I had a great exchange earlier this week with JB Hogan about historical figures using social media. Here are some sample posts.
GEORGE WASHINGTON: I chopped down Dad’s favorite cherry tree today. He was really pissed until I told him the about new set of dentures we were having made for him. Now, he thinks I’m the best son ever. – LOL
NERO: Party at the palace tonight. Togas optional. Bring your own fiddle or play mine. 🙂
HENRY VIII: My wife lost her head last night. Updated my profile from married to single (again).
If you’re new to Friday Flash Fiction, our carhop on roller skates who always delivers the good stuff is Margo Sue Ellen Wisoff-Fields. If you’d like to participate in this exercise in madness, head over to her blog for step-by-step instructions. To view the FFF Hollywood Squares Authors Block click here.
Hi, my name is Calvin. Aren’t you in math club?”
“Yes. I’m Leslie.” She bit her lower lip and avoided eye contact.
“Leslie. What a cool name. I can spell it on my calculator.” He flashed a buck-toothed grin and pushed his glasses up the bridge of his nose. “My friends and I have a big house off-campus. We’re having a party and I was . . . wondering if . . . you might like to come?”
“What kind of party?”
“Pizza and video games, watch reruns of Big Bang Theory, and discuss the virtues of nanotechnology.”
“Cool, a night out with the Nerd Herd.”
My favorite nerd quote;
“It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon, there’s a couple lying naked in bed reading Encyclopedia Britannica to each other, and arguing about whether the Andromeda Galaxy is more ‘numinous’ than the Resurrection. Do they know how to have a good time, or don’t they?” – Carl Sagan