For the past eight years I have tutored and taught college-level students grammar and writing. After writing a One Hour Crash Course in essay writing, I decided to share a grammar guide that gets at what 95% of my students really need, what 95% of my students get wrong when they are getting just about everything else right.
The purpose of this book is to guide the first-time homebrewer through his or her first few years of brewing, to explain the most cost-effective way to get started, the things to worry about and things to blow off, and as many secrets as I can pack into this short introduction to the wonderful world of Homebrew.
A disillusioned psychologist finds himself facing a growing and insidious trend--the latest mental health craze involves drilling a hole in one's head for "enlightenment" and mental salvation. Trepanation as popular culture. Meanwhile, his marriage is falling apart and his best friend is losing his mind as well. 4300 Words.
A spoofed Craigslist ad wherein a Machiavellian, Lovecraftian nemesis seeks out an expert Cat Assassin to rid him of the insipid vermin that he has reluctantly been asked to care for after his next door neighbors skipped town for a "temporary" job opportunity. Actually based on a true story (no cats were harmed in the story nor real life) and includes photos of the real life cats in question!
The desperate cries of the dying brood--honeybees within the wall of Philip's home, infiltrate and infect his very mind, erasing his identity, while providing him with super-human computational ability. But they have only one purpose in mind--compelling him to save the queen at any cost. A unique science fiction and horror hybrid. 3000 words.
An intrepid band of former deep-sea fishermen become astronauts in order to solve the world's energy crisis. A journey to Jupiter's moon, Calisto, turns up an extraterrestrial creature with a metabolic body temperature in the thousands of degrees--capturing it won't be easy. 6500 words