Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Who Needs Fiction?:I Swear!

A lot of things leapt to mind when I came across this one. Be careful of what you ask for. There's a certain amount of hubris in taking the Lord's name in vain. You get what you ask for.

Mostly, who needs fiction?

From several news sources. Click on the title of this post to find one.

A Chinese man who swore to God that he didn't owe money to a neighbor was hit by lightning a minute later.

The man held an iron bar over his head and said that if he owed his friend money, God would punish him. Almost immediately, he was struck by lightning.

The man was taken to a hospital. His injuries are not serious.

The friend claims he was owed a little more than $73.


Anonymous said...

I'll never going to swear on anything again!!! scary

Rick Matz said...

I wonder if he paid the other guy the $73?