Bad Business: A Titanic Tale

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: CLOG
When the hapless (and chap-less) Bob Bobbins inherits his fake dead grandmother’s estate, he is handed the keys to a rather exclusive business, ‘Madame Bob’s High Fashion.’ Unfortunately, that business happens to be based in the treacherous world of high fashion, a world where murder is considered a far less distasteful act than poor taste.

Can Bob, with the help of his inherited staff, avoid the murderous overtures of the Fashion Assassin, defeat the pluming peacocks that are the Fashion Union (F.U), avoid the relentless sleuthing of Detective Dan, and find the courage to save the day, and win the girl (who may or may not wish to be won)?

Bad Business is an irreverent fantasy, kind of, which pokes fun (not physically) at government administration, the legal system, unions, fashion, consultants, and others. Set in the mischievous city of Titan, Bob must overcome vampire prosecutors, cross-dressing judges, leprechaun refund officers, trendy dwarves, street corner consultants, a democratically elected despot, a grapevine that will not shut up, and a rather large elephant in his room.

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Submitted: October 09, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, not all orphans are born wealthy. Bob Bobbins could testify to that, and had indeed been forced to on multipl... Read Chapter

Madame Maude’s High Fashion

Submitted: October 09, 2016

The prone corpse was sprawled across the rich mahogany desk, the cashmere scarf hanging from the neck, drooping to trawl through the pool... Read Chapter

The ‘Prototype’

Submitted: October 09, 2016

All night Bob worked on his product, creating a model, which he later learned was called a ‘prototype’ in the business world. For hou... Read Chapter

The Mandatory Minimum

Submitted: October 09, 2016

Bob exited his deceased fake grandmother’s house that morning with an unusual spring in his step. He walked for about ten paces before ... Read Chapter

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Submitted: October 09, 2016

Bob Bobbins was roused from his comfortable sleep by an insistent knock at the door. Rubbing the sleep from his eyes, he flopped from the... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 09, 2016

Bob stood behind the rack of brightly coloured stomps, including the new range of Troll stomps, as he tried unsuccessfully to sneak glanc... Read Chapter

The Union

Submitted: October 09, 2016

The employees of ‘Madame Bob’s High Fashion’ were all lazing around the newly converted staff quarter above the shop. In the corner... Read Chapter

Starved of Business

Submitted: October 09, 2016

Two extremely long days had passed since they had hired The Union, and not a single second of those days had passed without Bob regrettin... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 09, 2016

“I don’t know about this,” said Bob. Everything sounded risky nowadays. It seemed as though everything he tried landed him in gaol.... Read Chapter

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