Archive for May, 2012

transcribe

May 31, 2012

Once the school board approved the curriculum that did not include the high tongue, its use started to atrophy more quickly than anyone expected. marc’s parents used it to talk to each other when they didn’t want him to know what they were saying, like when they were planning to sell his horse. after that he was determined to learn it himself, in secret.

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futures

May 30, 2012

One unforeseen consequence of the open data requirements for medical trials was betting pools and trading exchanges on the prognosis of particpants.

replay

May 29, 2012

One of the workers brought in to paint the sun room applies a little oil to the hinges of the door to the study. However the singer had used that creak as a reference tone when practicing, and he ordered the workmen to bring it back.

stabbing picnic

May 28, 2012

Stabbing the fruit caused it to swell up with juice, but only when it was still on the tree. They went to a small orchard the first Saturday of May for a stabbing picnic. Spring had come early, and this year their favorite tree had no fruit on it. Only one tree had much fruit left, and another family was already sitting under it.

bombardment

May 27, 2012

The anger management clinic was always fully booked. The agents who took reservations had to go through special training to handle the inevitably frustrated callers. That’s where they met, though they had seen each other before at the temp agency.

remove

May 26, 2012

Just because I slept through it does not mean I was numb. That stain is from tears. Come ride with me and you will taste the despair. After that no despiser can be so set in his ways that he would not be thankful for a soft murmur of reprimand.

restart

May 25, 2012

The plane yawed a great deal during the descent. The female warriors remained calm. The males grew angry. Upon landing they  jumped from the craft in a berserker rage, cutting swathes in the enemy lines. The females formed orderly phalanxes and advanced steadily behind, cleaning up any remaining resistance. The oxygen lines in the open cabin were color coded. One day Connor put on the wrong mask, and changed his tactics.

shell script

May 24, 2012

That awkward moment when after sharing a rapport with with another member of a group chat you realize it is a bot. 

substitute

May 23, 2012

The ancient text contained notes on each page that were in a different language than the main text. Scholars had long believed that they were citations referring to lost commentaries. Actually the text had been used scrap paper for an address book.

poser

May 22, 2012

Investigators wondered how the killer had passed the background check to become a London cabbie. The autopsy revealed that his hippocampus was not large enough for him to have trained in the Knowledge, the grueling test of London street-routes required for a license. The investigators concluded that he must have taken over the identity of a cabbie.