My Drabbles for Follycon 2018
April 5, 2018 5:52pm CST
This year’s Eastercon science fiction convention, Follycon, in Harrogate ran a daily newsletter contest for writing SF drabbles. A Drabble I a story exactly 100 words long. Though neither of my entries made it into the newsletter, with excellent fierce competition, these are the stories I sent in. Enjoy. Floating Around So the sum reason for your invention of anti-gravity beams was to open a disco playing Lionel Richie’s Dancing On The Ceiling several times a night. Congratulations on breaking the freefall parachuting record with your descent taking nine months. I understand you nearly hit a flock of penguins at 20,000 feet. You have also killed the undertaking profession as no one is buried any more in a World where the dead can drift off and make their way directly to the heavens. I hope to visit you as soon as I can get the car down from the garage ceiling. ********* Memo From The Chairman Of The Ouija Board Karma Bank Psi-Clerk auditors have inspected our sensory deprivation flotation forecasts for next year with the I Ching, horoscopes, tarot cards and the entrails of a young virgin goat. The omens do not look promising. Prophets are down despite the predictions drawn from the Tibetan Book Of The Deal. Our Share-voyants say we can no longer leave the company’s fate to chants alone. We have too many shelf fillers born under the incompatible sign of Aquarius. They simply have to go. The crystal pendulum never lies, nor do the canteen tea-leaves. Remember to wear high viz robes at all times. Youtube – Lionel Richie – Dancing On The Ceiling Arthur Chappell
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@arthurchappell Maybe I'll hunt down some of my challenges done previously. I think I did one that was only fifteen words, but I'm not sure. I used to have everything stored on their site, but paid a small stipend for that option. Now that I'm only a free member, I have taken time to put it all on my computer. Finding what I want, though could be time-consuming.