Our Lady of The Fast Buck

Image By: Cusper Lynn using elements from Friar’s Balsam Our Lady Of The Fast Buck by Cusper Lynn “It’s all there in black and white,” Matt said of the contract he’d dropped upon my desk. The day hadn’t been going well. My car was no longer speaking to me, my staff remained reliably unreliable, my nominal client,…

How Low Will You Go?

  Image by: jbcurio How Low Will You Go? by Cusper Lynn One of the basic rules of the motivational speaker narrative is that the crisis you are sharing with your audience be well and truly behind you. Or, failing that, that you are sharing with your audience a unique solution to the crisis that is working…

The Bum At The Heart Of It All

   Image by: tommy the pariah[away])  The Bum At The Heart Of It All by Cusper Lynn The human ego is, despite all representations to the contrary, a fragile thing. A single horrific shock can snuff it out entirely and leave behind nothing but a vacant, staring, uncomprehending shell of a human being, while the trials…

Into The Heart Of Evil

Image  by xJason.Rogersx Into The Heart Of Evil By Cusper Lynn All evil requires a volitional act.  Absurd?  Yes.   But for reasons of either divine design or randomly assembled moral precepts we must take a definitive action or step on our path towards evil.  Given the number of religions that allow for one to “fall”’ into evil…

Of Cannibals and Kings

  Image by Cusper Lynn – produced from image by  NeoGaboX Of Cannibals and Kings by Cusper Lynn The phone rang Sunday morning.  It was my mother.   The question, so often repeated that no preamble was needed for it to be asked was, “Cusper, why are you still living in Florida?” “What channel, what news item…

Shocking Simon

 Image by: otisarchives4 Shocking Simon By Cusper Lynn “It’s funny,” he said, sprawled out on my couch. “Hmm,” I considered the orange slice floating in my beer. I don’t drink beer and when I do it does not have fruit floating in it; it was that sort of day. “Cusper,”  he said, drawing his long and…

Where The Lines End

Image Source from: prusakolep as modified by Cusper Lynn Where the lines end by Cusper Lynn The bailiff, an affable man of imposing proportions, looked in my direction.   The judge expressed her disbelief and the attorney remained professional, though not entirely plausible in her protestations that these last minute filings were entirely unforeseen and, sadly, unavoidable. “Mr….

The Mayan’s Of Suburbia

  Image by Cupser Lynn The Mayan’s Of Suburbia By Cusper Lynn                 My car has taken to expressing opinions about the places I go and the locations I would have it parked.   Resisting the temptation to personify a 2003 Saturn Ion, I have had several mechanics look at it.  But, like the child at…

Psychotic Spouse Test

Image By: micahb37 (Excerpt From Facebook Ate My Marriage.  Republished with permission from Hell Bent Press and the Author) Chapter 18:  Progress on the Genetic Test and No More Letters I am pleased to report that we have developed the first testing kit for the psychotic or schizophrenic indicators in future spouses. You simply swab the inside…

TAXES AND DR. DEATH

Image derived from original images by: Enter The Story & Ephemeral Scraps Taxes and Dr. Death By Cusper Lynn I had spent a quiet morning working on reports at my office.   My assistant, who is only slightly better than a paid audience, was busy organizing my files and losing my receipts.  Those activities occupied the period between her…