Ezra Fox discusses his misadventures with Craigslist and his ridiculous competition trying to sell free stuff.
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A Ridiculous Competition
A good game can make you feel something. Your pulse rises as you walk into a dark alley with only 4 bullets left in your clip, knowing that a zombie will pop out at you at any second. When it suddenly latches onto your neck and feasts on your delicious polygonal flesh, you scream like a small child. (Not me, though. Definitely not me.)
So if nothing else, I have to give Spent kudos for making me feel something. Even if that something was “utterly depressed.”
This is Christiania: delightful, ridiculous, frustrating, stubborn, and swimming in drugs. I had an impossible task ahead of me trying to make any sense of the place. Every time I went in, I was essentially asking “what are you?” and in response it played the flute and threw money around itself.
Parts of it feel closer to a developing country than Scandinavia. On the other hand it’s essentially the old frontier revisited, and there’s something raw and romantic about the idea of making a home out of nothing.
Ezra Fox is the first place winner of OOTS News’s Bad Weather Writing Contest, with this short, wonderfully overwrought story of bad weather and failed romance (read the runners-up here): Ezra Fox, Hurricane of Love The approaching hurricane was like Reginald’s love, thought Samantha. It was wet, powerful, fast, hard, deadly, contained an unknown quantity [...]