This was an assignment for my Soc. Studies class last year; I had to write from the point of view of a character from a novel we'd read for the class. I chose this story because I felt I could really get in to the character. I got an A and a standing ovation for the assignment.
Follow a bar owner, his employees, and his customers through an explosive self evaluation during the holidays. Watch as they all ask "Why Me?"
Special thanks to the Lindquist and Meyer Families who I stole almost every idea for this story from. Thanks for the great Thanksgiving meal too!
| Updated Dec 8, 2010
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A man reads his father's one and only journal entry, where he addresses his past and explains where he has gone in life to long lost friends and relatives. The last time he had been seen was over two decades ago. At that time he found a new love to take the place of his wife who had passed away l...
| Updated Dec 5, 2010
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Join Simon (a high school nerd) as he contemplate existence in a synthetic society and takes Winona (a popular beautiful high school girl) to the Jr. Prom in an attempt to experience Something Real. It's a "Can't Hardly Wait" storyline with a bit of Vonnegut like cynicism.
Since this story "Happy Machine" throws insights on various things (natural, unnatural, spiritual, etc, etc) let me give out a set of morals. For the first time in the history of story telling (I can claimâ€¦ no one can sue me) a story to have more than one moral.
Here comes the Morals of th...
A short story based on a dream of a man dying on the operating table. His epiphany is that life is made up of key defining moments. He is also has sex on the beach with his cousin, meets an angry God and is reincarnated as a cow.