Year: 2014

Whoa, Cool!

Hey all, hate to toot my own horn, but I had to share this with you: http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/2014/02/2014-cbc-short-story-prize-longlist-announced.html Just announced yesterday.  While trying hard to stay modest and uber-cool about it, I have to admit that I was pretty amazed.  For those who don’t know, CBC is Canada’s national broadcasting service, kind of like BBC or […]

An Unusually Short Post That Has an Unfortunately Really Long Title

I’m talking.  This way.  See your skin.  In the rain.  Where you go.  To get grins.  And to stupefy smoke rings.  From a mouth.  That never.  Ever.  Touches the things. Sitting in.  A Doughnut shop.  Cold coffee in the grout.  Pebbles on the window sill.  I take.  My pen.  Force you.  To tug of war.  […]

Doc Lewin’s 20 Rules for Corporate Dominance: The Rules for Bosses

The Rules for Bosses 1. Tidings of Joy Never ask for anything from a subordinate until the last minute.  Be sure to make most of your requests are at the end of the day, or, even better, last thing on a Friday.  Be sure to use the word “subordinate” a few times during the conversation, […]

The Mail Carrier’s Guide to Slaying Monsters (Pt 3 of 3)

                Franklin got home at 8:30.  There was snow on the driveway, and footsteps leading to the front door.  Someone had crammed a complimentary newspaper and a bunch of flyers in his mailbox.  He left them there.                 Inside, he went to his office and sat in front […]

The Mail Carrier’s Guide to Slaying Monsters (Pt 1 of 3): A Skewed Short Story

***just guess where this one is going…                 “Franklin, you’re doing fine physically.”                 “What a relief.  Thanks.  What about the rest of me?”                 “You still need to sell the house.  Move somewhere where people can take care of you.”                 Franklin rose.  “You ever hear of […]

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