Armed with advice from the Anti-Cleaners, Diane confronts William Cleaner directly.
The Cleaners: Part 2
The Anti-Cleaners make their first legal attempt against The Cleaners.
The Cleaners – Part 1
I remember when the first cleaner knocked on my door. Funny looking guy, he was wearing a tidy suit under a black apron, lean and muscular with silvery skin, like somebody’d painted him with glitter. Oh, and his head was a computer monitor. Aside from that, he seemed friendly enough. His monitor showed an ascii…… Continue reading The Cleaners – Part 1
It’s not often a young boy’s dog dies twice in the same day. I felt sorry for him, just five years old, bowing his feathery yellow bowl-cut hair over the little retriever pup in his hands. They were both the same shade of yellow, the boy and his dog, like they were color-coded to be together. For…… Continue reading Billy’s Miracle
SAM 1.1 – Alternate Endings
I thought a lot about SAM 1.1 after I wrote the story last week, and I thought of two other ways I could have ended it. They both diverge around the point of the climax where Sam seems to be losing the argument for why his son should continue to live despite having completed his…… Continue reading SAM 1.1 – Alternate Endings
Every man hopes his son will be better than he is. My son is better than everyone, and he would never think to brag. That should make me happy. It does, in a way. I feel like I’ve accomplished something in my life. I’ve changed the world. Improved it, I’d say. “Get up,” says a…… Continue reading SAM 1.1
Don Hertzfeldt’s Simpson’s Couch Gag is about relationships and mental illness
Come with me, if you would, on a journey into the distant future, so distant that we may not even recognize our descendants as humans, let alone as part of our culture. What does “The Simpsons” look like in a realm so far beyond our understanding? Don Hertzfeldt takes a guess in his couch gag…… Continue reading Don Hertzfeldt’s Simpson’s Couch Gag is about relationships and mental illness
They are angry gods. No one knows why, but they have hunted and exterminated us since time immemorial. They are colossal beings too large even to comprehend, let alone hope to contend with. But we are sturdy, we are stealthy, and we are many. The nooks and crannies are our home. The gods can end…… Continue reading Scuttling On