Since 2011, David Michael Chandler has been creating his own original stories and illustrations on his popular Tumblr, "The Daily Doodles." If you'd like to appear in your very own Daily Doodle, please click here.
Afflicted with the diseases of angst, loss, and pain
Noelle wished to wash them away from her over-thinking brain
So she swallows her pills like manna from heaven
It’s been her automatic solution since the age of eleven.
And each year becomes the same, just a smooth gentle ride
Cured of any problems to dwell upon, there’s no reason to hide
The curse of her emotions had always gotten in the way
Now she can wake up each morning, no longer afraid of the day.
With the chemical miracles keeping her on an even keel,
Noelle can live her life’s dream, and never have to feel :-)
(Starring Noelle Wonder from Ordinarywonder.net!)
It’s been almost five years since he left, and Josh Miller happily realizes everyone he ever knew is most likely dead. He can finally return home.
Having grown tired of his pathetic friends and family back on Earth, Josh decided to take advantage of the dilation of time created by traveling at (close to) the speed of light, enabling him to easily outlive anyone he had ever met.
For each year he experienced traveling on his ship, 22 years will have occurred for everyone living on Earth, so over a century has now passed for everyone else but him… and he’ll land back on Earth still a young man, unencumbered with any ties to the past, eager to start anew.
Once he gets home he’ll have a quick crash course to get up to speed on what happened in the past century, maybe make a snack, and then get right to work creating a new circle of family and friends that hopefully won’t be as disappointing as the last group he was saddled with.
And if they’re annoying too, it’s not a huge deal… he’ll just blast off for another five years and try again.
(Starring Josh Miller of computer-gaze.tumblr.com!)