Clipper Ponders Quality

Clipper Newsome had lots of ideas.  Cast Iron Pan of the Month Club. Scented Pillows. LEGO welcome mats. South Pole Pool Inc. Famous Joeys (launched when Blossom ruled pop culture, it was a peer-reviewed science journal on kangaroos; very deceptive.) The Steampunk Sims. Hats for worms. None of Clipper's ideas were good, but they were plentiful.  In … Continue reading Clipper Ponders Quality

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First Chapter

Earlier this month, unbeknownst to me because of spectacular inability to check email, the very first place to publish something I wrote shut down.  Jukepop Serial started a whole bunch of really amazing authors (still no idea how/why they picked my story, but it was pretty cool nonetheless).  The site no longer exists, likey because … Continue reading First Chapter

Deck and Amy and the Charity Event

Charity events involving caterers walking around with trays of fancy cheeses and grilled vegetables on weird looking crackers were well outside Deck and Amy's comfort zones.  An obligation to a friend from college, a need for a tax write off, and the promise of free drinks changed backed them into a corner; their attendance was … Continue reading Deck and Amy and the Charity Event

Fourth Quarter Earnings Report

"Team!" Shouted the silhouetted figure walking a precisely lit stage.  A staff of over 4,000 employees of The Company and Co, LLC screamed with excitement and joy in response. The stage lights changed and the company's CEO stood center stage wearing a well made suit and a tie featuring bananas.  He raised his arms in … Continue reading Fourth Quarter Earnings Report

The Experiment

"On the plus side, we're going the right direction!" The feigned optimism of Inspector Wainwright fooled no one. Wainwright was proving to be a curious figure to the officers in his charge.  He appeared a heart beat after the first notice of an odd creature roaming the countryside was received.  The station door swung open, filled … Continue reading The Experiment

The Pepper – Book Excerpt

Another excerpt from my currently in progress book Insufferable.  I highly recommend reading this first excerpt or the ending joke makes no sense.  Happy Sunday night, everybody! The Pepper It was August 2003 when I met the woman who would be my wife.  The days were still long, temperatures warm and barbeques were frequent.  We met at … Continue reading The Pepper – Book Excerpt

Again With the Writing Lessons From Bad Movies

I really, really like bad movies.  Mindless fun (most of the time), cheap plots and such little commitment needed on the viewer's part make for a unique experience that is at once wondrous and so very pointless.  It's amazing and I'm very thankful to have the opportunity to spend some time just absolutely wasting my … Continue reading Again With the Writing Lessons From Bad Movies