“I don’t care to be part of any page that will have me as a member.”
Yet here you are.
“Literary Outtakes” in The Big Jewel, October 5, 2016.
And so we beat on, like boats against the current, borne ceaselessly into seasickness.
~ Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby
One morning Gregor Samsa awoke from a bad sleep to discover that he was a pimply, scrawny kid in a cube, so he put on a bug suit to freak out his folks. ~ Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis
“Bios From a Twentieth Century European Lit Reading” in Thrice Fiction, No. 17, August, 2016. Open PDF and scroll to p. 55.
Brilliant cartoon by David Simmer II.
FRANZ KAFKA woke up from a bad night’s sleep and discovered that he had turned into a loathsome bug. His disgusted father threw an apple that lodged painfully in his back, and Franz’s kind sister, Sophie, filed a criminal complaint against the father for throwing a GMO apple at an endangered species. PETA has caused Franz to be …
“Historical Outtakes” in The Big Jewel, June 8, 2016.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to miss the jokes. ~ George Santayana
You et too, Brute? So what’s with the steak knife? ~ Julius Caesar
“Book Title Outtakes” in The Higgs Weldon, June 1, 2016.
Doubleplusgood Futuristic Narrative by George Orwell
Frankenstein’s Not The Creature, Surely You Get That? by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Holden Caulfield’s Gnarliest Week Ever by J.D. Salinger
Infinite Text by David Foster Wallace
“Author Bios from an Ancient Lit Reading” in The Higgs Weldon, May 13, 2016.
SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA, pen name THE BUDDHA, authored The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path. Or did he? He, and I, and you, and they, are free of the illusion of authorship and not attached to the material.
“Grading Bad” in Go Read Your Lunch, a Breaking Bad parody.
“The New Captain Crunch Commercial” in Feathertale, flash fiction. Just what do those bad boys do when they’re alone?
“A Swingin’ Cat” in Story Shack, flash fiction. A teen goof parties dumbly.