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Entries from March 2016

Papi the Paraceratherium

March 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment

When I was a kid, I had a picture book of prehistoric animals, and was fascinated by the Paraceratherium (or Baluchitherium). It was the largest land mammal known, a long-necked ancestor of the rhinoceros that stood as high at eighteen feet at the shoulder. I finally made one into a cartoon character, named Papi. Here […]

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The Devil at the Vibrato Grotto

March 14th, 2016 · No Comments

In this nine-page story, my characters Walter, Benny, and Beverly go to the Vibrato Grotto to watch their old friend, the Devil, do his nightclub act. He’s pretty good, but his audience participation bit bombs, as usual. Nobody wants to sign his name in blood. My old bandmate, Anne Shapiro, joined me in reading this […]

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A Funny Story

March 11th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Black Scat Books has posted “A Funny Story,” from my upcoming collection of short stories, Sleepytime Cemetery. It can be found here.

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