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- noun 1. overabundance or superfluity of words, as in writing or speech; wordiness; verbosity.

I donít know why my parents decided to call me Verbiage. Maybe they were being funny at the time, or stoned like they usually were.

I am extremely quiet, reserved and very shy. Most of the time I prefer my own company, reading a Dean Koontz, Clive Barker or Stephen King novel. Iím really more of a Clichť than Verbiage. I listen to heavy metal like Dokken, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Yngwie Malmsteen through my I-Pod, while locked away in my room reading a nice horror novel.

Anyway, once I was old enough to understand what my name meant, I left home in disgust. I moved to the outer rim planets, working in the asteroid mines wherever I could. It is good money and the job is very isolated, donít have to work with anyone else or talk to other numb nuts who thought they were either hilarious or smart.

I have planet hopped to avoid the police for ten years now. While I donít mince my words, I do have a tendency to mince people who annoy me, like my parents.

Thanks enough for now, donít want to waste any more words.

Story by:

Scott Wilson

submitted at 6:15am

4 June 2009