Authors! Learn Lester Filbin’s One Weird Trick To Get An Audience*

Image by CollegeDegrees360 Lester Filbin’s One Weird Trick To Get An Audience* By Cusper Lynn “95 dollars?” Dr. Silas Martz hooted. I stared at him and said nothing. “You’re serious,” he said. “That’s it? That’s all the money you have? Nothing in savings? You have to have savings. At least two grand for an emergency. Something.”…

Tomorrow Never Works (or, The Glass is Half-Broken)

Image By tiagopadua Tomorrow Never Works (or, The Glass is Half-Broken) By Cusper Lynn All my life, I’ve been plagued by the notion that I can influence events. That through action, mind-set and commitment, I can, against all opposition, achieve my intended desire. Despite an education that has taught me that the mind is the…

In The Gallery of The Screaming Man

  Image by: Cusper Lynn and original picture by  chelzerman.  In The Gallery of The Screaming Man By Cusper Lynn Flush with cash, I had allowed myself an evening of debauchery that involved a visit to a junk yard for new hubcaps, an oil change, and the purchase of a beaded seat cover for my badly…

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…

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…

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…

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…