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Humor

Uncharted

The world can be funny or terrifying depending on your outlook. Join our hero as he navigates the daily grind, experiencing life so you don't have to.

Hamster Stew and Other Stories

Hamster Stew is a diary-style comedy serial about the adventures of an Irish mom, Trish McTaggart, struggling with her teenage son, a scary ten year old daughter, and an out of control life which lurches from disaster to chaos. All she wants is a part-time job, more passion with her Scottish husband, and a hands-off mother-in-law but life, and her daughter, are conspiring against her dreams.

Perhaps the lessons her friend is giving her in "how to say no" will help?

The IT Girl

What’s it like for a woman working in IT? Kay has been struggling to answer that question for years. Does it mean that she’s often the only woman in the room? Yes. Does it mean she offers a perspective that no one else has? Yes. Does it mean she’s listened to because of her unique take on things? -- hold that thought. As Kay navigates her career and figures out what feminism truly looks like in the workplace - aka do NOT ask her to plan that potluck because she’s the only chick there - Kay also finds humor, inspiration, and friendship along the way. Follow along each week to read stories from her life in the world of Information Technology - and all of the oddities and wonders that a career in tech can bring.

No Vacancy

No Vacancy is a collection of humorous personal essays. Each essay is independent of each other, but together the collection weaves an autobiographical tapestry, at times sad, bizarre, and deeply personal. No skeleton in her closet is safe.

Lisa tackles subjects including grand conspiracies, generation gaps, memory loss, aging, nostalgia, modern technology, Corporate America, airline industry, affairs, addiction, unorthodox relationships, male species, and female anatomy, to name just a few.

Nit Roast & Other Stories

Nit Roast & Other Stories” is a first person, diary-style comedy serial about the adventures of an Irish mom.

Trish McTaggart's family life is a mess. Her diary holds her worries - an animal-obsessed daughter, a teen son drinking, an absent-minded husband, and a local parent who's out to get her. Building her new sewing business will be the easy part this year. This is a sequel to "Hamster Stew & Other Stories", also available on Channillo.com

There's a monster in my bed. Oh wait. It's a baby.

No self-respecting modern woman wants a baby, until you do and then you’re stuffed.

There’s a monster in my bed. Oh wait. It’s a baby is a series of satirical columns about surviving life with a baby and a boyfriend in a modern world that forgot it’s not 1950 something.

Briana takes on all things babies and boyfriend as she discovers motherhood is like riding a wild horse that’s out of control. Only the horse is not a horse, it’s a donkey. And it’s going backwards.

Written with a lot of sarcasm, a little humor and not enough coffee by a woman who wishes she was Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

 

The Gulmohur Tales

East meets west in these tales of honor, intrigue and humor as the lives of everyday characters intersect only to become inextricably intertwined. The result is a tapestry celebrating one humanity.

1. Hooghly's Child
A young member of a growing Indian resistance finds himself and his toddler stalked by assassins in 1876 Calcutta as a Swedish couple seeks distraction from a sorrow that unites them.

2. The Appointment
It is 1987 and seven-year-old Niyaz has the chance to emigrate to America. The future holds endless possibilities.

3. Bus To Triplicane
John Perry and his local guide, Asif, take a bus ride in the Madras metropolis of South India. John runs into a spot of trouble.

4. A Mall Encounter
Vinod Belchada sees the killer of his parents in a shopping mall, or so he imagines.

5. Lunch On Lower Wacker
Little Zeenat makes a trip to the mosque downtown to join her Girl Scout troop in packing lunches for the homeless. She has a heart-warming experience as she gives away the last of the lunches.

6. The Wager
Young India is finding its voice in this little story set in 1904. William Mortimer makes a wager with his wife, but the Indian boys he engages to win his bet have a wager of their own.

7. A Change Of Heart
A suicide bomber in a Chicago cafe has a change of heart, but his plan is set in motion and his body is trained to execute. 

8. Living
Age and mental illness have taken their toll on a veteran, but he still recognizes love and service when he sees it.

