Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fables for the 20th Century and Before: The Camel’s Mouth

Over the past several weeks, I've given you an array of modern fables.  Now it's time for something different.  Here's a 100% original fable, but with a moral perhaps slightly less applicable to life today than those from my other parables.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Childproof Bottle

Lots of things have silly names.  Like childproof bottles.  Don't believe me?  After reading my little anecdote about an inventor's modest proposal, you'll agree.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I Just Want to Play the Bongos

First, another shameless plug for myself:  my last story for 2011 is up on North by Northwestern!  Check it out!

But don't fear, there will be plenty of more stories to come this year on the blog.  Like this week's post, a fun poem that I know everyone can relate to.  It's even based on a true story.  I don't know whose story it's based on, but I'm sure someone has gone through this.  So without shrouding the poem in mystery any further, here it is!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Under the Bed

Still in that Halloween spirit?  This week's story will keep the holiday fun alive.  Well, it's not about Halloween, but it's about monsters, so close enough!

You can also read this story at North by Northwestern here.  It's similar, but there are some key differences (like the usage of the sister punctuation of the Cambridge Semicolon).

Also, check out my friend's blog post about blogs, featuring Linguistic Gimmicks!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Beans - Part III

The startling conclusion to the "Beans" epic has arrived!  Even if you think you know how Jack and the Beanstalk ends, you don't know what happens in this version.  Read on, and enjoy!