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…

A Very Cusper Christmas!

Image By: Cusper Lynn A Very Cusper Christmas! by Cusper Lynn My friends have been concerned about me.  The holiday season is upon us and I have expressed none of the joy that they expect.  My usual exuberance and anticipation has been replaced by a resignation and a nearly mechanical plodding through the hours and…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…

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…

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…