Saturday, 23 October 2010

I used to be a Clown



Do I have the coolest brother? Look what he sketched for me. Of course, having made its appearance at a family get-together, the poor Strange Man above suffered much ribbing. I mean... He's obviously lost a bit of weight recently, why else would he need to grip onto his pants?

Sorry, one needs to be evil to ones brother at least once a day - 'tis in the contract.

And to be fair, he'd already attacked me. Observe...

Bro: Read one of your stories online... Strange Tooth. Impressed. Reminded me of a Twilight Zone episode.
Me: Wow, you actually read one of my stories. (Jaw flaps open).
Bro: I thought, she's good and then I read another one (shan't mention here to save the story's blushes) about (blah) and (blah).
Mum: Have I read that one?
Bro: Wouldn't bother, Mum. I mean WTF!!!

Still, I'll begrudgingly add, he can draw and I cannot.

10 comments:

Milo James Fowler said...

Perhaps a joint-venture picture book for children is in your future? Something along the lines of "We'll Take Care of Your Nightmares"?

abrokenlaptop.com said...

My brother told me once that one of my stories bordered on pornography. Because the guy had feathered wings and the woman wanted to see what they felt like. My brother was very concerned that I'd besmirch the family name.

But then again, he can also draw and I cannot. ;)

-Mercedes

Cate Gardner said...

We are the bringer of nightmares, Milo. :D

Ha! I hope you didn't feed him poisonous flowers, Mercedes.

Simon said...

Got my copy of 'Strange Men' today, Cate- two stories in and loving it already. That is all.

Ian said...

You know, "besmirch" has to be one of my favourite words. :)

Andrea Allison said...

Ha! Sounds like my brother.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks for buying it, Simon. :D

I heartily agree, Ian.

I think they all pop out of the same mould, Andrea ;)

K.C. Shaw said...

Ha, brothers are a double-edged sword! One minute they draw you a nifty man in a pin-striped suit, the next minute they harsh on one of your stories.

Aaron Polson said...

Poor story! WTF indeed.

Katey said...

Hahaha! Oh, Cate, that sounds like MY family! I'm so glad to know I'm not alone :D