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by Wormtongue
October 30, 2021, 01:22:28 AM
Forum: October 2021
Topic: On Strike!
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Re: On Strike!

Hello!

The premise is a pun, or play on words. As a mechanic is someone who fixes vehicles and makes them work, the story assumes that a 'quantum mechanic' is a little man who makes sub-atomic particles work properly. Hence, when they go on strike, the universe grinds to a halt...
by Wormtongue
June 14, 2021, 06:29:27 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Cryptid Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 4623

Re: Cryptid Challenge

Test. test.
by Wormtongue
April 14, 2021, 07:33:08 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: April Flash Challenge - Of Gods and Men
Replies: 4
Views: 2884

April Flash Challenge - Of Gods and Men

While we enjoy March's stories, let us work on April's, shall we? Tell us a tale in a thousand words or less of man's interaction with the Gods. The question is: which gods? Are we talking about Zeus and his lecherous brethren? Lovecraft's Great Old Ones? Von Danniken's Space Gods? Gaimen's transpla...
by Wormtongue
April 14, 2021, 07:23:44 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Cryptid Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 4623

The Cryptid Hunter

The Cryptid Hunter Lowan, a dark-haired man about 36 years old, with his rifle in hand, was silently walking through the woods, looking for his prey, with all his senses focused on the possible target. Located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and Interstate 49 in Arkansas, stood the small cit...
by Wormtongue
April 14, 2021, 07:22:59 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Cryptid Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 4623

Corner of the Eye

Corner of the Eye It was another strange night. A night like so many other recent nights which could be labeled, strange, for the person known as, Bob. “Bob, you’re a strange duck. Why are you pouring laundry soap into the coffee pot?” Not a strange question coming from Bob’s coworker, Phil. Afteral...
by Wormtongue
April 14, 2021, 07:22:03 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Cryptid Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 4623

Borehole

Borehole “So, Captain Meyers, could you briefly summarize what happened a year ago that led to the second mission your team is a part of now? - Just to refresh the memories of our NPR listeners.” “Sure. In February of 2021 we sent a camera through borehole which we had drilled through the icecap he...
by Wormtongue
April 14, 2021, 07:21:04 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Cryptid Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 4623

Little Foot

Little Foot At Mark and Jane’s trading post which supplied hunting and fishing equipment along with groceries, work cloths, gas and other basic essentials needed in a rural area, a group of Bigfoot hunters talked with two locals about a strange occurrence that has been happening for over a hundred ...
by Wormtongue
April 14, 2021, 07:18:34 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Cryptid Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 4623

Love Comes in all Shapes

LOVE COMES IN ALL SHAPES “I have to tell you what I just read, I’m really shook.” Kate stormed out of the log cabin and onto the porch where Chris was enjoying his morning coffee and re-reading Sherlock Holmes on his e-reader. “Oh, yeah? What’d you just read?” He asked, eager to get back to his thi...
by Wormtongue
April 14, 2021, 07:17:30 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Cryptid Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 4623

Cryptid Challenge

Good day, all
Apologies, someone appears to have stolen a month of my life.
by Wormtongue
March 08, 2021, 08:02:19 PM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: March 2021 Flash Challenge: Cryptids
Replies: 5
Views: 3306

Re: March 2021 Flash Challenge: Cryptids

Two received so far...
by Wormtongue
March 08, 2021, 08:00:47 PM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: A New Hope - Results
Replies: 3
Views: 2471

Re: A New Hope - Results

Lipinski wrote: March 01, 2021, 10:09:14 PM has anyone seen a brain rolling around in here? i mean, one minute the brain is thinking about Plato and fig neutons and the next "POP! off goes the brain... Here brain. Heeere brain! Be a good boy. Braaaain?
Braaaaaaaaaains
by Wormtongue
February 26, 2021, 11:32:27 PM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: March 2021 Flash Challenge: Cryptids
Replies: 5
Views: 3306

March 2021 Flash Challenge: Cryptids

Yeti, kraken, Yowies, Jersey Devils, Nessie... The world contains much that science cannot categorise, or so urban legend tells us.

Tell us a tale, in a thousand words or less, of an encounter with a cryptid. Entries to me by PM by midnight(ish) on 13 March, if you please.
by Wormtongue
February 26, 2021, 11:26:50 PM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: A New Hope - Results
Replies: 3
Views: 2471

A New Hope - Results

Evening all! The votes are in, and congratulations to Robin Lipinski, whose tale A Glowing Ray of Hope garnered half of the votes this month. Second was Michelle Dutcher, with A God's Hope and third was JonTrue with The Last Star (my personal favourite). Last but not least was Sergio Palumbo's Diffe...
by Wormtongue
February 07, 2021, 01:50:49 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: A New Hope - The stories
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

The Last Star

The Last Star By JonTrue Long after my body has decomposed and the sun I look up to every morning has grown cold and consumed everything I ever have, or ever will, love. After countless millennia pass on the relentless winds of time, as those vigilant points of light in the night sky wink out one b...
by Wormtongue
February 07, 2021, 01:49:46 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: A New Hope - The stories
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

A God’s Hope

A God’s Hope By Michelle "Bottomdweller" Dutcher Within the emptiness of a god’s mind, mountain lions romped and played, suspended in time and space. They had hovered there - alongside memories of lush, green hillsides and cool water rushing over the limestone fords of the Father of Waters – while ...
by Wormtongue
February 07, 2021, 01:48:43 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: A New Hope - The stories
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

Different Hopes...