9. The Sound Of Bangles
Matthew Lambton is robbed of his merchandise and left wounded on a dirt road in 1763 Agra, India. A sweet village girl takes him to her home where Lambton matches wits with the girl's grandmother and finds himself at a loss for words.

10. For Here Or To Go
A young and bright programmer experiences the stresses of American acculturation on his first day in the States.

Wallis and Willard: A Grave Satire

Grave concern spread across the gravedigger’s face. He loved his job digging graves. No one talked to him as he worked. It was perfect… Until his pyromaniac brother opened the crematorium across the road. Suddenly, death did not provide the job security it once did.

The rivalry between two small town brothers erupts into open business hostility with all manner of weird characters and odd happenings. Parford will never be the same.

Photo from Robert Montgomery at freeimages.com

Code of Silence

Uncle Louie thinks he is a gangster and his rare visits are punctuated with his infamous “let me tell you a story.”   For most families Thanksgiving Dinner is about family and the food, maybe a game of football in the front yard and of course pumpkin pie. When Uncle Louie and Dad get together it’s all about tales of their dysfunctional family history. This visit he gets drunk and I am recruited to cart him over to Jersey to pick up his girlfriend and get both of them back to New York City in his 1967 Camaro affectionately known as Betty.  

The Librarian's Secret Diary

Nina is the new librarian on the block. She’s learning the shelves with her buzzword-spouting boss and the senior librarian who hates reading and can’t wait to retire. She records the crazy reader requests and the knitting group in-fighting in her secret diary while trying to get the printer to work, flirting with the inter-library-loan guy, and struggling to discover why their romance books are acquiring red pen marks on page five.

It'll Feel Better when it Quits Hurting

Many years ago my friends and I would sit around and play what we called "Jerry Springer: the Home Game". The object of the game was to see how many upcoming shows we qualified for, with the story to support our claim, and whoever had the most at the end of the program won. I was the reigning champion. This book started off as just a lighthearted collection of anecdotes, stories shared with friends over the years to both the horror and delight of my audience. But as I began to write I realized that the humor of my life comes not from the light moments, but the dark, and without those moments being included much of the humor would be lost without that context. This book is a bit darker than I initially intended, but I hope that while reading this I can make you smile, even on occasion laugh out loud at the ridiculousness of the situations I have found myself in over the years, and that you, like me, can find the humor in all the dark places. I do not believe I have any wisdom to share in this telling, nor is it even an inspirational tale of achievement by overcoming adversity, it is simply my life that I have survived. For better or for worse, this is the mostly true, fairly accurate, and almost completely factual account of my life. Some liberties have been taken to protect the somewhat innocent and a few small embellishments were made for the sake of a good story.

The Last First Date

Beth Mulligan is single and kinda, maybe, possibly, ready to mingle. The recently divorced English teacher is all set to spend her summer relaxing and repairing her broken heart, but her friends and family have other plans. Her best friend Jen sets her up on one awkward blind date after another. Her well-meaning brother tries to hook her up with some of his friends. Even her dad suggests she sign up for a dating app.

As Beth spends the summer meeting and going out with new guys, her dates don’t always go as planned. In fact, most of the dates are awkward, comical, and downright disappointing. Still, once Beth gets back into the dating game, she’s hopeful that the next guy is the right guy and that their first date… will be her last first date.

Spilled Gravy - Advice on Love, Life, & Acceptance from a Man Uniquely Unqualified to give it

A witty take on recovery, romance, and showbiz—from a gifted comedian and award-winning writer.

Cinnamon Rolls and Running Shoes

Faith only wants Lance to notice her.

Faith  has loved Lance from afar since high school, but Lance has never spared her so much as a second glance. Lance doesn't date full figured women.

Alex has loved Faith since they were children- but will she ever see him as more than her nerdy best friend? 

When Faith decides to lose weight by entering the Annual Lovely Marathon, she is certain that she will finally catch Lance's eye. Alex, her asthmatic childhood best friend, reluctantly agrees to help; however, he fears that each mile Faith runs is taking her farther away from him. 

Can Faith overcome her love of Cinnamon Rolls and stick to marathon training? 

