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…

They’ll Come To Watch You Burn

Image By: Michele Plunkett They’ll Come To Watch You Burn By Cusper Lynn Blake Morgan was not happy to hear from me. It was late, he had a life and he didn’t need a damned wild goose chase. So, I decided to drop the proverbial bomb.

Life’s Roller Derby; or The Hits Keep A’Comin’

Image by: Christopher Neugebauer Life’s Roller Derby; or The Hits Keep A’Comin’ By Cusper Lynn Oppressive humidity and the full force of the late afternoon sun were bearing down on me as I walked the two miles back to my Gulf Gate Drive office. “This isn’t the New York Public Library reference desk and I’m…

And Things Get Worse; or Matt Tomlinson On Ice

Image by Cusper Lynn with elements from: cliff1066™. And Things Get Worse; or Matt Tomlinson On Ice by Cusper Lynn “You did this on purpose!” I shouted. The allegation was met with a stony silence. “At this point, with everything on the line, you decided this is the time to throw a power play?” I…

The Lesser Vessel; or To Urn Trust

Image By quinet. The Lesser Vessel; or To Urn Trust by Cusper Lynn “You know me! You know my character!” Matt Tomlinson pleaded. “Yes, I do. I assume you have a check for me,” I said, as I continued to tidy up what remained of my office. “Cusper, I want you to look at me and…

Checking into the Local B&E; or Malthus & Marx at Play

Checking into the Local B&E; or Malthus & Marx at Play By Cusper Lynn Violated, outraged, vulnerable, angry, betrayed, anxious, apprehensive, and even vengeful are normal emotional reactions to being robbed. Given who I’ve been working for over the last few years, I have most of those feelings before I get dressed to go to…

Leopold, the Unfriendly Ghost; or Abby Dearest

Image by johnxfire  Leopold, the Unfriendly Ghost; or Abby Dearest by Cusper Lynn “I know you. I know who you are and I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking it can’t be done. You’re thinking it won’t work. I can’t do it. Or, worse yet, you’re thinking it worked once, but not anymore. You’re sitting there…

Part of The Problem, or, Love In The Time of Lawyers

 Part of The Problem, or, Love In The Time of Lawyers by Cusper Lynn Standing in the parking lot of the big box store off of Route 41, I realized that it was official. I was now part of the problem. Commando in grey gym shorts, wearing sandals and an ill-fitting, nearly thread-bare 20-year-old souvenir…

Two Chimps & A Gun (or, Mad Abby’s Video Fun Time)

  Image by Cusper Lynn composed from photo element by  JAM Project of Will Coles’ piece “Guns R Us mk II” Sydney, Australia  Two Chimps & A Gun (or, Mad Abby’s Video Fun Time) By Cusper Lynn “You promised him WHAT!?!” Matt Tomlinson bellowed. “You heard me,” I said calmly. “Fifty-fifty on all initial sales, and…

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…