Different Hopes... By Sergio "Ente per Ente" Palumbo The fall to the surface of that planet had been devastating, and it was obvious his destroyed spacepod would not provide any usable parts left. The soldier, Dewei Yneard, 30-year-old, knew that not even the lifesaving module aboard – which was un...
by Wormtongue
February 07, 2021, 01:47:21 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: A New Hope - The stories
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

A Glowing Ray of Hope

A Glowing Ray of Hope By Robin B. Lipinski It was a war. Just another war in an endless parade of wars which have existed since the time mankind learned to harness the power of hate. The war was one of science and politics. It was a battle between countries and the struggle to be the dominant socie...
by Wormtongue
February 07, 2021, 01:45:53 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: A New Hope - The stories
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

A New Hope - The stories

Good Day, all. Apologies for the delays - there have been fun and games behind the scenes.

We have four responses to the "New Hope" challenge. Read on, and then tell us what you thought.
by Wormtongue
January 14, 2021, 04:54:40 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: January 2021 Flash Challenge: "A New Hope"
Replies: 4
Views: 2924

Re: January 2021 Flash Challenge: "A New Hope"

Two entries so far...
by Wormtongue
January 07, 2021, 11:13:11 PM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: January 2021 Flash Challenge: "A New Hope"
Replies: 4
Views: 2924

January 2021 Flash Challenge: "A New Hope"

Evening, all I thought for this challenge, as it is a new year, we could try and encourage some optimism. Tell us a tale, in a thousand words or less, of the dawn of a new age, the start of something hopeful and the end of a time of darkness and fear. I want characters, I want a story arc, and I wan...
by Wormtongue
January 07, 2021, 11:02:02 PM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: "The Day After" Stories
Replies: 4
Views: 2788

Through the Heart...

Through the Heart... By Sergio Palumbo The tumbling down of his apartment building had been unexpected, and the whole edifice had collapsed to the ground with no warning. Franz Huybert had found himself wounded, covered with blood on his arms and legs, and buried under giant sections of load-bearing...
by Wormtongue
January 07, 2021, 11:01:00 PM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: "The Day After" Stories
Replies: 4
Views: 2788

Do-over

Do-over By Michelle Dutcher Evelyn began to suspect that the doctors were correct. Maybe she was experiencing a mental breakdown. Afterall, her memories didn’t start until last week when she had found herself in the last house on the left, in a quiet suburb just north of the city of Boston. There wa...
by Wormtongue
January 07, 2021, 10:59:57 PM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: "The Day After" Stories
Replies: 4
Views: 2788

Yesterday's Tomorrow

Yesterday’s Tomorrow By Megawatts A bright-piercing white light that oozed into a Kaleidoscope of colors, very beautiful and restful when looking over the low hills that surrounded Bedford Farms, rained down for about thirty seconds that day. What it was, no scientist could give more than an opinion...
by Wormtongue
January 07, 2021, 10:59:02 PM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: "The Day After" Stories
Replies: 4
Views: 2788

The Sound of Silence

THE SOUND OF SILENCE By Jontrue No one expected the end to come so soon. There was no warning, no cries from the scientific community, no prophets speaking for their gods, no cult heads prepping their flocks with kool-aid. The end was not spectacular or glorious. It all ended with a simple ‘wompf.’ ...
by Wormtongue
January 07, 2021, 10:57:29 PM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: "The Day After" Stories
Replies: 4
Views: 2788

"The Day After" Stories

Hello after a long break. My apologies, Flash Challenge Fans, I just have not been doing my job. Real Life (TM) seems to have intervened. Way back in October, before the Attack of the Bots and the move to our new Board software (and Aphelion server, but that's another tale!) I set the challenge for ...
by Wormtongue
January 07, 2021, 10:56:55 PM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: "The Day After" Stories
Replies: 0
Views: 1482

"The Day After" Stories

Hello after a long break. My apologies, Flash Challenge Fans, I just have not been doing my job. Real Life (TM) seems to have intervened. Way back in October, before the Attack of the Bots and the move to our new Board software (and Aphelion server, but that's another tale!) I set the challenge for ...
by Wormtongue
December 23, 2020, 06:26:57 PM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Merry Christ - MASK and Happy New Year!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1826

Re: Merry Christ - MASK and Happy New Year!!!

Feliz navidad, Sergio!
by Wormtongue
December 07, 2020, 06:41:53 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After
Replies: 16
Views: 9241

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Hey guys. Last month was a tad nuts backstage. I got a couple of your stories into the regular flas section, but then could not get back in here. I’ll post them and the others up shortly
by Wormtongue
October 16, 2020, 06:53:08 PM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After
Replies: 16
Views: 9241

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

Our Web Maven seems to have fixed the problem.

I currently have entries from Sergio and Michelle. Jon and Mega, please try again.

I will leave entries open for a few days.
by Wormtongue
October 09, 2020, 02:54:17 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After
Replies: 16
Views: 9241

Re: October 2020 Flash Challenge - The Day After

And Sergio... surges into the lead!

Sorry, couldn't resist that.

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