Archive for January, 2013

31Jan

Chocolate

Do I loan my books? I’m a non-
materialist kind of guy but that goes
regarding my books. Loan them? Never.
They’re mine!!! And I’m the same with
chocolate, the subject of the
MicroNovel below.

CHOCOLATE
A Strange Romance
Wotdunit MicroNovel
by
Blogger Bard
***

Ch 1. She was reading when it came; & eating chocolate. They say too much pleasure leads to pain – & it hurt as the entity entered her head.

Ch 2. That’s how it began – for her. For me? When I found the body of the old man, smeared in, and choked by, chocolate. I called the cops.

Ch 3. The cops put the death down to erotic play. I didn’t. I asked around – got a description of a girl who visited. Then, another death.

Ch 4. It was developing into serial killing by chocolate. He was young. I got a break when I learnt of his old girlfriend. The same woman?

Ch 5. I tracked her down. She asked me in. Pretty, 25, her eyes stared. She was gorging on chocolate. Talking, she wasn’t herself, but many.

Ch 6. Chocolate: a great pleasure, yet indulgence so close to insanity. ‘Twas clear the girl needed help. I took her to a hypnotist friend.

Ch 7. Yes, good reader, she was possessed. Many incarnations came thru; a history of lovers since chocolate was invented. And the last one?

Ch 8. When the 1st victim was younger, he had jilted her, driving her to suicide. She had come back for revenge. ‘Twas the one tale she told.

Ch 9. A mind full of so many jilted loves. Is there any wonder she hated, killed, gorged!!? I decided to help her. Oh, I was such a fool!

Ch 10. The cops getting close, I hid her. She was grateful. Her gorging slowed from a love to a peck in the cheek. We had sex. But my wife!?

Ch 11. Was I mad? An affair with an insane killer on the run? And my wife … Did she suspect? That look in her eyes & … gorging …

Ch 12. When a woman eats chocolate, it’s sex. When gorged they eat for jilted lovers all. Now? Both of them. Bowls of chocolate – my throat!

Ch 13. The cops found me in time. 2 more for the asylum of lost love. They gorge regularly. Men! Keep a watchful eye for the Chocky Monster.

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30Jan

Insurgent Crime

Major de Ranger says … Mali govt says war will be over in days. Oh dear – we’ve heard it so often in so many conflicts. And then the insurgency rises.
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Guru Tony says … Hi-speed rail link coming in UK, with some stations out-of-city, taking away speed advantage & running by 2033. They call it an achievement.
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THE CRIME POST
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THE THIEF: He’d beat the thief. Raising
the effort, reality no longer drab, it
pulsated. He imagined a tendril & clung
to it. He’d not steal his life.
***
He burgled freestyle
No modus operendi
Learnt routine in jail
***
PULSATER: The killer was unaware. All
was drab. But as the weapon began to pulsate,
the tendril was broken. Radiotherapy had
begun to heal the patient.

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29Jan

Fawlty Chemistry

Pappa Razzi says … BBC edits out remarks about the Germans from old sitcom Fawlty Towers. If we don’t like the past, we change it. Orwellian revisionism.
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Major de Ranger says … Egypt goes full circle. Just as I predicted. It took the west 100s of yrs to get democracy & its still not right. Yet we expect miracles.
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Rule of life & love
All the elements in tune
Chemistry on fire
***
We are not born clones
We follow fad & fashion
We do it ourselves
***
To cherish someone
Chastity belt not needed
Chains of love proclaimed

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27Jan

Pressing Thirteen

Pappa Razzi says … The UK press has been branded the most unruly in the world. I agree. We insist on free speech but press doesn’t understand responsibility.
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Guru Tony says … UK energy efficiency drive about to begin. 81% of people haven’t heard of it. When recession bites, attitudes to green decline rapidly.
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READ WITH MUMMY
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THIRTEEN: Unlucky 13. As superstition
died, 13 remained; and they dreaded 2013.
Until the Mayans came to the rescue.They
survived 2012 & were lucky.
***
Dickens’ thirteen ghosts
Unlucky – three not enough
Never finished Drood
***
WHACK: Rag Doll sat, big Teddy by her.
Beauty & Beast? Or .. Kong! She couldn’t
chance it. Eyes manic, she turned him
to pulp. Naughty snake hair!
***
OLD SONGS: She had an urge to buy old
songs. When she got home she couldn’t
remember why. Little did she know a
previous incarnation was coming thru.

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26Jan

Fishy Sci Fi

Dr Illya Ness says … Mackerel was hailed as a wonder fish. Now, we mustn’t eat it. Natural stocks are depleting too fast. Can we ever get anything right?
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Polly Ticks says … Brit PM Cameron promises in-out referendum on EU by 2017. Maybe it will happen. Maybe he’s jockeying for position for EU changes.
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FUTURE ZONE
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Rescued from non-thought
Mutation, sentience, but …
How they missed nature
***
RESCUE: No time to rescue. Yet, as
they fell into the anomaly, time stood
still. He reached them. And for eternity
they stared, waiting for rescue.
***
He had been rescued
Yet Utopia’s a bore
Suicide is hard
***
TIME SHOCK: The traveller went to a time
when all has been said and done. Expecting
the future, he went to the past. History,
he saw, is just repetition.

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25Jan

Horsey Techie

Guru Tony says … Recent discovery of horse meat DNA in supermarket food raises concern of what we eat. Just tasting much of this cheap poison does it for me.
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Polly Ticks says … UN says global jobless is set to reach 200m. Come on, let’s think up a better system. Present Globalisation is wrong & doesn’t work!
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No, not no way, omg!
That’s it! Internet dating …?
No! Mom has no shame
(Moral: Use own name & pic)
***
TECHNO-GOTH: I am a failure. I tried
to install the program but no use. Mind
just didn’t connect, as if being sucked
out. Those damn bytes. Vampire reborn.
***
It just made no sense
Life’s easy on the net … yeah!
Techies revenge, lol

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24Jan

Rhythm

I love music but I cannot read and listen
together. It’s like having 2 lovers. Best
done one at a time. The MicroNovel below
has a rhythm all its own.

