McSweeney’s: Gender Bias Riddles

              A father and son get in a car crash and are rushed to the hospital. The father dies. The boy is taken to the operating room and the surgeon says, “I can’t operate on this boy, because he’s my son.” How is this possible? 49 front cover web […]

Country on the Edge of WTF

    Stardate: 4032.2 [Bridge] (The Enterprise has collided with an unknown entity. The deck is shaking, making everyone wobble) KIRK: Mister Sulu, report. SULU: The turbulence is being caused by a ripple in time, Captain. (Sulu’s console explodes and he’s knocked out. McCoy enters with a syringe and bends down to treat the injured […]

Literary Agents Reject ‘Election 2016: The Novel’

    Thanks for sending your work for my consideration. Unfortunately, this novel didn’t resonate with me. The villain character is too cartoonish. I don’t buy that someone would actually be this despicable. But even if you taper his shortcomings, he would still need a motivation for being so loathsome. Perhaps a trauma from his […]