Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations

Walter's Stupid Vacation
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story where the world's most coveted vacation destination is not where you'd first think.
Dreams Are Real
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Dreams are Real revolves around one man’s struggle to come to terms with what happens when we he is asleep and the strange events that lead him to arrive at his unconventional conclusions.
Photobombed
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Photobombed is an after-school special in short story form about a girl named Alaya whose innocent selfie leads to the gravest of unintended consequences.
The Revolution Will Have Endless Breadsticks
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Inspired by a conversation that occurred after driving past an Olive Garden that was, as always, overflowing onto the sidewalk with Baby-Boomer aged people.
Augmented Reality
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations, Book 5. You set the price! Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Augmented Reality is a horror short story inspired by the process of editing my novel Conspiracy: The Movie, the Novel. It's a little darker than more normal stories, but it was fun to write and has a near-future feel to it.
The Set-Up
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations, Book 6. You set the price! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The Set-Up is actually a quick sketch for an idea I plan to write as a screenplay. If I can keep the scope small, I might even try to get it made here in Portland. It’s a twist on the classic crime film- a sort of reverse Reservoir Dogs.
Exodus: Year 40
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations, Book 7. You set the price! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Exodus Year 40- is a sort of humorous essay/deconstruction of the Ten Commandments story as it is found in Exodus. I’ve been doing a lot of Bible reading as research for my latest novel The Gospels of Nikolai Tesla and I couldn’t help myself.
Carsickness and the Virtual Reality Universe
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations, Book 8. You set the price! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
A brother and sister explore the philosophical implications of virtual reality under the best possible conditions.
Let's See How You Like It
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations, Book 9. You set the price! Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Let's See How You Like It is a satire, but it introduces ideas that I personally find very interesting. What do we do with those who wear ignorant hatred as a badge of honor? Is Frank right or wrong? They're a whole lot of folks out there who will find this story offensive instead of funny and thought provoking. To you, I say, phhhht.
Snoopy Is a Time Lord
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations, Book 10. You set the price! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A mash-up of Dr. Who and the classic animated special "You're the Greatest Charlie Brown." For the first time, Charlie Brown's never-ending failures get an explanation.
Stuck in a Hotel Room Closet on a Friday Night
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Stuck in a Closet on a Friday Night was first written in 2001. I recently found the handwritten story in a pile of old papers. It is the second story in what I planned to be a trilogy of “This is so Stupid” stories. The first story in the series is called ‘Existential Drag in Forest’ and is available in my short story collection “Where the Fnords Linger” on Amazon or Kindle.
Superhero Quick-Change Blues
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
When Terrance Trainer discovers he has superpowers, he is forced to confront a sad truth- being a superhero is as straight forward as it seems.
A Bong Named Droopy- A Bobby Stoner Adventure
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A silly story about a bong Bobby Stoner had in college that wanted one thing more than any other: respect. If you enjoy this story, you should check out the full length novel: The Diary of Bobby Stoner- available on Amazon, Kindle, and Audible.com.
Joe the Satirist
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A horror story in the style of Mark Twain about a man named Joe the Satirist who travels from town to town lampooning the local culture.
Michael Bay Must Die!! --A Satire
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A surreal satire about some toys who learn about Bay's movies and vow to get revenge for the way he portrays them- and the universe as a whole.
Infinite Regress
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
INFINITE REGRESS- A short piece of sci-fi about a girl who has an idea to build a computer inside a computer- and what happens. I originally had the idea for this story when I was thinking about a computer programming class I took way back in like 1983. Enjoy!
Life of Crime
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Life of Crime tells the story of a son who discovers his boring baby boomer parents have been living a secret life- a secret life that has recently gotten out of hand. (I have a strong feeling this story will eventually be expanded into a full novel- the characters- especially the parents, have been hanging around in the back of my imagination- they have much more to say)
Why Santa Shared His Soul
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A very heartwarming Christmas story to tell your kids when they want to know why you're buying them presents instead of Santa.
Samson and Delilah- WORST. STORY. EVER.
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
I don't know if you've ever read this story in the bible- but man- it sucks!
It Takes All Three- A Bobby Stoner Adventure
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It Takes All Three is a story from the early days of Bobby Stoner- the main character in "The Diary of Bobbys Stoner." In this story, Bobby learns an important lesson about taking things for granted. Oh, and there's a magic bunny rabbit.
The Room Behind the Wall
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
When you buy a new house you never really know what you're going to get. My take on the classic horror trope: the room behind the wall.
Post-Apocalyptic TP Blues
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Post-Apocalyptic TP Blues is the tale of a not particularly likeable fellow named Norman Joyner. A doomcryer from birth- Norman gets his wish when 94% of the population dies of the flu. When the dust clears- Norman has a plan to rule what remains of America- one little white square of TP at a time.
The Dead Celebrity Space Corps
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
It's sad when a celebrity dies before their time. But, what if they're not really dead? What if they've just been recruited to a higher purpose?
Moses, God and the Plagues- A Pharaoh's View
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Everyone is familiar with the ultimate smackdown battle between Moses and the Pharaoh of Egypt. But I don't get the feeling many people have actually read the text.
Why 'The Devil Came Down to Georgia' Is a Stupid Song
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
This is the story of why The Devil Came Down to Georgia is a stupid song. Because it really, really is.
Destiny Can Be a Real Pain in the Ass
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What happens if you're the chosen one... but you suck at it?
You Say It Without Laughing
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It's a bit of a curse to have a childish sense of humor, but for one Ohio city-councilman, not being able to keep it together could mean the loss of his job. Some of this story is true, but most of it isn't.
The Battle of Lake Lynwood- A Non-Cautionary Tale
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The story of how I spent my 4th of July when I was 11 and 12 years old.
SeaWeed
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Bobby Steiner, perpetually stoned heroine of "The Diary of Bobby Steiner" returns with an all-new short adventure.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Digital Overlords
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: Free! Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It's just so plausible.
Craig's List and Inner Tubes: A Bank Robbery
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A short story inspired by true events.
A Scene from the Life of Shadowfax- Gandalf's Horse
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
It's not easy being a wizard's horse.
The Justice League of Prozac
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
It isn't easy being a superhero.
Bird
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man in a mental hospital finds solace in music.
The Hippie Photo of Doom
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What do you do when you see yourself in a photo you can't possibly be in?
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Dead Beatle
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Sherlock Holmes takes on his greatest case, the Paul McCartney death clues.
Dogwalking
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A man, his dog, and an important lesson in civics... With monsters.
Mr. Snuffleupagus Is God
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Seriously. He is.