Thursday, July 17, 2008

NOUN CONFUSION

ME: Did you have fun at Aunty Terri’s today?
CONNOR: Yep!
ME: Did you play with Shani?
CONNOR: Yep!
ME: And Darien?
CONNOR: Yep!
ME: And Gwen?
CONNOR: (long suffering) No, Daddy! She from Ben 10!

Ah. Yes. Silly me. Of course.

PRATCHETT'S SHORT CARROT

Like anybody who’s ever read his work, I’m a Terry Pratchett fan, and of his work, I’m particularly fond of the cycle of work involving the Night Watch of Ankh-Morpork. So I was a rather happy fellow today when I stumbled upon a previously-unknown-to-me short story today, featuring, as it does, Corporal Carrot, along with cameos from Captain Vimes, Nobby, and Sergeant Colon: you can read it here, too.

FOR REAL TRUTH, COUNT ON DINOSAURS

Oh, the writer’s life is a stoopid and accurately-mocked one.

And it always involves sequels somewhere along the line.

MICHAEL GREENHUT IN FANTASY

Free fiction, you ask? Wellllllllll, seeing as it’s you: Clarion South gradboy and member of an elite squad of risk-taking, pyrotechnical students I called my “jet-fighters”, the quite lunatic and fab Michael Greenhut has a new story up at Dark Fantasy magazine. Go and read it here.

1 comment:

Terri said...

See my conversation with Connor that day went like this:
SETTING: Connor was playing with a couple of Jarryd's Star Wars Keyrings (Boba Fett & a Storm Trooper)

CONNOR: Look what I've got *pow* *pow*
Terri: Oohh. Do you know what they are?
Connor: Yup.
Terri: ???
Terri: What are they?
Connor: They're toys. *pow*
Terri: ...of course. Do you know what they're from?
Connor: Yup.
Terri: ???
Terri: (Pointing at the storm trooper) He's from Star Wars
Connor: NOOO!! He's from Family Guy!
Terri: ...