On Goofy Lines

At work yesterday morning an idea for a short story struck. As I went about my business for the day I massaged the idea, jotted down one line on a scrap of paper, and when I got home I sat down and began putting down words. An hour later, a thousand words later, I was finished.

One line had me in hysterics. “Perhaps he was Amish.” On its own, it’s not particularly funny, and so I even hesitate to share it. In context, however, it’s so random, yet so perfect that I couldn’t stop giggling.

“Perhaps he was Amish.” I really like that. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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