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I could swear that, a while back, I published a short story that I made by cutting up and rearranging panels from Beetle Bailey cartoons. But I can no longer find it online, so I present below the epic “Sarge’s Big Day.”



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[I was tagged for this little masquerade twice, by Jeff Bursey and Jeremy M. Davies. So here is my contribution.]

What is the working title of the book?

“The Gloop, or The Least I Can Do.”

Where did the idea come from for the book?


What genre does your book fall under?

Post-apocalyptic science-fiction horror.

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

I like how this question comes before the synopsis. Well, I’ve always thought Morrissey would make a brilliant actor, so Morrissey.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

“A misanthropic old man lectures a young student on the nature of the world before it its destruction by the Gloop.” By “world” I mean “Chicago c. 2013.”

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

One week.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Barry N. Malzberg, J. R. R. Tolkien, zombie flicks, nightmares.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

In includes pornographic parodies of Tolkien and zombie flicks.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?


My tagged writers are:

Barry N. Malzberg, J. R. R. Tolkien, Morrissey.

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Tao Lin - Taipei

Really looking forward to reading this.

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Enjoy More Madness

Truth in advertising, I’d say.

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AAF at Myopic

Just sayin’.

…unless…it’s a second used copy?

(Amazing Adult Fantasy)

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Sign observed at UIC:

Let's be friends with benefits

I should add that I love the Port Center Café (1st and 2nd floors of University Hall). Great employees, great coffee, and apparently a pretty open-minded notion of friendship. Definitely one of the nicer environments on UIC’s campus.

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