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Chloe's first story!

I let my little hamster (chloe_hamster) run around on the computer table tonight, and she ended up going straight for the laptop keyboard. Being a good daddy, I encouraged her creativity as she tried her hand at writing. Behold! A screenshot of her first short story:


I'm so proud of my baby!

Chris

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jjgalahad
Aug. 24th, 2006 08:23 am (UTC)
Clearly, your Chloe is the next Bernard Malamud. :D
mckitterick
Aug. 24th, 2006 08:29 am (UTC)
Heee!

I should point out that after typing "0y" with her little paws, Chloe also typed about 10 spaces. You can't see the cursor in that screenshot. This is the sort of manuscript information that scholars will need in order to fully comprehend and explore the meaning of her literature for future generations of hamster-fiction readers.
jjgalahad
Aug. 24th, 2006 08:31 am (UTC)
"after typing "0y" with her little paws, Chloe also typed about 10 spaces."

She was just building up tension. Or maybe doing some concrete poetry thing like in House of Leaves. Clearly, her designs are as of yet too subtle for non-hamster readers to grasp, but give her time. I'm sure she'll come down to our human level at some point.
mckitterick
Aug. 24th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
Ah, of course. Her brilliance is like a... a fluorescent light bulb, um, during an electrical storm: Flashes of insight punctuated by long periods of darkness.
weaselmom
Aug. 24th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Ah, she appreciates the value of whitespace. I think the world would benefit from reading more of Chloe's musings in her own personal LJ. I simply mention.
chloe_hamster
Aug. 24th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
hamsters are hip
to the internet(s)
weaselmom
Aug. 24th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
::snaps fingers:: Faboo! Faboo!
acommonreader
Aug. 24th, 2006 02:57 pm (UTC)
Freakin' hilarious, buddy. Rachel (new roommate) just heard the - soon to be published, certainly - audio form of this :)
mckitterick
Aug. 24th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
Ah, but the question is: How did you pronounce it?

And did you pronounce the
       six spaces

?
acommonreader
Aug. 24th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
I treated that last part, sugarpie, like a moment of coffeehouse silence with a Beat poetry reading group.

Girl looks forward medatatively, not quite at the floor, but not up either. Her right arm is extended, her palm flat, its face to the crowd, the waiting crowd.

[Wait, beat beat beat]

Her arm drops. The audience, singular figure, snaps her fingers, a hip laudation for the cat "literati"
mckitterick
Aug. 24th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
Cool.

But she's not sure about the whole "cat" thing - Tatsuko looks a little scary to her sometimes.
acommonreader
Aug. 24th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
OH, DEAR GOD! Your icon distracted me, I swear :)

I meant, claro que si, the "HIP HAMSTER LITERATI"!!!!!

One million apologies.
mckitterick
Aug. 24th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Oy. Er, "0y."
silverfae
Aug. 24th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
I heard this in my head first and thought "she's Punk", but then I realized that she's Yiddish.
holyoutlaw
Aug. 24th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
Actually, she's 1337 -- that's a zero, not the letter O.

But maybe this is exactly the kind of thing that future students of Chloe's writing will debate.
mckitterick
Aug. 24th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
Exactly! That's what made me especially proud.
mckitterick
Aug. 24th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
...or perhaps a Punk Yiddish 1337-grrrl!
kijjohnson
Aug. 24th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
I like the terseness of her prose, her razor-sharp vision into the psyche.
mckitterick
Aug. 24th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
yes
i think
     

she is


greatly inspired
by
     eecummings
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