Cartoon Stories: Encounters
Some two-character vignettes.
Smarter Than Average. Investing the apparent with inscrutability…makes a better story? Inspired by the dumb punditry of our times, where anything not face value is still no deeper than a layer of tanning mousse.
Grapple with It. Humans are basically obsessive-compulsive, so we can hardly afford animal collecting sports like trophy hunting. Using a gun on creatures who have been set up to be shot ought to feel dishonorable…so let’s make it interesting.
Eyes on You. Peel them when they’re not watching. If you can.
Be a Mixer. How to navigate your neighborhood’s first intergalactic get-together.
Not to Split Hairs. Thinking of 1960s fashions, and of sitcom gender themes.
Around and About. I don’t know about my readers, but where I come from I’ve seen a lot of this tendency, to “test” things instead of saying them outright. It’s clownish, and yet it’s disrespectful. (And of course, Mrs. Carter is going strong.)
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(2020, Stephanie Foster)