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Childhood still sucks

by David C. Kopaska-Merkel

So one day after school Carlos says he's moving to the Sun.  Ever since he grew the second head he's been acting strangely, but I was like "whoa!"  And Billy goes "can I have your Game Tesseract™?" but Carlos says he's taking it with him.  Now you're probably thinking, "didn't I learn in school people can't live on the Sun," but they totally solved that problem at Beijing Tech, or someplace in Asia, which I saw in a web comic on NewJournal earlier this week.  This guy had a totally realistic simulation. You could have multiple avatars just like in a real game and it was like you were really on the Sun. But that's not what I wanted to tell you.  See, Internet access between here and the Sun really sucks and since Carlos has been my best friend since, like, last summer, I think we should move to the Sun too. I'm sure you can get a really cool job there, probably better than you have here, because everything is new and on the edge there.  Or, this is better, I could go live with Uncle Mort on Mercury, and he has those adapted horses and I've always wanted to ride one. I'd be way closer to the Sun, so Carlos and I could see each other and stuff.  Cos, like, I was going to invite him to my next birthday party and I can't do that, I mean, I can do that, but he can't come, if he lives on the Sun and I still live here on Titan.

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Bravo David. Childhood does suck. I'd like to hear an expansion on what those adapted horses do, exactly.

Posted by: Louise Daileigh | September 17, 2008 10:41 PM

Nice work. I think you got the voice just right. Lovely!

Posted by: Jason Fischer | September 18, 2008 12:39 AM

well, you know, it gets really hot...and cold. And they breathe vacuum... hi-ho Silver--melt!

Posted by: David | September 18, 2008 12:56 PM

Thanks Jason.

Posted by: David | September 18, 2008 1:04 PM

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