Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bathroom Monologue: Penultimate, Ultimate, See Older Posts

The first end came when God was browsing creation and hit the back button too many times. Suddenly the perfect world was deleted. He fretted and hit undo, to no avail. The recycling was similarly unhelpful – it was stuffed with too much crap downloaded and deleted on whim for even the omniscient to be able to find a single good file in it. He went back to older drafts and found no good saves. Most of them were made up of notes and things He ought to try in later writing. He sighed and tugged on His infinite beard in frustration; He’d never be able to get the world that right again. Nothing ever topped the good draft that got away. So He opened all the documents He hadn’t lost and began copying and pasting, hoping none of the life forms that popped up on this planet would notice the gaps.

6 comments:

  1. Really liked this one, John.

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  2. Well, that does explain a few things, doesn't it? Nice work, John. I really enjoy your writing!!

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  3. I like this one too. Reminiscent of the late Douglas Adams.

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  4. That's a big compliment, Rachel. Adams is one of my favorites.

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  5. Brilliant, as usual ... at least it's a plausible answer to what the heck God was thinking!

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