, you know how it goes

If you with it girl I can take you down low

I’ma get a red koolaid blood sugar high


Probiscuous girl

You nose what you want

I’m all alone

And you’re sucking my blood

Probiscuous boy

You best be feeding me more

Make my blood sugar spike

What you waiting for?

Don’t be mad, don’t get mean

Hey Don’t get mad, don’t be mean



In by Lara on May 31, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Two weeks ago, David’s mother collapsed at Jean’s house. They took her to the hospital and found that she was extremely anemic and had some other complications. She hadn’t told anyone of any feelings of tiredness, weakness, or pain. She hated going to the doctor, or seeing anyone other than family, really. Honestly, she wasn’t a brightest ray of sunshine. She was self-absorbed, hypocritical, vapid, and losing her little sense of lucidity. She had spent her entire life trying to look twenty years younger than her real age, and ironically, she may die twenty years younger than she should.

Grave (sic)

In by Wyatt on May 30, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Peter craved things. He when he became thirsty, he didn’t just want water, he craved it. When he was tired, he didn’t just want sleep, he craved his bed. When he listened to music he didn’t just choose tunes based on his mood, he chose them based on his cravings.

A craving comes from a deep recess inside our reptilian brains. A craving takes something that we might otherwise merely want, and makes it something we need.

It treats all things as objects of desire. When Peter met Melinda, she was an object. Far from masochistic; he simply needed her.


In by Lara on May 28, 2009 at 1:14 am

Heat the milk and the butter, watching the tiny bubbles tickle the sides of the pans. Quick! Add the flour and stir like crazy. Mmm smell that hot butter. Then, this is the complicated part. Take that beautiful ball of dough off the heat and get a powerful whisk out. Crack out your eggs all at once, and whisk! Whisk, man, whisk! Make those eggs disappear! Stab the yolks, meld the bright and pale together. It will be goopy. Pipe those babies out and bake. Careful, they’ll toy with your emotions. Rise and fall. Poof and collapse. Fickle, delicious things.

Gawad Kalinga

In by Wyatt on May 28, 2009 at 12:23 am

Authenticity in all them tip cities writhes among masses of trash domesticities.
Subtle homes among the rubble, trouble bubbles poorly huddled
Helter-skelter shelters fall and falter in stormy water.
A life of dirt is all a flirt with random mirth, inevitable death or hurt
Filthy hands rubbed “clean” on milky jeans, obscene they glean with silt and teem
With grime, disease, no ABCs, all food taken to please the hungry mouths of capital greed.
A spark of hope parks in the dark before daybreak; GK awaits.
Building more than a community, add immunity; impunity.
Remix forlorn for phoenix reborn.

I Am Almost There

In by Chris on May 27, 2009 at 9:42 pm

            This is very difficult to write when I am dizzy just sitting up and my eyes hurt, the computer screen is not healthy for me right now. There’s a delay between my mind and fingers and I keep typing the wrong word (like “write” instead of “right”). Why is grammar suddenly so difficult? Come on one hundred words, have I reached you yet? I am almost there. But I have run out of things to write, and my head feels like that of a ten year-old. Actually no, it feels like that of someone wondering if they will get better.


In by Lara on May 26, 2009 at 9:18 pm

“J’aime la pamplemousse.”

“Don’t speak in French. You only speak in French when you’re saying stuff you might be serious about, but may be joking about as well.”

“That’s pourquoi je say things en Français.”

“You’re crazy, you know that? Bizarre. Just bizarre.”

“Oui. It’s vraiment zarbi.”

“Are you even French?”


“Goddamnit, Louise.”

“Oh Tomas, ne t’inquietes pas.”

“It’s Tom, or do you have yet to learn my name after three years?”

“Bof! Stop, you are tellement dramatique. Souviens-toi que je t’aime.”

“Well, I at least understand that one.”

“C’est la verité ma pamplemousse. And that’s all you need.”

Mirror, Mirror Part 2

In by Lara on May 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm


He looked into the mirror: “I’m ugly.” He went off to work, passed through a drive-thru coffee store, but they didn’t have any more sugar. “That’s probably better. I don’t want to be ugly and diabetic.”


