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…

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…

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…