Sunday, September 16, 2018

Twit-fic

Travel can open new vistas of experience. Visiting small regional farms, I learned the meaning of the word "longpork."

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Cosmic Horror

The Buddha said, "You've come to ask me the secrets of life and the universe.

How do I know? You've come many times before.

Our world dies and is reborn as regularly as the moon follows the sun.

I alone remember.

Existence is a cosmic horror. We live to fight. We die only to be reborn, forever trapped on the wheel of karma.

Listen and teach others. Only then can we break the cycle and find nirvana."

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"What a crappy video game." Billy said. "All my warriors just sit there and go 'Om.'"

He chucked the cartridge into the trash.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

twit-fic!

Words have meanings and meanings are important. It's not good enough to just tell robot slaves "Create a better world."

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Now For the Hard Part (twit-fic)

In Moscow university I study Tolstoy. No good they say. Must master twit-fic for job to write American political memes.

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Things in the Lake

Living in the country isn't like the city. Humanity invented cities. In nature things are shaped by other forces.

When we bought our Texas ranch, rather than trying to reinvent things we tried to coexist with what was already there.

The ranch has a lake and we think that there's things in the lake. Sometimes at night our dogs would start barking. Shapes could be seen near the lake. Just shapes.

I've wondered if they're lonely.

Since then we've moved. Our ranch is now a church summercamp.

I think that's good. There will be children for the things to befriend.

The End of Everything

Years ago I wrote in the drabblcast forums "It's just so difficult constantly trying to come up with new and innovative ways to destroy the world, or better yet, all of existance."

It was true then and it's true now.

Destroying the world is a hobby of mine. The challenge is to do so creatively. There's very little that hasn't been done before and hack Hollywood screenwriters have overused many ideas.

So, another drabble-worthy way to end the universe?

See this red button? It will make time run backwards when I press it.

Just watch.

.hctaw tsuJ

.ti sserp....

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Modern Problems

My mom's always nagging me.

"Pick up your things." she says. "Take out the garbage. Clean up after yourself."

I wish she'd just leave me alone. But do you know what really gets me? It's when gets into her whiny "You're grown up now. Your father was your age when we married. Why don't you find a nice Jewish girl and settle down?"

She doesn't get it. The world's not that way any more.

It still makes me mad. What's a cyborg to do? It's not like I have those parts anymore. So I unplug and stomp out of the house.

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Blossom

A trillion tiny lightsails are carried off into the void. Within each is the DNA of a billion different species.

It's a bit like a blossom's pollen being carried to the winds.

When we were younger we arrogantly believed that the stars are our destiny. But the universe doesn't favor a single life form. Life's a thing that spreads and adapts.

We weren't meant for the stars. It took us millenia before we learned that we are simply a part of the Earth.

With it's seeds spread, the Earth withers and dies, as blossoms do once their job is done.