Four short stories. A reformed ne're do well who has a relapse that turns into a silver lining. A family man who discovers an unpleasntry close to home. A group of friends help a spiritually wounded comrade. And a runner who wins his race, sort of.
A throwback to my fantasy writing days.
Previously published in a zine but this version is much better! A quick 4400 word read!
Unemployed and short on cash, Phil Fairchild's financial outlook is bleak.
Helped by his less than straight-laced friend who live off the royalties
of a famous nineteenth century writer, Phil is vulnerable to the garden of earthly delights. Filled with moments both absurdly funny and personally touching, Big Knuckles is a fun and enderaring read.
They are rich. They are senile. They are sick, psychotic, vain, and greedy. And bohemian Neil Cardell suffers from mutational longevity as a retirement community figures out how to deal with the future.
The sequeal to Big Knuckles. Phil, now an upper cruster, gets dragged back into the sleaze.
Mason McAfee is a know it all millenial. After briefly living on his own he encounters THE classic right of adulthood passage and becomes infatuated. After The Spitballs is a hilarious observation on how to become a full fledged adult