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Post by gkscotty » Sat May 05, 2018 8:44 pm

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It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone’s fault. If it was Us, what did that make Me? After all, I’m one of Us. I must be. I’ve certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We’re always one of Us. It’s Them that do bad things. - Jingo, Terry Pratchett
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Post by SirMustapha » Sat May 05, 2018 11:46 pm

Holy shit, that's amazing. I'm simply in awe.
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Post by missy_misery » Sun May 06, 2018 7:15 am

Beautiful!
Now known as Lisabella! (Or Missy.  Missy's good.)

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Post by c_nordlander » Sat May 19, 2018 12:54 am

Thank you for all the kind words!

A rather different one. In the animal kingdom, many species try to attract a mate by a form of conspicuous consumption: proving that they would make a superior partner and parent by wasting the energy or effort that would be a benefit in those roles. This is just taking that to its logical extreme...

Player of a New Game

I am unattractive. Not even interestingly ugly, just devoid of anything pretty.

I have no ideas or skills. I am a husk. I flunked out of university and did nothing interesting instead. No sports, no achievements. Forget the idea of me having money: I hope you're willing to work, because I'm not.

And I am a complete slut. That is where I will dedicate all my energy. Get used to the idea that I'm going to spread my genes wherever I go.

But at least now you know that I am not going to lie about it.

THE END
But finally I'm done
Kicking out the voices in my head
Sick of fighting all these uninvited guests.
Ever since they all came over
We've all kinda gotten close

I'm gonna dance with my demons!
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!


-- Blame My Youth, "Dance with My Demons"

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Re: Bring me your drabbles!

Post by c_nordlander » Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:58 pm

OK, I'm challenging myself to post one drabble a day for a month. Here's day 1's drabble.

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The Stalker

Your possessions. Your hobbies. Your job. Your house, your partner, and the places where you move every day, and the places you can only reach in memory.

The computer games you play and the books you read. Your allergies and phobias. The dreams that woke you and waked you. The cloudy worries we reserve for global warming or future wars.

Your friends, and everyone you’ve loved, or made love to. Every pulsing caress, every glance across classroom aisles. Your siblings, your mum and dad. Every person who has passed across your gaze.

All that is what I want to be.

THE END
But finally I'm done
Kicking out the voices in my head
Sick of fighting all these uninvited guests.
Ever since they all came over
We've all kinda gotten close

I'm gonna dance with my demons!
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!


-- Blame My Youth, "Dance with My Demons"

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Re: Bring me your drabbles!

Post by SirMustapha » Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:05 am

Oh, wow! 31 Chris drabbles incoming? I'm already excited.

And with a really good start too. Very haunting, Chris, and showing the best elements of your style very elegantly. Nice job!
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Post by c_nordlander » Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:19 am

Whoa thanks! I'll have to try to keep up this winning streak now. :)
But finally I'm done
Kicking out the voices in my head
Sick of fighting all these uninvited guests.
Ever since they all came over
We've all kinda gotten close

I'm gonna dance with my demons!
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!


-- Blame My Youth, "Dance with My Demons"

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Re: Bring me your drabbles!

Post by c_nordlander » Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:42 pm

Day 2 drabble. I'm thinking of having this as a dream sequence of a character in a yet-unwritten story.

The Beautiful Plague

Shiho dreamt that the crowds in the streets slowed. Hair grew more burnished, then longer, as if it poured from their scalps. It turned jewelled colours; it grew out in curls and ringlets. Skin turned clearer, more mineral. Ears and fingers grew more slender, eyes huge and fragile.

Bodies grew thinner, as if the violent growth of hair sucked out their juices. They shot to such height that they started tottering, then snapping. Fingers twisted longer, tears -- and now blood -- sparkled, and still whirlpools of hair flowed through alleys, meeting, intertwining.

From a high enough vantage point, it looked beautiful.

THE END
But finally I'm done
Kicking out the voices in my head
Sick of fighting all these uninvited guests.
Ever since they all came over
We've all kinda gotten close

I'm gonna dance with my demons!
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!


-- Blame My Youth, "Dance with My Demons"

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Re: Bring me your drabbles!

Post by Stretch_Dude » Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:42 am

Unsettling, yet visually striking. Nice!
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Re: Bring me your drabbles!

Post by missy_misery » Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:03 am

Beautiful, Chris!
Now known as Lisabella! (Or Missy.  Missy's good.)

Creator of the Waving Universe

Crack!Fic, The Marge Simpson Way: "Just then, Sir Lancelot rode up on a white horse and saved Joan of Arc.  They got married and lived in a spaceship.  The end." - Tales from the Public Domain, "Hot Child In The City"
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Re: Bring me your drabbles!

