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“What a hot story, makes for a good Short,” said Fred. “Congrats on both counts. Wow! 3 am -- gotta go.”

“Bye,” said Frank. “I’m just gonna whip this off and post it.” He drained his glass of Cornas, turned to his laptop and started in. ‘…on the train at Hoyt Schermerhorn turning short ideas over in my head. Character with funny name maybe, doing something outlandish and…’

Meanwhile, Fred sprinted down the block to his apartment, ran upstairs 3 steps at a time,flung himself down at his computer and hammered away at the keyboard. “I just got the BEST Short idea,” he said to his cat, Eugenio. ‘…had just pulled out of Jay St. when I noticed this hot bitch giving me a beaver shot under her skirt and I started getting…’

Meanwhile Frank was also hammering away: ‘…on her knees as the train thundered through the…’ The phone rang. He picked up. No one.

Fred slammed down the receiver and resumed frantically typing. ‘…entered Broadway/Nassau and her wet snatch at the same…’

“Weird,” thought Frank putting down the phone and walking back to his desk. “Second time in 3 minutes.” ‘…was living the best Short EVER! Lucky no one got on at Canal ‘cause I was cock-deep in her anal…’

Fred was reaching the home stretch as Frank was. ‘….pulled out to give her a facial but the train jerked and I shot wide of her…’

‘…off the train at W. 4th, ran home and wrote this short about it.’

Frank decided to wait until the morning to post…

Date Written: March 18, 2004
Author: John Slocum
Average Vote: 4

03/24/2004 Craig Lewis: It's a black day, Slocum. We've lost Riedel.
03/24/2004 John Slocum: I shall mourn. Only the black wines of Cornas today. By the way, I've heard that all of Riedel's wine glass designs were based on flawed sensory maps of the tongue.
03/24/2004 Craig Lewis (4): "Cock-deep."
03/24/2004 Will Disney: i love a meta-short
03/24/2004 qualcomm: i've heard that wine is just a "model" for how crushed, fermented grapes taste; an abstraction, wine.
03/24/2004 John Slocum: Yes, and humans are just models for how collections of atoms, which form molecules then higher compounds and then cells with billions of biochemical functions carried out often facilitated by enzymes then higher organs and locomotive muscles, can come together to form life. Humans are abstractions.
03/24/2004 qualcomm: yes!
03/24/2004 qualcomm: so you're frank and dylan's fred, right?
03/24/2004 John Slocum: Gosh, was it so obvious? I know Frank was drinking Cornas, but what gave away Fred?
03/24/2004 Craig Lewis: Well, for one thing, Fred has a cat named Eugenio; so does Dylan. Also, Fred is always hanging out at Mullen's.
03/24/2004 qualcomm: and dylan's well-publicized conviction that ideas are communal
03/24/2004 Dylan Danko: Hey, I like to follow the letter of the law as well as the spirit. Otherwise, Danko's gonna be posting from the mutha cuntry.