kayshapero: (CalicoCat)
My response to Medium's October prompt (write a 5 paragraph story with the beginning line "When I got home that night, I noticed the smiling jack-o-lantern in my front yard was crushed.:...)


When I got home that night, I noticed the smiling jack-o-lantern in my front yard was crushed, weeping seedy tears as the garden gnome raised his club for another hit. “Hey! I told you, not to come back here!”

The gnome turned around, smirking. “It’s Halloween, I can go anywhere and do anything I please for the night”.

“Then why are you wasting your time here smashing bitty little pumpkins? Why not collect the other gnomes and march on the big display in the park?”

“Thanks for the suggestion,” he sneered, “Maybe I will. After I ruin the porch!”

I reached behind me and pulled my new acquisition from the seat. “And maybe you won’t either.” With a roar, the chainsaw came to life, and I advanced on the little pest…

Day 5

Sep. 6th, 2009 11:19 pm
kayshapero: (cat/hedgehog)
Relatively cool weather nice while it lasted - it's warmed up again. Still not as bad as day 1 though.

Went to the Charity Auction today. There were several auctioneers, including same guy who was at the Maskerade - alas, I still don't know his name though he's brilliant, Bernard Pearson (aka The Cunning Artificer)and others. There were lots of books, mostly but not all Terry's; there were other autographed books as well by folks present (Esther Friesner) and not (Neil Gaiman), also Discworld stamps and first day covers and all those nifty stamp collector thingies: apparently these are legitimate stamps (though you can't mail anything with them off the Discworld) and traded by stamp collectors and such. There was also an entire sheet of what are usually called printer's errors, though in this case the artist (the Artificer himself) put the wrong flag on a set of stamps issued in honor of the convention. It was supposed to be an American flag, and instead it... wasn't (I didn't get a close enough look to see what he DID use). I gather this thing is scary valuable; goodness knows it went for a lot. Not being into stamps, I stayed out of this one.

Upon rereading, I realize this post is kinda large even for my recent ones, so I'm sticking the rest of the text as well as some pictures behind a LJ cut.

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kayshapero: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] ozarque posted a short story in twelve definitions awhile back, which gave me this idea... Worry not, tis quite worksafe - just long enough I decided to put it behind a cut. (Updated 7/9/05 - found some goofs.)

From Rags to Riches in Twelve Easy Definitions )

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