A Short Story from my Friend Kelly
Kelly's first Amazon Short, Carl Grins and Bears It, is available for just 49 cents at:
NOTE: It's probably not something you want to read at work. See description below.
In other news, my zombie story Urges Contrary to Swallowing has been accepted for publication in 2008 by Withersin.com, a new horror magazine presenting razor wire fiction and stories that don't fit the mainstream.
Kelly Jameson Speaks About Carl Grins and Bears It:
I read a lot of Charles Bukowski. This is one of my short stories
dedicated to the raw brilliance of the man. Carl Grins and Bears is
about Carl, a nearly broke poet recently fired from his job at a
Gummy Bear factory, who goes on a shopping trip to find the perfect
Dog Poop Calendar for his beeródrinking girlfriend. He detours at a
rest stop on the freeway to take an unexpected dump. After sitting
on the crapper, reading the day's news, and ruminating about the
potential stupidity of discarding his prescriptions for Valium and
Prozac in a parking lot, Carl flushes the toilet, washes his hands,
and walks out of the empty restroom with his pants half hiked up.
Not ten feet from where he stands is a black bear that looks hungry.
Carl briefly reflects on his short, socially retarded, and some
would say pointless and excessively chewy candy life as he's chased
by the bear. Little pink, blue, yellow, and green Gummy Bears come
to his rescue unexpectedly.