Wednesday, October 13, 2010

After Dark for Real

You find a box in the attic.

This box contains a cube of glass.  All evidence indicates that the cube is solid.  Goldfish swim in the cube as though it were water.  The goldfish cannot be induced to leave the cube.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Weapon of Mass Fluffiness

You find a box in the attic.

This box contains a warhead.  Setting off this warhead will transform any battle within a mile of detonation into a pillow fight.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Laissez Faire

You find a box in the attic.

This box contains blank cards of the kind used for business cards.  If you use them to make business cards for your own business, they will be normal in every respect except they will form a contact poison absorbed through the skin, but only when touched by your business competitors.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Medicinal Trees

You find a box in the attic.

This box contains seeds of various kinds.  When planted and watered, they grow into trees.  Instead of nuts or seeds, these trees grow tablets of various medications: aspirin, antibiotics, codeine, and various narcotics are among them.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Florescent Critters

You find a room of the Mansion which has no windows.

This room has jars with fireflies in them.  Other jars, alcoves, and chambers in this room have firespiders, fireroaches, firesnakes, fire-eagles, firetrees, firewhales, and firepeople.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pop Music

From the Lexicon.

Pop Music: (noun) chords which have been filtered through talent-less narcissists, poured into tin cans, and pounded rhythmically for several minutes; causes thrashing in children and vomiting in those with taste

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Forest Factory

The Fabricated Forest lies Northeast of the Mansion.  To get there, wrap an oak leaf around a mechanical watch.  Wind up the watch and hold it to your ear as you exit the Mansion in the proper direction.  The ticking of the watch will deepen as you get closer.  The rustling of the leaves above you will match the rhythm of the watch.  You are going in the right direction.

You come upon a door in a hill at the end of the path that you are on.  The sound of gear-work within matches the bass-note ticking of the watch so exactly that you have to cup your hand around the watch to confirm it… and find that the watch has gone dead, the clanking down below is the only sound.

Enter the hill and close the door behind you.

You see the machinery that powers this part of the forest.  Thousands of translucent tubes carry the energetic mist which the leaves have made out of the sunlight.  The tubes thread between the pipes that are the roots of the trees.  Tubes and pipes converge on enormous mixing tanks where tree sap is made and pumped back into the trees.