SHORT STORIES: Dystopian fiction by Marc Schooley; the continuation of a lost soul's search for her identity, from Ashley Clark. ESSAYS: Inspirational by P & L Mathers; humour from P.A. Baines. BOOKS: T.E. George reviews the Lion of War series. PEOPLE: C.L. Dyck interviews author and culture blogger Mike Duran. More
The Armchair Adventurer's Anthology: 2 stories, 2 essays, A good read and a good conversation.
2 SHORT STORIES: 1 STANDALONE + 1 SERIAL
The Wasteland by Marc Schooley
He lives in a bubble. It’s a nice artificial 72 degrees year-round. Because it’s that or the death moss. Welcome to Houston’s future, where a lone rover goes on patrol to burn off the toxic moss that encroaches on the city’s dome…and finds himself face to face with his questionable youth.
The Purpose of Rain by Ashley Clark
Water coats the street and sidewalk outside the library. The city’s made of reflective surfaces today. Zelda Rae hides inside among the books, then turns her favorite chair toward the window, sits and crosses her legs. One question plagues my mind still, as rain traces a path down to the earth: Who am I?
2 ESSAYS: 1 TO THINK ABOUT + 1 TO LAUGH ABOUT
Out, Damn Spot by Paul and Laurie Mathers
Lady Macbeth could not, or perhaps would not minister to herself. To be healed, it would be necessary for her to face the terror of the fanged serpent within. King David was a lowly shepherd and the runt of the litter. He killed Goliath. He got chased around by a mad king. His highly personal, emotional responses are unlike any other in the biblical record. Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas’d, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, cleanse the stuff’d bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon the heart?
The Great Dutch National Bicycle Race by P.A. Baines
Cycling in the Netherlands is easy because the place is flat. The whole country is flatter than a pancake used for target practice by the national Olympic Anvil-Dropping squad. In fact, the highest point in Holland is not a place but a person. You should know about this. books and people: 1 good read + 1 good conversation
BOOKS: Cliff Graham’s Lion of War Series
T.E. George talks with Cliff Graham and gives a review of the historical novels that depict King David’s life. Brutally honest books that tell the story of broken men seeking to make some sense out of a broken world.
PEOPLE: Mike Duran on Life, Art and Faith
C.L. Dyck talks with Mike Duran about Chuck Norris’s skin care, gender perspectives, how postmodernism is affecting the social fabric, and Mike’s writing.