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Driving Corpses for Money
The following is an excerpt from Brandon Christopher’s book ‘The Job Pirate: An Entertaining Tale of my Job-Hopping Journey in America’.
Retail Tales with Brian Brehmer: #13 The Customers
In his column, Retail Tales, Brian Brehmer looks at the essential, but often unpredictable, aspect of retail: the customers.
Retail Tales with Brian Brehmer: #5 Dumpster Divers
The day to day machinations of the retail industry as told by insider, Brian Brehmer. In the latest in his series, Brian recalls some of the brilliantly bogus refund claims brought about by the infamous ‘Dumpster Divers’.
Retail Tales with Brian Brehmer: #2 Returning Condoms
Brian Brehmer is back with another crazy tale from the world of retail. In this episode, a female customer attempts to breach store policy by returning some condoms.
I Was Verbally Abused by a Tudor
I was verbally abused by a Tudor pedlar at the weekend. That is not a sentence I ever expected to write but I write it now in a fit of pique.
The Soothsayer’s Gift
In an hour, I will go across the street to Subway for a six-inch vegetarian sandwich. I’ve heard the buns are made from the same chemicals as yoga mats. However, this could be an urban legend. I’m hungry and inclined to take chances with my health. Also, I’m an optimist. There is no way a pessimist could be out on this highway.
A Cat, a Smoke and $84.97
Autobiographical musings on a day of cats, cigarette smoke and money in Australia.
The Last of the Porn Peddlers
In a time before wi-fi, Laurence Rivers looks back to his childhood and a particularly didactic incident of buying porn.
Fear and Loathing in Indonesian Toilets
Any expat eventually has to assimilate into the local culture, regardless of how low you feel you must stoop.
Bedbugs, the blood-sucking perverts of the pest world and one man’s journey to rid America of them.
Bees to Honey
Life and tribulations of a gay millennial living in Minnesota.
A struggling writer works in a cafe and discovers a secret business operating in his workplace.
Why I Kill the People I Love…Inside my head
I murder the people I love inside my head. I fantasize about where I’ll go, what I’ll do and how their funerals will be.
My Visit to the Scientology Centre
I strongly encourage you to view the HBO documentary, “Going Clear” and if you dare, pay a visit to the Scientology Celebrity Headquarters Asylum so you can formulate your own decision.
A Renaissance of Atonement and Music
Acclaimed writer, Mitchell Grabois, explores life, work and women in “A Renaissance of Atonement and Music”.
Dereliction: My Passion for Urban Exploration
Urbex is my passion. Libraries with ivy growing up through the shelves, asylums with overturned trollies, broken window panes, graffiti scarred corridors.
When I Close My Eyes
Short story by Sonia Gandiaga, based on the true story of Pony the Orangutan. Pony was captured and used as a prostitute in a Bornean village until his rescue.
Clown Chronicles: Epilogue
The Clown Chronicles is a four part short story by American writer Leah Mueller. In the final part, an ex clown visits her former employer.
No Trespassing is a short story by Kat Klima. An unsuspecting saleswoman gets an unwelcome response when she visits a trailer park.
Mind the Gap
I’ve heard it said there’s no getting away from the fact that my wheelchair does make me more eye-catching, especially to those who’ve had a bit too much to drink.
Clown Chronicles: Part Three
The third part of the Clown Chronicles, a short story by Leah Mueller set in 1980s Chicago.
Clown Chronicles: Part two
Second part of the short story ‘Clown Chronicles’ by Leah Mueller. A young lady recalls her first day as a clown in 80s America.