Friday, April 30, 2010

Blue Collar Boys


A Ray Bradbury inspired flash, "Blue Collar Boys", is up at Every Day Fiction today. It takes a little Fahrenheit 451 background knowledge to "get", so I'm sure I'll get pounded in the comments. Such is life.

You see, Montag's wife overdoses on sleeping pills early on in the book, and a couple of "blue collar boys" arrive after the emergency call. From Fahrenheit 451:

"Hell!" The operator's cigarette moved on his lip. "We get these cases nine or ten a night...You don't need an M.D., case like this; all you need is two handymen, clean up the problem in half an hour."

Just like plumbers. Man, I love that book.

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Have a great weekend.

7 comments:

K.Hinny said...

Great story Aaron. Congrats!! I liked the way it built up and they "got" the clue he didn't want to be around anymore. :D

L.R. Bonehill said...

Another great story, Aaron.

katey said...

Yeah I really liked the buildup and payoff in that one. That's what flash should be like.

K.C. Shaw said...

Excellent story! Really well done. Dang, that one's going to stay with me all day, I think.

Cate Gardner said...

Very well done. Congrats, Aaron.

Natalie L. Sin said...

When you get to the moon, carve DJ Ozma's face in it. Thank you.

Danielle Ferries said...

Sorry I was a bit late to the party, I've been offline for a few days. A very well written story with a lovely touch of darkness.