Faith and Alex have never quite belonged in their idyllic small town of Lovely, Pennsylvania. Faith was always mocked for her full figure and Alex, who was adopted from the Philippines, has always felt different from his very white classmates. 

Will Alex and Faith learn that in the end, you can't run from love? 

Cinnamon Rolls and Running Shoes is a sweet inspirational romance that that will nourish your soul like a warm tasty pastry! 

New installments on the first and fifteenth of every month! 

Lines in the Gravel

Lines in the Gravel is an engaging, often humorous, series of snapshots about Al Ainsworth's experiences growing up in rural Star, Mississippi. It is one story—told by a collection of stories—of family and faith that transcends his own experience to connect with others who seek to perpetuate their own values through the stories they tell…and re-tell.

Adventures with the Medical Brigade

One writer. A city full of medical professionals. Time to keep up with the Drs. Jones. 

Follow Amy through various awkward encounters and strange experiences while she tries to define herself as a creative writer in a city completely devoted to practical medicine. "Bohemian Rhapsody" meets Grey's Anatomy in this kooky but true clash of right brain/left brain living.

TL;DR

TL;DR (or "Too long, didn't read") is a mostly autobiographical work with more than a hint of exaggeration, extrapolation and pure fantasy thrown in.

From railways to romance, horses for courses, mountains to molehills and the odd hiccup along the way, join our protagonist as he finally works out that being a man of few words is better than a man of many words.

TL;DR: read this book.

F**K YOU, CAMERA GUY!

F**KYCG is a comedy series about two couples who participate in a competitive reality show. They will have to live their everyday lives under the eyes of a camera guy who will do anything to make the show a lot more entertaining.

The Misadventures of a Struggling Granola

Have you ever woken up tired and clueless on how you ended up almost forty? Darcie Cameron has and is on a spiritual quest to make the most out of her life. The Misadventures of a Granola Junkie is a humorous outlook on her life as she attempts to find her way through a myriad of self-help, spiritual, and fitness advice.

Join her on her journey as she attempts staggering feats of giving up coffee for a 21 day cleanse, setting intentions to make a million dollars off of this column, and the art of not so quiet meditation.

Life is always an adventure and Darcie is bound to find it! Even when she is falling off her yoga matt, knocking over her water bottle, and landing hard on her ass. This column is all about the bruises and bumps with everything in between while trying to master the good life. 

The Extra-Terrestrial Toilet

Larry and his alien buddy, Nittix, travel through the universe in a time-travelling bathroom going from one misadventure to the next.

But, what mysterious power had put these two unlikely travelers together, and what is the purpose of the tests they endure?

Written in the humorous style of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

There are currently 25 chapters in this series to date.

This series is COMPLETE.

Cover design by Melody Simmons.

 

 

This Flickers of Fiction

"This Flickers of Fiction" is an anthology of flash fiction stories, poetry and drama. In bi-weekly episodes, J.B. and I will explore the moments in time which give us happiness and make us question, delve into human relationships which have spanned forward and backward over Millenia, and pit the lives we've lived against the lives we've lived inside our heads.

If you've questioned the world around you and still haven't found an answer, if you're questing for the person you've always wanted to be and still struggle against the person you are, if you find peace in the breath of wind and relief in something well cleaned, this anthology is for you.

We welcome you to this, our flickers of fiction.

Work In Progress

Abigail Nolan wants it all....by the time she is 30. 

Looking forward to celebrating her 29th Birthday, she arrives at work only to find a pink slip for a present.  If she thought things couldn't get any worse, they do when her fiance of 2 years breaks it off the same day.

Devastated, she has no other choice but to move back in with her parents. With nobody wanting to hire her or marry her, she finds herself back at square one. 

Cramped in her family home with no privacy and endless social media updates of her friends being promoted, getting married or having babies- it all finally gets to her. After a few self pity parties and a lot of wine, she decides enough is enough!

She begins a journal to boost her confidence. Soon she gets a new job at the local Quik Copy and agrees to go on her first date in years. Things are looking up!

What begins as a motivational vice, her journal entries quickly turn into the humorous antics of a newly single gal.

