The Astronaut’s Rival

astronautOh. my. god.  I cannot believe how ridiculously absurd this story is.  I mean, I know it’s serious and all, someone apparently driving 1000 miles in diapers so she wouldn’t have to stop and go to the bathroom in order to get to her victim’s house on time, but the steel mallet?  the buck knife? the BB gun?  The fact that the would-be murderer was an Astronaut?!?  And there’s even more far out weird details I haven’t mentioned!

Don’t anyone ever tell me life is boring. 






6 responses to “The Astronaut’s Rival”

  1. Maureen McQ Avatar

    It’s an astronaut.

    She’s involved in some sort of strange mission.

    There’s the suggestion that love and death might be involved.

    I say it’s science fiction.

  2. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    You’re thinking the exact same thing as I was. 😉

  3. Graham Avatar

    Well, my question is: what is the already-published sf story to which this bears the closest match?

  4. Rick Bowes Avatar
    Rick Bowes

    Ellison’s “The Beast That Shouted Love At The Heart Of The World.”

  5. Graham Avatar

    Rick: Surely, “Houston, Houston, do you breed?”

  6. Beth Avatar

    What I find so funny, is how interested we are in other people’s wierd behavior. We even get to hear all about it hear in Japan. Our students like taling about.

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