I spent a good bit of time last night by myself, holed up in a well-concealed blind just off the blog fiction trail. Despite remaining perfectly still, however, and keeping my surgically-implanted iPod’s volume at a very low level, no blog fiction passed by.
Back at camp, after treating my mosquito bites and refreshing myself with two energy drinks, I doubled back to where my search began: the Wikipedia entry for ‘blog fiction.’ At the bottom of the Wikipedia page I once again began to click my way through the Reference and External links, looking for fresh sign. (No, not like that, like this.)
Unfortunately, the first link — enticingly titled, “Blog Fiction…Where the Story Begins,” and pointing to an equally-enticing URL: blog-fiction.com — proved to be a wild text chase, ending as it did at the battered remains of the aforementioned site, which was apparently being consumed by a ravenous MediaWiki landing page.
Undeterred, I poised my field mouse to click on the next link, at which point the two energy drinks I’d consumed reached critical mass and my heart rate shot to 180 beats per minute for over an hour and a half. Fortunately, sleep was deep on the backside of this ballistic chemical experience, and I am now ready to take up the chase again — as soon as my laptop fully recharges from the feeble outlet here at the infirmary. More soon.
— Mark Barrett