The Dog That Bit People by James Thurber

The Dog That Bit People by James Thurber

Probably no one man should have as many dogs in his life as I have had, but there was more pleasure than distress in them for me except in the case of an Airedale named Muggs. He gave me more trouble than all the other fifty-four or -five put together, although my moment of keenest…

Zombie by Chuck Palahniuk

Zombie by Chuck Palahniuk

When they catch sight of me, business people abandon their roller bags. People on family vacations, they flap their arms, wide, and herd their little kids in the other direction. Some guy thinks he’s a hero. He shouts, “Everything is going to be all right.” He tells me, “You have everything to live for.” We…

The Waiting Room by Ted Myers

The Waiting Room

by Ted Myers… I had nothing but the suit I was buried in. If I had been able to dress myself, I would have had my good pen. But no one thinks to put a pen in your pocket when you’re dead. Read the whole corpse-in-waiting story…     Find Ted’s books, like Making It:…

Millennial Sermon by Elizabeth Scher

Millennial Sermon

by Elizabeth Scher… Open in a church, community center, gathering area that might make sense for worshipers. Everyone has their phones out and no one appears to be older than 30. In walks a pastor, not gender or race specific. Wearing some sort of fan merch (preferably Beyonce)   PASTOR Thank you all for joining…

Unmasking a Confidence Trickster by Franz Kafka

Unmasking a Confidence Trickster by Franz Kafka

At last, about ten o’clock at night, I came to the doorway of the fine house where I was invited to spend the evening, after the man beside me, whom I was barely acquainted with and who had once again thrust himself unasked upon me, had marched me for two long hours around the streets.…

kung fu trump by philip loyd

Kung Fu Trump

by Roberto Dinero… Hi. My name is Roberto Dinero, and I’m from the LA. East LA. The mean streets, where it all goes down. Shit. Okay, so you know who I really am. What gave it away? But that’s not the point. Everybody has the right to use a pseudonym. If Martin Lieber gets to…

MAD Magazine Spy vs Spy

Mad Magazine Spy vs Spy

by Antonio Prohías… Spy vs. Spy was a comic strip published in MAD magazine. It featured two agents involved in comic-book espionage activities: one dressed in black, the other in white. A parody of the Cold War, the strip was created by Cuban expatriate cartoonist Antonio Prohías, first appearing in MAd Issue #60 in 1961.…