I just realised my intro went when my instance crashed all those months ago.
My day job is a senior #networkengineer working on some very large and strange computer networks.
“Hey Doc, feeling kinda sad”
Doctor, in a low growl, “Do you long to feel the loam of the forest on your footpads?”
Doctor, baring teeth “Do you crave the camaraderie that can only come from stalking prey as a pack?”
“Then ask your Doctor if Lycanthropy™️ is right for you”
“You are my doctor”
“Lycanthropy™️ is right for you”
"Aye," said the pirate captain, "that be enough."
The pirates put the last of their gold on the pile.
"Now we wait."
They waited a month and a day; at last, a dragon arrived. It was as beautiful, as graceful, as majestic as they had heard.
They wept at the sight of it, happy.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
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> Read carefully: 230 - 220 x 0.5 = ___ You probably won’t believe it but the answer is 5!
Related: an entire blog post walking through/analyzing/admiring that problem and tracing its origin: https://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=40810