Do You Feed Your Monster?

Do You Feed Your Monster?

Gather ‘round. Scoot close to the fire and huddle up. I’ll tell you about the time we accidentally wrote a monster story. You’ve been here before. You probably know us by now. If you’re one of our peeps, you’re on our list, proudly claiming your place among the...
What Are You Laughing At?

What Are You Laughing At?

Pop quiz, hotshot: What do all of our books and stories have in common — other than obvious things like the fact that we wrote them, that they’re in English, and the other smart-ass answers you’re about to give because you’re a smarty smarty smart ass? Before I reveal...
Is Your Life a Cliché?

Is Your Life a Cliché?

This morning, I woke at 5:45am, brushed my teeth, turned on the coffee pot (which I’d filled and prepped last night), then sat in my office to noodle this blog post and check a website or two. When my coffee was finished brewing, I poured myself a cup (cream and...
What’s Controlling You?

What’s Controlling You?

I once competed in an Olympic triathlon. Then, over the next 60 days, I followed with a cycle century, a half-ironman triathlon, and a marathon. When he was 20, Sean trimmed his body fat to 8%. In high school, I memorized Edgar Allan Poe’s, The Raven. It wasn’t for a...
Is Revenge Ever Justified?

Is Revenge Ever Justified?

Sean once told me a revenge story from back when he worked in his father’s flower shop. This story even makes me angry, hearing it third-party and years later. The shop — which was called Rainbows; insert your rainbow-farting Sean joke here — based a large part of its...
What Defines You?

What Defines You?

A long, long, long time ago — I’m talking as long as six or nine months ago, like way back — I was a fairly well-known blogger. I wrote posts with what my podcast co-host Dave calls “goth titles,” like The Universe Doesn’t Give a Flying Fuck About You. Those posts...