He looked into the mirror: “I’m ugly.” He went off to work, and wore his normal business clothes even though it was casual Friday. “What’s the use? I’m sure my clothes are ugly anyway.”


He put his glasses on. He looked into the mirror.

“Hey, I don’t look half bad!” He smiled, went for a walk and appreciated the world.

Mirror, Mirror Part 1

In by Lara on May 26, 2009 at 9:09 pm


He looked into the mirror. “I’m ugly.” He went to church, and prayed to God to be made more attractive.


He looked into the mirror: “I’m ugly.” He went off to work, asked Elaine out and was rejected. “It’s probably because I’m so ugly.”


He looked into the mirror: “I’m ugly.” He went off to work, and he spilled some sauce on his pants. “This will only contribute to my ugliness.”


He looked into the mirror: “I’m ugly.” He went off to work, and got promoted. “It’s probably because they feel sorry for the ugly guy.”

Masquerade pt 2

In by Lara on May 26, 2009 at 8:38 pm

The carriage was cushioned and comfortable. There three other people—masked, of course, and it had only been about ten minutes when they came to an abrupt halt.

“Excuse me, this may seem silly, but do you know where this carriage is taking us?” she asked.

“To the landing dock,” replied the man to her right. His had on a very elegant boar mask.

“Are we here, then?”

“Not quite. I believe this is where we are supposed to shift.”



Anne was thoroughly confused.

The man sighed. “Notify Boris. We have one of the guests in here by accident.”

Self Control

In by Lara on May 26, 2009 at 12:28 am

Classic trail mix contains salted nuts (usually peanuts and almonds, and cashews(ew)), raisins, and M&Ms. The way to eat trail mix is to take it piece by piece. Peanut, M&M, raisin, almond, raisin, M&M. Never eat two of the same in a row. Another way is to take a sample of each—a little bit of peanut, a little bit of M&M, and a little bit of raisin. Completely balanced and delicious. The perfect ratio of nutty, rich, and fruity.

Ah, screw it. I’m just going to eat all the M&M’s and leave the nuts and raisins for some poor sucker.

Social construct: Marriage

In by Wyatt on May 25, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Lipstick on an alligator pays to make her really hate the
Date she’d take to wind her fate along their fingers six to eight
She slain her bait and flayed the crate but hey she’ll mate before too late.

Berate, before ablate she,
Ate a pepper steak free,
Of MS glutamate, the
Chemical of late, greed
Strikes a freaky chord with hoards of bored humanity it lords
amoured over our stores of moral codes and memory

The alligator and her man tie knot to scaly claw and hand they
Walk down aisle and into car
And honeymoon Jamaican swim-up bar.

Lost and Found

In by Lara on May 25, 2009 at 12:14 am

I lost my wallet today. I stood up really fast and panicked a lot, but somewhere in the back of my mind there was…I cannot even call it hope, it was brute determination to believe that the wallet was somewhere obvious. It had to be in some incriminating spot from the very recent past. The car seat, under newspapers on the kitchen table, my jacket pocket, the seat that was still warm from my frenzied panic. It had to be right in front of my nose. I had never wanted to feel like an idiot more than at that time.

Bragadocious mafaka

In by Wyatt on May 25, 2009 at 12:02 am

Our rap is badass. It’s G. It flows like a gushing stream of urine after you’ve been holding it for an hour: easily. It’s precise. It’s playful. It’s French.

It’s in fucking French.

I don’t even speak French. Well. But I can rap it. And so can you.

We rapped it so well that French speakers can’t even understand it.

We wrote lyrics so tight translators can’t translate it.

We used a beat so bumpin that basses can’t even deliver it.

We’re better than everything you’ve ever heard.

We are kings.

We are champions.

We are legends.

We are god.

Just One Of Those Conversations

In by Chris on May 24, 2009 at 10:20 pm

“You’re frivolous, the way you wear your pants so low.”

“You’re ludicrous.”

“You’re welcome.”

“I never said thank you.”

“I didn’t think you did. In fact I’d be surprised if you did.”