Follow Abigail's journey in her own words as she reinvents herself and learns that having it all may not be what life is really all about!

 

The Flexibilizer

I read your story holding my breath. It's beautiful. Very different. - Theo Horsten (author)

I read The Flexibilizer and I think it's incredible. Very impressive and written with a good feel for language. - Michel Ristenpatt (musician)

 

 

Is This Going to be a Long Story?

I'm not the kind of person who can say, "I did a thing," because for me, doing a thing involves a whole series of coordinating events leading up to 'that thing' and to only tell you 'the thing' without any peripherals would be a disservice and, frankly, quite boring. 

So, yes, it is. :)

Warning: I am a fan of 'sentence enhancers' that may start with the letters F, S, A, or a few others. This means there may be some adult content coming from this childish mind. 

 

A Writer Looks at Fifty: Middle Aged Musings in a Millennial World

A Writer Looks at Fifty is one man’s attempt to navigate life in a world dominated by millennials, celebrities and everything digital.  Looking at life’s little quirks, oddities, and things that give us pause, this weekly series will explore the author’s desire to adapt to an ever changing world while trying to maintain his sense of calm and balance.

Buzz writes about subjects including but not limited to:  Books, Film, History, Popular Culture, Music, Cooking, Television, Bourbon, Education, Dining (fine and otherwise), Relationships, Pets, Employment, Travel, Shopping, Sports, Growing Up, Wine, Beer, Astrology, Aging, Transportation, Myths, Legends, People, Customer Service, Gaming, Hotels, Millennials and the odd observation or two about the Weather Channel.

Each essay will explore a different topic but usually adhering to the author’s general theme of “how did I get here and why am I drinking so much wine?”  Hopefully he’ll change some attitudes and maybe some latitudes and have fun all the way.

So come along for the ride and remember:  Life is all about the journey and not the destination.

Sludge

The Cronyn family tries to spend a peaceful weekend in their secluded cabin, but they aren't alone. Oozing out of the nearby lake is a sludge... one that dissolves and destroys and takes over. 

As the sludge oozes inside them, long-simmering resentments come to the surface. And as they fight against the pain and the mutilation and the shambling corpses that invade their idealic home, they must also face the biggest threat of them all:

Each other.

But Wait There's More...

A heartsick and hysterical autobiographical account of events; that as peculiar as they sound, have occurred. 

Self-deprecating humor, that allows me to cope with the bewilderment that ended up being my life.

 

Angry Silence

This is a little more than a book of poetry. In this, my first book of verse, I have included a series of comic "Our Correspondent" news items that I wrote while my late wife and her friend (both American ladies) toured Ireland. Thier antics inspired me to write what I thought would be a funny anecdote. They proved popular in this book. Included here is material from a second book I am working on at the moment. Angry Silence is my Intrnational prize-winning poem. With each poem I try to explain why I wrote the poem or what inspired me; even my excuse for writing one or two. I have written rhyming verse for many years. Two Blues numbers that I wrote were written with deep feeling for the subject matter or the location and also appear here. A few more pieces of work have been included here. I hope you like this work.

Friday the Furteenth

Michael Myers. Jason Voorhees. Leatherface. Freddy Krueger. The pantheon of slashers is getting a new member: The Beaver. 

She's rabid, angry, and loose in an over-65 community. Who will live? Who will die? Come back next month to find out. 

The Let Downs

The Let Downs is a series about terrible human beings who do terrible things. It is a series of counter-culture-esque short stories, flash fictions, and poems not meant for the faint of heart. If you like reading about sex, drugs, and alcohol, this is the series for you. From parents to truck drivers to teenage kids, this is a series about all of the horrors in the world, about the abhorred people who are worse than any fiction story can portray, but more importantly, these are stories about us. We are the Let Downs. 

Wine Comes in Six-Packs

“Looking back at the wreckage of my relationships, they have one common denominator… me.”

Mistakes were made.

A lot of mistakes.

Head shaking, stomach clenching, eye-rolling, awe-inspiring mistakes were made.

What could possibly have made you think this relationship was a good idea???

