Trailer of the Temptress video re-released

Melinda had deleted her video where she reads my story "Trailer of the Temptress" on one of the occasions when she felt crappy and deleted all her videos & her Youtube channel. (She usually re-opens a few days later, but doesn't upload her old deleted vids.) I found this back-up copy burnt to cd-rom and got her permission to post it on my YT channel, for your viewing pleasure. Sorry, embedding is disabled, but click on the link above to watch. Thanks!

And as long as I got your attention for a moment, you might want to know that Dungeons and Dayjobs is now available in ten ebook formats from Smashwords.com for 99¢, paperback and hardcover from Lulu.com, Kindle edition from Amazon, even on the iTunes bookstore. You can't swing a cat around here (the internet) without hitting some edition of it. Get you one!

Whew!

That's the sound of blowing dust off this blog. Last post was in 2008. Anyway, I'm planning to upload some more readings, and as soon as it goes live (if they accept it), I'll post links to the Smashwords ebook versions of Dungeons & Dayjobs.

Unfortunately Melinda's video reading of Trailer of the Temptress has evaporated. If I can find a backup copy of it burnt to a disk, I'll upload it to my youtube account where it'll have a longer shelf-life. Meanwhile, if you're new here, there are still some stories below for your enjoyment. Thanks.

My Terrifying, Dry Warrior - Chapter 2: Kidding the Buddha

"As I fell down the other side of the fence toward the slobbering jaws of the dog, I regretted that I had never tried Campari mixed with Capri Sun."

Even if Gus gets away from the dog, how will he escape from its owner, an ambiguously amiable dude who calls himself "Buddha" and threatens to call the truant officer unless Gus tells him a joke? Listen to Kidding the Buddha, Chapter Two of the five part cliffhanger series "My Terrifying, Dry Warrior" to find out!

[Run time: 17 minutes, 3 seconds. The link above points to VBR 16.4 MB mp3 file (hi-fi). Click here to see other file formats for downloading and streaming.]

My Terrifying, Dry Warrior - Chapter 1: Francis Gives Gus The Finger

"I've been sober three weeks now. I'm pretty sure I've hit my lowest low and I don't want to go there ever again. It helped me re-focus my life. The event was I missed eleven out of eleven on the fractions quiz. You might get to the third or fourth degree in the Junior Order of the Free and Accepted Millwrights of Fowlerville with C's and D's, but you aren't gonna get to the thirty-third degree."

Will Gus complete his mission, transporting the psychic jewel to the drop point, or will cult assassins cut him down in the prime of his elementary school years? Listen to Francis Gives Gus the Finger, Chapter One of the five part cliffhanger series "My Terrifying, Dry Warrior" to find out!

[Run time: 15 minutes, 30 seconds. The first link above points to VBR 15 MB mp3 file (hi-fi). Click here to see other file formats for downloading and streaming.]

Remember that you can download the full text of this and all stories from the Dungeons and Dayjobs collection FREE from archive.org or you can buy the collection in paperback today!

Chicken Fried Love Interest with Cilantro and Asparagus

Follow the course of a relationship in the recipes she makes and his reactions to them. Includes five full, tested recipes in the podcast including:

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
Cuban Black Beans and Rice
Untitled #7 with Split Peas and Rice (soup)
Cheesy Cauliflower and Mushroom Gougere
Chicken Pot Pie with Death Stars Soup

[Run time: 21 minutes, 6 seconds. The first link above points to VBR 20 MB mp3 file (hi-fi). Click here to see other file formats for downloading and streaming. Music at the beginning and end is a slowed version of "Hot Lips" by Bill Brown and His Brownies, which I believe is in the public domain. There's also a half-speed segment of "Got Butter On It" by Jabbo Smith in the middle.]

Remember that you can download the full text of this and all stories from the Dungeons and Dayjobs collection FREE from archive.org or you can buy the collection in paperback today!

Free ebook of Dungeons and Dayjobs!

My short story collection -- maybe you've heard of it? Dungeons and Dayjobs? -- is now available as a free pdf file or "e-book" as all the krazy kidz kall 'em. You can get it from this page on lulu.com (which requires registering on their site) or from this page on archive.org. Then if you still want your own paperback copy, it's available for sale on Lulu. Buy it today!

Share it with your friends! Print a copy of your own or print a bunch of copies and give them to everyone you know. From what the internet gurus say, obscurity is much more dangerous to a writer's career than piracy.

The Wire Tetragrammaton

"That graffiti you been seeing the last couple weeks on the desks in your department, it's not your employees doing it. That's the kids. We been trying to catch all the kids that got away on the latest Bring Your Child to Work Day, but three or four of 'em are still loose in the building."

What if you could bend a paperclip into a complex, spring-loaded pattern that enabled it to walk across your desk, write reports for you, brew coffee and do your entire job for you? If you could lose yourself in the cracks at work, what could you find there?

[Run time: 22 minutes, 52 seconds. The first link above points to VBR 22 MB mp3 file (hi-fi). That's a pretty huge file, so if it takes too long to download, click here to see other file formats for downloading and streaming. Music at the beginning and end is a slowed version of "Hot Lips" by Bill Brown and His Brownies, which is in the public domain.]