This morning, I sat staring at my computer looking for inspiration. I noticed a bookmark that I saved ages ago. I left it in the nav bar so I could go back and check it out later. Instead, I proceeded to forget about it. Until now.
The book mark is to a plot generating website. It is similar to the game, Mad Libs. With Plot Generator, you put in a bunch of words and it will write a full short story for you. With my need to have some inspiration I plugged in a bunch of words, moods, places, and descriptions then I indicated I wanted a short story. It took a matter of about 5 seconds and VIOLA I had a short story.
Now, mind you, I had no idea what to expect. The words I gave were pretty arbitrary and some did not match up to what they asked for. It was a hodge-podge of gobbely-gook. As a result…this short story is too, but it’s also really funny. It is worth noting that I did not edit, change, reword, or touch this in any way. This is raw and right off the press. So, without further delay, here is an amazing short story.
Two Steady Uncles Swimming to the Beat
A Short Story
by KJ Scrim (written by Plot generator)
Kaitlin Manning looked at the heavy cup in her hands and felt depressed.
She walked over to the window and reflected on her homey surroundings. She had always loved small Parker with its quirky, quarrelsome quaint. It was a place that encouraged her tendency to feel depressed.
Then she saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the figure of Sam Goodman. Sam was a smart giant with rugged eyes and robust feet.
Kaitlin gulped. She glanced at her own reflection. She was a nasty, moody, cocoa drinker with skinny eyes and large feet. Her friends saw her as a barbecued, bitter bread. Once, she had even helped a shiny puppy cross the road.
But not even a nasty person who had once helped a shiny puppy cross the road, was prepared for what Sam had in store today.
The snow teased like playing dog, making Kaitlin happy.
As Kaitlin stepped outside and Sam came closer, she could see the bitter smile on his face.
Sam gazed with the affection of 9,468 funny flaky fish. He said, in hushed tones, “I love you and I want equality.”
Kaitlin looked back, even more happy and still fingering the heavy cup. “Sam, Is that real leather,” she replied.
They looked at each other with satisfied feelings, like two clumsy, calm cats drinking at a very loyal party, which had rock music playing in the background and two steady uncles swimming to the beat.
Kaitlin regarded Sam’s rugged eyes and robust feet. “I feel the same way!” revealed Kaitlin with a delighted grin.
Sam looked curious, his emotions blushing like a fluffy, fluttering fork.
Then Sam came inside for a nice mug of cocoa.
Praise for Two Steady Uncles Swimming to the Beat
“I feel like I know Kaitlin Manning. In a way, it feels as though I’ve always known her.”- The Daily Tale
“About as enjoyable as being hailed on whilst taking in washing that has been targeted by seagulls with the squits.”
– Enid Kibbler
“Saying the snaw teased like playing dog is just the kind of literary device that makes this brilliant.”
– Hit the Spoof
“I could do better.”
– Zob Gloop