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satire

Vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to (friendly) ridicule.


(S)Cream

part 3 of Common People

hello, face! you are a useful thing.

Genre   satire

Style   freeform

Tags   gender themes, modern life


An Unquestioning Spirit

A monstrously virtuous daughter bricked into a room in her father's semi-detached residence finds herself captivated by the neighbour's pure and amoral son.

Genre   satire, fairy tale

Style   third person

Tags   australian, gender themes, supernatural, bikers, 2010-12

Relationships   f/m


Another Cup Of?

part 2 of Common People

Now, before I forget, darlin', here's your prezzie, you love Milk Tray, I remember you do, don't you?

Genre   satire

Style   conversational

Tags   australian, gender themes, modern life, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   family


Assassin/Spy

handling the security brief for a top-secret government program

Genre   satire

Style   free verse

Tags   spies, modern life


Busted

You ran the bath while he collected the key you left for him at reception. You opened the champagne as he stepped from the lift. You slipped into the bath as he turned down your hall.

Genre   satire, romance

Style   drabble, stream of consciousness, second person

Tags   infidelity

Relationships   f/m


Couldn't Give Away The Pearls

part 9 of Common People

you're amazing! don't forget to wash your hands

Genre   satire

Style   free verse

Tags   gender themes, modern life

Relationships   family


Darling, Be Afraid

Starra fears death constantly; Skybo fears nothing except doing the expected. Could be a perfect match.

Genre   satire, fairy tale

Style   third person

Tags   dystopia, gender themes, 2011-09

Relationships   f/m


Gravitass

eh-ahyaaaaaaa

Genre   satire

Style   free verse

Tags   aging, modern life


How Absurd

'...more archeologists should get into construction, I would have thought.'

Genre   satire

Style   third person

Tags   the absurd


It's a Beach

part 7 of Genetic Imperialism

For the prompt: Junon and why it matters to Reeve in ways Reeve would not admit.

Genre   satire

Style   present tense

Tags   dystopia, 2010-06


Miles Away

part 6 of The Modern Hero

knowing by the way your lower jaw juts

Genre   satire

Style   freeform

Tags   sex, modern life


Paean of the Princess

Oh my god! I can feel it!

Genre   satire

Style   first person

Tags   modern life, 500 creativity exercises


Persecute This, Van Helsing

'It's--It's really quite difficult, saying this out loud--Well, it's Dracula, you see. I have my suspicions--about what he is.'

Genre   satire

Style   third person, parody

Tags   undead, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   m/m


The Faked Death of Glitter

please sit, this news might shock you

Genre   satire

Style   free verse

Tags   modern life


The Komatsu Wombat and the Fantastical Anticlimax

The global community reels with the discovery of impending apocalypse - but even the sky falling can't keep a good storyteller down. This is a future Australia where waiting for apocalypse has become a bit of a bore. Set in Kalgoorlie's SuperPit, grunt-level miner Katashi meets Arunta, the long-legged ruck rover of his dreams. Happily unreliable, Katashi tells his and Arunta's story from before, through and after the end of the world.

Genre   apocalypse, satire

Style   first person, conversational

Tags   dystopia, australian, sex, suburban, miners, 2010-01

Relationships   m/m


This Your Newest Overlord

the idea germ enters through the nostrils

Genre   satire

Style   free verse

Tags   writers, modern life


Transplant

Hard-pressed to admit affection for anything, He liked this job specifically for the conversational opportunities, having pretensions above those of His friends (He did strive to keep Himself the largest fish in His social pond).

Genre   satire

Style   third person

Tags   gender themes, age difference, modern life, 500 creativity exercises