New Short Story is Up: “The Bastard”

Oh gosh, the time flies by. Sorry for the procrastination guys!

This month’s short story, “The Bastard”, is set in the aftermath of the sub-prime mortgage crisis during the Great Recession. It is about a man who is struggling through a mid-life crisis while trying to build an ambitious expansion onto his house. It’s a bit of slice of life, a bit of melancholy, a bit of humor, maybe a little bit of metaphor about the United States during the George W. Bush years… it’s a quick read that is well worth your time, so CHECK IT OUT!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

A few jokes I was asked to invent at dinner in honor of St. Patrick’s Day:

Q: What do you call half a potato in a small bowl of tepid water?
A: An Irish Martini.

Q: What is the difference between an Englishman, a Scotsman, and an Irishman?
A: When an Englishman speaks, anyone in the English speaking world can understand Continue reading

The New Short Story is Up!

Ok, running a little bit late on this one, but the new short story is up on the Monthly Short Story page! The Last Man to Know Nothing imagines a future in which everyone in the world has been plugged into a neural network except for one lonely man who is left out of the loop. This story will probably come at you from unexpected directions and is extremely thought provoking, so please read it and enjoy!

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Where Plotting is Real

My wife and I have been watching Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, whose extraordinary season finale was in December, and I would highly recommend it if you enjoy shows such as Dr. Who, Orphan Black, Sherlock, or Mr. Robot. It stars Samuel Barnett as a self-described “holistic detective” who claims to follow the currents of the universe in order to solve mysteries, and Elijah Wood as his unwillingly deputized assistant. Together (eventually) they attempt to unravel a mysterious crime in which several men in a penthouse suite have been found torn apart and huge bite marks are left behind on the suite’s walls and ceiling. Continue reading