A short story.
Being both a Fable from Digitaleusia and a
The option of a basket of digital chocolate being both unappealing and technologically hampered, Arrundel, the leader of the digital gods, wanted a tale for the edification and delight of mortals to be made available as a gift for Shanneaver Sunday. Of course, nothing is ever so straightforward in Digitaleusia.
The epic proposed by fellow god Ganglion would “tell a tale that connected all world religions to the one true digital religion. It would be a celebration of Easter, Passover, Schmeckler’s Farrago, satyr’s delight, _e Ultimate Feast of the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster, the –”
But Arrundel wasn’t prepared to wait, “Write me a fable,” Arrundel had demanded. “A nice, instructive, short fable.”
So, just in time for Shanneaver Sunday, we are delighted to bring you that fable as a free gift, starring none other than ePik Flayel, the Trickster god. If you’ve read You Can’t Kill the Multiverse* by Ira Nayman you will already have met Flayel.
If you haven’t read You Can’t Kill the Multiverse* by Ira Nayman you should be ashamed of yourself for letting the funniest author in all the multiverse pass you by (although, in all fairness, he probably passed you by on the other side of the street while you were looking the other way distracted by a shiny book from one of those lesser authors with whom you’ve been wasting valuable reading time lately). Now, though, you have the opportunity to sneak into Ira’s world and have a look around.
Happy Schmeckler’s Farrago.
*But You Can Mess With its Head
In his past lives, Ira Nayman was, among other things: a cave painter whose art was not appreciated in his lifetime; several nameless peasants who died before their 20th birthday during the Dark Ages; a toenail fungus specialist in the court of Louis XIV; and Alan Turing’s scullery maid.
In his current incarnation, Ira is the creator of Les Pages aux Folles, a Web site of political and social satire that will be 10 years old in the first week of September, 2012 (that’s positively Paleolithic in Internet years!). Three collections of Alternate Reality News Service (ARNS) stories (Alternate Reality Ain’t What It Used To Be, What Were Once Miracles Are Now Children’s Toys and Luna for the Lunies!) ... (more)