Category Archives: All The Good Stuff

All the stuff that I *currently* believe to be the “good stuff.” This is a meta category of the better posts in the fiction and anecdotes categories.

Attica 2071

Attica was a strange place in the seventies. Right around 2065, they instituted a new rule. It was kind of a strange rule — an “off the books” kind of rule if you know what I mean. People outside of … Continue reading

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Invasive Species: Postdocs On A NAKKID Beach

There is a place that devours overly curious postdocs in much the same way that a Venus flytrap devours bugs. It deposits its postdoc victims on a nude beach from which there is seemingly no escape. This is the story … Continue reading

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The Grangers

Brian Bruso had been laying in his hammock, minding his own business and watching the surf come in, when the newsfeed on his augment displayed a video of some chick getting the shit kicked out of her. His decision to … Continue reading

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Back In The Day: My HIGHLY LETHAL Latin Class Projects

Yet another asinine “zero tolerance” story caught my eye this morning: A kid in Georgia was suspended for bringing a Nerf gun to school. Fucking hell. Some of the stuff I did when I was a kid back in the … Continue reading

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Who DOESN’T Have A Neighborhood Atomic Bomb Crater?

Sixty-nine years ago today, an atomic bomb codenamed Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima. It was a U-235 device and is one of the only two (so far) nuclear bombs ever used in war. The other is of course the plutonium-based Fat … Continue reading

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Sal’s Pawn & Metal Emporium

I posted a longer version of this story a month ago, here, but I was never satisfied with it. The story works best I think as short flash fiction, so I chopped out the unnecessary material and made a few other … Continue reading

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Sputnik The Alien Spambot

Roger Sikes was slowly emerging from the fog of a late afternoon nap when he thought he heard a whistling sound. It sounded a lot like a falling bomb. All at once, the windows along the front of Roger’s house … Continue reading

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An Angel Named Trixie

A post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi love story, a little weird; a little kinky. Lexus’s first impression, when he first laid eyes on her by the unsteady glow of his kerosene lantern, was that she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. … Continue reading

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Lenny the Lifehacker

I walked into my pal Lenny’s kitchen the other day and found him doing something that looked kind of weird. He had a pot of water boiling on the stove and was holding a spoon in the water. Then, as I … Continue reading

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We Don’t Buy Ghetto Metal

A shorter, more recent version of this story exists. See: Sal’s Pawn & Metal Emporium Mike frowned at the “Closed” sign in the window of Dick’s Pawn Shop and looked down at the American Eagle — an ounce of platinum — … Continue reading

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When Good Robots Go Bad

“Are you going to shoot me, Max?” Wallace stood by the desk in his basement workshop, his hands raised, and watched Max very carefully. In Max’s hand was Wallace’s 9mm Browning Hi-Power, and it was clearly aimed at Wallace’s forehead. Wallace … Continue reading

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How NOT to Dispose of Cremains

My parents are literally in the closet. And by “literally,” I don’t actually mean “figuratively,” as most people mean when they use this word. “My eyes literally popped out of my head!” … No they didn’t, or you would be blind … Continue reading

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We are Cicada

What follows is a tiny bit of science fiction that was inspired by Cicada 3301. I’m not connected to Cicada 3301 in any way. I’m just a guy who thinks the clandestine nature of Cicada 3301 and the complexity of … Continue reading

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Epiphany At The Strip Club

This is an anecdote from way back — over ten years ago. But it’s something I still think about from time to time. I had a friend whose wife, he discovered, was cheating on him. She moved out of the … Continue reading

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A Hypothetical Obituary for Mankind

How does the world end, anyway? This is probably complete crap, but I wrote it originally in 2005 so I can dismiss it as old garbage if people think it sucks. 😛 “Some say the world will end in fire,” … Continue reading

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Cutaway

I’m going to go in a different direction here and try to tell a true story. That is somewhat uncharacteristic of this blog thus far, and I have no idea how well I will portray the event. This should be … Continue reading

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