“And that is exactly why I did not. Hold on, we’re going in circles right now.”

“Once again, not surprising.”

“Are you expecting me to say these things?”


“Is there no way I can surprise you?”
”Oh you surprise me in more ways than you know.”

“But not with what I say?”

“Well…Not really. You say the things I expect.”

“Monkey! Handlebar! Styrofoam! Kilts! Confucius! Noodle! Crybaby! Flavor!”


In by Wyatt on May 24, 2009 at 12:11 am

People eat cloud food because they are cloud food. They eat what they are because what they eat is what they are after they eat it. The way to be what you are when you eat what you are is to be what you eat when you are it. Clouds are made of fluff and pomp thus cloud food is made of cloud pomp and fluff and those who eat it pomp fluff in clouds and waft and glide but don’t tract or decide. That that does does what what’s will will be that which is eaten. Verily, forsooth, cloud.

Third Floor

In by Chris on May 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Looking out a window, I can see
Many different things below me
Looking out a window, I find
Several things are on my mind
For example, I just saw a child in a green shirt running by the fountain with a stick in his hand.
What a surprise
My mind flies
My insides cry
For summertime
I can’t wait to go back to the farm, all this time spent on the third floor of a library, rubbing my nose on the pages of musty books is giving me that dangerous drowsy feeling.
But soon I’ll leave when June can breathe

Sonnet! Ready, Set, Go… (And Also, Apparently, A Bonus Haiku)

In by Chris on May 23, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Where have all of the good times gone?
The basketballs, small cars and back lots;
Just once I wish I happened upon
Those times again before they rot
From my memory, lost and left
Don’t leave me all alone, bereft
Of an opportunity to be
With those skies and friends, to see
As myself, today, things back then.
Oh to feel the force of a crush
On what’s-her-name, the head rush
Of being there in my skin again.
But I’ll think myself lucky instead
At least it remains inside my head.
Sputtery recall
Stopping, starting all the time
Memory beauty

The Coughing Song

In by Wyatt on May 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Cough, cough, cough. Hacky hack, hack

I feel like gnomes are playing hacky sack

I tell them to stop pounding my back

Cough, cough, cough, hacky hack, hack

But they’re deep in my lungs, those porous sacks

And I can’t ignore the tickle, like the hair of a yak

Cough, cough, cough. Hacky hack, hack

Wow I’m a pro, I’ve really got a knack

It comes with practice, a training track

Cough, cough, cough. Hacky, hack, hack

But this phlegm kinda sucks, I’m feeling a lack

Bring on the meds, gimme the whole pack

Cough, cough, cough. Hacky, hack, hack.

Masquerade pt 1

In by Wyatt on May 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm

The satin gown did not fit her well, but she strode into the ballroom with lilting grace all the same. She looked around. There were maybe fifty people, of which she recognised none.

“Anne! How are you darling?”

A woman dressed head-to-toe in black velvet wrapped her elbow-length gloves around Anne. Bewildered, she hugged back.

“Well, so wonderful to see you! Must go mingle. Ta ta!”

Anne found it harder to remember how she got here. The carriages came in droves now, whisking people off in silence. She was curious and sceptical, but she hopped in one all the same

Life As A Slug

In by Chris on May 22, 2009 at 10:39 am

            Life as a slug must be pretty interesting. You move slow and leave your slime behind so that someday, when you’re far from where you started, you’ll look back and see the paths you’ve traced. Can you comprehend it when you see a bird fly past? Or do they simply move too fast? Life as a slug must be methodical. As you approach a plant it grows slowly larger and slowly bigger until you are underneath one of its leaves. Down there in the dirt, shaded from the heat of the sun, you think of only where you find yourself.

A Face At Hand

In by Wyatt on May 20, 2009 at 11:42 pm

She rubbed and rubbed her swollen, allergy-smothered eyes until they came out in her hands. Eyelids, eyelashes, and all. It didn’t hurt, it was merely bizarre. She was looking back up at her empty face. She tried again, rubbing her nose with one of her free fingers. It, too, came off onto her hand, this time on the right palm. Well, there was only one thing remaining, she supposed. And with her thumb, she rubbed her soft lips vigorously until they became part of her left hand. Interesting, she thought. And she went to face the world on her hands.