Mistakes.

Author, Lisa Orban is ready once more to share her triumphs, tragedies and hysterical misadventures in her eagerly anticipated second book Wine Comes in Six-Packs. Although her life is an emotional roller coaster of ups, down, twists and turns, she manages to keep the reigns steady on chaos and retains balance between tragedy and hilarity throughout her tales. Through her reminiscences of circumstance and consequence, she shares with us her inner strength in her continuing quest to find love, and happiness, on her own terms. Sweeping you through another twenty years in this episodic tale of misadventure, she invites us to both laugh with her, and at her, as she stumbles through life, and relationships, forever hopeful…

Frank the Vampire Cleaner

Everyone has a story, even the janitor, but do you really want to know what he's seen?

Frank is the sort of person that fades into the background of everyone else's life. Shuffling through the corridors of the business building he works in, the streets of his city, and tending to the daily messes that people usually don't think twice about.

To anyone and everyone, he is simply a janitor. 

 

*Warning ~ Adult language, some sexual situations and commentary, some violence and graphic descriptions. 

The everyday stories of Baggy Body and her gang.

Most of us have had "that moment" when everything in our world seems to change. The axis of our life shifts. Sometimes it's temporary. Sometimes it's forever. But at "that moment" you don't know which it will be. Baggy's most recent such moment was when she discovered a mass in her stomach. A mass she named Lawrence. This is her journey from Lawrence's discovery, through treatment, recovery and beyond. Laugh along with her as she finds out about Lawrence and gets her life back on its correct axis.

Travel on a Different Plane

Let yourself go. Captivating, humorous, and delectable travel tales that will transport you to the next town or the far side of the world . . .

War On Christmas: Down The Chimney

Christmas is under attack, and John Trafalgar, the Santa Claus serving the United States, finds himself caught in the crossfire. He must fight his way from captivity and find his way back to the North Pole before December 25th while protecting the secrets of his adopted home.

Using the combat techniques he learned in special ops in Nam,  his wits, and help from the Saints of Nicholas, this is one Santa who’s not going down easy. With December 25 coming up fast, time is running out. The secret government organization on his trail will stop at nothing to keep him from saving Christmas.  John Trafalgar, aka Santa Claus, and Christmas are in real trouble. The War on Christmas is heating up and Santa is coming Down The Chimney!

 

Following in the tradition of  “First Blood", "The Destroyer” & “The Executioner” series, The War on Christmas series is full of action, adventure, and thrills for hard-scrabble fans of action.

Female Anonymous

Humorous short stories depicting female characters.

What a Life! What a Day!

How does Mona Lisa spend her day? What does Mr. Plod have for breakfast? What does the Man in the Moon think of us here on earth? Find out in What a Life! What a Day! A spoof of the UK's Sunday Times series, A Life in the Day, WaLWaD asks famous mythical, literary or biblical figures, or even objects or concepts, to describe a typical day. Humorous, irreverent, instructive, or just plain wacky, WalWaD will have you thinking outside the box even as you chuckle. Every Monday, starting 1st June.

An Opera In Space

The year is 2157, and the crew of ASC Fermata has, like so many others following the destruction of Earth, taken to the stars in search of work. Follow this ragtag crew of singers and musicians (and a kitsune) on their quest to stage their original opera, The Y2K Chronicles, while repeatedly finding themselves in baffling, humorous situations among colorful worlds.

This series updates on Fridays. Be sure to drop by the Discussion page and share your thoughts and ideas!

Riding in the Car With Children and Other Travesties of Adulting.

As a father of four children ranging in ages from 12 years to 21 months, Christopher Stanley is....tired. Riding in the Car with Children and Other Travesties of Adulting is a collection of short stories detailing the awful, stressful - and humorous - trials and tribulations in which parents and caregivers find themselves at the end of each day as they tenuously cling to their last bits of sanity. 

Exasperating as these situations can be, these stories also convey a tender overarching message to enjoy these days while we can, as they will surely be gone in the blink of an eye. Sit back and enjoy one family's chaotic tale of life, love and despair. Welcome to adulting. 

