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d was wt• tn a 1 Q. and :Mn.!~ The decror said g. 'k. there \Vasa cold. ~ it was a robot boy ~ He wasn'rwarm and..': I B ut ~omed)!jIlg W3$ wrong with their bundle of joy'.dy" jjWhat [~[11 .-. There were wires ~nd tubes . They' were a normal. You see.a " ' d Wuicn wou~. layer of tin. He just l~y th:e'.. ....Stick Boy and Match Gir] . into the wall.e...g extensmn (:0[1' plugged.goIng to say W ill sound. of this strange-lcoking child. Love stick .:i"'h ~ would_ be a mQ. It wasn't human at all> 'j._ .lr.D. Smith 'yelled at the: doctor.L 'IL . . j.aE~A~:un]] d~.. I t did quite literally. cuddly and he didn't have' skin. the c'hi]if's gender. but we think that Its father But you're not the f:flJther em is: :8: microwave blender.. not living or dead. there s is some question about.l'l. He liked he! cutefigure.r. Smith glad". 'D ']d .~ _'~ [J_ _.achave you done '['0 my boy? He's riot Hesh and blood" he' saluminiu m . happy husband and 'Wife" One day they' got news that made Iv.I. thin.~Jn~~" . J I nsread The only [iroe he seemed alive :~t all 'IL .. ]1['.illoy! .Boy liked .g out Qf his head.stiddll. 5" . .-1:' £V.Ill .' ."~__ S-::. '''Wh.tS~. pretty' wild.in..Match Girt he liked her a lot.m. Robot Boy M.. M_r.1eW~S hot But could :fj HalTIeev~'f burn for a match and a stick? he bumed up preny quick. Smith had a wonderful Iife.feand stared. he t~bou:gb.
I .-J J the strangest one by . to Super. name. W. the' ou]y talenr he. It's great to know a girl 'b. 111]:.surprise. 'l_ ] once' knew a..ay in the park I h~. mourn..ed rest. ". or outrun a speeding train. . Th noy wrt h rvaus In 'H"JS '.minUl'n tree.far ' • ooesn .1_ " _. S when she bpt.~U:.i 5iO we ended up talking. '. [ g..l.hHitY his dry cleaning bill's sky·high. she seemed nor to care. .. but you really get 'W'E:~t W '.es.1.JI . .""""" .a Sometimes .quite ~. and the problems she'd have if she' ever 'Wore .!.1Jj. . . ~ 'or drive a fancy car. seems. : ._..g]asse.r. .-. j Sbe'd stare at you fOl.ma n.ge: can.Melancholy Death of Oyster :801' One d. I ':.u. .eroes . ner girl who had many' ey.. 'H'eneverr f"or.ew to be a young man. e tnave a special :pDlwe. _. • G" . girl Of aU the sup~I~'J.!.'F-: .ai.. that h~ can't run or sw.. The .55 he must seem tame.s. . N' 'ailsi t ne H' Eyes . Though he 'was (j/ben mistaken for .1L.a.[lnd cries.= L VIW nas so many eyes.'."bO'm~sj .uife.[lOW wuy.g:arb.~ 'But to me hers quite special.jd·never N' ext . an d. she finally gave her eyes a wdl-deserv. I" .:'aks down. :E .'wife. ..~!.~ _. '11 t "e} 'r ' '. ' "'~ IL-we'H::Wf:Uiuy ..r flYl' and because of this one a. ..llll.t:uiog' '~iI. stare. and Stain Boy' is hit.mJlll and'Ba.im o.The Smiths'~ lives we're llO'W filled with misery and s..~:rI/.:-:' >':. ' ..I know it bothers him.[. C li7" It looked pretty strange because he cQitddn'j [ teaUy see. j The :Boy with Nails in His Eyes 1"l1U'~ ue his ru.. ..you.II] (]I.'t:: sue s .. h wou Id just stand.Boy gr. 'I .11'iH::t So Mrs" Smith hared her husband and hehated :hi~.g:8iVe. na !!. . t. At anyone or anything:. '.JI there an d.e talked about flewees and her poetry dasses:.. . H~"'''y ".:0 .-- . tQhav€: is to lesve__a. . h e sea. And Robot .0 hol y autanee: _U: a sexual encounter with a kitchen appliance" She: 'was reaill]y quite pleny (and a]so quh~'eshocking!} and I' notieed sh L.._" I'L li:. Hecan't Hy around t:IDll buildings.
