May 16, 2018

As the monster cuts a path of death and destruction across Japan, Gene and John have more immediate problems.


Morning among the custodial staff was the time to address the issues of the day. Politics, human suffering and everyday bodily functions were dissected as pants dropped, work clothes were donned, coffee was consumed and cleaning materials were gathered. Walking down the stairs, I already knew w...

May 2, 2018

The story of a woman brought into a new life, only to find all her old enemies waiting. Art by Nigel Van Wieck. @nigelvanwieck


For the last two days Emily had been waiting for a call from the agency where she’d interviewed for a clerical position that paid a fraction of what she’d been earning on the street. The interview had gone well, with her responding in a practiced manner to the ques...

April 8, 2018

Gene settles into his new life as a janitor, and the unexpected appearance of a 700-foot-tall monster in Japan causes the crew to question its origins.


When I returned to work after Thanksgiving weekend, word was going around that I wasn’t exactly the Paul Bunyan of the cleaning industry that they had hoped I was going to be. My two-hour lunches had done a lot to sow unrest among the staff. Since h...

March 31, 2018

Welcome to the first in a series of excerpts from No Easter, a novel that tells the story of Gene Gumellis, a 22-year-old janitor whose life is given meaning when a 700-foot-tall monster attacks New York City in the 1980s. Illos by the great Stephen E. Lewis.


Before the monster there was nothing. We almost blew it, almost came stumbling up to the millennium looking like the biggest bunch of jerks an...

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