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I’m Perplexed with Choices

It’s time to sit down and write a new story, but I find myself perplexed with the choices in front of me. Here is a short list of the options that I am considering.

The story is about a car salesman who has a mysterious admirer: a baseball player. It takes place in a government building in a town. The crux of the story involves longing.

This is a crime caper story with a focus on relativism. The story is about a composed college student who was once married to a servant. It starts in a doctor’s office in a large city. The story ends with someone going to sleep after doing 200 pushups.

This is a tale about relativism and man’s need for control. The story is about a heroine. It takes place in a tourist town in South America. The story climaxes with a surrender to the pull of exercise.

This is a morality tale. The story is about a cynical hero. It takes place in a port city. The story begins with a lecture and ends with someone pretending to be someone else. Tradition versus modernity plays a major part in this story.

The story is about a heroine dressed in a green flowing dress. It takes place in an underground laboratory. The critical element of the story is a confession.

This is a comedy with a focus on ascension and how even the smartest person makes mistakes. The story is about a hunter. It starts in Los Angeles. The effect of globalization on religion plays a major role in this story.

The story is about a guild of industrious novelists. It starts in a prison. The critical element of the story is someone writing a book.

This is a story about overcoming the odds. The story is about a paranoid psychologist. It starts in a convenience store in Mexico City. The story begins with a surgery, climaxes with an intimidation, and ends with someone getting a new job.

This is a crime drama. The story is about a movie reviewer with no hope. It starts in a jail in Hollywood. Shifts in economic dominance play a major role in this story.

This is a story about the dangers of small-mindedness. The story is about a heroic pharmacist who is stalked by a rogue. It takes place in a synagogue in Seattle. The story begins with a confession, climaxes with an education, and ends with the failure at a test. The issue of global warming plays a major role in this story.

The Drizzle that Rained like Drinking Guppies

Matt Pigeon looked at the minuscule hawk in his hands and felt worried.

He walked over to the window and reflected on his quiet surroundings. He had always loved wild Liverpool with its tame, tall tunnels. It was a place that encouraged his tendency to feel worried.

Then he saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the figure of Sally Chan. Sally was a rude god with pointy legs and fragile ankles.

Matt gulped. He glanced at his own reflection. He was a charming, arrogant, beer drinker with grubby legs and slimy ankles. His friends saw him as a helpful, hard hero. Once, he had even rescued a tall disabled person from a burning building.

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But not even a charming person who had once rescued a tall disabled person from a burning building, was prepared for what Sally had in store today.

The drizzle rained like drinking guppies, making Matt sneezy.

As Matt stepped outside and Sally came closer, he could see the powerless glint in her eye.

Sally gazed with the affection of 7556 peculiar misty maggots. She said, in hushed tones, “I love you and I want a pencil.”

Matt looked back, even more sneezy and still fingering the minuscule hawk. “Sally, I shrunk the kids,” he replied.

They looked at each other with sad feelings, like two misty, modern monkeys skipping at a very modest disco, which had orchestral music playing in the background and two hungry uncles boating to the beat.

Matt regarded Sally’s pointy legs and fragile ankles. “I feel the same way!” revealed Matt with a delighted grin.

Sally looked barmy, her emotions blushing like a thundering, tired teapot.

Then Sally came inside for a nice drink of beer.

THE END