_ but the cause of the prohlem mayalso be 'he cure'. . ns C...[JG]:lI:~d the rain water as it swirled down the drain.j.. Th l' .3!~: to n~me him.ets espied him one day they c:allcd him a b. simmering srew of mollusks 'and fish" And while: he' savored the hmth I . half oyster COUI1't you cannot blame me• .. He smells .:' . he had plumbing ~nd sight.:II:l. . ea:[[.reew.hat turned everything red. \Xfhen '\lIIou]d Y'ou ng OysterBoy co..bsve you considered. .. t.ey "'...esurc 111.y .'st:eI'S lm. s That wish did come true . 7.. nn t .tern 'C'Oi1' ner 0'£ Seaview and Main. One spring ~fteIfjoonl' j "~I_.gr':IDV'~. Hut made no relply Dad.:' ~. :t.5... 1I"iI"Iij>o - - J"! .ve qi. 1-Ie tried s:aIVe. O. 'g'on ~w ' .Ilp I' Sam sUp...mt .e1f ~ucky~ for oniy last week~ I treated a girl 'with three ears and beak.' . Id· '_ 1":: me ill ..P..finge:red his kwfe: and Ioosened his de. .. J' 1''" I u n'. sweat on his forehead. unea rUT. .iC't·.'if'] . +~..oo'ntalD the ev'~-risffing g1id ~ IOO'iJ. '!d.e~" HIe ach!OO. He t!E'ied potions and lotions and ~f.I. mom on th £..: YOIl 'wanrt'ed re die?" ~l!!! lilt 'j . .e . + Everyone wondered" but ]]0 one could. ten toes. .. c 'I!.md: . "thet thing that looks like a dam.a [We'.of the ocean. . At the Siouthwes.w.mg Y'OUlf son wou]d help YOlDi do ..me: out of his shell? Wil. . doct... they Just c aUed him S arn.pry" j' a:n tc .:~ _".' 'With the s'hell1to his . l' '11 S. on .. . •..rheir nine-day-long honeymoon wM.!iJ be tried ointments.j-' A . '[his canker.. ~ '1lLII. Oyster' Bo~"s ."' . ill ..for hoursl l'l ~~You sbould yours. happ '1 " .rp~':U. Sam wa.. . on the Isle of Capri.U.~. He c nnot be mine. dl.tOSS. and Oil hislips .O~U.""...~J She railed at the.~]'U.m= 'b.'.prm"e yom sexual' powers..e.u was the starr :iIlndthe e nd and the' sum.. That yOU! son is.i:. 1lJ.bl "~.'11 1r irth.en [be Thompsen quaarLlpl. tell.eyes rwice. NOli: I~" J He came on dptoe~ he came . a small home' by" the' sea P" km'Jwing wl:L. n.-..: ~~ .or:.r· sometimes.. "..ty' oj.[I·S:o'"...' but do you dseam of Heavefl? I-IaV'c. of their plighr.ofgrny driftwlood. he' w:a. '"he' pU. Words writ :Lf. Ul'tg.eu. Tell hngers.. "LT' lIAS. by' chance. n'F ean't 1I.i the sand promised Jesus woutld save.(:rlllstSition~ .perl. Sare ounsecd ms .. down his threas..1 '• A'.. and he i~ched and he twikhed and he bled . dashbomd- For '[hen supper they lUlid one spectacular disha. little' one human. 'But 'was 'this. this bHfrh t . ". He' could hear ~he enuld fed ~ but normal? Not quite.J>'~' 1"" I" _'. waspmmding s'he .P~' her bride ~ heart made a wish. " l Perhaps.l ]"J_J. .? 'WeEl." ~i TIu'! dOCi)01'd~~05ed.she gave birth to a baby. in the brc'akdown lane .I. 1llp his son.I1 :'. maybe.JJ 'b" S:al11lur.s. 0'( seaweed and brine.4. lef t ill the' min.::I .Illar~ed.iv~]ve and ran quickly ~way.