The Obelisk

In by Wyatt on May 20, 2009 at 11:36 pm

The obelisk stood alone. It didn’t know a time when it didn’t. Stand alone, that is. It felt lonely and unfulfilled. What’s the meaning of its existence if it’s sharpness was for nought? It yearned to pierce anything, but mostly the sun. The spherical demon that pounded down day after day, its rays penetrating even the darkest parts of the obelisk’s black marble. Sometimes, the obelisk tried to see the sun as a positive force. A strengthening mentor of sorts. No. It couldn’t be. The obelisk stood alone. It didn’t know a time when it didn’t. And it never would.

Switching Gear

In by Wyatt on May 20, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Don’t look at me like that. It’s not that I don’t love you anymore, it’s just…well, there are better options out there. Bigger openings. I’ve found that you can be a little narrow. And it’s such a bother to have to carry you around with me everywhere. I can’t even latch you on to something else to make it more conducive to how I work. I need flexibility and something that doesn’t make such a fuss if I drop it every now and then. I’m going to bequeath you to my little cousin. He’s still young and has much to learn.

A probable musing of what happened at a certain university’s commencement at a certain recent past

In by Wyatt on May 20, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Look at those filthy individuals. What do they call themselves, again? Oh right, pro-choicers. The only choice they’re making is against life. Gosh darn it. I mean, goddamn abortionists. They can get away with murder! What’s next! You just watch. They’re going to sneak into your homes next and cut the life out of your children under your very noses—with a coat hanger nonetheless! Who even thinks about using some apparatus used to hang clothes to…oh I don’t know, scoop out a developing life like the bottom of an ice cream carton? Anyone who supports this is evil. And probably black.

A Door Near Me

In by Chris on May 19, 2009 at 11:24 pm

            I’m looking at a small door handle and it’s gold and dented; now I’m looking at the door itself which is white and has four rectangular sections indented into it. They are not all of equal length. The door stands slightly ajar at the moment though there is no one entering or exiting. I can see through the crack where the hinges are but the only thing I can discern is that it looks darker in there. When I try to push it closed, I can’t quite reach from my chair, so I think about standing up to do it.


In by Chris on May 18, 2009 at 10:32 pm

            When Jimmy finally strolled into the command room, eight stolid thugs were waiting with noroblasters trained on his forehead. The robot warlord rose from the floor in a cloud of compressed steam and said, “Well ya finally made it.” Jimmy pulled out his six-shooter, Texas-style, and said, “Y’all messed with the wrong man.” I began wondering at this point if I had come to the wrong place. Jimmy tugged his cowboy hat’s brim low. The starship’s engines were a rhythmic thud beneath the steel floor. Suddenly, gunshots! Now music! Strobes! The greatest disco dance party of all time had begun!

Trash Talk

In by Chris on May 14, 2009 at 1:53 am

I said: “I can hit any tree on campus from the top of Hoover Tower. He spends all his time going to class and sleeping. Everyone knows I’m the unchallengeable ruler of the disc golf course, tonight I will prove it.”

He said some yadda yadda about picking up his prowess from wily legends.

I said his legends were decrepit has-beens and challenged them too.

We were tied after seventeen holes, and so was one of the legends.

I threw my disc into a tree and lost by two strokes.

It’s an interesting situation I now find myself in.


In by Lara on May 13, 2009 at 11:20 pm

I remember laughing about belly buttons and sunglasses. I remember your pool and summer and sweat. I remember going to the movies on a Friday night, getting popcorn with extra butter, and a large icee we could never finish. I remember making a birthday cake for my dog made of peanut butter and dog biscuits. I remember your striped sweater that kept coming back to you no matter how many times you left it behind. I remember seeing you finally after years apart for the first time. You wore the striped sweater, and had the same horrible posture.
“You’ve changed.”

