Mike is a contestant on the hot new quiz show gripping the nation, and he has a chance to win a lot of money – a lot. But when he can’t remember the answer, and the quiz show host helps him out, what price will he be expected to pay for cheating?
“Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.”—Fyodor Dostoyevsky Before entering the hospital room of a tuberculosis patient, visitors are required to cover their entire bodies. They even don surgical gloves and face masks. None of us balk at this seemingly overcautious behavior. We don’t want to catch tuberculosis. […]
Jude is terminally ill, and he’s tired of it. He decides that just because he’s dying, it doesn’t mean he can’t live a little. With his sister he concocts a plan for adventures, including erotic and romantic ones. So he goes speed-dating: but his date with Walt gets him a lot more than he bargained for. Maybe too much to cope with, for a sad sick guy like him?
“Our thoughts have the power to instantly release positive energy, or to entangle energy.”—Michele Longo-O’Donnell The fifth sentence in Dr. Joe Dispenza’s book, You are the Placebo goes like this: “On a beautiful Southern California day in April, I had the privilege of being run over by an SUV in a Palm Springs triathlon.” Say […]
Love this lots. What do you do when you’ve got wasps up in your grill? Love the little fuckers. Love ’em till they pack up and leave home. Or go at ’em with a flamethrower.
O Ms. Grout, I wish for your serene invincible ring of confidence, your Colgate halo.
26.29% “Finished ‘Darwin’s Suitcase’ by Elisabeth Malartre. Good, but suffered a little by following immediately on Sheila Crosby, by comparison. It’s clever, certainly, but that’s about the minimum you expect from a pro time-travel story. Compared to the best stories in this collection – Sheila Crosby and Sean McMullen, so far – clever isn’t quite enough.
Still a good story, an important theme, and worth reccing.”
Luke didn’t exactly know what he was getting into, dating a vampire like Philip. He certainly never thought the guy would object to a little light spanking and whipping, never mind biting. Well, nothing for it but to change his mind… and have a little fun.
“Finished ‘Scream Quietly’ by Sheila Crosby, and it was truly amazing. Beautiful period feel, authentic with a touch of grim humor. Characterful, idiosyncratic prose, and a gently amusing basic premise despite the hateful abusive environment. I did muse ‘wow, men really are pigs’, at points. Not gonna bother #notallmen-ing. Not all ‘rahrahtehladies!’ either.
Fab story, total rec, a highpoint thus far.”
First insect bite of the summer! Ahh, roll on flaming June…