LobsterDon't look at me,” said Jill, “I don't know what to do with it!” The lobster lay on its back, head and tail rattling across the metal rim of the saucepan. My wife had done everything short of whacking him with a hammer to get him into the boiling water. For the lobster this was water ballet in a kiddie pool, and at one and a half pounds he - or “Po” as my daughter had dubbed him - was also the shrimpiest of the four.Lobster by BarbecuedIguana
“Maybe we should just buy a Dutch oven,” she shrugged.
A calculator lit up in my mind. “No, There's got to be some way to cook them without spending any more money.” I had just returned from a business trip to Maine where I bought these lobsters to make a good impression on my clients. They, being in the tourist trap business, felt obliged to take me to the most expensive market in Bangor. Whereas I, being in the travel agency business, felt obliged to effortlessly hand over large amounts of cash with unshaking hands, j
Bionic Punchline Available Free From Today!If you liked the stories I posted every day in July, you’ll love this: you can now download the entire collection–Bionic Punchline–free to enjoy on your e-reader, tablet, phone, or just any old computer.Bionic Punchline Available Free From Today! by DamonWakes
For those of you who didn’t catch every single story this year (and given how many there were, I’m guessing there’s more than a few of you), this is a great opportunity for you to catch up. For any die-hard fans who managed to read all of them, you’ll be pleased to find a never-before-seen introduction to and statistical analysis of the collection. And if that comes as a surprise to you, you may also be interested in OCR is Not the Only Font and
Bionic Punchline: Coming FridayJust a quick note to say that this year's anthology of my Flash Fiction Month stories, titled Bionic Punchline, will be available to download free starting Friday. If you've started following me in the past year you might be interested in looking into my 2012 and 2013 collections, OCR is Not the Only Font and Red Herring, though given that almost all of the individual stories are one-shots featuring throwaway characters and settings, most revolve around stupid jokes or silly twists, and a handful have been specifically constructed to make no sense whatsoever, there's absolutely no need to read the books in chronological order. Or front to back, for that matter.Bionic Punchline: Coming Friday by DamonWakes
I'm hoping to make the paperback version (not free, unfortunately) available sooner this time around than I did last year (since it actually only made it into print this year), but what started