88/100 Days of Creativity: Stranger Things Have Happened

‘Boss. This is guaranteed to make you rich super-quick,’ said The Freak.

‘How much will it cost me?’ demanded The Jackal. The Freak presented many harebrained schemes to him and none had been profitable so far.

‘About $2.40 a week Boss,’ replied The Freak. ‘I’ve been listening to the barcillonnette from the local supermarket on my radio and noticed it was repeating the same pattern of beeps over and over. Last night I figured out it was repeating six numbers – last night’s winning lotto numbers. This morning, it’s repeating six new numbers.’

‘Get down to the lotto and buy me a ticket. Now.’


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:
barcillonnette n.
The beep of a supermarket till as it scans an item.

Tomorrow’s word:
prospidnick n.
A pillow that appears to have doubled in size since it was last put into a pillowcase.