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  • Traci 7:41 pm on February 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Of Course They’re Real 

    “What exactly is this stuff?” Gentry asked, skeptically, looking at the little figurines. They looked soft.

    “They’re unicorns!” Ceres said, smiling cheerfully.

    “Yeah, I see that. But, what I mean is…what’re they made of?”

    “That’s a really silly question, Gentry! Of course you know what they’re made of!”

    “Uh…no. Or, I wouldn’t have asked.” He sighed. Getting information out of Ceres was like pulling teeth. No matter how straight-forward it probably should have been.

    “…I don’t know how you couldn’t know what they’re made of!” Ceres said, blinking at his friend. Gentry was always a little clueless, if you asked Ceres. Really, he was always asking what something was made of! It was like he didn’t trust Ceres or something!

    “Just answer me!” Gentry was getting fed-up with this. He hated this little round-about shit they went through every time he asked a simple question. And the truth was, he didn’t trust Ceres! Ceres was the weirdest person he’d ever met.

    “They’re made of meat, of course.” Ceres said, sighing as if exasperated with a very slow child.

    “M-meat?!” Gentry stared at the little unicorn figures in horror. Who the hell made unicorn figurines out of meat?!

    “Of course! That’s what they’re made out of in real life!”

    “No they aren’t!”

    “What do you mean? Of course they are! I just have to figure out how to stop them from growing mold and bacteria.” Ceres said, thoughtfully.

    “Ceres! Unicorns are not made out of raw, ground meat in real life! In fact, they aren’t real!”

    Ceres gasped and stared at Gentry with wide eyes, filled with hurt.

    “…What?” Gentry was caught off guard. What had he said that could have possibly given birth to such a look on Ceres’s face?

    “Of course unicorns are real! You just have to believe!”

    Gentry sighed, a vein in the side of his forehead popping out just a little throbbing. “Ceres…unicorns aren’t real. They never were. They’re a myth. Probably a trick of someone’s eyes a long time ago, or the result of people putting together bones the wrong way. Sort of like the myth of the cyclops.”

    “Gentry, how could you say such a terrible thing! You just have to believe! Of course unicorns are real!”

    “Ceres…!”

    “No! I won’t listen! They’re real, I tell you! They are! And they’re made of meat!”

     
    • Fallen Red Ninja 3:03 am on April 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I love the idea of making figurines out of meat, it sounds like a great way to terrorise small children!

      Well written, I love the figurines and the ending.

  • Shen 9:52 pm on January 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Starring Cissy 

    The club is a deli counter,
    Everything on sale.
    Tight wrapped, pre-packaged packages.
    Yum, yum, want some!
    Yum, yum, gimme some!
    Two pounds of you, you too!

    “KATY, TURN DOWN THAT MUSIC.”

    “WHAAAT?”

    “TURN THAT DOWN.”

    “WHAT? I CAN’T HEAR YOU!” I turned the music down fractionally to listen for more but didn’t hear any. I turned it back up.

    Dad burst through my door like some kind of wild animal. “Turn that noise OFF.”

    I turned the dial to about half, “It’s not noise.”

    Yum, yum, want some!
    Yum, yum, gimme some!
    Two pounds of you, you too!

    “What is this garbage?” He stopped to actually listen. My face started to heat up and I scrambled to turn it off, but I just made it louder.

    Touch them, touch them,
    They’re yours, just take one,
    They’re just made of meat.

    Dad’s face turned red, too, but for very different reasons. “Give me the CD. Give it to me, now.”

    I found Eject and pulled it out while it was still spinning. “I’ve never heard that song before,” I said quickly.

    “You were singing along.”

    “To the first song! That’s the single, the one they play on the radio.” This one was going to hit the air on Friday, but he didn’t need to know that. Not yet.

    He turned the CD around to read the title. His eyes just about bugged out at the imprint of Cissy — no last name, just Cissy — wearing a tiny little dress that barely made it from bust to crotch. “Where the hell did you get this?”

    “Wal-Mart?”

    “It’s going in the trash.”

    “Daddy!” My heart lurched. I had saved up to be able to get the two-disc set with the concert DVD. “Please, no! Please, please, Daddy!”

    “You’re too young to be looking up to–to women like her.”

    “She’s only two years older than me! She’s sixteen!”

    Oh, that had been the wrong thing to say. Daddy’s face turned purple. “Do you homework.”

    How could I do my homework? I threw myself face down on my bed and tried to work up a good batch of hot tears. All I got was pink and puffy. My CD was gone.

    Two weeks later, Deli Counter was all over the place. It was on TV, on the radio, playing in the stores but I wasn’t allowed to watch or listen. Grounded for my big fat mouth at dinner the night he took my CD away. I was still sulking around Dad, making my point. The pharmacy was playing some boring ballad from the 70s and Dad was humming along. My ears pricked up as it segued into Cissy. I stood stock still in the middle of the aisle, trying to soak up every note.

    “Come on, Katy.” Daddy turned into the next aisle. He was still humming.

     
  • Shen 8:16 pm on January 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    They’re made out of funny prompts… 

    So, I went looking for inspiration of the ‘made of meat’ prompt and…

    They’re made out of Meat

    by Terry Bisson

    “They’re made out of meat.”

    “Meat?”

    “Meat. They’re made out of meat.”

    “Meat?”

    “There’s no doubt about it. We picked several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, probed them all the way through. They’re completely meat.”

    Read the rest, it’s HILARIOUS: http://baetzler.de/humor/meat_beings.html

    This story was nominated for a Nebula award (sci fi). Wikipedia article.

     
    • Fallen Red Ninja 12:20 pm on January 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      That there is one of my favourite shorts of all time, it’s in my diary from like 5th form ^,^
      And was most probably what I was thinking of, on some level, when I blurted out the prompt. Heh

  • Shen 6:10 am on January 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Prompt: “They’re made of meat” 

    Use tag “made of meat”

     
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