Cutlery: A Play

In by Lara on May 13, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Spoon: I like you.
Knife: Why stay so far then?
Spoon: I’m afraid I’ll get hurt.
Knife: Psh. I’ve seen you around with those forks before.
Spoon: That’s different. We can still…spoon.
Knife: I see how it is.
Spoon: Please understand.
Knife: I can change.
Spoon: I just don’t—
Knife: –think I can bend.
Spoon: I’m sorry. You’re not silver enough.
Knife: I’ve done it before.
Spoon: And you snapped. It won’t happen.
Knife: Whatever. I’m just too edgy for your kind.
Spoon: I guess.
Knife: Just wait. I’m gonna find myself a sassy little whisk and you’ll see.

Guest Post: Mary-Ann Ortiz-Luis

In by New Author on May 13, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Don’t patronize me by telling me you have gone out of your way to spend time with me. I’m not a chore nor an obligation. I will not grant you bragging rights to your friends to highlight your kindness. I’m not your neat little package you tuck under your bed when it’s convenient only to be rummaged for when it so pleases you. I’m either in your life or I’m not. I’m either integral to you as carelessly running your fingers through your hair or nourishing your empty stomach. Or I will not be part of any of it. Not one bit. So spare me the humiliation,.

Ice-istential Creamisis

In by Lara on May 13, 2009 at 11:02 pm

I have transformed into a bulbous being with a soft, furry skin and insides that are delightfully fresh and icy. I am certain that I am a mochi. Green tea, to be precise. I must find a mirror to confirm the results, but there isn’t one. Doubt clouds my delicious brain. What if I am not in fact, a mochi? What if I am just a peach? Or a tennis ball? This existential crisis is unbearable. But wait! I know in the core of my ice cream heart that I want to dance. And only mochi know the mochi dance.


In by Chris on May 13, 2009 at 12:40 am

            The key got stuck in the deadbolt after the door was open and when I couldn’t get it out it was the last straw, I was so close to being back in my house. SOL. Scream Out Loud.

            I left the door swinging and reread the letter in my pocket. My friend’s handwriting from Africa, all about entire villages sprawling dead. I nosedived into the couch. COL. Cry Out Loud.

            My girlfriend had told me she had to leave me, she wasn’t sure why, well maybe now I could be free to chase Beyonce. LOL. Hah. No. What a day.

A Bird!

In by Chris on May 12, 2009 at 9:19 pm

            Wriggling squiggling through dark damp dank dirt coiling roiling around smooth and rough soil carving tight tunnels towards clumps lumps of rich reactions that recreate molecular fractions resonating and sprouting around the dirt like flirtatious compositions floating in position soaked by the rain swallowing water wallowing up into water soil mixtures drenching globbing earth sobbing swimming up and up and up muddy mess surrounds sliding slippery on all sides gliding sighing smooth spirals and still up up up to the surface bursting out among stalks and sights slick with wetness witnessing with feelings the freeing air

            Look out! A bird!

By chance

In by Wyatt on May 12, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Philippe sighed. It had been six years, four months, one week and two days since he’d eaten baklava. But there, glistening on the other side of the glass in this tiny bakery sat a fresh tray of honeyed glory. He could still feel the overpowering sweetness drenching his tongue, the subtly crisp crunch of pistachio and filo filling his mouth; the scent of warm air, laughter, and home.

He was now in a very different place. The streets outside were busy, and the afternoon stretched on like a mirage; but this wasn’t home. He bought a square and bit down.

Wookie On Earth

In by Chris on May 11, 2009 at 9:35 pm

            If I were Chewbacca, I’d go to my classes, raise my shaggy arm, and discourse in guttural ululations the similarities between health care systems and the Empire.

            If I were Chewbacca, I’d sit down at lunch with platefuls of sausage links and wonder if any of the wonderkids around me had a seed of control of the Force lurking in their unsuspecting minds.

            If I were Chewbacca, I’d show up at a party and immediately all the girlies would stop grinding with their sweaty frat boys to run their hands through my mane while I thought of cantinas on Tatooine.

