Curious Event Occurs; Some People Affected

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It was an average day when the curious event occurred. What long-term effects will it have? No one knows for certain, but lives will be changed. Or not.

Somewhere, Perhaps – A curious event occurred in a place no one would have expected on a specific day in the recent past. Witnesses described the happening in ambiguous terms, saying they were astonished, surprised, shocked, and even dumbfounded.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes,” claimed one witness who may or may not have seen something amazing. “It was an overwhelming experience, for sure!”

While some onlookers responded with disinterested shrugs, many found the incident unforgettable. One, who might have been a professional photographer, took a number of pictures and plans to either post them online for others to see or keep them to herself. At least one of the pictures shows the unfolding of the event in full or partial color, or maybe greyscale. Other spectators can also be seen in the image, possibly looking at the very same thing as the photographer.

“This is going to stick with me for the rest of my life,” said an androgynous teenager (or perhaps twentysomething). “Unless, of course, my memories fade as time marches forward.”

Authorities responded to the happenstance in typical government fashion, blocking off roads and telling those curious about what was going on, “There’s nothing to see here.”

Only one injury resulted from the curious event, when a small child stubbed his toe against a curb. The child, who wore an orange, green, and purple outfit, making it difficult to determine its gender, was treated by a nearby (and potentially parental) adult, who said, “Oh, did you get a boo-boo? Let me kiss it for you.”

Experts were called in, of course, including an enigmologist who claimed the incident was “noteworthy and mundane, all at the same time.”

“This will impact some people in a tremendous way,” the enigmologist, who some believe is a professor at a local community college, said. “Others will come away from it untouched.”

Only time will tell what kind of long-term effects – if any – the curious event will have.

Simon Hawk
Chief Diversionist

Simon Hawk is a thinker, writer, satirist, and full-time oddball. As Chief Diversionist of Knozzle, his job is to write, baby, write with the intention of making his audience think and laugh. Or at least chuckle.


When not hunched over his computer, he spends his time on a balcony overlooking the Arkansas River (pronounced ar-KAN-zas, people!) playing Death Metal’s Greatest Hits on his diamond-studded kazoo. He sometimes pretends to know the meaning of life, but mostly just knows the meaning of obscure words like “sesquipedalian”.


Simon Hawk

Simon Hawk is a thinker, writer, satirist, and full-time oddball. As Chief Diversionist of Knozzle, his job is to write, baby, write with the intention of making his audience think and laugh. Or at least chuckle.

When not hunched over his computer, he spends his time on a balcony overlooking the Arkansas River (pronounced ar-KAN-zas, people!) playing Death Metal’s Greatest Hits on his diamond-studded kazoo. He sometimes pretends to know the meaning of life, but mostly just knows the meaning of obscure words like “sesquipedalian”.