This week's topic was "Failure to Communicate."
But I will start with cacophonesque. She wrote about what it is like to be distracted into a world of intertextuality and attention deficit. You can read it here
I also very much liked alephz's post, where he wrote fiction based on Space Oddity and the story of Major Tom. Read that here.
comedychick made a video where she sings about the miscommunication that can take place when the slang for "rump" in one country is the same word as the slang for "vagina" in another. You can find that here.
Try fourzoas' personal narrative about the Paper Bag Test and how experience changes perception. It's here.
I recommend intrepia's story about the separation of distance and language and her love for her grandmother, which can be found here
java_fiend wrote a humorous anecdote about a terrifying teenaged encounter caused by a miscommunication. You can read that here.
mstrobel has been writing about the same characters since the competition began. This week, there is a communication breakdown between two characters that has a sweet and melancholy air to it. That's here
phoenixejc wrote a haunting story about a child who doesn't understand why her family can no longer see her. That's here.
rivermirage wrote an infuriatingly funny email exchange, which you can read here.
talon wrote a humorous tale of time travel with some characters that might be recognizable to some people reading this, although I don't want to say any more than that. Here is where that is.
tamaraland wrote about what happens when you ask for beavers in Ikea. That one is here.
theafaye wrote about the age-old tradition of one spouse tuning the other out. You can read it here.
thenodrin wrote a clever riff on famous movie quotes. That is here
whirled wrote a very sweet sestina on the failure of message transmission. Read it here
As for me, I wrote this Very Serious Essay on the Cinematic Work of Paul Newman, if you haven't seen it yet.
You can vote for me and for other folks in the poll below the cut! Voting is due at 1 pm EST today!