The Heat

In by Lara on May 11, 2009 at 9:06 am

The heat is a welcome change to the cold that has been seeping through my veins. I am undergoing a transformation of blue to red. Or at least a vigorous pink. It tingles as it melts the icicles that have crystallized in places I never thought I would feel again. It’s warm. I’ve forgotten how warm it can be. And with it comes movement and suppleness. I can bend without fear of cracking. I can breathe and it feels like the hearth, on which I have been trying to thaw my soul for the last century. Thank you, thank you.

ten tens

In by Wyatt on May 10, 2009 at 12:18 am

When is a raisinet not a raisinet? Once it’s eaten.

She posed. He focused, exposed, developed, retouched. She became famous.

The last place you will ever look is the cemetery.

Meat combo pizza pockets combine accessibility with flavour. Insert jingle.

For sale: adult lowrider tricycle with sound system. Never ridden.

They thought, “Gay.” He wasn’t. She was. Lasted three days.

Sarah like Sam. Sam was taken. Sarah didn’t care. JERRY.

Sharp pincers zoom metal lace straight towards zippered drip places.

Her thumb clicked. It was broken, after all. From Nintendo.

The concept of the last word is a farce. See?

Musings Over A Plate Of Fish And Chips

In by Chris on May 9, 2009 at 5:27 pm

            Fry with ketchup, fry with tartar sauce, fish with tartar sauce, but never ketchup on fish. Naturally – a fish doesn’t know what a tomato is. Maybe we could adapt the tomato plant so that it could grow under water. Whole plantations on the ocean floor when the dry land is all being used for cities and strip malls. Rednecks become wetnecks; seasons are irrelevant. I imagine great movements would clamor for a complete return to the waters from whence we sprang millennia ago. Would it be devolution or a return to our roots? And where would the farmers go next? 

The World

In by Chris on May 9, 2009 at 5:09 pm

            The world, now that’s a big place. You got oceans, you got continents, you got the atmosphere. All of it spreadin’ out in a hundred directions, a hundred reflections, and you just got things everywhere. I mean just look at a map, man. Things everywhere. I don’ know bout you, but I sure feel better knowin’ that Eustis Maine exists out there. It’s real, physical, lyrical, know what I mean? Only thing is, unless I’m standin’ on Eustis it’s just an abstraction, just a contraption. Only thing real is the patches my feet touch down on. Still, the world’s real.

On The Same Level

In by Lara on May 8, 2009 at 9:29 pm

The moment I walked in my room, terror seized my entire body. There was a wasp the size of my teacher’s face mole, buzzing around frantically in circles. It was big, black, and heinous. And it was in my room, and it was accelerating. I remained still. Could it smell my fear? Did it know I had never been stung before? Now, it was banging up against the window ferociously. It just wanted so desperately to get out as much as I wanted it out. And so I opened the window, and let it buzz along into the spring sunlight.

Some more 10 word stories

In by Lara on May 7, 2009 at 11:16 pm

  1. Chew. Swallow. Chew, chew. Swallow. Take a walk. Wait…Poop!
  2. Mom said to make real friends. The teddy bear winked.
  3. She fell. Arms in a cast. She met broken-leg-boy. Destiny.
  4. The star saw the earth and fell down in ecstasy.
  5. I wrote chapter one. Things still in progress. The End.
  6. It found the sweet spot. The bastard sucked me dry.
  7. Can’t sleep. Rum and milk. Now, I’m drunk and awake.
  8. She shouted. He nodded. She left. The deaf man cried.
  9. Tiny Tot crawled into the cupboard. In there, unimaginable possibilities.
  10. How am I like a goldfish?! Wait, what’d you say?

Kelly, Just Like Me

In by Chris on May 7, 2009 at 5:54 pm

            Kelly came out a tadpole in a green pond. All the tadpoles swam in contented circles.

            Kelly became a frog and pulled herself onto land. She learned to catch flies with her tongue and listened at night to the gravelly croaks of bullfrogs.

            Kelly thought of the green pond when she saw two mother frogs fight over a place to lay their eggs.

            Kelly gave in one night to a bullfrog.

            Kelly liked to swim, closing her eyes on the surface of the water. But soon she was filling with eggs and fighting for a laying spot of her own.


