A World Complete

Ah, my friends! Today, I show you a wonder that takes my breath away! Come, behold and be bewildered at what lies beyond the tent entrance! Step off the Midway, and for two bits, I will take off my tall tall hat and join you in ecstatic awe.

What is it? What could steal the showman’s breath and leave him speechless? What freak of nature, what chip from the seven wonders, what creature from the stars could do such a thing?

Here it is, my friends:

A world completed. Continue reading “A World Complete”

Worlds Worth Revisiting

Back again, kid? My freakshow is the best in all the land. It’s worth a second look, and you of discerning taste already now that! Again I will show you a woman who writes stories with the back of her head! A snake who only eats the tails of other snakes, and never its own! A blanket made of the souls of righteous men!

…but you liked them so much last time you visited!

…you want something more of the same, but different?

Look, kid, this ain’t a sequel. You either get the same world, down to the last syllable, or you can pick a different tent on the Midway to explore.

Sheesh. These kids, so demanding these days! They’ll rip through the world you give, and demand another world. They want to know what happens next! But you better watch out! They want different, but not too different!

Sir, you have refined tastes, as do you, madame. What do you look for if you revisit a world? Continue reading “Worlds Worth Revisiting”