Monday, January 29

100 Word Story

Podcasting.Isfullofcrap is the home of the 100 word story - amusing tales you can threaten to read to the kids before bed.

New Scientist however, is a technical podcast with a slightly humourous element.

One of the competitions on New Scientist was to find out how many bones there are in the human hand. I began to wonder how you could discover such a thing.

The result of my pondering was a 100 word story - and an alarming insight into my thoughts.

He walked over to me, slowly.
‘Give me your hand,’ I said. He shied back, avoiding my eyes.
‘Come on! It’ll be fun.’ I said, smiling.
Nervously he held it out.
‘Not that one.’
He held out the left. I took it in mine.
‘You want daddy to win that competition don’t you, all that money?’
‘Please!’ he whispered
‘You can help me count the bones afterwards if you like. We’ll win together.’
I moved his hand towards the workbench
‘Now, be a good boy, and keep still.’
And pinning his wrist to the bench, I reached for the hacksaw.

4 comments:

Scarlet said...

Too many SAW movies for you!!

The Freelance Cynic said...

The only scary movies that was less scary and predictable than Saw was Saw II and Cabin Fever.

When you've cut off as many innocent peoples limbs as I have it begins to lose the scare factor.

My Marrakech said...

EEEEK!
PS That book is only $9.99. Maybe you can afford to marry her?

The Freelance Cynic said...

9.99? Well yeah, but she'd still want a new dust Jacket Every year, bookmarks, pocket books...

I'm just not ready for that kind of commitment.

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