Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Let the MFer Burn

In an effort to write more humorous stories, back in 2006 or so, I began writing a long story about a very dysfunctional family. Inspired by Arrested Development and numerous other things, it told the story of Daniel Judge who had decided to cut off contact with his family after an unfortunate accident at a funeral. Daniel became pulled back into his family after his grandmother threatened to kill herself if the family didn't get back together.

It's one of my favorite stories and I even adapted it into a TV show (if anyone is interested) and planned four sequels to follow the initial story. Last year, I finally sat down and worked on writing and finishing the sequel. It is definitely not as long because I didn't want it to be and Daniel's family features very little in it, instead focusing on Daniel at work and another person threatening to commit suicide.

If I ever get around to the second and third sequel, those would be much longer as they would return focus to Daniel's family. Tomorrow, the sequel posts on Ko-fi. I'm going to do a couple of stories on there and see if there is any interest on me returning to writing short stories. If not, I'll just continue to write them for books and short story collections that may or may not see the light of day.

If you would like to read "Suicidal Tendencies" before the new story posts tomorrow, you can find it in the list of selected posts at the top or you can click below.

Part One   &   Part Two

June 16, 1965
This officer stood up to his sergeant and was exiled to the boonies. The incorporated boonies. Seriously, the Insertnamehereville Police Department stretches into the countryside? I mean, I guess there's a fire hydrant, but I feel this should be the sheriff's jurisdiction.

And then burn the house down.

Brutus, your plan could've been perfect and Veeblefester is never going to use it. And if he did, he would never, ever admit that you came up with the plan. It's all clearly spelled out in your employment contract.