Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse * JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse is an anthology of post-apocalyptic fiction published by Night Shade Books in January 2008, edited by John Joseph Adams.[1] The anthology includes 22 stories, plus an introduction by the editor. According to the anthology’s official web site, “Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means toContinue reading “Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse * JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS”

Dumped, Actually by Nick Spalding

When Ollie Sweet is very publicly dumped by ‘The One’, his seemingly perfect world dissolves into misery, self-pity, and a bizarre rooftop meeting with a suicidal man in flip-flops. While most would seek out the support of loved ones at such a torrid time, natural-born journalist Ollie asks the subscribers of his website: how did they getContinue reading “Dumped, Actually by Nick Spalding”

David Nicholls – Us * Man Booker Prize 2014

I found this lovely book in the charity pile and I was wondering why. I mean, Man Booker Prize winners should not really reside in Charity Bins at the local shops. Maybe someone did a clearout and didn’t really like the cover? As I continued reading I realised what had happened. The person who donatedContinue reading “David Nicholls – Us * Man Booker Prize 2014”

Funny Christmas Party Organizing Email Chain

If you have ever attempted to organize a Christmas function at work, you will relate to these emails all too well… ———————————— FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director TO: All Employees DATE: December 1 RE: Christmas Party I’m happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on December 23, starting atContinue reading “Funny Christmas Party Organizing Email Chain”

Funny Writing Techniques for any aspiring author

Avoid alliteration. Always. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old hat.) Employ the vernacular. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive. Contractions aren’t necessary. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos. One should never generalize.Continue reading “Funny Writing Techniques for any aspiring author”