New Characters

Richard and Andrea a couple who have themselves legally reclassified as a single person.

Don a punk rocker who does not know what punk is or what rock is or what music is but is committed to punk rocking.

Andres-Sam a competitive pitier who is training for the Compassion Olympics.

Vice-Chatelaine Wong, a former member of Khmer royalty who now makes a living designing games and losing them.

Cradybor, a lich who lives in the copy room of a New York law firm and forces the lawyers to prosecute an ancient case using mind control.

Tim, a warlock who feels sad that he cannot satisfy the three witches in his coven.  Not sexually, not intellectually, not financially, not morally and not spiritually.

Mister Nolo Contendere, a man who has decided to stop fighting life.

Wendy, a fabulous composer of arabesques whose personal life is equally complicated.



3 thoughts on “New Characters

  1. Mikey says:

    When I am a fireman, we have this game we sometimes play. There’s another fireman whose wife lives near the station. When we drive past his house, we slow down and shout “Bangers!” out of the window at his wife. Sometimes he’s driving and slows down for us. I don’t understand the joke, it’s pretty old, and one time I said “I think this thing has been going on longer than I’ve been working here.” Everyone else in the cab said the same thing, and the only person who could remember why we did it was the guy who lived there. I hope one day he’ll leave and get forgotten, perhaps even move house, but the fire engine will still stop there and enthusiastic young men will shout “Bangers!” out of the window.

    • Happy New Year! Do you know this one (from the BESHT via Martin Buber) -o-

      When the founder of Hasidic Judaism, the great Rabbi Israel Shem Tov, saw misfortune threatening the Jews, it was his custom to go into a certain part of the forest to meditate. There he would light a fire, say a special prayer, and the miracle would be accomplished and the misfortune averted. Later, when his disciple, the celebrated Maggid of Mezritch, had occasion for the same reason to intercede with heaven, he would go to the same place in the forest and say, “Master of the Universe, listen! I do not know how to light the fire, but I am still able to say the prayer.” Again the miracle would be accomplished.
      Still later, Rabbi Moshe-leib of Sasov, in order to save his people once more, would go into the forest and say, “I do not know how to light the fire. I do not know the prayer, but I know the place and this must be sufficient.” It was sufficient, and the miracle was accomplished.
      Then it fell to Rabbi Israel of Rizhin to overcome misfortune. Sitting in his armchair, his head in his hands, he spoke to God, “I am unable to light the fire and I do not know the prayer and I cannot even find the place in the forest. All I can do is to tell the story, and this must be sufficient.”
      And it was sufficient.
      For God made man because he loves stories.

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