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Don’t Know What’s Inside the Black Box

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Check out those acute geography skills in panel one. If only New Jersey and Australia were neighbors, if only. Then I could actually visit Hobbiton and be with my people.

Anyways, Black Box is a multimedia CD publication from Brimstone Press that features short fiction (drabbles, really), artwork, and music from a slew of contributors. To name a few from the author lineup, there’s Lucy Sussex, Mikal Trimm, Jay Caselberg, Lee Battersby, Jason Sizemore, and me, of course.


My published piece is a quick bit of dark flash called “Something” that is another go at the theme of scary shit under the water that I can’t seem to escape in much of my writing. Oh well. It works for some people.

I haven’t tried to run the CD on my aging PC yet, but if it worked there then that would be Irony with a capital i. Will keep all you die-hard fans up-to-date…

Every day ends in wasted motion
Just crossed swords on the killing floor
To settle back is to settle without knowing
The hard edge that you’re settling for

– “Jackson Cage” by Bruce Springsteen

Written by Paul

December 15, 2008 at 6:54 pm

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  1. A few possible reasons why it didn’t work:

    – Maybe the FAA didn’t authorize it.
    – Maybe you weren’t meant to get inside the box. Was the CD wearing a chastity belt?
    – You know, maybe it was the macaroni. I hear girls don’t like a lot of cheese.
    – Maybe Macaroni was too scared of the content and turned into a mushy fruit and hid.
    – Maybe it knew I would tell some cheesy jokes. I hear girls don’t like cheese.


    February 2, 2009 at 7:42 pm

  2. ::sticks some squash-flavored soap in TK’s mouth::


    February 2, 2009 at 8:46 pm

  3. Hmmmmm…Did you try it on your PC?

    I once had a CD that just wouldn’t work on my computer—it would make the fan run like crazy and it just wouldn’t load :\ Hmm. I’m sure you’ll figure it out soon 🙂


    February 2, 2009 at 10:05 pm

  4. Your geography skills are AMAZING!


    February 2, 2009 at 11:56 pm

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