Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations

Digital Hinduism
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Religious
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A unique perspective on video games and what they might mean in the grander scheme of some people's lives. Another Simple Journey to an Odd Destination.
The Top of the Mountain
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
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The Top of the Mountain is an allegory of sorts inspired by my frustration at my friends who remain in the Midwest instead of coming out and joining me in the Northwest.
The Know-It-Alls
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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A sci-fi short story about a little girl who meets a unique group of protesters at a parade and demands to know what they're on about.
Walter's Stupid Vacation
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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A short story where the world's most coveted vacation destination is not where you'd first think.
Dreams Are Real
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
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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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
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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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Christian » General
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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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A brother and sister explore the philosophical implications of virtual reality under the best possible conditions.
Let's See How You Like It
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations, Book 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations, Book 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mashups
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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
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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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
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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.
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
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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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
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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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 750. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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What happens if you're the chosen one... but you suck at it?
You Say It Without Laughing
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
The story of how I spent my 4th of July when I was 11 and 12 years old.
SeaWeed
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Categories: 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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It's just so plausible. Not that it's actually happening. Of course it's not. Why are those men following me? You'd probably be better off just not knowing.
Craig's List and Inner Tubes: A Bank Robbery
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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A short story inspired by true events.
A Scene from the Life of Shadowfax- Gandalf's Horse
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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It's not easy being a wizard's horse.
The Justice League of Prozac
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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It isn't easy being a superhero.
Bird
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A story about the power of music. A suicidal man in a mental hospital is saved by the unexpected sound of jazz floating in from outside his window.
The Hippie Photo of Doom
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: 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
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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Sherlock Holmes takes on his greatest case, the Paul McCartney death clues.
Dogwalking
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A man, his dog, and an important lesson in civics... With monsters.
Mr. Snuffleupagus Is God
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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A short story about the fact of Mr. Snuffleupagus and his divinity. Seriously. He's God. Why are you looking at me like that?
It's Just a Game
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
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The disturbing tale of a troubled twelve year old boy who discovers that outsmarting a bully can have unexpected repercussions.