An Experiment In Story Telling

Update: Heh — boingboing pointed to a contest involving story writing. I entered mine, even though it was written exactly a week before the contest started. In the spirit of the contest, I even threatened to, like, sick a lawyer on ’em or something.

No response. Wish me luck!


This little story popped into my head. For some reason, it came together as something a junior high school boy might doodle in reading class while bored out of his skull, likely listening to in depth analysis of something exceedingly boring like the John Galt speech in Atlas Shrugged.

Anyway… on to the story:

One day, there was a group of 9 sleek F9 fighter planes flying attack plan 11. As the plan dictated, 2 of said planes had executed phase 9D of the plan and were 74 miles into the run when an enemy plane from sector E3 fired several heat seeking missiles.

At that moment, what appeared to be sheep grazing in sector 5B were actually anti-missile batteries armed with D(evi)8 interceptor warheads placed to support the fight planes.

The mecha-sheep rose up and fired 41 such armed interceptor rockets which, due to their cosmically awesome explosive power, took out 56 of the inbound heat seeking missiles.

Impressive, huh?

While all this was happening, the enemy’s army of mecha-bovine ground skirmish units were warming up in sector C5. 63 of them, to be exact. Unfortunately, during warm-up only 56 proved to be mobile. Though an unfortunate number of downed bovine attack units, there were still 88 explosive patty rockets amongst the remaining forces. Clearly enough to render some awesome destructive power upon their foe.

Ultimately, the final battle was to be had on the rather crucial sector C0. Bloody, it will assuredly be.



6 Responses to “An Experiment In Story Telling”

  1. Daniel J. Luke says:

    Crap, I gave away my copy of that book recently.

    (I’m assuming that those are offsets in hex to words in that speech for a super cool secret message from you?)

  2. Daniel J. Luke says:

    Or not… using the text here (http://compuball.com/Inquisition/AynRand/galtspeech.htm) I get either counting from 0:

    John as am years, of airways sacrifices set Since dread he are the he room, have

    or counting from 1:

    is held I twelve tone the more television demanded. who move; sins But move; this You

    … so perhaps I’m just totally wrong 🙂

  3. Daniel J. Luke says:

    Or actually, with the leading 11 prepend either I or am to those two strings (not that that makes it make sense).

  4. Daniel J. Luke says:

    Oh, I get it now.

    I’m an idiot 🙂

  5. Phil says:

    I can’t wait for the video that I can watch in HD on my own system. I’d have to watch it like 13,256,278,887,989,457,651,018,865,901,401,704,640 times.

  6. Harvey Swik says:

    Hilarious! 😀

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