• torin commented on the post, takeoff 4 years, 11 months ago

    HEY! This word has been used before! Nearly three years ago, I believe. I remember distinctly because it inspired me to write one of my first short stories, about a plane that takes off from a runway without a pilot, locking it’s own doors with the crew inside, and crashing into an oncoming 747.

  • torin commented on the post, gentleman 4 years, 11 months ago

    You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar!

    You are too kind, sir! You are the gentleman, and the scholar!

    Bah! I am but a simple laborer in the full accounting of things. It is you who are to be esteemed!

    No, no, no! You are too modest friend. I am just a humble servant of my fellow man. You are the one who should be honored!

    Pish posh,…[Read more]

  • torin commented on the post, curtains 4 years, 11 months ago

    I crouched in the warm window seat, the glass on my left, the curtains on my right, nestled in my secret alcove, hidden from the world.

  • torin commented on the post, thirst 4 years, 12 months ago

    I pawed my way through the sand, grasping feebly at the grains, trying to find a purchase.

    “Just… a little… further… It’s right… there…”

  • torin commented on the post, souvenir 4 years, 12 months ago

    “…and this is all that’s left.”

    “Wow. Sounds like there’s a lot of emotion packed into that little thing.”

    “Yeah, there really is. I’ve supercharged it with my intentions, haven’t I?”

    “That’s how it goes, that’s how it goes.”

  • torin commented on the post, people 7 years ago

    If ever there was a paralyzing word… I really don’t know where to start with this one. People, people, so many people. So many stories! How many stories are out there, just waiting to be told, to be heard? […]

  • torin commented on the post, flex 7 years, 1 month ago

    Seems like oneword.com is flexing its coloring muscles. Is it supposed to be black themed, or is my computer just tripping? Flex dose…

  • torin commented on the post, dehydrated 7 years, 1 month ago

    “Freeze dried, is more like it!” he moped.

    “Yeah, well it’s something, so eat it and shut up.”

  • torin commented on the post, magazines 7 years, 1 month ago

    Filled with corporate ammunition, or in the case of independent magazines, anti-mainstream-corporation-it’s the system-it’s the man-down with the system!-fight the man! ammunition.

  • torin commented on the post, refuse 7 years, 1 month ago

    It was a rather confusing tradition. Should they offer you any refreshment–tea or sweets–you were to refuse. Yet they would still bring you some tea or sweets. You would still thank them for their hospitality, […]

  • torin commented on the post, misty 7 years, 2 months ago

    The fog settled on the blue lakes of her eyes, turning their sharp azure hue a dull grey, and like that life went out.

  • torin commented on the post, cabinet 7 years, 2 months ago

    Let me see… Maybe we’ll try walking up the ladder of abstraction with this one. Down at the bottom, ‘cabinet’: a closeted space for storing this and that and whatever other sorts of nick-knacks you are of a mind […]

  • torin commented on the post, fuses 7 years, 2 months ago

    It’s interesting…maybe strange, maybe cool, maybe ironic, maybe funny, maybe many other things, maybe none of them whatsoever…that all that separates two ideas from one another in our minds can be something as […]

  • torin commented on the post, decorations 7 years, 3 months ago

    I wonder when people began decorating things… Why did they begin doing so in the first place? Were decorations akin to the piss stains other animals left on trees to mark their territory? Humans just couldn’t […]

  • torin commented on the post, auxiliary 7 years, 3 months ago

    The main force had been stayed out of sight. No one in the auxiliary had seen it for days. But they knew it was there, and the thought gave them strength. Theirs was a suicide mission; they had each volunteered to […]

  • torin commented on the post, bucket 7 years, 3 months ago

    Fish guts slopped over the sides of the stained wooden bucket she hefted in her hands. The bucket knew the weight of offal as well as those hands, and together they made another journey, one out of the hundreds […]

  • torin commented on the post, science 7 years, 3 months ago

    He always seemed so at odds with those of a more classic sense of faith. ‘This is not your great and terrible god!’ he would say. ‘This is science!’. He was right; he was wrong. Indeed it was science, but god just […]

  • torin commented on the post, framework 7 years, 4 months ago

    We’re just laying the framework for something else, he thought. All of this, everything we’ve done, it’s just the framework, the border, the outline, for something else, something greater.

  • torin commented on the post, switching 7 years, 4 months ago

    Somewhere, nobody knows exactly, but somewhere, there’s a giant switchboard. A giant switchboard with thousands and thousands of millions and millions of little switches for turning a thousand thousand million […]

  • torin commented on the post, racket 7 years, 4 months ago

    “Would you keep it down up there!” Aunt Gertrude shouted at us from somewhere downstairs. We were up in the attic, making a racket, tossing around all the dusty, old antique trinkets and baubles, and photo albums, […]