Call for Obstruction (The Courier #1)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
My name is Barry, although it might as well be Loser. Satan owns my soul, and my demon boss, Margery tortures me with her magical cigarettes every chance she gets. While I’m desperate for freedom, I’ll do anything to stop her from opening the Gates of Hell…or any other crazy thing she has planned. My odds of saving mankind are uncertain, but I have to try.

Call for Obstruction is the introduction to The Courier series. It won the Textnovel Writing Contest for its unique characters and dark humor. It's fast-paced like a video game and hard to put down.

Read this book if you're a fan of Christopher Moore, Terry Pratchet, or Jim Butcher. You're sure to have a damned good time!

Table of Contents

Another Job Lost

Submitted: April 30, 2009

How did I become the sort of loser who rear-ends a courier van twenty minutes after getting laid off? Given a choice, I’d spend my ... Read Chapter

What Did I Do?

Submitted: April 30, 2009

The OTG parking lot’s blocked by a couple car carrier semi-trailers. Parked willy-nilly across the lot are a dozen or more new OTG vans... Read Chapter

O'dark Thirty

Submitted: May 01, 2009

Damn. It’s 4:40 in the morning and I’m wide awake. Only birds and insomniacs are up this early. No longer able to fight the urge ... Read Chapter

First Day Jitters

Submitted: May 07, 2009

By the time I walk through the OTG office entrance I’m ten pounds lighter, but like Margery promised, my gut calms. On the far side... Read Chapter

First Run

Submitted: May 18, 2009

Two hours south of Denver, I feel as though I’ve been on the road half the day. Even fifty-five dollars an hour can’t make up for thi... Read Chapter

Twilight Zone

Submitted: June 11, 2009

I bounce in my seat over an eroded dirt road. Up ahead, there’s a log marker that reads ‘Bellow’s Ranch’ across the top. A faded ... Read Chapter

Another Day of Chaos

Submitted: June 19, 2009

The next morning, my eyes pop open at 4:40 A.M., same as yesterday. A dampness between my legs has me on my feet, wondering if Margery ca... Read Chapter

What's So Funny

Submitted: June 24, 2009

Sleigh bells on the Purgalator’s door announce my entrance. The pungent aroma of dark roast assaults my nose. A bitter brew for the bit... Read Chapter

Never Volunteer

Submitted: June 30, 2009

Drivers gather around the OTG office, only a few recognizable from yesterday. No one returns eye contact. It’s easy to understand why t... Read Chapter

Where's Vern

Submitted: July 02, 2009

At the Trinidad warehouse, the garage is empty. Vern and I should be the last to arrive, but the other drivers should still be here? ... Read Chapter

Unappetizing Guest

Submitted: July 17, 2009

In the breakroom, there’s a smorgasbord of food set out, enough for an army. Vern shoves me out of the way to get at the hot dogs and b... Read Chapter

Wait Out the Storm

Submitted: July 23, 2009

Thirty minutes into my second run from Denver to Trinidad, the sky grows darker by the minute. Bright veins of lightning strike at the fo... Read Chapter

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