This is a piece I wrote over at Ficly.com. Write a story in 1024 characters. Harder than it seems. Below is one of the best reviewed stories I ever wrote, in any form, and one of my favorites.
I am cursed, have been since I was a boy.
My dad said it was because he fucked a gypsy in Peoria.
Every time I fell in love with a girl, they moved away.
Every rock star I loved, dead at 27.
Even the food I love will suddenly stop being sold at grocery stores .
Literally, I am a dead end for dreams of fulfillment. If you want to go somewhere in life, don’t let me know about it.
My dad knows all about my curse. Used to beat me every night. He told me it was my fault Twilight Zone got canceled. To hear him, I’m to blame for everything from the cancellation of Star Trek to the Kennedy assassination, both of them.
My penance has been four broken clavicles, a detached retina, internal bleeding, and a few anal fissures.
But,I’ve decided my revenge, every thing I love and idolize dies.
Dad you are my hero…
I want to be just like you…
Everything you do is right…
It’s been ten years of worship.
My wife has a restraining order against me and my son is in traction.