RHYTHM
A Wotdunit MicroNovel
by
D.I. Cass Nova
***

Ch 1. A Box – an oubliette? The rhythm of life beats away, & beat me good. He watches me from the hatch, his eyes piercing me. My Nemesis!!

Ch 2. Rhythms can be bad, pulsing through life & sanity. Where do I begin? I always felt boxed in. Until I met Sue. Joy! Then. Oh, why!!?

Ch 3. Can a serial killer stalk a person? Of course, when Sue was found, murdered, mutilated, I didn’t know who he was. But life soon told.

Ch 4. What do we strive for? Lying in the box, HIM staring down, I wonder. Why did I get over Sue so quick? Wasn’t she enough. Did HE know?

Ch 5. Afterwards, I got on with life. Lived the rhythm. Money, women – it all came to me. It took the police to tell me why. So many deaths!

Ch 6. He offers a sickening grin. The police never found him – couldn’t be sure they were murders or accidents. He got clever after Sue.

Ch 7. But why? What made him do it? I set a trap. A stooge to coax him in. He struck! But first attacked me. When I awoke I was bloodsoaked.

Ch 8. It looked bad for me. I hid the body. Became an accomplice. I battled with conscience, of course. I was a good person, I knew. But …

Ch 9. What drove me on, I don’t know. The killer was now so often by my side. Yet with all we did then, my success declined. No rhythm, see.

Ch 10. I didn’t take well to poverty. It was as if a part of me had gone & I couldn’t find myself. My new rhythm was a cacophony of conflict.

Ch 11. I wandered, a tramp, asking if it had all been worth it. People I asked ignored me – felt me mad. How dare they? Was that the problem?

Ch 12. To be ignored – the worse thing of all. I wasn’t someone but had to become someone. That was my rhythm – and now? I hear my dirge.

Ch 13. A Box. I lay in my coffin, my suicide done, victim to my own urges, my Hell? Their – MY!! – killer watching me for eternity; my Ego.

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23Jan

Exercising Green

Dr Illya Ness says … Rest, it seems, is as important as exercise. Allows muscles to recover. Anyone could tell you that. Why is it only so when experts tell us?
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Polly Ticks says … Tories warned to cut back on austerity measures as economy falters. No chance! It’s a rabid political coup to destroy everything ‘left’.
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Major de Ranger says … Brit PM: global fight on terror to move to North Africa. There’s always been terrorism in Algeria. What’s changed is our business interests.
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GREEN SCENE
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Oh, bountiful land
May you one day thrive again
When concrete is gone

PHILIP OSOPHY ON: NEO-FEUDALISM
Ch 5. Indoctrination is good. Used to be a daily dose of Bible. Now there’s Soaps & other media, subtly changing lifestyle to Big Biz needs.
Ch 6. Saints were symbols of how to live. Celebs do the same – offer perfection. Which is impossible. So you’re a sinner, sated by buying.
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Traditional times
A relative ideal from our
Early memories
***
ICE MEN: They bragged global warming
was sorted. Some were polite but not the
icy Europeans. Gulf Stream switched off,
they froze while others boiled.

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22Jan

Beta Symbols

Guru Tony says … European court confirms we can wear discreet religious symbols at work. This is good. Shame the person who brought the case waited 7 yrs.
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Major de Ranger says … The Algerian siege tells us most national armies can’t handle these crises. It’s time for a small international force to react immediately?
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RATTLERS’ TALE
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Beauty is a thought
A loved one, success, art, joy
Beauty is of mind

PHILIP OSOPHY ON: NEO-FEUDALISM
Ch 3. Feminism is good, but why was it allowed? It’s good for Big Biz. 2 wages per house = more investment. Give you a little, take a lot.
Ch 4. You need to buy what you don’t want for Big Biz to work. Like religious observances, you’re suckered into fad addiction; & it is good.
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With nothing to do
We think, we strive, we create
To be bored is good
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We fear him always
The bully hits out, because …
He fears us always
***
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20Jan

Retiring Europe

Pappa Razzi says .. .Using insulting language will no longer be illegal in UK unless a specific victim identified. Good! This stupidity was killing free speech.
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Polly Ticks says … All UK parties seem to be rounding up to say the EU isn’t working. The Tories usually say this. What’s Labour playing at? Vote hunting?
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Guru Tony says … High street retail chains seem to be falling quickly in the UK. They’re facing a perfect storm – Recession and Internet. Shopping is changing.
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RETIREMENT: He had one last job
before retirement. His biggest robbery –
for old age. If only he’d saved & bought
a house. But no, he gave himself up.
***
Retire from love
Like a knife slicing the bond
Betrayal cuts deep

PHILIP OSOPHY ON: NEO-FEUDALISM
Ch 1. You might think you live in a capitalist world. I don’t. It’s a con & you’re a sucker. We live with Neo-Feudalism. Here’s my proof.
Ch 2. Big Biz survives by having big systems, which need big backing, such as payments for your house! Mortgage serfs – like a plot of land.
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I can’t retire
Too many questions, crimes, horrors
I just got to write


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QUESTION: He was The Bird; could go
anywhere. But so many doors in the Condo.
Which? They waited. Fired. The clean up
took time. Feathers everywhere.
***
THE HAND: His hand came off as I took
it. A broken man. Victim of a horrendous
crime. We must shock to get through.
This is how we begin, with metaphor.

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