Fantastic Lore: “Rise of String!”


Richard H. Swan Jr.





This is the story of a variety of rejected, used, recycled products plotting ‘pay-back’ against humanity. Angry at being called “trash” by people, known as “the Man”, “Man” and a few other iterations, human products vow revenge on people. The entire idea is sparked by the character “Straw” and his family, who had been chewed on and abused by people countless times.

Then somehow, Straw’s cousin “String” takes the lead, rallying screws, tops, paper and plastic cups, foam plates, screwdrivers and ultimately other string, to help out in their fantastical cause. Things go askew and people, a cat and even other ‘products’, get caught up in a product show-of-force.