A friend pointed me at an anthology being put together of 42-word stories and suggested I give it a go.
This was tropical, the kind of heat that filled a room and hung on your shoulders like a hot wet blanket. The kind of heat that feels like drowning if you breathed too deeply. The kind of heat that Jones P.I. hated most.
“The Great Gatsby is a classic, you understand, claaaaassic. That means it is the very measure of what great writing is. It’s a story that’s stood the test of time, and the fact that we’re still able to have this argument how every many hundred years later, proves you wrong.”
He would have his days free to do what he wanted and then sleep at work and get paid for it. Because who would want to break into a textile factory?
“Why are we doing this again?”
Yelled Josh frustrated,
Scheisse 2 by D.I. Jolly As Franklin’s back hit and broke through the bars glass window he couldn’t help but feel that it had seemed like that sort of day, all day. From the moment he woke up he felt like he knew it was going to be a bad day. But he had a…
Scheisse By D.I. Jolly “Accidentally falling off a building really doesn’t feel like I thought it would. Oh my God, I hope no one thinks I jumped on purpose that would be really embarrassing. Nono, no it’s fine. People definitely heard me call for help, and saw me trying to grab the ledge, I’m sure…
They both nodded knowingly and relaxed back into the comfort of a complicated discussing, skilfully dodged.
Everyone likes to have their own theories and ideas of what really happened to him, and if you sit long enough you’ll hear the same arguments again and again.
Fremdscham – Shame felt for actions done by someone else; vicarious embarrassment, secondhand embarrassment …