That’s very sweet of you. I’m trying to write more comedy, it’s more fun.
Not a fan of the 100 words thing? A lot of people seem to like it, but it’s always hard to tell. I’m taking myself less seriously, I guess. Is the more tongue-in-cheek style not working for you?
Like this, but less blurry
After you die, your body is plopped into a coffin. This might feel unfamiliar, particularly if you’ve never worked in a cubicle. Epicurus said we shouldn’t worry about death, since it’s only the deprivation of sensation, but, being in Ancient Greece, he was probably just content with all the orgies. Ultimately, you’re an ephemeral configuration of atoms, predestined to return to the earth. So don’t spend too much on shoes. And each day slightly changes us, so we all die daily. Perhaps in the future we’ll upload our consciousness onto a computer and live forever as cute cats and pornography.
Hahaha 100 words would be far too long
Advertising agencies sold products by exploiting people’s insecurities. “Buy this product or no one will fuck you”, they said. “Buy this product or you’ll never be accepted”. The people in charge made a lot of money this way, and they spent that money on stuff they didn’t need, out of fear that no one would fuck them, or they’d never be accepted. It would be nicer if adverts told us not to bother with society’s narrow parameters of beauty, since we’re just energy as old as the universe, forged in the furnaces of stars. But stars don’t buy anti-wrinkle cream.
Now taking requests/subjects/prompts for 100-word writings.
Beyond excited to see Boyhood. Richard Linklater is a genius.
If you haven’t seen Kanye West perform I would highly recommend it. Probably the closest thing I’ll ever have to a religious experience.
I have a scholar’s love of silence and solitude. To sit and pass hour after hour in idle chatter with a roomful of strangers is to me the worst sort of torment.