03 July 2010

Today's word is honest

23 comments:

Ross Horsley said...

Would this be better if it said: "Father has been dishonest... He has not told the truth"?

Harry Campbell said...

Nah, better as is. The whole of adulthood is conspiring with father, through the medium of a supposedly impartial referenece work like a dictionary, to maintain the lie.

Harry Campbell said...

Oh and this is very good by the way.

Ross Horsley said...

Thanks, Harry. You summed up exactly what I was going for but had been unable put into words.

I'd still like to hear from anyone who disagrees, though, especially if they care to explain why, as I'm interested. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great one. I also like it better this way.

denitza said...

this or <>

hm, a close shave (: both can be psycho enough, but... I think the way you wrote it wins.

Rumor said...

OMG! This one is soo wrong!!!!! hahahahaha

peterconiglio said...

Personally, I would have used a word like "reassure".
Father reassured Hannah.
Hannah feels reassured.
It was definitely the tooth fairy that touched her all night.

callisto said...

Pixies

Hannah has been seeing Pixies all morning.
She will not sample Grandmothers pills again.

Anonymous said...

I shall never think of the tooth fairy the same way again. Aghast!

hydrogenguy said...

I'd say it's ideal just the way it is.

Jack Bush said...

It's a little off, the way it is, but I'm darned if I know what to suggest! Sorry.

coulrophobic agnostic said...

SO dark, I love it!

dadoctah said...

It *does* work the way it is, because those who don't believe in a supernatural Tooth Fairy have their own understanding of who the real Tooth Fairy is. So Father *is* being honest, which is even more troubling.

Anonymous said...

Your version takes us by surprise because we weren't expecting the World According to Father - but we don't come here to avoid being surprised.
It's also more than a little off, but that's undoubtedly what we come here for!

Jack Bush said...

Yes, yes! Of course it works -- I was wrong above. I'm so slow! Father IS the tooth fairy so he really is being honest. Great! I'm glad I finally twigged.

Logan said...

Hilarious just the way that it is. "Dishonest" would have been funny too, but I don't think it would have had quite the same dark undertone.

Susanne said...

Callisto's definition with the Pixies was divine! But what would the word be? How about "See" as in:


Hannah has been *seeing* Pixies all morning.
Hannah *sees* she has made an error.
She will not sample Grandmother's pills again.

Rain King said...

This is brilliant, just the laugh I needed.

Ellix said...

Escape

Herman managed to escape from the first one.
He was able to get away.
Sadly, he did not escape from the second crocodile.

rose said...

Forget about the tooth fairy, its Father Christmas going up the chimney Hannah needs to worry about.
x
http://dessert--rose.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I think this whole dictionary is just sick!
Don't you have nothing better to do?

rawrsophie said...

this is some funny shit. seriously