Friday, November 17, 2006
Oh, bits and pieces
Another six-word short story from me:
Hated my dad. Then married him.
Do keep 'em coming if you can think of any.
A reminder that I'm going to be giving a talk near Chester on Monday evening; I'll give details on the morning of the day, but anyone in the location do come along and say hello.
And, for your amusement, a link. My friend Joel (http://www.robotichat.blogspot.com/, if you fancy seeing his blog) is writing a Nanowrimo novel about pirates. In honour of this, and because I was watching Pirates of the Carribean the other day, I call to your attention the following scam baiter.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the term, basically, well - you know those e-mails you get saying, in effect, I'M IN NIGERIA AND HAVE TO GET MONEY OUT ILLEGALLY, GIVE ME SOME CASH AND I'LL CUT YOU IN, I'M A MILLIONAIRE, HONESTLY? A modern variant on the Spanish Prisoner con? Some people get mischievous with these bad, fraudulent people, and decide to have a little fun with them. This is a particularly funny example:
Don't try to scam a rascal, me hearty.
Thanks Kit. The story's not exactly mutinied yet but there are grumblings amongst the characters, especially those that haven't really had a chance to be seen yet. Here's some six word pirate stories.
X marks the spot. Can't read.
Marooned with a pistol. No bullets.
Chest full of treasure. Need operation.
Fire the cannons! Give good references.
OK, the last two are more like puns...
Ate the math teacher. School ended.
The alien wore a suit. Married him.
Sun exploded. Followed by killer penguins.
Hey God? I need a pony.
Shot my husband over the cookies.
I think half the world is writing pirate novels this November. I've just hit the procrastination stage in mine. Good luck, Joel!
Can't think of any 6 word pirate stories but here's two Nano inspired ones:
Writer died in November caffeine overdose.
Husband starved, cats starved, novel written.
Fantastic stuff! Loved the extract. Cassie O'Pia is a great name. Nothing as good as that in mine, though I do like Captain Bracegirdle. Good luck to you too. Although from your word count you need it less than I do...
Thanks! I've never done Nano before - it's the opposite of how I normally write - but I've found a peculiar satisfaction in going all out for word count instead of worrying about quality.Post a Comment
I love your extract (you must keep 'little poems of mania' in the final draft,) and the whole idea of a pirate detective novel sounds great.
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