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Long ago, Mr Mariner swore an oath to write a 100 word story every day until the day he died. He's not dead yet. It's been well over a decade, and we are pretty sure he really means it. Always unpredictable and irreverent, ...
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Allison filled the super-soaker with holy water. Joe grabbed a pair of hand mirrors from the drugstore. Ed has a hammer and a fanny pack full of wooden stakes. Sally looked at them all and growled. “We’re hunting mummies, not vampires!” She lit a torch.…
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I was a small kid. So, for Halloween, Mom used to dress me up as a garden gnome. This wasn’t all that special, because she made me dress up as a garden gnome the rest of the year. She’d force me to stand outside in the weeds and watch the street. “It’s…
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Welcome to the 100 Word Stories podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. This is Weekly Challenge, where I post a topic and then challenge you to come up with a 100 word story based on that topic. We’ve got stories by: Jeffrey Richard Charlie Lizzie Tom…
Welcome to the 100 Word Stories podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. This is Weekly Challenge, where I post a topic and then challenge you to come up with a 100 word story based on that topic. We…
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It has been a long time since I carved a pumpkin for Halloween. It has also been twenty years since I carved up my wife and son. I’ve run out of appeals, and I just want this to be over. I get an hour of outdoor time every day. But it’s in a concrete…
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When the Devil is near, radios and telephones pick up nothing but static. WiFi, too. He likes to go to Starbucks, just to mess with the hipsters on their Macbooks and iPads and iPhones. Of course, the same thing happens when you go into a tunnel. Radio…
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Susie was afraid of monsters, so instead of a bed, she slept in a hammock. And instead of a closet, she kept her clothes in her dresser and an armoire. “An armoire is just a freestanding closet, isn’t it?” asked Susie’s monster. “Not according to union…
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I met a farmer who says that he uses every part of the chicken except for the cluck. “What about cows?” I asked him. “You use the moo?” “Nope,” he said. “What about pigs?” I asked him. “You use the oinks?” “Don’t use those either,” he said. “So, what do…
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Hi there. This is Laurence Simon of the 100 Word Stories Podcast at oneadayuntilthedayidie.com. The topic of the next 100 Word Stories Weekly Challenge is I remember when…. Want to give it a try? Write an email to isfullofcrap (at) gmail.com with the…
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Unlike other houses in the neighborhood, Doctor Odd makes his own candy for Halloween. And it’s the best candy. In the world. Kids flock from miles around to ring his doorbell and beg for his candy. Some kids try to trick or treat his house twice. Or they…
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Chicago - Westerville, OH
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aka R. Crap Mariner and SecondLie in Second Life
Introduction

Laurence Simon is a 40-something technical writer for a delightful software company. (He used to say "30-something, where something is more than 10" but he needs to be a lot more accurate about his writing these days. Darn.)

If you want to hear what he sounds like, why not check his daily podcast for some amusing 100-word stories. Every week, the Weekly Challenge brings in other writers to come up with their own stories based on a topic of his choosing.

You can find him wandering around Second Life as R Crap Mariner, a deranged windup surrounded by an aura of whirling gears on Edloe island, and the rest of the Five Islands Group.

Of, if you're into that Twitter thing, he's at @isfullofcrap and @100wordstories.


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Built first web site for a TV station in the world back in 1994. Most episodes of any independently-produced podcast in the world. Not much since.
Education
  • Rice U.
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Laurence Simon, Crap Mariner, Mr. Crap