.oil' her heart.'d and ... / \ The one and only time I ever sa.-. all sewn apart and she has .JI ~i. 'V d _00'00 i-'ill 11 G"" Her skin.!.e wh. I. She hasa beautilul set of hypno~disk eyes.. . cotton. :Si'lldwe]l]. and soft as Ii II pillow.[:iiI.eW' short minutes..5H'e WlllSP~OO.many colored pins sticking .. W oh ing for the car to 5 tart and :fill him 'with. pressed. b W1U. She even has a OOlltJhi. f (no ]oIIg. l. and she' 5. ' ' ".~ :n t happened that d:a!y 'ill-'.~ll .r:ay it . '1VI 1:..o 'w..""..JI.. andsaid...I!.we calledhlm Roy.d l ld f: '_ e". BU1[rnS " nme. ly-monting frost..:11_ neac SWt:ll.CKI~ :SQme strange plUlss. '" .tt'k-e· h-.. J! It was dean..1 Wh·c.s 'who are deeply In h~T trance. T H_JI 'I '.... ."B'IT "." ... . exhaust.' I .h.a:_s originally from Fraece.Y'.Oth:e' guys. ... J!Ji.:. U:fllfL d msme 00:( t h e garage :i n the el'llr.' .f. the ones th~:t she uses 'W' I: OQ. For if someone gets J' ~ had :[1. Sne 'p]. .allte'll) 'iii ~ n :rho\Sf!wet~ greasy :l:t1iilins started :6o:t. . .:·~!Ly i!it"i.lLOO up..:'..-50 1:0[' a gir .. i ." . t. "" l'I _.ga~n!. all flaky and rotten. Through net' organsand torso she sprouted like w ings..'ve'.j'._' '-c'.\V'Toxic Boy elY got into rns eye" • 'L_' was when some sodium chloride 13° 1)1 . ii 11 Let) s giv'e it ~.iJ-: ~i!d!~. and lots of cigarette smoke" W'hn~ he breathed ill '£01:' ~k would make mcst people choke! For Christmas Stain Bay .sUCItrarmer "11_£ as tb.'L.0 T-'lle 'G''-'·-.._..his friends .IiJ~'r III'" Wll.ed .C'.lOW.y W . . \ ( comfy' and WM·W . a.'~i" ~~!p ~'~j! nut in ~. safe lobedhe kissed her. 'Wa:s now' replaced w-ith Her skin iS1ilIibite eloth. beautiful set of mattress rand springs."..d .ll u. But' she knows ~he has a curse on her a curse she cannct w."-- ''D":I'"..~'1:~ -:'. I . _."T' -Illrned.aUthe da.j '.ming :a.But his memory W:iJJS lost 'With one..'whirl. e i"iii'I'j'.ollt .sp. ]Erer 'IL .%.1. Bur at leastafter that She has many' diffeE1ent zombie. . i "--'" "I" ._' I-lis very favorite toy WIRS a ean of serosol SP.er [. hJigh-dde ~..~t horrible Toxic Boy . pins ..•e ni rt. 1!l1!" 'B e lovedammonia and asbestos. w:bich had turned.fl~_ ~::: i'ft' ~~~ _' "L.. Roy ~ the Toxic Boy To those of '[IS who knew him ._ we -.'. [lice place to sLeep. '11.'W111te t. h"nr(T1l.rn. hY'Pn. so terribly strange' that I srsrred rc weep.got:a [lew unifenn. :n _ _ .. Into . 'IL. '~!oothers bewas known too close to her-~ he t.
