Monthly Archives: July 2008

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Incohere

I’m mortilized – I mean, I’m terrified of forgetting. I’m losing all my words. All my best words are falling away, drying up in my brain. There’s a thief in my homicile, stealing away my words. Comparing me over and over to forget. So I

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Magnetic Letters

Allie looks up and sees his brother’s spelled out W-O-L-F. “Good job, Artie,” he mumbles. Gapes at Artie for a while. His brother’s reverted to an innocence that predates their relationship. Even when they were kids, Artie played grown-up. Foraging for their food, protecting little

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The Pitch

I press the talk button on the intercom and ask my secretary to send in the next one, and a minute later another writer walks through the door. The last guy was a heavyset, confident man but this one is more nervous. He’s wearing blue

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Captain Scorpio

Captain Scorpio had been chasing the minions of H.A.D.E.S. (Hellions Against Deifying Everything Sacred) for years, criss-crossing the globe, deciphering their clues, always one step behind. Jack Scorpio was the latest in a long line of V.I.R.T.U.E. (Vigorously Intense Resistance To Ultimate Evil) agents tasked

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The Elephant Words Giant One Year Shake-Up

This week at Elephant Words sees the biggest change around thus far in the writing roster, as we take our first birthday as an opportunity to shift things around. First up, we say goodbye to three of the site’s founding contributors: Josh Hechinger, our very

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Dirty Dan is Looking at You

Yesterday a man appeared in Leeds Crown Court facing a series of bizarre criminal charges. Dan Jester, 28 of Carradine Road, pleaded emphatically not guilty to all 36 disturbances of the peace, but showed indifference to the 3 counts of public indecency he also faces.