76/100 Days of Creativity: You Have To Be Willing To See

It was three in the morning and I was pretty damn drunk. I sat at a $3 blackjack table in Vegas playing two hands of $500 each. The first hand was a blackjack, the second an 11, with the dealer showing an 8. I doubled down and got a 10. Boom! I just turned doubled my money in one deal. Crazy.

Driving home, somewhere north-northwest of Las Vegas I’m thinking about how I will spend my winnings when a green creature with large almond eyes and no nose or ears, drives past me waving enthusiastically. I whimble because I’m too stunned to do anything else. Then I call Scully.


For 100 consecutive days I will write and post a short story (about 100 words) incorporating a randomly selected word from Afterliff: A new dictionary of things there should be words for.

Today’s word:
whimble v.
To feebly respond to a wave from an unknown driver of a passing car.

Tomorrow’s word:
tweed heads pl.n.
People who think about fishing all day.


  1. Sally says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed it. X-files and Area51 were my inspirations for this one.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Funny Sally. That made me laugh. A reference to The X Files there? And I really like the word of the day – whimble.

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