In lieu of a prompt this week, I’ve decided to do this short story challenge instead!
The sixth and seventh episodes of VeggieTales in the House, now available on Netflix! In “Trading Places,” Bob and Jimmy want new roommates, and in “Jimmy and Jerry Are Rich,” Bob and Larry want to buy a monster truck.
The short: 3.5 ✦. A fascinating page-turner with a really cool plot (aliens!) that is soured by a terrible romance arc and logical inconsistencies.
“There are no coincidences in life. What person that wandered in and out of your life was there for some purpose, even if they caused you harm. Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense the short periods of time we get with people, or the outcomes from their choices. [ . . . ] Nothing is too small to be a mistake.”
― Shannon L. Alder
The short: 3/5 ✦. A quick read of a thriller without much substance, but uses well-written characters, a tight plot, and a twisty mystery to make up for it.
The fourth and fifth episodes of VeggieTales in the House, now available on Netflix! In “Bob and Larry: Gettin’ Angry,” Bob and Larry get in a fight that lasts all night, and in “Bob’s Bad Breath,” Bob and Larry have to deal with their respective bad habits.
Or: Please don’t forget to proofread.
The short: 2/5 ✦. The main character is clearly in the wrong story, and the plot only survives due to a tenuous degree of suspense.
“Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.”
— Joseph Heller
The second and third episodes of VeggieTales in the House, now available on Netflix! In “Sorry We’re Closed Today,” the Veggies get trapped in Pa Grape’s store, and in “Bob & the Awesome Frosting Mustache,” Bob gets a little obsessed with his new mustache.