weekly writing challenge

STOOPID QUESTIONS

ANSWER A STUPID QUESTION The BLACKLIGHT CANDELABRA I was shopping in a department store and had the pleasure of overhearing a mother and her (approximately) sixth grade son having a conversation. They were in the men’s underwear section and the… Read More ›

JUST A SUNNY DAY

SUBCONSCIOUS DREAMSCAPE The BLACKLIGHT CANDELABRA I have no idea what this means. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t mean anything except that drawing in Photoshop (which isn’t a drawing program, really) using a mouse and squinting a lot probably isn’t going… Read More ›

BEING HERE AND NOW

Oedipus defeats the Sphinx by correctly guessing the answer to the following riddle: As babies, we crawl on hands and feet, using four legs. When we grow up, we stand. Thus, as adults, we stride through life upright, on two legs.  In old age,… Read More ›

CHECKING IT TWICE

Countdown – ‘Tis the season for suspense-building lists. Everybody loves (or at least loves to hate) a list. This is especially true around the end of the year, when our inclination to rank things and to build coherent narratives out of… Read More ›

THE DAY THE MACHINES WENT DOWN

Thursday, September 11, 2014. Dateline: Uxbridge, Massachusetts  It was an ordinary day. Early September in southern New England. Cool. Almost crisp. Some leaves had already changed and they shone bright yellow, signalling the rapid approach of Autumn. An average kind of… Read More ›