simple sepematural reincarnation. Stick Boy s Festive: Season J Mu:m:m. . nhn the kids r311aw.". sockets with his.= n As nDY~S soul k.. Fer his newfound wrapped pet" he did rnany things. His faee went de~rthly pale' and :h~s'body began to harden.. lid lMnmy Bay took his do. wi pQ!\d 'Ms.Brie ·B:· J r'-·_···'"· .[".ay' l I ~m IIU~ .1JJred ~ Iit tle white mummy dog:.Q.: was tare H~ LJe d . .[ ..' 'I i like bu~i. '. I I. excepn: Enr a squirrel.m.gbls 'had all s..silent pr.mJe 0:[ 'V..ncl rejected. rearmng ·""il-d. he W. then went to the cabinet where the snack food was kept.c:0i:n gir:l. round he~d w~s only' a slice.tt I ~nl. archaeological expedition..oy not iced that.II-· . but assumed it was.tt hiS! bQdy~ 'we ali said ~. mummified I~ !. II b iI:lhd ny party' fo. It drifted up to heaven and left ~.. The p(~ik W~~ e'ooptY' !ITeEl '~5 ~ p['eas:e~ Doctor! the re:a:son or cause.r..' .aye.tlly~1(lilld I 3. _.t:aItoo to .-.saying.I.:Illy had twice.One d3y for .gloomy day) t:li"oaTI out of '[he fog.'t his -full. :they called him ~!a reiect from an.3iS hard and hollow. '. eanna leaves.very nice. clo:wn to ~. Brie ]3oy hsd a dream he (.. James \With the other " YOqJ]]g tots.. ". In I 'I.. Mexi.er than he did.·.001' :aJ1f. 1~[J]Jt:. 10. th:8...a'1-' ius t before' dark. 1 --- Ooc dark ..:'..bowl of suger-Irosred j sleeves. his Christmas tree looked he~]thi.rgm.ay. The final gssp of his shorr wassicMy 'With despair.hale in the' G:'Z0 ne layer.") AJon!lI' a.I?~.-..E'.PIIa~1 [. ..~ ..ldifilga dog house l l~ i'ynlmid of Kings !" "1 .8 B"tJoe'oy . .g ~ro:n' R WAlk in the park. . .. life That night they talked Who~ver thought that you could die r..~~ ()tuc:r iCl'l!~ __ ren neve!!' rett.1' ~~r.y Boy wept. They thought of some complex scientific explanation.-- 0:E their sen' s odd CGfiditio]]. -t. .'L. he only played twice . 'b·. ' 133 .. ". . wet Stick B.he~b ail:' they put him ill the garden. L.it· an ancienr g:a. sacnnce.out . a Iittle boy' mummy.. ull"llay 1 . IIYOlll aren't .t.'. '. '~ I' t He 'W:SlS:I]! r soft and pink Ii lit! with 'a fat little tummy.~II h:~H ~hi:ng tha[: looked like papier mach.a. but at leilst hewentweli with a nice Chaxdo nl!1ay. •• ·.·ld'.