In by Wyatt on May 6, 2009 at 11:50 pm

She sprayed EndBac compulsively. If it could kill germs, it could do anything. Kill bugs, kill odors, deodorize armpits, clean sheets, the lot. EndBac was sanitization in a can. She thought.

But then she started getting welts all over her body. Her hair turned orange. Then she turned into a tiger. Wrong. She did not turn into a tiger. That would be stupid and pointless. But the EndBac did bleach her hair and burn her skin.

So she went to the doctor and told her what happened. Yes, it was a female doctor. Then the doctor turned into a unicorn.

Correlation ≠ causation

In by Wyatt on May 6, 2009 at 11:45 pm

People assumed he had something to say. He just stood there looking expectant. The sky grumbled dissent with a passive-aggressive overcast pall. It spat a few plips on the pavement, but not enough to darken its color or change the air’s smell.

And still he stood. Microphone at chin, elbow crooked meekly, eyebrows raised in helplessness. More and more busy commuters gathered. If he were actually speaking, no one could have cared, but this was strange: a mute with a megaphone?

He coughed a little. People waited. He burst into tears and the sky opened up.

Everyone got wet.

Some get super powers, I get…

In by Lara on May 6, 2009 at 9:27 pm

I was walking down the street one day when a truck carrying toxic waste swerved to avoid hitting another car. It toppled over like bulky cartons of milk. Except they were metal. And they hurt. Glug glug glug, toxic waste spilling all over me. Except I didn’t die. I woke up in the hospital. An anomally, I heard the doctors murmur. I tried to prop myself on my elbows, but instead of feeling the sterile hospital sheets under them, they thrust up into the air. I was all of a sudden aware of my body. And my head…was on backwards.

Just keep driving

In by Lara on May 6, 2009 at 9:27 pm

It was four o’clock in the morning and I was driving these hooligans across the bridge to the city.

“RAGE! RAGE ON THE FREEWAY!” My friend stuck his head out the window.

Goddamnit. I had already been up for 42 hours and wasn’t really sure if I could handle driving over a large body of water on a flimsy piece of suspension-held concrete.

“LET’S GET SOME MUSIC ON IN HERE!” My friend starts dancing violently. He’s riding shotgun.

Just keep driving. Eyes on the bridge. Don’t pay attention to his dangerously close hip thrusts. It’s all good. Live a little.

Deal Breaker

In by Lara on May 4, 2009 at 11:54 pm

Whaddaya say, Jonesy? I say we go down there and just do it. Once and for all, ya know? Whaddaya say? And then after that we can just go down to Rudy’s and have a pint with the fellas. It’ll be like nothing even ever happened. Aw c’mon Jonesy, don’t poop out on me now. I’m gonna hafta slap ya ‘round. Your father would be so proud o’ you right now. Don’t you wanna make your old man smile in his grave? Goddamnit, Jonesy. Don’t do this to me. Don’t make me do it. I don’t want to—[gunshot[. Godfuckin’ damnit.

Value of chickens

In by Lara on May 3, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Let’s say you get some use-value out of the chicken. It can be direct, like eating chicken wings or indirect, like eating a wolf that ate the chicken. Or it can be non-consumptive, like chicken-watching as a hobby.

Maybe it’s non-use value. Like you are just really satisfied knowing that chickens exist in the world, even if you won’t ever use one. Or maybe it’s nice knowing you have the option to use it or watch it.

Or maybe the whole universe doesn’t revolve around humans. Nah. If you can’t eat, watch, pet, or play with chickens, there’s no point.

Insert Cause Here

In by Lara on May 2, 2009 at 12:23 pm

I’m gonna dance for 98 hours straight until I have to hold my eyelids open with toothpicks!
I’m gonna run fifty miles until my legs give out, I fall and I shave my kneecaps on the asphalt!
I’m gonna strut my stuff down the runway until the spray tan and five layers of makeup disintegrate my skin!
I’m gonna eat as many burgers and milkshakes as I can in four hours while trying super hard to suppress my gag reflex!
It’s gonna suck!
But remember, everything is for charity!
And if you support my cause, it’ll all be worth it!