Category Archives: SMACKDOWN


Friday Smackdown: Chunk the Clunk

7 days ago

We threw it hard, like we had five arms each and the strength of a cattle-prodded meglephant. It was only a small asteroid, mostly ore, filled with holes growing the…


Friday Smackdown: Snowcone Your Muffinpan

2 weeks ago

The stage went black. More screams were the least of what we wanted to hear, but that’s what happens in the dark, just before thousands of people start throwing snowcones…


Friday Smackdown: Black Tie Bangarang

3 weeks ago

The dust settled, then floated. The air grew thick, rabbit fur and gopher whiskers everywhere. Where did it come from? When had there been such an excess of gophers? We…


Friday Smackdown: Cuttlefish Backlash

1 month ago

The sea was it. Salty air, stormy waters and if you hung your jowls above the surface as the sun was setting, the tentacles of speckle-throated Cuttlefish gently slap your…


Friday Smackdown: Dark as Ink

1 month ago

Catch them, the wiles, the frozen pots of two. Wrapped¬†and bent around the child, as he bid them to, lift him him up and throw his arrows made of dust…


Friday Smackdown: Sand Imp Shrill Bash

2 months ago

Wet towels and pencil shavings were not the usual waste left by the weekend party crowd. Somehow the sand imps and moss trolls had fastened their battleground to our deck,…


Friday Smackdown: Choc Block Chiselin’

2 months ago

Brick by brick they climbed, chiseling chunks of the chocolate vines until their packs were full. Yet, the didn’t expect it to transform, forming that hard brown shell around, impenetrably…


Friday Smackdown: Happy Strands

2 months ago

Blocks were stacked pyramidically across the barren landscape, dust wafting off the rusted surface. Their eastern edges moss-stained, both reaching and stayed by the sun, were the fence we peered…


Friday Smackdown: Multi-faceted Skin Flaps

2 months ago

The porcelain structure beneath its transparent, multi-faceted skin flaps, glowed like the oil-laden breast of the fire swallow. We had our brushes with them in the past, usually hiding just…