confused him very much.perhaps '. II.-'-. .ioeousr engulD...'ead woe're no candy or prizes. Boy received a small present Instead Q. The only bright moment was from a gu'.'. bead. '! . "'. that yotl wish..girl who Ukles 1:0 sniff' lots of glue").·1n '·.". U1 C·'". 'il They took There once was a morose melonhead:.·loOn 'Q' <'I .• I . h~s Us. .Q··e.. .1y thr O'~'11 1""e··. lis is when she blows her nose.Uls. -. penguin boy'.". " 'T'h-' P"'" C-' . .' l_Jf 'IIII' IlUI. through her spleen.sh ~': . Because the last thing he heard 'was '3 dea£em!J(g S'q]ubh" . I. which made him very h:3Jpp~r" p ." "ehat ..Id -" ... Sue To avoid a lawsuit•• '.) :<1.r hood garbage :mSHl.' ~l Junk Girl There once was a girl 'who was made up of junk Sbe looked . coal.ud S'li/C[l't 01:lt into the street. He 'was. [ust a Iew stray beetles But you.... ..( . ' . Mummy BQ}' fell toebe ground..iil:ata . .La" 0·1l" t' . II "'- 1" fl ~i 'baseball hat and wbSJcked open his.i:U.. who sat there aU day and wished he we're dead.CUI' me Life isn It e'asy ... p.. _. ueen.. ~ nown a 'IL _'I garuag.ot varicus si-zes. II(1111 1111unu Chat Boy received his usual lurop of cod.r a lot and made marriage proposal (iU[ 1 1n Iny r i i- I . should be careful ebour the' things.:) id.3PPY' or ill one of her slumps .. named Stan.. "~.US .'lE' -'d alre 'w '_ n :L.-.I"'MY Dame rs J' ' unmy.he spent so much time down ill the dumps. IIII t: II II Ulllh~..e' .[U. He loved he..lt1P I(Jf When she sits on her throne pins push..-. " "'"!. ./. ~.e ' """.'.. said one' of the boy 5! "lee s crack :it wide open ] d d and ge.s. he Hoally was dead." ~.'Ii. ..t 'ue cane y anc toys. .h..n ." j P ~ I'· t 1 H' -. . r. d'" ISP0S.•. . :~Ii1:._. . llie. thene1:ghbo. 'Boy le ".cause s. ..ual I III h:~ Boy 'Was :mjs'tnken for a dirty fireplace r u.r: ' . Inside ()f his ID. The reason l :know t hatt 'I-~·is rne Case L. wi. _j.[lediy dirty ~ and she smelled like a skunk She was always unh.l1Lmn-. j we'll just call her Sue (Q!!. ' ~ 134 135 . -_ .II: iJJ!'.' but Dl1JY friends }l~stcall me ~'the hideous..
It w:as ugly REId gloomy'. I' Hoy d:~dded to go :as :1'.~:1 just heavy .• . t But tlu·ou. sex. She W'QuLlld lea. 1'01 But to give birth the 'haby . A_nd (rom that da.II·00~J!ng tItIlg. a man Hflmed me sea..WiJk heir. who g. be one tn:mg. to capture u. \"l:aLker who.. 1L. 0:£ a dlaiIDl...they.ed.. She triedlooking ha. s'be tr. :he stayed .leu ..tuJ.IC'" • she tii.Anchor Baby The. 1'.. She wandered the earth done and rejected.}I:: :S.Jl land.t. was in the form. in a cloud of Ioul v. 1Ie was the one ... ••• '"'_ They bad 3. played in a band.gray meu~t Tile baby thatwas meant to bring thew together i just shrouded them both.gh 0 urt all theirIives they never connected.at . except ..err SPUlI. Aod she w:a5 alboe who came Irom And.50 oppressive tJm.k magic. and Mac. Iy' i.may just m~Jhe . IThe umbilical cord. to. baby . And she tried every thing . Nothing could j.l·1 ki . i that she' 'waml:ted the most . 'I dno PUl.y· on. there: was just one place that she \v1:~:I'N~d be. For Halloween. [10 ni t.1.at it eventuslly s.oiuthem . needed a crane.(!I'gray baby' anchor. Ll~ It ..us ~JOS. and as hard as 'a kettle.ts.eatbet·. h .Ill:ainly Q. human.vl! the ocean and come onto lithe:~and..~: t. astral pIt)jectin8. With.ppy ·.. 1 1 :' .re was a beautiful girl So Walklel' took off to p]ay widl c~leband . I3l . wlth h..' SlDmet~:!L[ngto ~ ancth0([" tr'h..
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