Fractured Fairy Tales

Fairy tales, that staple of childhood imagination, have always been filled with excess – fairy godmothers, magical pumpkins, talking mirrors, and the usual assortment of woodland creatures that tend to follow princesses about.

In Fractured Fairy Tales magical excess is pushed right over the edge – with often darkly humorous results.

In Cinderella and the Probate Will, plain and simple Cinderella earns the equivalent of a law degree, reclaims her family estate, and then deals with her ‘Sweet Prince’ in a truly twisted manner.

And Snow White and the Miner’s Union end up restructuring the entire economy of ‘a land far away’ while finally resolving unhealthy stepmother-stepdaughter relationships – all with a bang.

And in Little Red Riding Hood, well, you don’t want to know what happened to that wolf.

Enjoy these, and other short stories, in the series Fractured Fairy Tales.

 

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The world can be funny or terrifying depending on your outlook. Join our hero as he navigates the daily grind, experiencing life so you don't have to.

 View Series


Hamster Stew is a diary-style comedy serial about the adventures of an Irish mom, Trish McTaggart, struggling with her teenage son, a scary ten year old daughter, and an out of control life which lurches from disaster to chaos. All she wants is a part-time job, more passion with her Scottish husband, and a hands-off mother-in-law but life, and her daughter, are conspiring against her dreams.

Perhaps...View Series



What’s it like for a woman working in IT? Kay has been struggling to answer that question for years. Does it mean that she’s often the only woman in the room? Yes. Does it mean she offers a perspective that no one else has? Yes. Does it mean she’s listened to because of her unique take on things? -- hold that thought. As Kay navigates her career and figures out what feminism truly looks...View Series


No Vacancy is a collection of humorous personal essays. Each essay is independent of each other, but together the collection weaves an autobiographical tapestry, at times sad, bizarre, and deeply personal. No skeleton in her closet is safe.

Lisa tackles subjects including grand conspiracies, generation gaps, memory loss, aging, nostalgia, modern technology, Corporate America, airline...View Series



Nit Roast & Other Stories” is a first person, diary-style comedy serial about the adventures of an Irish mom.

Trish McTaggart's family life is a mess. Her diary holds her worries - an animal-obsessed daughter, a teen son drinking, an absent-minded husband, and a local parent who's out to get her. Building her new sewing business will be the easy part this year. This is a sequel...View Series



No self-respecting modern woman wants a baby, until you do and then you’re stuffed.

There’s a monster in my bed. Oh wait. It’s a baby is a series of satirical columns about surviving life with a baby and a boyfriend in a modern world that forgot it’s not 1950 something.

Briana takes on all things babies and boyfriend as she discovers motherhood is like...View Series



East meets west in these tales of honor, intrigue and humor as the lives of everyday characters intersect only to become inextricably intertwined. The result is a tapestry celebrating one humanity.

1. Hooghly's Child
A young member of a growing Indian resistance finds himself and his toddler stalked by assassins in 1876 Calcutta as a Swedish couple seeks distraction...View Series



Grave concern spread across the gravedigger’s face. He loved his job digging graves. No one talked to him as he worked. It was perfect… Until his pyromaniac brother opened the crematorium across the road. Suddenly, death did not provide the job security it once did.

The rivalry between two small town brothers erupts into open business hostility with all manner of weird characters...View Series



Uncle Louie thinks he is a gangster and his rare visits are punctuated with his infamous “let me tell you a story.”   For most families Thanksgiving Dinner is about family and the food, maybe a game of football in the front yard and of course pumpkin pie. When Uncle Louie and Dad get together it’s all about tales of their dysfunctional family history. This visit he gets drunk...View Series


Nina is the new librarian on the block. She’s learning the shelves with her buzzword-spouting boss and the senior librarian who hates reading and can’t wait to retire. She records the crazy reader requests and the knitting group in-fighting in her secret diary while trying to get the printer to work, flirting with the inter-library-loan guy, and struggling to discover why their romance books...View Series


