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The wending brook dissected the cheerless moor, its peaty guts fetid in the evening fog. Dunlop Bravegullet's rubbers sank into the pitch soil as he forded at the narrows. He climbed the embankment, grappling at the elder vines that spindled from the breach. And there, kneeling on a patch of soggy moss, he cocked his head and leaned into the open, boggy crevasse. He stuck out his swollen gray tongue and scraped off a curl of the mire. As the taste of compressed, centuries-old decay settled down his throat, he felt a disturbing rumble in his bowels. In a blink of rapture the dominion of the soil filled his spirit. It was here that his people had toiled for eons and it was here that they had been buried. It was here that the sun rose and set, that the sheep grazed and died, that he was born and would be buried. Oh, how he yearned to render himself unto the bog, not years from now in the grave, but presently, while he could live to know its glory! He lowered his filthy woolen trousers, and in a transcendent spasm extruded a steaming pile of eternity.

Date Written: November 12, 2004
Author: Ewan Snow
Average Vote: 4.1

Comments:
11/22/2004 TheBuyer: good, old fashioned short about shit; values.
11/22/2004 Will Disney (4): admirable.
11/22/2004 qualcomm (4): bisected?
11/22/2004 Mr. Pony (5): A charming exploration of the classic form. 4.5
11/22/2004 anonymous: No, I meant "dissected". Note "guts" later in the sentence. This is a pointless image, admittedly.
11/22/2004 TheBuyer (4):
11/22/2004 Dylan Danko: "The wending brook dissected the cheerless moor, its peaty guts fetid in the evening fog." should be the hands down winner of this
11/22/2004 The Rid: Hmm...
11/22/2004 anonymous: That was the idea, Danko.
11/22/2004 Dylan Danko (4): Bloody good except for the last line.
11/22/2004 Dylan Danko: Yes, I know author. Duh!
11/22/2004 anonymous: Okay, okay, just sayin'. No need to get all bent out of shape.
11/22/2004 The Rid (4): "The dominion of the soil filled his spirit."
11/22/2004 Litcube (4): Good imagery here.
11/22/2004 Ewan Snow (5): Ewan Snow rip-off, but well done. Guest 5+.
11/22/2004 Dylan Danko: If your arranging letters in such a way as to communicate thought you're ripping off Snow. He started that shit way back when he was being molested by his Principal.
11/22/2004 Dylan Danko: you're
11/22/2004 qualcomm: ewan wrote this?
11/22/2004 Benny Maniacs (4): Old School ACME.
11/22/2004 Ewan Snow: Oh, i thought this was guest. I should have given it a four.
11/22/2004 TheBuyer: yup.
11/22/2004 Jon Matza (4): This sucked when it was a guest short but now it's pretty good.
11/22/2004 John Slocum: Matza, call my ass, NOW! (author - sorry to do this here in your forum.)
11/22/2004 John Slocum (4): Nice words, good words, very good words.
11/23/2004 John Slocum: I suspected you were up to something there, Mr. Snow.