Sunday, March 6, 2011

Expansion joints: part 2: "Stuff"

This series of posts consists of responses to the "Expanders!" micro-fiction challenges over at Porky's Expanse!.

Feel free to use any of the posts tagged as Expansion Joints in an epos.

Here are my responses to the March 6th, 2011 challenge:

"Stuff it!"
The general stormed out.
The taxidermist shook, eying the Emperor's still-warm corpse.


Tears streaming, she stood before the smoking ruin. "All you've lost..."
The abbot shrugged. "Stuff."


The stuff was incomprehensible.
"Does this mean..."
The wizard laughed. "Meaning's your domain. I do."

1 comment:

  1. A tremendous trio.

    The first sparkles for the fact we're led astray, imagining the general surrendering to frustration only to find out the truth is far more serious a matter!

    The second remains ambiguous. Is it only 'stuff' that's been lost? Or is it 'stuff' that's been retained, the spiritual? Or a dispirited curse? Not knowing is great.

    The third is a fun twist on the concept of the wizard as learned through the semantic.

    A masterclass!