“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
Pablo Picasso, The Impossible Cool, 3 Jan 2020
“Past, present, and future on view in a wondrous machine. Everything everywhere in every universe. Better than YouTube, but can this device bring happiness to a young slacker looking for love and life’s meaning?”
Drunk on Time, Storylandia, The Wapshott Press Journal of Fiction, Issue 32, Winter 2020
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Mary Worth, 31 Dec 2019
“What?” Mary recoiled in surprise. “Your doctor didn’t recommend stealing the pituitary glands of younger women? Dr. Jeff and I have been doing that for 300 years.”
If youth knew; if age could.
Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme.
I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
E. M. Forster
The Wapshott Press was founded in 2007 to publish the work of an online friend who was having a run of bad luck. And the cherry on top was that a story that had previously been accepted by a small press was sent back to her. She got the “sorry you’re fucked” letter the day she got out of the hospital. Oh, and she would be back for surgery and had no health insurance. Well, I couldn’t do anything about her health or finances but I could certainly publish her story. And so the publishing world was gifted with a charming collection of gay cuddle porn written by people with two X chromosomes, a handsome volume called “Chase and Other Stories.” And because that was so much fun, Wapshott published a similar collection, “The Tagger and Other Stories,” about a year later.
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