Category Archives: dark humor

“Read a Damn Book – 030: Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book”

Shel Silverstein – Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book (1961) Most people probably know Shel Silverstein from his kids’ books: The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic—and these books are great. They are funny, clever, sometimes sad, … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 028: The Robot Who Looked Like Me”

Robert Sheckley – The Robot Who Looked Like Me (1982) Robert Sheckley has written some of my favorite stories of all time. He was a science fiction author (sadly, no longer with us) who started publishing in the 1950s, but … Continue reading

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“My Greatest Treasure” by Charlie Centipede

My greatest treasure is my family—so I buried them deep in the woods and drew a map to their remains… —Charlie Centipede

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“Magic Conversation 002 – The Deceiver” by Richard F. Yates

—Richard F. Yates

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“Murder for Beginners (22)” by yr

Teach your children well. —yr

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“Obligatory January 1st Post – 7 Things I’m Happy About” by Richard F. Yates

There are a few things that are certain in this world, none particularly pleasant, so when good things happen to cross your path, it’s best to go with them for as long as you can. Good thing #1: Still alive. … Continue reading

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“Poor Coyote” by Richard F. Yates

—Richard F. Yates

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