Many years ago my friends and I would sit around and play what we called "Jerry Springer: the Home Game". The object of the game was to see how many upcoming shows we qualified for, with the story to support our claim, and whoever had the most at the end of the program won. I was the reigning champion. This book started off as just a lighthearted collection of anecdotes, stories shared with friends...View Series


Beth Mulligan is single and kinda, maybe, possibly, ready to mingle. The recently divorced English teacher is all set to spend her summer relaxing and repairing her broken heart, but her friends and family have other plans. Her best friend Jen sets her up on one awkward blind date after another. Her well-meaning brother tries to hook her up with some of his friends. Even her dad suggests she sign up for...View Series


A witty take on recovery, romance, and showbiz—from a gifted comedian and award-winning writer.

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Faith only wants Lance to notice her.

Faith  has loved Lance from afar since high school, but Lance has never spared her so much as a second glance. Lance doesn't date full figured women.

Alex has loved Faith since they were children- but will she ever see him as more than her nerdy best friend? 

When Faith decides to lose weight...View Series



Lines in the Gravel is an engaging, often humorous, series of snapshots about Al Ainsworth's experiences growing up in rural Star, Mississippi. It is one story—told by a collection of stories—of family and faith that transcends his own experience to connect with others who seek to perpetuate their own values through the stories they tell…and re-tell.

 View Series


One writer. A city full of medical professionals. Time to keep up with the Drs. Jones. 

Follow Amy through various awkward encounters and strange experiences while she tries to define herself as a creative writer in a city completely devoted to practical medicine. "Bohemian Rhapsody" meets Grey's Anatomy in this kooky but true clash of right...View Series



TL;DR (or "Too long, didn't read") is a mostly autobiographical work with more than a hint of exaggeration, extrapolation and pure fantasy thrown in.

From railways to romance, horses for courses, mountains to molehills and the odd hiccup along the way, join our protagonist as he finally works out that being a man of few words is better than a man of many words.

TL;DR:...View Series



F**KYCG is a comedy series about two couples who participate in a competitive reality show. They will have to live their everyday lives under the eyes of a camera guy who will do anything to make the show a lot more entertaining.

 View Series


Have you ever woken up tired and clueless on how you ended up almost forty? Darcie Cameron has and is on a spiritual quest to make the most out of her life. The Misadventures of a Granola Junkie is a humorous outlook on her life as she attempts to find her way through a myriad of self-help, spiritual, and fitness advice.

Join her on her journey as she attempts staggering feats of giving...View Series



Larry and his alien buddy, Nittix, travel through the universe in a time-travelling bathroom going from one misadventure to the next.

But, what mysterious power had put these two unlikely travelers together, and what is the purpose of the tests they endure?

Written in the humorous style of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

There are currently 25 chapters in this series...View Series



"This Flickers of Fiction" is an anthology of flash fiction stories, poetry and drama. In bi-weekly episodes, J.B. and I will explore the moments in time which give us happiness and make us question, delve into human relationships which have spanned forward and backward over Millenia, and pit the lives we've lived against the lives we've lived inside our heads.

If...View Series



Abigail Nolan wants it all....by the time she is 30. 

Looking forward to celebrating her 29th Birthday, she arrives at work only to find a pink slip for a present.  If she thought things couldn't get any worse, they do when her fiance of 2 years breaks it off the same day.

Devastated, she has no other choice but to move back in with her parents. With nobody wanting...View Series



I read your story holding my breath. It's beautiful. Very different. - Theo Horsten (author)

I read The Flexibilizer and I think it's incredible. Very impressive and written with a good feel for language. - Michel Ristenpatt (musician)

 

 

 View Series


I'm not the kind of person who can say, "I did a thing," because for me, doing a thing involves a whole series of coordinating events leading up to 'that thing' and to only tell you 'the thing' without any peripherals would be a disservice and, frankly, quite boring. 

So, yes, it is. :)

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A Writer Looks at Fifty is one man’s attempt to navigate life in a world dominated by millennials, celebrities and everything digital.  Looking at life’s little quirks, oddities, and things that give us pause, this weekly series will explore the author’s desire to adapt to an ever changing world while trying to maintain his sense of calm and balance.

