I tried to fix this. several times. it defeated me. Since it would work if I said "DB ('X'+80) " I just put up with it.
Every time I tried to fix this code I tried to be clever with it, and it never worked. So tonight I said, forget that! All I had to do, when db() found an opening quote, don't be clever. Just look 2 more characters ahead. If i see a closing quote I can just hand the whole thing off to expr(), otherwise the ascii handler gets it.
"What happens if a werewolf and a witch fall in love?"
I raised my eyebrows and the brim of my hat to look at the slim woman beside me. Her eyebrows were very bushy - incredibly cute.
I smiled shyly, "I don't know, what?"
The lady grinned, "I don't know either, want to find out?"
I laughed at the silliness of the joke, "So which of us is the werewolf and which is the witch?"
Turns out we were both the werewolf in the relationship.
Once a computer fell from the sky, so intricate and divine, every visitor saw a different color in it.
Legend holds every engineer on Earth used it once, and retained a memory of its perfection, and went on to craft a half-broken imitation;
Thus came the current technology stack.
"Listen, you who thirst for tales, to-"
"Excuse me," a child said, "is it a true story?"
"This story never happened," the storyteller said, "but it is true."
Satisfied, the child sat down to listen.
"That makes no sense," an adult said.
"It does," said child and storyteller both.
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