Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Gang Loses Its Soul

I remember a time when I thought the characters on Seinfeld were terrible people. They were shallow, self serving, and they didn’t care who they pushed around as long as they made themselves more comfortable. Elaine worked the occasional charity … Continue reading

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(The Bitter) Imperative

This is the second exercise from Brian Kiteley. This one was even more challenging than the first one, and I’m starting to get suspicious that the prompts get harder and harder. I have a feeling I should stop complaining about … Continue reading

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The Reluctant I

I’ve learned that I do not write uplifting stories. The realness in my stories tends to be in the harsh reality vein and not the “write the world they way you with it were” vein.  I remember writing stories as … Continue reading

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Some Dark Fiction Comes Out of Me Sometimes

I just found this short story that I wrote earlier this year. I have very little memory of writing it, so reading it was an interesting experience. My first thought was, “That was kind of good…and really dark…” followed by, “How … Continue reading

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Engaging Humanity: The Sequence and the Consequence

Yesterday I confessed to being a Craigslist fraud in the name of fun, and I posted the following fake personal ad in a few cities across the country: I Had a Dream About You In the dream we bumped into each … Continue reading

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Missed Connections/Found Entertainment

We may not know each other very well yet, readers, but there is something I would like you to know about me: I love to abuse Craigslist personal ads. Craigslist’s free-access-for-all lends a lot of power all kinds of people. It’s … Continue reading

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The Harder I Rock, the Older I Get

One of my favorite things in the entire world is live music. The energy that a live show creates is palpable, and nowhere is this more true than at a rock show. Rock shows, eg. Toadies, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, … Continue reading

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Yes Please, Thank You

I fell in love comedy long before I understood the concept of comedy. As a kid, the funny parts of life were the only ones that mattered to me. Nothing was too big to bear as long as I could still … Continue reading

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