There was a tag team called the Headshrinkers once

I took a PHQ-9 questionnaire online and I got 9 out of 27 which means I am mildly depressed.  Which is good news, I think.  That it’s not higher I mean.  It says it’s not a screening tool for depression though.  So why is out there?    Kim has a friend who’s become a therapist since retiring fromContinue reading “There was a tag team called the Headshrinkers once”

Big Damn Hero for Hire

I wonder how many police reports I’m in.  Deceased last seen with unidentified person.  Caucasian female, approximately six feet in height, unflattering mannish build, short blond hair, ratty clothing, scars on face.  Probably in the margins they write “lesbian?”  And in their notepad they write “bangable, but just barely”.    When I was driving Christie Lane’s Malibu backContinue reading “Big Damn Hero for Hire”

Bright Lights, Bug City Part 8 – Over

Grace and Christie headed to Galesburg on the hunt for the customer service center manager at the middle of this inspect spirit jamboree, but he was long gone.  Along with several other employees who are likely his insect-infected minions.  Did the doctor warn them before Christie magic-mouthed the bug juice out of him?  Or doesContinue reading “Bright Lights, Bug City Part 8 – Over”

Bright Lights, Bug City Part 7 – Fool me once shame on you, fool me nonce, eh, good for me I guess

Did you know that when Grace is not doing magic stuff she’s a pro wrestler?  She actually does that a lot more than she does magic stuff.  Crazy huh?  It doesn’t pay well but at least it’s really bad for you.    Wrestlers who are any good develop two very strange skills.  One is selling.  Not like Glengarry Glen RossContinue reading “Bright Lights, Bug City Part 7 – Fool me once shame on you, fool me nonce, eh, good for me I guess”

Bright Lights, Bug City – Part 6

The plan was simple.  That’s good right?  The beauty of a good plan is its simplicity. Once a plan gets too complex, everything can go wrong.  Christie would distract the people at the nurse’s station.  Grace would levitate up to the third-floor window, go in, and grab the doctor.  Simple.    Unfortunately, this simple plan had several fatal flaws. Continue reading “Bright Lights, Bug City – Part 6”

Bright Lights, Bug City – Part 5

Grace isn’t a good singer.  But she’s not a comically bad singer despite the jokes.  She’s just not good. What she lacks in ability, she makes up for with enthusiasm.  She had the window down on Christie’s battered Malibu as they meandered through the northwest central Illinois night.  She had her arm out the window,Continue reading “Bright Lights, Bug City – Part 5”

Bright Lights, Bug City – An interlude to explain why my main character is awesome (I’m a good writer!)

No one died.  Which is pretty remarkable.  The guy that Grace smashed into through the windshield would definitely have died if left there without treatment.  And the guy she kicked in the chest was in pretty bad shape too, but the third fellow would have staggered to another hospital, one that’s operational, and pulled through.  Most likely.  Barring theContinue reading “Bright Lights, Bug City – An interlude to explain why my main character is awesome (I’m a good writer!)”

Bright Lights, Bug City – Part 3 “Don’t worry, we’re experts”

A bloodied and battered fellow listlessly swinging a baseball bat came galloping out from the general area where the Spark had crashed into the hospital lobby.  Grace responded to this threat with a little hop and kicked him in the chest – sending him to the ground gasping like someone having a heart attack.  GraceContinue reading “Bright Lights, Bug City – Part 3 “Don’t worry, we’re experts””

Bright Lights, Bug City – Part 1

If we’re being honest, and I feel that we are, outside of the wrestling arena any duo with Grace as a part of it is going to draw some stares.  Even with that considered, Grace and Christie Lane make a strange combo.  Not just because she happens to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 8Continue reading “Bright Lights, Bug City – Part 1”

Monsters

According to a sign, Saint Clairsville, Ohio has a population of 5,763.  Which apparently is enough people to support having a shitty comedy show and a shitty wrestling show the same night.  Christie came to my show and I told him we’d do a bit where he’d heckle me and then I’d come out andContinue reading “Monsters”