Archive for April, 2012

inspired fringe

April 30, 2012

She must have had it all planned out before she ever came to the island. That was what the men decided afterwards. She was very friendly to everyone at the beginning, She joined the book club, and that’s where she started. Some people say she used drugs, and even sex, or both, while others think those must be just rumors, but still can’t explain their wives’ conversion. Before they knew it all the women were talking about the principle of transfinite reproduction and refusing relations with the men.



April 29, 2012

She wrote a beautiful song about the homeless gentleman she met in a coffee ship and the conversation they had about and living without attachment. When it became a hit he sued fir a share of the gross

freshwater variety

April 28, 2012

The reigning administration embraced renaturalization. The reason they had out this group under surveillance was that the subjects had become misguided or perhaps just careless and were occasionally going beyone devitaminizing to unvitaminizing. She was embedded with the surveillance group as a scholar not an enforcer, something she was a bit conflicted about, but there was no other way for her to engage in funded research.

horizontal writing

April 27, 2012

The legend was that our literary culture was born on a sickbed. A scribe who no longer had the strength to inscribe in stone asked for a skin to brought to him, and he dipped his finger in mud to indicate how his estate should be apportioned. Because of this invalids have always been honored. Many leave offerings at the shrines by and within the sick houses. Urchins live upon stealing these offerings and run little errands for the writers that come to pray and meditate. I watch one of these from my bed. Since I can no longer move or speak he doesn’t think I have a mind – he shares none of the pilgrims’ reverence. I can see his true nature, which he shows when no one else is near.


April 26, 2012

A lion’s roar was a warning that the confiscators had entered the neighborhood. It must have been recorded, though Liam couldn’t be sure. Was the roar something that the officials themselves emitted, or was it broadcast by a neighborhood resident as a subversive warning to others to hide their contraband? The officials seemed to at least tolerate it. Perhaps they were paid off. Most of the time they did not find anything, but they chose one or two houses to tear apart as a simple display of their power over the residents’ lives. Since the source used an entirely different alphabet, Liam was hoping that they wouldn’t recognize his journal as a translation in progress.

sweet and sour

April 25, 2012

I hereby pledge beforehand to omit from this this remembrance any mention of the enigmatic or the troublesome. When I speak of grapes, I won’t dwell on the seeds or on the skin. I will only remember the pulp and the juice and how they ran down my throat and a little down my chin. I will not speak of anything in that mass that I might have rolled forward with my tongue to my lips and spit out. That will be volume two, the sour volume. This is the sweet volume. If you need an uplift, if you are feeling down, I want you to pick up this book and read abut an extraordinary day in which everything was an inspiration. When you get sick of all the bullshit, here or anywhere else, I want you to be able to pick up the other book and read about the same day, and how everything in it was a lie, a disappointment, and a betrayal.

E for effort

April 24, 2012

The company took a new step in its policy, “The harder you work, the more you get paid.” It installed electrocardiograph machines to empirically test whose heart was really in it.

dark sleeper

April 23, 2012

Only after a drink did he find himself looking at all of the pictures that were placed around the house. At a party one of his guests caught him and said, “She was beautiful, wasn’t she?”¬†

“Yes,” he replied. But he had been contemplating himself.


April 22, 2012

The first test dig revealed several medallions, but when they expanded the excavation outward from it they fund nothing. they did another test dig and found a pile of skulls, but again when they expanded the dig, nothing. They came to the conclusion that someone was planting the artifacts as they dug. But the artifacts were undeniably important.


April 21, 2012

During the transition to a new body the patient exists free-floating. a lot of people freak out at this point and can never be downloaded error free. They’re still working on being able to put people to sleep during this period, but so far they haven’t been able to wake up anyone they’ve tried it on, and using copies of people to test improvements to the process has been banned. The failures are quarantined on individual servers, where therapists occasionally log on try and rescue them.