Humor, Fiction, and Essay

READ MY PUBLISHED HUMOR PIECES, SHORT STORIES, AND ESSAYS!*

* For my MAD Magazine work, please see my “MAD Magazine” page.

 

Points in Case

Other Things That Were Considered Evidence of Witchcraft in 17th Century Salem 

Franz Kafka’s Bar Mitzvah Speech

A Science Fiction Story with a Very Thin Plot

Weekly Humorist

Other Catchphrases John Wilkes Booth Considered Before “Sic Semper Tyrannis!”

Thanks To the Pandemic, Nobody Cares That I’m A Centaur (selected as part of Weekly Humorist’s “Best of 2021” list)

Defenestration

Previously On “Time Sock: The Sock That Travels Through Time”

The Daily Drunk

If You Act Now…

Slate

For This You Got Irradiated?

 

ANTHOLOGIES

My short stories have appeared in the following anthologies:

Grandpa’s Deep-Space Diner (2022, JayHenge Publishing)
I wrote one story that appeared in this collection of food-related sci-fi and speculative fiction. My story is called “It’s Hard To Be A Food Critic Who’s Also A Sin-Eater!” 

One Anthology to Rule Them All (2021, The Daily Drunk)
I wrote one story that appeared in this Lord of the Rings-themed anthology. It’s called “The Beatles’ 1968 Tonight Show Interview to Promote Their Upcoming Lord of the Rings movie.”

5-Minute Spider-Man Stories (2017, Marvel Press)
I wrote two stories that appeared in this children’s prose fiction anthology: “The Swashbuckling Spider” and “The Amazing, Incredible Spider-Hulk.” NOTE: These stories only appear in the 2017 edition of this book.

Spider-Man Storybook Collection (2016, Marvel Press)
I wrote one of the stories in this collection, and it’s called “The Fastest Web in the West.”

5-Minute Avengers Stories (2015, Marvel Press)
I wrote three of the stories in this anthology: “Practice Makes Perfect,” “Lending a Wing,” and “Robin Hawk.”

 

JUST A FEW OF THE BLOG POSTS I’VE WRITTEN FOR THIS SITE:

Over the past several years, I’ve written quite a few blog posts for this website. That’s right, this very website you’re reading right now. You can see the most recent ones on the homepage. Here’s a curated list of my favorites:

The Legend of Dominic Hatch (10/27/22)

Whose Yacht Is This Anyway? (9/17/22)

Never Seen Before Lodestar Lore (4/4/22)

So, Can I Call Myself a Poet Now? (10/29/21)

5 Things You May Not Know About the Loki Little Golden Book (4/16/21)

Getting to Know Franz Kafka (12/20/20)

Mascots, Monsters, and Menorahs (12/16/20)

Meet Frankie Marble (10/13/20)

The Entire Eastern Seaboard! (7/7/20)

That One Time I Tried To Write a Sonnet (1/1/20)

More Like “The DORK Knight,” Am I Right? (8/2/19)

More Than You Could Ever POSSIBLY Want To Know About The Jurassic Park Little Golden Book (6/21/18)

That One Time I Played a Bed (Well, PART of a Bed) On National Television (12/31/16)

 

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