After confronting a prominent attorney with his three young things at his side for not leaving a tip, Charles Goodwin, the cannibalistic owner of The Giggling Mongoose, becomes frustrated that he can't teach the old goat a lesson in restaurant manners. When the scorned wife makes him an offer he can't refuse, he makes a special Valentine's Day dinner that leaves their hearts bleeding.
After being out of work for 18 months during the Great Recession, I attended the Apple Store job fair on a hot summer day in 2010. I didn’t think twice when the blue-shirted Apple Store employees insisted that I drank the cold bottles of water. After Mother Nature called and I took an unscheduled restroom break, I had inadvertently pissed away my job interview.
Although Humans and Kitteruns—a feline-humanoid species—are the most physically compatible of all the sentient species to freely enjoy sex, Mr. Vayne becomes horrified to learn from the hotel manager, Ms. Pussey Galore, that seeing the long tail of a sexually aroused female Kitterun could cost him his life.
A collection of blog postings from C.D. Reimer: A Silicon Valley Writer about being a writer and ebook publisher. This third volume features 33 blog postings from 2012.
A collection of four 500-word horror flash stories about a drunk husband killing flies, an older brother bargaining with his dead brother for a video game console, an old woman in post-9/11 purgatory for tipping with phony money, and a scorned wife pulled over for the truck nuts on her husband's truck.
Minister Ruth wants to get to the church meeting in the City on time. John, being a safe-and-cautious driver and unemployed for the last three years, refuses her request to leave the slow lane for the fast lane, fearing a speeding ticket he can't afford. Stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the 280 in Silicon Valley, they argue about the spiritual consequences of driving in the fast lane.
Read 17 flash and short stories in this third omnibus volume for one low price, featuring "The Devil's Advocates," "The Lunch Box," "Feast Of The Cockroaches" and "Tagging This Side Of Hell."
A collection of four 500-word flash stories about tagging a mural on the church wall, a purple coffin on top of an RV, a field protected by a crucified scarecrow, and vampires in a freight elevator, previously published in the 2012 Daily Frights anthology (Pill Hill Press / December 2011).
A collection of blog postings about writing short stories, being a failed novelist, transitioning from snail mail to email submissions, and discovering ebook publishing from C.D. Reimer: A Silicon Valley Writer. This second volume features 22 blog postings from 2010 and 2011.
A collection of four 500-word flash stories about cockroaches after the fall of humanity, college students creating a computerized golem with demonology, a double-dipping assassin collecting on her boss, and a shopping mall Santa trying to get some sleep at his apartment, previously published in the 2012 Daily Flash anthology (Pill Hill Press / November 2011).