There are a lot of strange things advertised on Craigslist... but the strangest of all might be one rift in the fabric of the universe, in the lost and found section. And this is just the first of many startling wonders being described online and in newspapers, in Kelly Sandoval's story "The One They Took Before."
Haunted sword for sale, just $150.
Well, it appears we've finally discovered the final fate of those meddling kids. After spending decades thwarting wizened theme park owners wearing rubber suits for the express purpose of insurance fraud, the Scooby Gang retired to the Bay Area.
Good news, wealthy psychotic Canadians! Some down-and-out soul is offering to inhabit one of your many properties in exchange for a year of saurian servitude! 365 days of dinosaur degradation! What a bargain!
If you happen to live in the Cincinnati area, you could be in for the bargain of a lifetime. Some lucky soul is parting with his or her Robospanker (after finding a slap-happy companion) and is selling it on the World Wide Web. Are you in the market for a wheeled spanking machine?
Want to get into the competitive world of science fiction novel-writing? It takes hard work and persistence... or you could answer this Craigslist ad. Just remember to include a photo of yourself, because that's important for some reason. [Craigslist]
Even though his sex drive basically doomed the entire human race on Battlestar Galactica, you have to admit Gaius Baltar had one gorgeous bachelor pad. And for a mere 4,300 a month, you can rent it out too!
Read the synopsis for what is possibly the most brilliant idea ever pitched in the history of mermaid movies. What happened after the Titanic sunk? The passengers were saved by mermaids - and Jack Dawson was elected mermaid King, naturally.
From Chapel Hill, NC: "We met at a party just off Franklin Street. You were dressed as Dr. Horrible, and I was the Doctor. We chatted for awhile, but then my friends took off while you were distracted." [Craigslist]
With Battlestar Galactica's hot Adama/Roslin romance coming back, it's time for love — like this one "cute" girl on Craigslist who's seeking a boy to get high and watch BSG with. So say we all.
Anytime you come across a Craigslist.org casting call for a movie that declares itself "the sciebce fiction sensation of 2009, look out mATRIX," you know that you're in the presence of genius. Thankfully, the makers of said soon-to-be-sensation have shared the plot of their movie in the ad to let people know just what…