Metropolis Wires

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Ideas for Novels

With my idea for a novel, I’m trying to think sort of “out of the box.” Like something a little bit beyond what you would expect.  A novel of ideas, if you will. — Runt Cruntson,…

Ideas for Novels

A guys buys so many groceries. A guy gets home, still feels like he has no food. Mystery ensues. — Jericho Neibler, Fort Wayne, IN

Ideas for Novels

So many weird spasms in my body. Wonder why. I find out, tell everyone, featuring action and suspense. — Jess Leigh, Minnetonka, MN

Ideas for Novels

So much time has passed. Everyone has stopped counting. The world invents math all over again. What’s history even mean these days? — Jane Johnson, Milwaukee, WI

Ideas for Novels

In the future, so many guys don’t know what to do. They all sit around and discuss on into eternity. — Frito Moran, Sunnyvale, CA

Bus Crash Stories

Bus Crash Story 34

Oh, how long years last! They just go and they go, and every day there has to be a bus crash. Tulsa! Norwalk! Phoenix! Buses crashing everywhere, in new ways every day. Can a bus crash…

Bus Crash Stories

Bus Crash Story 33

Big news: A bus crashed yesterday. Other big news: A bus crashed the day before that. Still bigger news: A bus has crashed once a day since the dawn of buses stretching all the way back…

Bus Crash Stories

Bus Crash Story 32

A ghost in an invisible suit got in a bus crash yesterday outside Tulsa. Right, right. I know what you’re thinking—how did he or she fare? That’s a great question, and we here at Trop will…

Bus Crash Stories

Bus Crash Story 31

In a day of no surprises, a bus crashed into an embankment, killing all involved parties (i.e., not only the passengers and drivers, but also the area residents, the spectators, and the policeman and firemen who…

Bus Crash Stories

Bus Crash Story 30

One hundred buses collided yesterday at a slow speed in the parking lot at the International Buses In Motion Convention in Wentworth, Nevada, where buses, their drivers, their passengers, and their owners convene while driving really,…

Bus Crash Stories

Bus Crash Story 29

Two buses collided in West Jordan, Utah yesterday. “Head on,” one witness said. “Up each other’s butts and/or throats,” another said. “Down each other’s gullets,” another corrected. “It was a fifty/fifty, like an angry Zeus yet…

Bus Crash Stories

Bus Crash Story 27

Rain and wind combined to compel at least ten buses to crash yesterday, with two crashing in Norwalk, two crashing in Tempe, two crashing in Tulsa, two crashing in Boise, and two crashing in Lima, Peru.…

Bus Crash Stories

Bus Crash Story 26

Four buses piled on top of each other outside Lima, Peru yesterday. The first one hit a ditch then flipped. The second one hit the same ditch then flipped on top of the first one. The…

Bus Crash Stories

Bus Crash Story 25

A bus crashed yesterday, right into a sound wall outside Norwalk. While about thirty passengers died, one of them, Hal JJ, walked away unharmed. “We was driving along. Pretty fast, but still the speed limit. If…

Bus Crash Stories

Bus Crash Story 24

Crashes rained down from the sky yesterday. What first seemed like a thunder storm, and then seemed like the second coming of Lucifer, and then seemed like acid rain that somehow encouraged flames rather than put…

Bus Crash Stories

Bus Crash Story 23

An international scandal broke loose yesterday when forty-five buses crashed within the same fifteen-minute span on the 15 freeway running past Primm, Nevada. Statisticians agreed: This spate couldn’t’ve been chance. But who could’ve engineered such a…