Friday, June 18, 2010

On O

I have no idea what took them so long.


It is all perfectly logical. I stop where I start, but I do not actually stop or start at all. I am an endless cycle, rotating without moving from a fixed axis. The special qualities vested in me as a result of this are hardly extraordinary. My advantages are obvious, and the fact that human beings did not notice before does not bode well for mankind. Man's invention of the wheel is nothing but centuries of lack of discovery of the circle.

I have no idea what took them so long.





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Image: Ur wheel, 2500 BC. Available in Wikimedia Commons.

A drabble is an extremely short piece of fiction, told in exactly one hundred words. For more drabbles, see http://www.the-burrow.org/, where we display a new drabble each day this month.

12 comments:

Palindrome said...

I know, right? I hear ya wheel!

LOL! Have a great weekend, Cruella!

Portia said...

I love it! Good stuff, and the picture is perfect ...

—Portia

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

Hi *waves* I hopped over to let you know I got you're blog linked up and thanks for following :) I just realized that you're doing the A-Z with the Burrow that Hart was talkin' about. Great photo and love the "o" post :) Have a fantastic weekend!

Cruella Collett said...

Palindrome - thank you - have a great weekend too!

Portia - I liked that picture too. The original wheel, right?

Erica - that would be the very project, yup. It was a lot of fun coming up with all the different ways we could link to the assigned letters. Have a great weekend yourself :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Interesting drabble. I love whatever symbol that is...

CD

Cruella Collett said...

Clarissa - why am I not surprised that you noticed the symbol? I can't pretend to know what it means, though. If I tilt my head it looks a little like the batmobile racing towards you, but I am fairly sure that is not what it is supposed to be...

Lydia Kang said...

I love this. It feels a bit like a prose poem! Lovely.
Thanks for following my blog!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the picture - and love the wheel :)

elizabeth mueller said...

Ooh, nice! I just love expressions from the heart! Thank you for following my blog! <3

Cruella Collett said...

Lydia - happy to do so, and thank you too! I am always thrilled to find new, interesting blogs to read.

Jemi - thank you :)

Elizabeth - likewise :)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I must say I enjoyed this very much. also the picture,

Thanks for your visit, much appreciated,
Yvonne,

Cruella Collett said...

Yvonne - thank you so much! That means a lot to me, coming from a poet and all :)
If you liked this one you might want to check out the other drabbles at www.the-burrow.org. We're having a lot of fun writing them, and I am proud to say that it's a site well worth a visit (I adore reading the work of my "partners in crime")

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