Moxie Mezcal

Biography

Moxie Mezcal lives under an assumed name in San Jose, California.

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Books

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Price: Free! Words: 21,950. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
An obsessive porn store clerk finds herself plunged into an old fashioned whodunnit. A group of four teenage friends wait for the world to end. A desperate journalist tries to explain why he is guilty of an elaborate hoax... and how his lies might be coming true. Three short stories about identity, addiction, guilt, and redemption: Home Movie | 1999 | Fake
Concrete Underground
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Price: Free! Words: 92,740. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
An idealistic journalist sets out to expose corruption among the city's elite and soon finds himself immersed in a conspiracy of murder, blackmail, espionage, and human trafficking. Pitted against the enigmatic CEO of one of the world's largest tech companies, he must play a deadly game threatens to unearth its players' darkest secrets.
Making Dylan Maxwell
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Price: Free! Words: 12,750. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Meet Dylan Maxwell, billionaire dot-com CEO and world class deviant. Tired of the same old thrills, he dreams up a new game for the rich & powerful, convincing them to put everything on the line – their fortunes, their reputations, even their lives.
Sweet Dream, Silver Screen
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Price: Free! Words: 16,470. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A young woman searches for her missing twin sister in a foreign country called America. On the road, she encounters a series of strangers who help her navigate its topography, including a cowboy in a pink Cadillac, a sadistic law enforcement agent, a pulp fiction novelist, the regulars at a nuclear bomb-themed dive bar, and a man who befriends mannequins.

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Smashwords book reviews by Moxie Mezcal

  • Brief Objects of Beauty and Despair on Nov. 17, 2009

    Year Zero is a collective of independent writers, and the Brief Objects anthology is a perfect introduction to their work. Each writer had their own unique thematic focus and style, but they all share a tendency toward gritty, hard-edged urban realism. Theirs are stories about artists, junkies, seekers, and other imperfect souls who stay out too late, wake up with morning-after regrets, dig themselves in too deep - in short, people like the rest of us.
  • DEAD(ish) on Nov. 21, 2009

    Dead(ish) is a quick read, written in a playful, conversational style that shifts between several characters’ first-person points-of-view. What makes it special is the way that it crackles with exuberant creative energy from start to finish, never dragging or dwelling on the kind of inconsequential minutiae that tends to trip up less-assured, more pretentious authors. Part mystery, part ghost story, part revenge fantasy, Naomi’s work stampedes over genre conventions and thumbs her nose at outdated notions of literary propriety. She doesn’t care if it’s a sentence fragment or not, she’s not worried if her potty-mouth offends you, she’s just telling the story she wants to tell, the way she wants to tell it.
  • This Unhappy Planet on May 23, 2010

    This Unhappy Planet, is a satirical dramedy about two guys who hatch a scheme to open a chain of spiritual fitness clubs, hoping to get rich quick off of bored yoga moms and affluent New Age seekers. Its brilliance is in Marc's ability to lampoon both the main characters' cynicism as well as the distinctly SoCal brand of pseudo-spiritualism without veering into the realm of mean-spirited caricatures. The characters are imbued with such depth and shading, they are rendered so completely believable, that you can't help but empathize with them even while laughing at their foibles.
  • #VSS Anthology Volume 01 on May 28, 2010

    VSS stands for very short story, and at their best, that's exactly what these pieces are. They have all the same elements you'd expect to find in a traditional short, like conflict, plot, engaging characters, atmosphere, themes; they just accomplish it really quickly.  More than anything else, these pieces demonstrate that obstruction can spur creativity.  In this case, there's something liberating about being forced to stay under 140 characters. There's a built-in focus, you don't have to be all things to all people, you just have to make them smile, make them empathize, make them think, even if for only the briefest moment in time.
  • Broken Bulbs on June 06, 2010

    Broken Bulbs is either about a junkie trying to write a screenplay or a writer who thinks he needs to fix in order to create. Either way, it's a compelling meditation about the intersection of art and addiction and the way that both are essentially born of our need to feel like our life has meaning. Narratively, the book plays out like a bad trip, existing in a world that's all blood and puke and festering wounds and desperation. But often it's the worst trips that are the most revealing, showing us the parts of our souls that are ugly and petty, tearing down the barriers between the stories we tell ourselves and the truths we try to evade. It's gritty, it's ugly, it's brazenly experimental in both form and style, it's allegorical, it's satirical, it's as darkly engrossing as staring at someone's disfiguring wounds, and yet it also manages to be profoundly cathartic.