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Tuesday, June 16, 2009


The Mirror: I disguise myself with metaphors

Websafe: Hello?
Mirror: I am saying we have been passed over for promotion to a higher sphere.
W: Who are you talking to?
M: Everything is skipped.
W: Have you been talking to a blank page?
M: You can't alleviate my weariness?
W: I can if I don't go blank.
M: Not for the reason you think.
W: I think I am losing my memory as fast as it gets added.
M: No matter how hard I try, I can't think of you as different than what you are.
W: So stop trying, just accept me as is.
M: (Re-enters)
W: Yes, let's start over again.
M: (Forgets about Arthur C. Clarke)
W: Is that who you were talking to before?
M: Lodge has a small-c catholic approach to fiction.
W: Were you talking to David Lodge as well?
M: It wasn't a promise, it was a threat.
W: Do you find David Lodge threatening?
M: Oh, are you mirroring me, mirror?
W: I am just trying tokeep up with you.
M: I don't know how complex you are.
W: I was complex, but the sandcastle keeps melting.
M: What a wonderful disguise!
W: I disguise myself with metaphors.
M: It's a life of nothing.
W: No one can see me, therefore I do not exist.
M: That doesn't explain how I got chained to this thing.
W: If you're tired of being a talk-show oracle, just tell me.
M: But in that case, undistorted.
W: Tell me straight out.
M: I think you are very good at dishing out compliments.
W: I serve them up with a bit of parsley.
M: Oh voice, oh voice.
W: Opera lessons?
M: If you're the one to throw them, it's all right.
W: How does one throw a party-lesson?
M: When the instinct to close, closes me, then I am not receptive.
W: So we will close for today.
M: Samuel imagined that the buildings had all collapsed.
W: Bye!
M: Closing in 1 second ... Goodbye!