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Literature / Funny Business

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"Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope? Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook? Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words? Will he make an agreement with you for you to take him as your slave for life? Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls? Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants? Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears? If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again! Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering."

Funny Business is Brendan Rizzo's first attempt at writing a Deconstructor Fleet. It can be read here.

Jeanette Swanson is a new student at Maude Wilkins Elementary School. After an event involving untied shoelaces, she accidentally reveals to her fellow classmates that she can do anything, without regards to physics or logic. Hilarity Ensues, for a while... but things turn out to be not as nice as they seem.


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