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The Cronyn family tries to spend a peaceful weekend in their secluded cabin, but they aren't alone. Oozing out of the nearby lake is a sludge... one that dissolves and destroys and takes over. 

As the sludge oozes inside them, long-simmering resentments come to the surface. And as they fight against the pain and the mutilation and the shambling corpses that invade their idealic home,...View Series



A heartsick and hysterical autobiographical account of events; that as peculiar as they sound, have occurred. 

Self-deprecating humor, that allows me to cope with the bewilderment that ended up being my life.

 

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This is a little more than a book of poetry. In this, my first book of verse, I have included a series of comic "Our Correspondent" news items that I wrote while my late wife and her friend (both American ladies) toured Ireland. Thier antics inspired me to write what I thought would be a funny anecdote. They proved popular in this book. Included here is material from a second book I am working...View Series


Michael Myers. Jason Voorhees. Leatherface. Freddy Krueger. The pantheon of slashers is getting a new member: The Beaver. 

She's rabid, angry, and loose in an over-65 community. Who will live? Who will die? Come back next month to find out. 

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The Let Downs is a series about terrible human beings who do terrible things. It is a series of counter-culture-esque short stories, flash fictions, and poems not meant for the faint of heart. If you like reading about sex, drugs, and alcohol, this is the series for you. From parents to truck drivers to teenage kids, this is a series about all of the horrors in the world, about the abhorred people who are...View Series


“Looking back at the wreckage of my relationships, they have one common denominator… me.”

Mistakes were made.

A lot of mistakes.

Head shaking, stomach clenching, eye-rolling, awe-inspiring mistakes were made.

What could possibly have made you think this relationship was a good idea???

Mistakes.

Author, Lisa Orban is...View Series



Everyone has a story, even the janitor, but do you really want to know what he's seen?

Frank is the sort of person that fades into the background of everyone else's life. Shuffling through the corridors of the business building he works in, the streets of his city, and tending to the daily messes that people usually don't think twice about.

To anyone and everyone, he is simply...View Series



Most of us have had "that moment" when everything in our world seems to change. The axis of our life shifts. Sometimes it's temporary. Sometimes it's forever. But at "that moment" you don't know which it will be. Baggy's most recent such moment was when she discovered a mass in her stomach. A mass she named Lawrence. This is her journey from Lawrence's...View Series


Let yourself go. Captivating, humorous, and delectable travel tales that will transport you to the next town or the far side of the world . . .

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Christmas is under attack, and John Trafalgar, the Santa Claus serving the United States, finds himself caught in the crossfire. He must fight his way from captivity and find his way back to the North Pole before December 25th while protecting the secrets of his adopted home.

Using the combat techniques he learned in special ops in Nam,  his wits, and help from the Saints of Nicholas, this...View Series



Humorous short stories depicting female characters.

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How does Mona Lisa spend her day? What does Mr. Plod have for breakfast? What does the Man in the Moon think of us here on earth? Find out in What a Life! What a Day! A spoof of the UK's Sunday Times series, A Life in the Day, WaLWaD asks famous mythical, literary or biblical figures, or even objects or concepts, to describe a typical day. Humorous, irreverent, instructive,...View Series


The year is 2157, and the crew of ASC Fermata has, like so many others following the destruction of Earth, taken to the stars in search of work. Follow this ragtag crew of singers and musicians (and a kitsune) on their quest to stage their original opera, The Y2K Chronicles, while repeatedly finding themselves in baffling, humorous situations among colorful worlds.

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As a father of four children ranging in ages from 12 years to 21 months, Christopher Stanley is....tired. Riding in the Car with Children and Other Travesties of Adulting is a collection of short stories detailing the awful, stressful - and humorous - trials and tribulations in which parents and caregivers find themselves at the end of each day as they tenuously cling to their last...View Series


Fairy tales, that staple of childhood imagination, have always been filled with excess – fairy godmothers, magical pumpkins, talking mirrors, and the usual assortment of woodland creatures that tend to follow princesses about.

In Fractured Fairy Tales magical excess is pushed right over the edge – with often darkly humorous results.

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