Contemporary Literature

Briarpatch by Tim Pratt

By Tim Pratt

Darrin's lifestyles has been going downhill ever in view that his female friend Bridget walked out on him with out a observe of rationalization six months in the past. quickly after wasting her, he misplaced his task, and his motor vehicle, and at last his enthusiasm for all times. He can't think issues getting worse-- until eventually he sees Bridget back, for the 1st time in view that she walked out, simply moments ahead of she leaps to her dying from a bridge. In his quest to determine why Bridget took her personal existence, he encounters a depressive (and in all likelihood immortal) cult chief; a guy with a motor vehicle that could force out of this global and into others; a gorgeous psychotic with a chrome shotgun; and a bridge that, might be, ends up in heaven. Darrin's trip leads him right into a position referred to as the Briarpatch, that's both the crawlspace of the universe, or a chain of formidable construction tasks deserted via God, or a tangle of different universes, looking on who you ask. someplace in that disorderly snarl of worlds, he hopes to discover Bridget back. Or not less than a cause to dwell with out her.

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Miserable fish fears having too many things to hide from. Miserable fish eats many of the vegetables in the pile on his bed. Miserable fish sleeps in what's left of whole vegetables. Miserable fish covers himself with cabbage & feels awkward about its proximity to cucumber. Miserable fish dreams about a cucumber causing a rampage in which many people die. Miserable fish wakes up & knows it's all possible. Miserable fish closes himself in his laptop. Miserable fish knows his laptop is broken but considers the ways in which it can still work.

Dad & Mom became concerned because I had lost interest in school & I wasn't eating right. So we had a meeting with the Principal & a Counselor. The Principal's many-doored office was located in a catacomb of administrative offices near the back of the school (it was a huge magnet school where smart kids shipped in from all over the state). "Let's talk about how you've been feeling," the Counselor said while Dad & Mom & the Principal stared hard at my face. "You're unhappy but you can't 33 say about what.

Let us be normal, let us laugh with other people, let us gossip, let us boast, let us crave after fun, let us crave stupidity. Withdraw the light that shines through colored glass, withdraw devotion & seriousness. Let us die & not transcend. Let us eat till we vomit. Let us sleep with the pigs. Go off & say to the sky, FORGET THIS RAT, LET'S BIND SOMEBODY ELSE. When he dug, he didn't want to dig, when he sat in the dirt he didn't want to sit. He wanted to reach out a paw & find the word & speak it in a loud voice that everyone would understand.

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