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SUBMUNITIONS: The Thought That Counts [Jun. 13th, 2006|04:51 pm]
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The little girl sat crying on the park bench, clutching a pink backpack with an envelope sticking out of it. I sat next to her, phone in my hand. “Are you lost?"

"No. My mummy and daddy died and I have to live with Grandma who hates me so I'm running away."

"Oh, honey," I said. "I'm so sorry about your parents."

"Grandma makes me do horrible things and when I complain she makes me read the note mummy and daddy left me before they died."

She gave me the envelope. The note inside read:


"You made us do this."



© Warren Ellis 2006

(SUBMUNITIONS: stories inside 100 words)
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From: cerandor
2006-06-13 03:52 pm (UTC)

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Been a while since any story's actually struck me dumb...
[User Picture]From: fluffpot
2006-06-13 03:52 pm (UTC)

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Oof. Yes. Good job.
[User Picture]From: cuthugan
2006-06-13 03:53 pm (UTC)

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Your a horrible, horrible man.

Gotta luv yer :)
[User Picture]From: dr_midnite
2006-06-13 03:54 pm (UTC)

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Both appalled and in awe at the same time.

Not quite sure what to say...so I wont.
[User Picture]From: sabah
2006-06-13 03:55 pm (UTC)

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Dude. That is fucked up.

How I love you so.
[User Picture]From: tearsinger
2006-06-13 03:57 pm (UTC)

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Kid trauma.
Hits a nerve.

You like to make us squirm, don't you?
[User Picture]From: warren_ellis
2006-06-13 04:00 pm (UTC)

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Well, it's my nerve to hit. My kid's 10 now.
[User Picture]From: nightcrawler88
2006-06-13 03:59 pm (UTC)

Huh.

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Well. That just makes you want to step in front of a bus. :)
[User Picture]From: archangelonline
2006-06-13 03:59 pm (UTC)

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Wow. You managed to fit all that in 100 words or less.
[User Picture]From: apiphile
2006-06-13 04:00 pm (UTC)

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YOW.
[User Picture]From: tadiera
2006-06-13 04:01 pm (UTC)

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Damn.
[User Picture]From: misfitwes
2006-06-13 04:07 pm (UTC)

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i exclaimed. fer shures.
[User Picture]From: umpqua
2006-06-13 04:10 pm (UTC)

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A gut punch in six paragraphs. Well done sir.
[User Picture]From: elijahdprophet
2006-06-13 04:12 pm (UTC)

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It is a good thing you have writing and drinking, because without an outlet I shudder to think of what you would do with your time.
[User Picture]From: scottums
2006-06-13 04:15 pm (UTC)

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Most kids don't need a note. They blame themselves very easily.
[User Picture]From: piratehead
2006-06-13 09:20 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, but that would take well more than a hundred words to describe.
[User Picture]From: caersmane
2006-06-13 04:15 pm (UTC)

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Well, ouch. You know how to hit a fucking nerve, don't you? Especially after the morning I've had with my ten year old.

On another note... my 7 year old daughter just finished reading Nextwave (and I have the crayon issue for her and my son to colour) and she laughed her ass off. Love. But then, she's an odd sort.
[User Picture]From: mcrune
2006-06-13 04:15 pm (UTC)

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fuck.
now i need a smoke and a drink and it's only 11am.
[User Picture]From: sum0
2006-06-13 04:17 pm (UTC)

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:D now that made me grin.
[User Picture]From: sawjockey
2006-06-13 04:21 pm (UTC)

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Deliciously fucked up.
[User Picture]From: spazmatic_sally
2006-06-13 04:26 pm (UTC)

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I feel like killing myself. O_O
[User Picture]From: warren_ellis
2006-06-13 08:51 pm (UTC)

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Remember to leave someone a really good note.
From: iamheavenrender
2006-06-13 04:36 pm (UTC)

Proof I Am Truly Evil And Going To Hell.

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This made me laugh.
But I'm in terrible pain right now, and possibly crazier than normal, too.

I think I'd love to draw this as a page or two micro-comic.



[User Picture]From: sxyblkmn
2006-06-13 06:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Proof I Am Truly Evil And Going To Hell.

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dude, this made me laugh out loud too and then i thought "damn, i'm fucked in the head"
[User Picture]From: sr_smith
2006-06-13 04:40 pm (UTC)

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[::finding a nerve, he rolls it delicately between thumb and forefinger::]
[User Picture]From: spectre13
2006-06-13 04:45 pm (UTC)

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*cringe*

Nice.
[User Picture]From: momus
2006-06-13 04:45 pm (UTC)

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Beautiful as always.
This pints for you.
[User Picture]From: insomnius
2006-06-13 04:45 pm (UTC)

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My heart just fell out. (Thank you)
From: burket
2006-06-13 04:48 pm (UTC)

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like a hand sledge to the back fo the skull.


that was excellent.

thanks
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