Wednesday, August 17, 2005

An Attempt At Creative Writing - All The Rage

The Night was dark and stormy. A cold front accompanied with a low pressure system was moving through the vicinity, bringing with it unsettled weather conditions. The toilet light was dim. He was a Frugal Bastard and freaked out at having anything greater than a 25 watt lamp installed as it was a waste of electricity and an unnecessary expense. All around the house was quiet. He was a miserable old codger who couldn't stand the thought of having fun and preferred life as a recluse. Not even a mouse was stirring. The old coot disliked vermin intensely and would use any means possible to eradicate them.

5 comments:

megha said...

i remember having read somewhere that "The night was dark and stormy" was voted the very worst opening line ever ( in another of those polls conducted by jobless people ).

Anonymous said...

The night was dark and stormy, the lavatory light was dim, there was a splash, a great big crash, good lord, he's fallen in!

Hammy said...

Ah, yes. The schoolyard version. Very good, very good.

Anonymous said...

Guess who???

Hammy said...

Guess who?? Judging by the IP address I'd have to say it was you Mum.