Post by c_nordlander » Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:04 pm

Aw shucks, thanks guys! :-[

Drabble no. 3. Taking a break from horror with a fantasy story. I quite blatantly nicked the basic premise from this book, but I don't know whether it uses the same ending twist as I.

The Innocent

The love goddess Amatriya loathed the blandishments of Mogkar, the blood god, and struck a wager: they would compete over a pure mortal, the victor dictating their relationship. Amatriya would send tempters; Mogkar enemies.

Vijay was a warrior novice. Amatriya sent a stable-girl with a water-pitcher, then a noblewoman with saffron-dyed hair. He refused both. She nearly sent a Lamia, but saw Mogkar’s murderousness in her eyes and held back.

Mogkar sent one highwayman. Within three breaths, his arterial blood pounded the soil. Vijay stood over him, gasping.

Mogkar turned, smiling.

“My victory condition, too, was his loss of innocence.”

THE END
But finally I'm done
Kicking out the voices in my head
Sick of fighting all these uninvited guests.
Ever since they all came over
We've all kinda gotten close

I'm gonna dance with my demons!
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!


-- Blame My Youth, "Dance with My Demons"

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Re: Bring me your drabbles!

Post by c_nordlander » Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:33 pm

Day 4 drabble. More scariness. I got this idea when I saw that dA has an art contest based on your worst nightmare. I'm not much of an artist, but this drabble is based on one of my creepier dreams.


The Sarcophagus Suit

I was surprised when dad approved my engagement to Edmond. He hinted that he would let Edmond undergo some challenge. It bothered me, but it was Edmond’s choice, even if it was dangerous.

Then I came home, and saw a new ornament. It was eight foot tall, in flesh-red stone, I think. It resembled a sarcophagus, but decorated differently.

Through a slit I saw Edmond’s eyes, wet, straying.

“The suit removes waste products,” dad said. “He gets oxygen. Say... three months.”

I feed Edmond and refill his water. I talk to him, all the time, but maybe he can’t respond.

THE END
But finally I'm done
Kicking out the voices in my head
Sick of fighting all these uninvited guests.
Ever since they all came over
We've all kinda gotten close

I'm gonna dance with my demons!
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!


-- Blame My Youth, "Dance with My Demons"

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Re: Bring me your drabbles!

Post by c_nordlander » Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:24 pm

Day 5. An autumn story of impossible love. The title is from a Bob Dylan song.


Down a Dead-End Street

Teddi plunged into the iron-grey autumn sea. Her fair hair streamed behind her and she resembled something non-human, a nymph or Valkyrie. She breached, spluttering, pink-nosed. I couldn’t chicken out, so I dove. The cold was deadening.

We dressed: wet goosebumps, grey lips. Teddi turned away, unlike when we were teens together.

We returned to my car. I tried to time my steps to hers. If she’d been single, I could have asked. Despite myself, I glanced at her, wondering if she was thinking the same.

When I drove to drop her off, the road had flooded.

THE END
But finally I'm done
Kicking out the voices in my head
Sick of fighting all these uninvited guests.
Ever since they all came over
We've all kinda gotten close

I'm gonna dance with my demons!
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!


-- Blame My Youth, "Dance with My Demons"

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Re: Bring me your drabbles!

Post by SirMustapha » Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:50 pm

This is still going so great, Chris. I should try to read these every day, because reading too many at once reduces the effect, a little bit, but I'm still enjoying it. The sarcophagus one was particularly good.
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Re: Bring me your drabbles!

Post by c_nordlander » Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:23 pm

SirMustapha wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:50 pmThe sarcophagus one was particularly good.
Thank you! I'm pleased with it, myself.

Read as much as you like. Also, please don't let me monopolise this thread if anyone else wants to post drabbles. It's for everyone, after all.

Day 6!


Incorruptibility

I was assisting in the forensics lab when they finally received an incorruptible corpse. It’s supposed to be a sign of sanctity, but it’s rare to get such bodies for autopsy. Some believe it’s a first step to the bodily resurrection.

I wasn’t present. Honestly, I was grateful; I couldn’t deal with watching them cut. I remember Dr. Seeger, who’d dissected corpses before I was born, running into the bathroom. I remember someone claiming the body moved.

What was left could be cremated in a little bag.

Dr. Seeger called it a healthy shell.

THE END
But finally I'm done
Kicking out the voices in my head
Sick of fighting all these uninvited guests.
Ever since they all came over
We've all kinda gotten close

I'm gonna dance with my demons!
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!


-- Blame My Youth, "Dance with My Demons"

Now offering writing commissions! Fanfiction or original, PM me to discuss.
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