Category Archives: Stories

A Heartwarming Holiday Tale

(I write a short piece every month for my library’s internal newsletter. This is what happens when the end of the month comes and I realize I haven’t come up with anything yet.) A Heartwarming Holiday Tale Once upon a time, … Continue reading

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Should Old Archenemies Be Forgot

DC Comics is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman this month. Here’s a short story in honor of three quarters of a century of the masked crusader and his colorful cast of villains. *     *     * … Continue reading

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How The Times Have Changed Since We Were Lowercase

Uppercase L sat in her lobby, doing laundry and making lemon lasagna while she waited for her husband I to come home from his optometry practice. Her daughter, lowercase l, crept into the room as quietly as she could. “Hey, … Continue reading

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Sell-Out Week: The Sierpinski Code

Next up in sell-out week is a globe-trotting thriller full of historical riddles, mathematical trivia, and secret societies. Don’t miss a single syllable! The following is a work of fiction. However, every great work of fiction is based around a … Continue reading

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Sell-Out Week: The Erotic (S)exploits of Ghost-Dick

Now that I’ve officially sold out, there’s no point in holding on to what’s left of my dignity. It’s time to write what’s popular, and you know what’s selling? Poorly-written pornography masquerading as erotica, and paranormal romance. Why not kill two … Continue reading

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Alas, Babylonana

And now, for a complete change of tone, I present to you a story I co-wrote with my housemate Brian. We alternated writing every few sentences. It matters little. It is unlikely that either of us, working alone, could have … Continue reading

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“Boob Money” Is An Unfortunate Phrase To Get Stuck In Your Head At Work

There are some things that just don’t bear thinking about. For instance, a few days back, I was working the ice cream register at Ivanhoes, and a young woman walked up and ordered a shake. She then appeared to scratch … Continue reading

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