Friday Firesmith – What’s Eating You?

If you’ve never seen how truly petty human beings can be, and for some reason, you’d like to, I highly recommend working in a restaurant. Other than that, I can’t recommend it for anything other than fodder for writing, and even then, you get both at the same time. I gave up working trying to … Read more

Friday Firesmith – Road Kill

I got a text from a strange number, and all numbers are strange unless they’re in my contacts. My app for screening strange numbers, Robo-killer, is an aggressive and merciless thing. It doesn’t do nearly as well killing off texts, but we’re getting there. The text reads, “Mike, this is Susan, call me.” And I … Read more

Friday Firesmith – The Dog Stars

Because I’ve been writing a story about a post-apocalyptic America, someone recommended “The Dog Stars” by Peter Heller. The first real post-civilization book that grabbed me was “Lucifer’s Hammer” by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Their book was based on the idea that a comet would hit Earth and predictably, things went poorly for human … Read more

Friday Firesmith – Sinclair II Night of the Nudes

I remember thinking it was a sign from God. Like all signs from all Gods, it was looked for, and interpreted as such, because assurance and validation of actions is needed in all things human, except for cooking, and then you need garlic. But there was a liquor store next door to the motel where … Read more