Jan 16, 2011

Daddy - Short Story

"We need lots of guns, some swords, two tanks, a Sukhoi jet, a nuclear missile and a pink fuzzy teddy bear."

The weapons master coughed, spat something brown on the floor, cleaned his lips with the back of his hand and said, "The missile would be a problem."

Rozaf looked at his watch, he had to start killing soon.

"Fine," he said, "i'll skip the missile from the order, but i NEED the pink fuzzy teddy bear."

The weapons master said nothing and gave him a thumbs up.

Rozaf did a check on the weapons as stood by the side of the Sukhoi. The guns were loaded, the swords were sharp and teddy was fuzzy enough and the right shade of pink he was looking for. The tanks and the soldiers for hire were on their way to the venue, now he had to reach. He got in the jet and took off towards the venue with the teddy bear sitting comfortably in the dashboard of the Skuhoi.

The tanks were a distraction. They were controlled by self replicating nanobots that filled the insides of the tanks. They kept the forces busy while the Sukhoi, flying low, infiltrated the enemy airspace and Rozaf was beyond the point of return. He was near the landing zone, it was time to ditch the jet. He grabbed the teddy and slammed his fist on the button marked EJECT.

There was an X marked in the ground and Rozaf saw it from the sky when he pulled the ripcord on his parachute. There was a little girl in a red frock standing near the X. Rozaf wished the parachute would take him down faster but it took its own sweet time. Rozaf hit the ground running and unclipped the parachute without a break in his stride. He scooped the girl in his arms and swung her around in a circle. He hugged her tight, it was the best feeling in the world.

"Did you get me a pink teddy, daddy?" the girl asked.

"Ofcourse sweetheart, how could i forget? Happy birthday!"
Right, this one was cute.
Next, a horror story.

Jan 14, 2011

Well Hello Then...this is the plan

Hello absent readers, considering this is the first post this year, Happy New Year to you.

Now, the plan for this year, 2011. Ever since the creation of this blog, there was no particular focus or a goal, i just wanted to write stories and make people read them by force or by any other means possible. And people have read. Now, after almost 5 years of this blog's existence, i am thinking of giving it a direction. There are going to be a lot of things, related to stories, creativity, challenges, and anything and everything i can lay my hands on.

1) I am going to experiment with different story structures.
2) I am going to release ebook compilation(s) of stories for free
3) I will hold a story competition with cash awards or charity, will figure that out when i reach that bridge.
4) There will definitely be a book that you can own.
5) I want to plan something for people who are doing anything creative, whether you're writing stories, making art, making music, or just doing something awesome. With this blog's reach I want creative people to find an audience. Because the audience is out there, but sometimes, creative people are not able to reach those YAYsayers. Let me be the link here. Why? I don't know, I just feel like doing this.
6) I am going to write occasional posts about the creative process, because there is a lot that goes behind the scenes and anyone who is doing something creative is just awesome in my book.

Right, so that's about it. These are just tentative points, and i do intend to follow them through. Rest, we have the year to see how much of it is done. :)

Take care out there. It's cold where I am, so stay warm where you are. And when you pick fights, take them to the finish!