Chairman of the Bored

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Everyone likes to read, but no one has time for short stories, let alone novels like Moby Dick or War & Peace. These stories give you the minimum daily requirement of literacy for the average 21st century reader. Oh, and I made all of these collages in a 25-day frenzy.

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They found themselves far from home adrift on an egg. Short Stories, 21st Century, Egg, Novels, Eggs, Egg As Food, Fiction, Romans

They found themselves far from home adrift on an egg. ©2012 Hugh Musick

The boys had been looking forward all summer to their trip to Miffy Land. When they finally went, it did not disappoint. Miffy, Short Stories, 21st Century, Literacy, Disney Characters, Fictional Characters, Novels, War, Boys

The boys had been looking forward all summer to their trip to Miffy Land. When they finally went, it did not disappoint. ©2012 Hugh Musick

Egbert's anxiety made him a particularly ill-equipped ruler. Upon learning that rabbits had invaded his garden, he ran to the fall out shelter and could not be coaxed out until autumn.

Egbert's anxiety made him a particularly ill-equipped ruler. Upon learning that rabbits had invaded his garden, he ran to the fall out shelter and could not be coaxed out until autumn. ©2012 Hugh Musick

Of all of the movies that I didn't get to see that summer, "Jane Russell, Underwater Investigator" was at the top of my list. Jane Russell, Short Stories, 21st Century, Underwater, Novels, War, Summer, Painting, Summer Recipes

Of all of the movies that I didn't get to see that summer, "Jane Russell, Underwater Investigator" was at the top of my list. ©2012 Hugh Musick

No one knew how to make mashed sweet potatoes like Doris. Until her dying day, she never revealed her secret for what made them melt in your mouth. Melt In Your Mouth, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Dory, Homemade, Painting, Sweet Potato Mash, Painting Art, Home Made, Diy Crafts

No one knew how to make mashed sweet potatoes like Doris. Until her dying day, she never revealed her secret for what made them melt in your mouth. ©2012 Hugh Musick

On October evenings when the light suffused with gold seems to linger just a bit long, Darren's father could be found out in the backyard practicing his shadow puppets against the clouds. Shadow Puppets, Short Stories, 21st Century, Novels, Father, October, Backyard, Clouds, Gold

On October evenings when the light suffused with gold seems to linger just a bit long, Darren's father could be found out in the backyard practicing his shadow puppets against the clouds. ©2012 Hugh Musick

Our smoke mingled and from that day on we ceased our antipathy and became the greatest of friends. Short Stories, 21st Century, Novels, War, Smoke, Friends, Painting, Vape, Amigos

Our smoke mingled and from that day on we ceased our antipathy and became the greatest of friends. ©2012 Hugh Musick

Tramp Steamer           The end of my relationship with Libby left me in tatters. I saw no alternative, but to head out to sea. A couple of old salts told me I could always ship out on a tramp steamer. I had heard about the merchant vessels. So, I signed up but somehow ended up on a ship of wayward young women. And that's when my troubles began. ©2012 Hugh Musick Out To Sea, Steamer, Salts, I Saw, Young Women, Thats Not My, Alternative, Relationship, Couple

Tramp Steamer The end of my relationship with Libby left me in tatters. I saw no alternative, but to head out to sea. A couple of old salts told me I could always ship out on a tramp steamer. I had heard about the merchant vessels. So, I signed up but somehow ended up on a ship of wayward young women. And that's when my troubles began. ©2012 Hugh Musick

The Day Colin Became a Poultry Inspector Hugh Musick Short Stories, Poultry, Novels, David, Painting, Backyard Chickens, Painting Art, Paint, Draw

The Day Colin Became a Poultry Inspector ©2012 Hugh Musick

"Sandy! What have they done to you?" ©2012 Hugh Musick Short Stories, 21st Century, Literacy, Novels, War, Anime, Anime Music, Anima And Animus, Fiction

"Sandy! What have they done to you?" ©2012 Hugh Musick

At home in the bathroom with Mr. Short Stories, 21st Century, Literacy, Novels, Wonder Woman, Superhero, Bathroom, Fictional Characters, Art

At home in the bathroom with Mr. & Mrs. Gorgon. ©2012 Hugh Musick

They rendezvous'd at the location at the specified time. Short Stories, 21st Century, Novels, Painting, Painting Art, Paint, Draw, Fiction, Paintings

They rendezvous'd at the location at the specified time. ©2012 Hugh Musick

Legend has it that he crossed the nation staking lighthouses in a straight line from coast to coast.

Legend has it that he crossed the nation staking lighthouses in a straight line from coast to coast. ©2012 Hugh Musick

Nelson Nelson, Aquatic Ear Nose & Throat Doctor ©2012 Hugh Musick Short Stories, 21st Century, Novels, Ear, Painting, Painting Art, Paint, Draw, Fiction

Nelson Nelson, Aquatic Ear Nose & Throat Doctor ©2012 Hugh Musick