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The Riddle of Plastic

Scene: ——A much older Alexander Hambone is counseling his only son on the family-room couch of his palatial mansion.  Watcha watching there little youngster? Conan the Barbarian! *child swings an imaginary sword* the riddle of steel! You really are taken … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Crackpot Magazine

Crackpot:  Mysterious Abyssal Voice . . . can I call you M.A.V.? You know, like short for Maverick? M.A.V.:  Certainly. Crackpot:  Mav, many notables throughout history have heard you, but only recently have you come to the public’s attention. I suppose, the most important question … Continue reading

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Jesse, Teach Me to Play Cards

Jesse didnt mess with the wires no more. He picked an old red car with a nice back seat and a soft, red inside. The windows could roll all the way down. He pounded a screwdriver under the steering wheel … Continue reading

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The Screenwriter’s House in LA

(This is a 4000-word short story that contains some adult language and situations) I’d known Dennis’s mom since Dennis and me were in second grade, since the days when she would come out on her cedar deck in that grey … Continue reading

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The iPad and iPhone Interrogate a Dreamer

Got his arms, iPad? Yeah. Got his legs, iPhone? Lash him to the bed with the USB. It’s in the black bag. Let’s rob this fool. No, iPad. Calm down. We’re inside this man’s dream. Understand? We would just be … Continue reading

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Sex Radio

“Dear Alexander Hambone,” the white lab coat-wearing doctor spoke at him squarely and strangely. “Due to the problems and complications of our last experiment, this time you take with you—this! A distress signal. Take it with you on your journey … Continue reading

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Couch-Surfing Extraterrestrial

Rough night of partying for Alexander Hambone, no BS. His head rang as he got up and crossed his messy apartment to make an answer to the loud pounding on his front door. The door opened to let in the … Continue reading

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