Tales from a Madman
.. the figure in question had out-Heroded Herod, and gone beyond the bounds of even the Prince's indefinite decorum.
The Masque of the Red Death
Edgar Allan Poe
The Blank Page
You stare back at me making that same face. I throw words at you. Sometimes they stick, sometimes it is that same face.
The place we always return to. It is where we lay to rest. Our own piece of the Earth. Numbers to match our name.
18 May A crazy ol’ loon bumped me on the docks today. Afore I could run him through for the offense, he gained me attention. Offered me a trade. His life’s almost over and he’ll never make it back to his treasure. Its mine he says, if I spare him. O’ course I agree. He told me a tale of a luscious, island paradise where he hid a massive treasure. Then he told me a tale o’ rubbish about some spooks and specters what haunt the sea around the island. It’s why he never got back to it to reclaim his booty. He gave me a map afore I ran him through anyway and shoved his fresh corpse off the pier and into the drink.
We All Love the City of Gotham
If you’re reading this, then you probably already know of the vast array of characters to have spawned in the city of Gotham; the epic madmen like the Joker, Riddler, Two-Face, etc., even including the Batman. I’m not here to talk about them, but instead the city that makes them possible and why we love it so much. So, tighten your utility belt and get ready for a stroll through the mean streets of Gotham.
My girlfriend and I came together ten years ago not knowing where our lives would take us. Never did either of us imagine the amount of fur we'd later surround ourselves with. Both of us had pets growing up and have a love for animals that runs deep. They are not just our pets, but our babies. The deal we make with them is very important to us. If you join our pack and share with us your unconditional love then we will provide for you all that we can and put your needs above our own. Our four dogs and two cats deliver on their promise with each passing moment and so do we. Let me tell you about them.
Dwelling behind the gates of suburbia Not living up to its hyperbole Neighbors always prying Pretending to watch their yard drying
The Freedom of Working from Home
Sometimes it’s not the job that helps you impact the world, but sometimes it helps. Five months ago, I was working a job that was financially fulfilling, but emotionally draining. The ratio was no longer tolerable for me. I won’t go deep into it, but in the middle of a pandemic and at a time when my faith in my employer’s morality was at an all-time low, they announced our pay cuts. The lower pay rate was scheduled to begin on my first day back from a week’s vacation. I never came back from that vacation.
In case you don’t already know, the rules are different when you have enough money. My girlfriend tells people I’m an “Elite Concierge.” It’s a title she made up not knowing exactly what I do, but it does sound about right. You see, having tons of money, fame, or influence changes the way you live. I come from a rich family and learned this at a young age. My friends and I made a ton of mischief when we were young but never got into much trouble. As we grew up, the closer we got to trouble the better I got at getting out of it. Mom and dad’s money helped, at first, but then I’d be in trouble with them. So, I had to get better.