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Expresso Stories

February 7th, 2005 (05:53 pm)
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current mood: creative

Been hanging around today, looking at http://espressostories.com/index.php. The basic idea is to write complete stories in 25 words or less. Yes, that's right - quarter drabbles.

So far, I've come up with these:

Women Are Dangerous
"A complete story in twenty five words? Ridiculous!" Bruce chuckled indulgently and went back to drinking his coffee. Five seconds later, he was wearing it.


Desperate Measures
"C'mon!" he pleaded. "Just this once? For me? I won't ask again..." "Fine!" snapped Jane, "I'll beta your stupid twenty five word ficlet for you!"


Prowling
Jane smiled, relieved that the strange noise outside had turned out to be nothing. So why wasn't Bruce coming straight back inside?


Out of the Closet
Jane emerged, covered in dust and swearing. "Friggin' toggle bars! Just a little tap, the manual said!" Behind her, the walls fell in.


"Oh, THAT Bruce in Accounts.."
Why was 'Send to All' so close to 'Send'? Bruce whimpered, thinking of the very graphic email he'd just sent his boss and new lover.


Payback
Faith smirked as Buffy knelt down, and started kissing her way up Faith's long thigh high leather boots. B had the worst poker face EVER.


What a Difference A Week Makes...
"First time visiting?" the customs guy had asked on his way in. "First time deported," Bruce grinned on his way out.


Girls On Tour
Mini-bars emptied. Rooms trashed. Housekeeping too scared to even come near their floor. Police called every night. Yup, thought Holly, Slyth-con was a definite success.


Wait A Mo....
"It's just a little prick," the nurse soothed. Bruce was halfway home before he realised he hadn't had an injection.


Pain
Boy meets Girl. Girl meets other Girl. Boy gets face slapped for even suggesting it.

Comments

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: February 7th, 2005 10:48 am (UTC)

The last one is priceless. :D

So true to life and yet so funny. Actually, they are all impressive. Who knew plot could be conveyed in so few words?

And is today a holiday or what? *is jealous*

Posted by: SaraJo (_ashestobeauty_)
Posted at: February 7th, 2005 10:52 am (UTC)
squee by angelys

She lives!

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: February 7th, 2005 10:54 am (UTC)

Allegedly. I am working on a Uber Update. This could take a while.

Posted by: SaraJo (_ashestobeauty_)
Posted at: February 7th, 2005 10:57 am (UTC)

Uber Updates. Fun stuff! You people have far more patience than I do. I'm lucky if I manage to update my LJ, let alone run anything else that would need updated!

Random "by the way" moment - you going to SlythCon?

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: February 7th, 2005 11:02 am (UTC)
Faith - Bored (mine)

I wasn't planning on attending the entire thing. Guest appearances are dependant on Booster and his schedule. I promised some chauffeuring while he is stateside. But with all y'all in the same place - it seems rather silly not to head your way and see you peeps...

It will be nice to have faces to go with the writing and other "voices" I get from LJ.

Posted by: SaraJo (_ashestobeauty_)
Posted at: February 7th, 2005 11:05 am (UTC)

Well, you could always come see us and make him wait in the car.

Real faces would be nice since half the time I end up picturing people as looking like their icons. It confuses my poor little brain...

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: February 7th, 2005 11:11 am (UTC)

Um, I think some of your fellow planners would have my head for that. There are at least a few who would far rather meet him than I. :P

Someday I will find a decent pic of me and post it. But probably not. I hate cameras...

Posted by: SaraJo (_ashestobeauty_)
Posted at: February 7th, 2005 11:13 am (UTC)

*grins* They could go out to the car and say hello.

And yes, cameras are teh ebil. We have a mutual hate relationship and it works for us.

Posted by: foxfire74 (foxfire74)
Posted at: February 8th, 2005 09:53 am (UTC)

Real faces would be nice since half the time I end up picturing people as looking like their icons.

I do that too, and it makes my head hurt when I think about it.

*is now really, really wondering about her Dot icon*

Posted by: SaraJo (_ashestobeauty_)
Posted at: February 8th, 2005 09:55 am (UTC)

I'm sure it will be quite a shock for me if I ever meet Ves and she *doesn't* look like Eliza.

Posted by: foxfire74 (foxfire74)
Posted at: February 8th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)

That's OK, imagine the shock of meeting *Booster*...

Posted by: SaraJo (_ashestobeauty_)
Posted at: February 8th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)

Yeah, that's a lot of different faces for one person to have...

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: February 7th, 2005 10:59 am (UTC)
Holiday!
Nibble me! [sweetjane_69]

You think I wasn't going to watch the whole Superbowl and NOT take the next day off work?

Plus, Monday - worst day of the week by far.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: February 7th, 2005 11:01 am (UTC)
Re: Holiday!

Ah. I should have thought of that. Of course, I didn't watch the SuperBowl so...

Posted by: SaraJo (_ashestobeauty_)
Posted at: February 7th, 2005 10:51 am (UTC)

*giggles*

Those were fun. I'm lucky enough to squeeze in under the 100 word wire - I doubt I could do 25.

Posted by: Anthony (anthon1)
Posted at: February 7th, 2005 11:56 am (UTC)

Pain

*Falls off chair*

Posted by: I write (absolut_jmo)
Posted at: February 7th, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC)
plot bunny

*chuckles*

Excellent job. I especially like "Wait a Mo..." And "Girls on Tour" is close to the mark as well.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: February 7th, 2005 02:55 pm (UTC)
What the Bork? [jennymalfoy]

I've seen the photos, remember...

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