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September 25, 2006


Today's theme asks for a new addition to the zodiac.

For reference, here is the existing zodiac.

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With the deadline looming in the setting of the sun his breath came in slow labored choppy wheezes.

He didn’t ask for this task, but being Arthur Carlton Winston VI predisposed him to the Harvard University Chair for all things astrological. And the renaming of “Cancer” fell squarely on his shoulders.

The negative “disease infested” connotation was no longer acceptable, yet something with strength and fortitude should be chosen. Everyone had an opinion.

With the sun on the horizon and the press ready to record his choice, Arthur went with his first instinct. Cancer shall now forever be called, Winston.

Posted by: Kasac at September 25, 2006 12:23 PM · Permalink

One fine summer's night seven new stars burned into the heavens, arrayed in the
shape of a cross. The men of science could not explain how they came to appear. The men of god could not agree if they were the Cross of the Martyr or the Sword of the Prophet. They would have started a war over it, but were already fighting full-on.

The astrologers sighed, and edited their books, and waited. Bulls had been stubborn and twins mutable since the dawn ages, but now were being born children that would grow to be something new, under the stars.

Posted by: Jeff R. at September 25, 2006 3:49 PM · Permalink

He saw an attractive woman at the bar. He decided to give it a shot.

"So, what's your sign?" He tried to work up an ironic expression to demonstrate his abounding coolness.

She looked at him with a small smile. "You first."

"I'm a Gemini."

"Oh, that's too bad. I'm an AntiGemini. It could never work between us. I'm like antimatter to your matter."

"But, since I'm a Gemini, I'm twins. How can you cancel out both of them?"

"It's either that or my second option."

"And that is?"

"I find you repulsive."

"I can live with AntiGemini."

"That's good."

Posted by: cranky-d at September 25, 2006 5:00 PM · Permalink

A phone is answered in the West Wing....

"Mr. Rove's office, How may I help you?"

"This is Sen. Mitchell. Let me talk to Karl."


"Karl this is George."

"George who?"

"George Mitchell..I'm at Disney now."

"Oh. What now?"

"Do you realize how much of a PR hit I'm taking from that whole Pluto thing?"

"George that's out of my hands...."

"Throw me a bone Karl...or the next mini-series is going to star someone playing you...."

"OK George let me see what I can do....."

"Nancy, get me the science advisor ..."

...and the 13th zodiac sign, Ariel, was born.....

Posted by: gahrie at September 25, 2006 10:49 PM · Permalink

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