Category: Fiction

Rabbit

Okay, so here’s the thing about rabbits: They’re not much good at dancing. How do I know this? I dated one once. I know what you’re thinking: “Not all rabbits are like your ex. It’s not okay to generalize about a group based on one bad experience, you specieist bigot.” Well, alright then. You date

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Creation Story

The table with the big computer at the elementary school’s science expo is relatively empty. The grad students running it are sitting there feeling slightly awkward. They thought this was going to be for high schoolers. They’ve created a computer simulation of the universe. Not the real universe of course, but a 3+1 dimensional universe

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Why the gods created sandstorms

One day, while out for a stroll, you come across your friend the desert Tortoise praying to Set, the god of desert, storms, disorder, violence, and foreigners in Egyptian mythology. You wait politely for the Tortoise to finish, and then say “Hi Tortoise, how are you?” After exchanging pleasantries, the Tortoise makes a thoughtful expression

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Pastiche of Proust

pastiche: a work of art in the style of another artist This post is the last in a series of three pastiches of French authors.  As with the other two, there is commentary at the end. The first post (Stendhal).  The second (Flaubert). There were in essence two Caltechs: The Caltech with a campus that

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