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speech

Our daughter hasn’t started speaking real words yet. She can make noise, and laugh, but nothing legit just yet. She’s in the language sponge stage, so my wife and I are slowly trying to reign in our tongues and swear less, but I think it’s a bit late already.

» Posted By Snellopy On 01.15.2013 @ 1:45 am

game

I used to be a gamer before, but not any more. I would describe my style of play as hardcore-casual. I miss it a bit, but not enough to return now. Family life is better than pixel people

» Posted By Snellopy On 12.19.2012 @ 1:31 am

due

Shouldn’t be writing. Shouldn’t be playing on the internet. Too much work due.

But…

Want to write. Don’t want to work. And the internet, ahhh, what a distraction.

OK, I’ll cut a deal with me: 30 minutes writing, 30 minutes work. Sound fair?

» Posted By Snellopy On 12.17.2012 @ 12:58 am

determined

I was going to do it. Scratch that, I *am* going to do it. Think positive, and it’ll come true. Sure he’s bigger, stronger and armed better than me, but I have an advantage… there’s a precedent. Just call me David

» Posted By Snellopy On 12.13.2012 @ 1:10 am

presented

A gold watch. After 40 years of faithful service, they trot out that old chestnut. I’m insulted. Back in the good old days, there wouldn’t have been a farewell party and a firm handshake. Dagger ‘twixt the ribs was the *real* tradition in this profession.

» Posted By Snellopy On 12.11.2012 @ 1:51 am

methods

They say that there is method in madness. If that’s the case, why don’t we see more results? Look how many people do stupid stuff – surely there should be a better success to fail ratio than what we’re currently getting? There must be some unknown universal constant skewing the numbers against us

» Posted By Snellopy On 12.10.2012 @ 12:52 am

simple

It always seems so simple. Sit and write, and the words will flow. November is Nanowrimo, a month long celebration of banging keys, and getting 50,000 words down in a month. Doesn’t work that way – at least for me. Sometimes simplicity is too complex.

» Posted By Snellopy On 12.06.2012 @ 1:22 am

higher

“Higher daddy, higher!”
Her father happily obliged.

During her first trans-atlantic flight, her faced was pressed against the window with a wordless smile, holding his hand in amazement.

As the shuttle blasted off, both these memories were brought to mind. “Thanks, dad”

» Posted By Snellopy On 12.05.2012 @ 1:17 am

rise

My temper (and blood pressure) were rising almost uncontrollably yesterday. This is now the third? fourth? time I’ve written about it today. You seriously would not believe how bad the traffic is over here, just insane.

» Posted By Snellopy On 11.30.2012 @ 1:04 am

local

I used to have a local, back in Darwin. It was right next door. When I moved here, I had lots of locals, because I went out so very often. No longer any more, as I’m a reformed family man now. I don’t really miss it that much. At first, I thought I was sort of hiding my light under a bushel a bit, but then realised that was a bad way of looking at it. Now, instead I say that I’m a family man. I like that explanation better.

» Posted By Snellopy On 11.27.2012 @ 12:24 am

soon

I’ll start work soon I say. The only problem is I say that far too often. And after a while, it always seems a better idea to push it back till tomorrow – to really concentrate on it in one big hit. Doesn’t matter what the “it” is, but it gets pushed back to another day. I’ll do it soon.

» Posted By Snellopy On 11.26.2012 @ 12:51 am

hall

The striped shadows made the walk down the hall seem even longer. The setting sun threw the bars along the floor, pointing like ominous fingers towards the door. Once through it, he would be hung by the neck until he was dead.

» Posted By Snellopy On 11.22.2012 @ 1:10 am

satisfy

Sometimes, it’s hard to be satisfied with what you’ve got. We piss and moan about our shitty jobs, but there are those that have no job. Whingeing just seems so much more pleasing than giving thanks for what you have. If I knew why, I’d be a rich man

» Posted By Snellopy On 11.20.2012 @ 12:21 am

employees

We’re all indentured labour, though some of us at our company have it worse than other. Sure we have nothing to lose but our chains, but it is nice to be able to eat. And things could be a lot worse – I have a lot of friends back home that have been unemployed for a long time

» Posted By Snellopy On 11.16.2012 @ 1:26 am

measured

The cloth was laid out, and the length measured carefully. Patiently, slowly, I sewed it taking as much care as possible. It didn’t damn well matter, the hem of the pants was still three inches too high. “Happy Birthday!” I said, as I gave them to my mother with pride

» Posted By Snellopy On 11.15.2012 @ 1:35 am

arts

As he threw back his arms, his sleeves fell impressively back, revealing nothing but skin. “Using the darkest arts I have trained in for years under the tutelage of swamis and magi, I, the Great Alfonzo will entertain you! But first… I need a volunteer from the audience!”

» Posted By Snellopy On 11.14.2012 @ 1:26 am

presence

“I sense his presence… quiet!”

Just then, the medium’s eyes rolled back in her head. In a grating voice unlike her own she snapped out the word “DOOM!” before the furniture in the room burst into flame

» Posted By Snellopy On 11.01.2012 @ 2:33 am

solution

The chalk board was covered in equations, most with parts scuffed out. Greek letters were nearly as numerous as numbers. “Fuck it, It’s too hard! I’m gonna go eat.”

» Posted By Snellopy On 10.24.2012 @ 2:52 am

forth

Go forth and conquer they said. See the world they said. All we’ve seen is trenches. Miles and miles of trenches. The mud is bad, but I’ve heard later in the year we’ll have snow. If we live that long, of course. I wonder what will kill me first – the cold, the enemy, the food, or our own artillery.

» Posted By Snellopy On 10.23.2012 @ 1:58 am

raised

The Roman legions were mighty. They thought they were unstoppable. But that was soon shown not to be the case, when an even greater army was raised. Un-dead beat legionaries any day.

» Posted By Snellopy On 10.19.2012 @ 1:57 am

entrance

I sat there, mesmerized. So hard to focus. The slow progress of the blue bar… it drew my eye as the minute progressed. Then too late I realised! Wrong word :D

» Posted By Snellopy On 10.18.2012 @ 2:31 am

civilize

My wife is doing a damn fine job of civilizing me. I’ve still got a long way to go, but I can now be accepted in polite company for short periods of time. We’ve now got a daughter and I can have fun making it difficult for her all over again :D

» Posted By Snellopy On 10.17.2012 @ 4:14 am

bury

It’s always a damn shame when it happens. Lord knows I don’t mean to do it. I just get carried away sometimes. That’s the third one now. Maybe the next one’ll listen to what I tell her.

» Posted By Snellopy On 10.16.2012 @ 2:28 am

upper

On the very upper floor, there was a tiny room. The roof slanted in, and the window was cracked, but for Tommy, it was home. It wasn’t great, but it was better than where he was before. That was enough to keep him happy, and warm throughout the night. Today was better than before. Tomorrow would be too, he knew it.

» Posted By Snellopy On 10.15.2012 @ 1:54 am

wet

I hate it when it’s pissing down rain, because I drive a motorbike. Often, my shoes have holes too, so that makes the drive so much worse. Ahhh, but once I get to my destination, all is forgiven… there are puddles to jump in, and a childhood joy to re-live once again. Life ain’t so bad after all

» Posted By Snellopy On 10.12.2012 @ 1:44 am

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