549: Connie Had A Job

Connie had a job. At least, she thought she had a job, but she wasn’t sure. At the very least, she was getting a pay check, but she didn’t have to do much for it besides show up at a specified place at a given time and stay there for a while. In all honesty…

512: The Ambition of Shnadicus

Shnadicus huddled in the back of his cave, shivering. It was a rainy day, and little trickles of water were coming in the front door. He burrowed back into the jewelry for another snooze. It’s not easy being a baby dragon. Maybe tomorrow I’ll sack a castle or something, thought Shnadicus. But she knew she…

495: I Tried So Hard

I want to start by emphasizing the fact that I really tried. But look, it was a nice day and I kind of wanted to go for a ride on my motorcycle. I was driving along, and there was this really nice place along the side of the road, so I stopped and got a…

480: The Liger

It’s 4:02 in the morning, and I am wide awake. My pet liger is staring into my eyes. I wonder if she is hungry. “Here, Kitty, Kitty,” I say, trying to keep the desperation out of my voice. The liger keeps staring. I think about a moment, long ago, when I was crossing a bridge,…

452: Waiting For a Sandwich

Erwin was waiting for his sandwich. He had been casting furtive glances at the Jimmy John’s menu taped to his monitor all morning, and had felt a slight tingle of excitement when he finally picked up the phone to order his #9 Italian Night Club. Now he drummed his fingers on the desk in anticipation,…

410: How To Be A Modern Day Luddite

Harold L. Munsen has an idea. Social media is helping him share that idea with the world. Harold believes that automatized workplaces are poised to destroy millions upon millions of jobs in the very near future. Harold is the social media director for the United Luddites of America, a group aimed at bringing together a…