Old Temples and Fakirs and Jugglers

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If you were given the gift of but one wish, one wish in this whole wide world, what would it be?

If you've just shrieked "Wildly rich! Rich beyond the dreams of avarice!", then I fear I can't oblige you. If, instead, you offered the more modest answer of "Why, only for 'The Monkey's Paw' to be subject of the next Dreadful Thoughts Story Club!" then consider your wish fulfilled.1

    W. W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw" (html), (pdf)

Read it, rehearse some witty things to say, and return to this damn'd spot on Monday, May 5th Tuesday, May 6th, at 9 pm. As always, newbies/virgins are most welcome.

In other (related) news a second volume in the Dreadful Thoughts Mixtape series has been initiated. It can be found here and, like before, your contributions are needed. For login details, leave a comment or mail me.

Finally, I promised Midget Wrangler that I would upload an image of the hard-won Filthy Badge "on my person" – so here it is.

It sits snugly beside the DT badge on the strap of my bag and, so far, they are getting along famously. I shall treasure it.

Story: "The Monkey's Paw"

Meeting: Monday, May 5th, Tuesday, May 6th, 9 p.m.

Footnotes
  1. And this one does not come with too terrible a curse. [back]

April 27, 2008

7 responses to Old Temples and Fakirs and Jugglers

  1. niall said:

    There’s a lot of space between Suicide, Judas Priest and Pram. Have fun.

  2. fústar said:

    There’s a lot of space between Suicide, Judas Priest and Pram.

    Wasn’t the matter of how much space exists between suicide and Judas Priest the subject of a trial?!

  3. Midge said:

    Thanks for the photo! Sorry it took a while to get to you, the army of flying monkeys are on strike again!

    Enjoy!
    Midge

  4. fústar said:

    No worries, Midge. I’m just delighted to have it.

    Also relieved that the flying monkeys are on strike and that you opted for the somewhat less scary option of An Post.

  5. niall said:

    Wasn’t the matter of how much space exists between suicide and Judas Priest the subject of a trial?!

    {Badam-*Psh*}

    He’s here all week, people. Since 2005.

  6. fústar said:

    {Badam-*Psh*}

    He’s here all week, people. Since 2005.

    Take my wife…please!

  7. Jess said:

    Take my wife… please!

    What?!

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