Be Funny As Hell, Writer Boy!

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The Return of the Modern Philosopher

short story, writing, The Devil, The Nite Show, monologue jokes, humor, Modern PhilosopherWhat I like most about writing out on the front porch of The House on the Hill is the absolutely peace and quiet.  There’s virtually no traffic on my street, my neighbors never make any sort of ruckus, and…

“Tell me a joke, Writer Boy!” The Devil demanded as he stormed out of the house to interrupt my afternoon of placid reflection and creativity.

He handed me an ice cold Snapple, and then stood over me so that his shadow fell across the screen of my laptop.

“I’m not going to tell you a joke,” I replied coldly, hoping that he’d take my icy response as the hint to leave me the Hell alone that it was meant to be.

“Isn’t your job to make the audience laugh?” Lucifer queried as he took a sip of his Snapple.  “I’m a typical audience member, so amuse me.”

I looked up at…

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Swept Away

Surralist image of a road that ends in sky
Swept Away

Never Tear Us Apart
by INXS

 

Originally published as ‘Vanishing Act’. Revised when I noticed
that the image ‘Vanishing Act‘ is already in use on another post.

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A Cautionary Tale of Sexual Cybercrime: The Fight to Reclaim my Name

When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.

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This is a cautionary tale of my experiences as a victim of sexual cybercrime. I’m filled with fear, hesitancy and an overwhelming sense of vulnerability at the prospect of writing this piece. I’ve written a little about my experiences before but never as candid as what is to follow. This time around, I’m fighting to reclaim my name and image, a name and image that has been stolen from me and has depicted me as something I’m not.

So here goes…

It all started a couple of years ago when I discovered through a simple Google Image Reverse search that dozens of photos from my social media were plastered all over pornographic sites: xhamster.com, sex.com, cumonprintedpics.com, motherless.com, titsintops.com you name it.

But let me make one thing clear, none of my photos are or were sexually explicit, they were just ordinary images of myself, that like everyone else my age, and…

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More Hopeful – Bliends

Thank you, Roo for the re-blog!

What Next: Behind Roo's Ruse

Art by Rob Goldstein

Reading Robert Goldstein‘s posts usually grab me by the throat with his raw emotion and common sense, especially his recent post, Dissociative Identity Disorder: Anger and Shame. (You’ve met my friend, Hope).

I agree that to continue as a healthy society, all American’s must get past the stigma of Mental Health and Mental Illness. I appreciate Rob’s conviction to “… remind people that the only way we can fix a problem we collectively created is to act collectively.” Rob does more than talk/blog his opinion – he is hands-on involved with numerous organizations to affect a positive difference. Ya gotta respect that.

Spoiler alert: Rob leans toward disputations regarding politics. In my experience discussing politics in open forums tends to divide people rather than uniting us, so I avoid doing so. There’s too much disunity in the world already. However, after following Rob for several months I respect his opinions. We don’t agree…

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