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Love begs to be romanticized by definition, but that's a ruse. More »

intangible method

A digital fairy tale about a young woman who realizes that first person video footage from her own life is being posted to YouTube - before the events actually occur in real life. More »


This piece was part of a Scrytch project wherein DMF offered up the opening phrase, “They found teeth in my grandmother’s heart,” and left it to each individual scrytcher to come up with tales to accompany this opening. This story is my submission. More »

Short Attention Span Fiction

Herein you will find a selection of short short stories, guaranteed to occupy very little of your physical time. Messages of a bizarre, ethereal, occasionally disturbing nature are to be found here: images that dance a short while in your frontal lobes and then dissipate before any permanent damage is done. More »


An immortal, nano-powered astronaut hurtles through space with no guidance system, and slowly sinks into a world of memory more real than his actual escape pod. More »

The Phone Call

The InfiniTek consumer banking division faces off against a certain Hollywood Smith of Davenport, Iowa, over the little matter of a single misplaced penny. More »

Good News & Bad News

Normally when someone says, "We've got some good news and some bad news," my immediate response is to sucker punch the person with the news, steal their wallet, tie them up with steel safety cables and hang them from a telephone pole. However, I was out of safety cables when I heard it this time. More »

Contract Issues

During the year 2002, I became enamored of using the notion of a “tri-state killing spree” as a way to interrupt threads on the Scrytch list and generally make an annoyance of myself. No opportunity to use “tri-state killing spree” as a punch line or an inappropriate answer was missed, and eventually, the members of the list were forced to act. More »

Then there was the time

Did I ever tell you about the time I saved my wife JenMoon from an evil horde of cyborg pirates from the future? More »

private chat

Witness the ages-old saga of long distance love, magnified by the modern "convenience" of electronic communication. More »


A recovered sliver of text from the long-lost Capture Book. Beware the devouring mechanisms, the surprising appearance of Holokaustos and Devotos, and the Precision of Ecstasy! More »

Robinson Crusoe 2012

A victim of War: The Final Battle crashes on a deserted island, only to learn that there is no escape from the clutches of his enemies - for in the end, FAST FOOD will come to us all. More »

Outer Puzzles In Love Space

At the age of twelve, the twins began dreaming together, sharing the same dreamspace, and this is where their family history first makes itself known. One of the twins, Melody, has always been excessively magnetic, thoroughly charming, dangerously naive; the other, Laurel, has always been more pragmatic, slightly ruthless, generously vindictive. The shared dreams presaged the drugs, of course, and the family's latent insanity chose opportune moments to surface. More »


Even in the earliest days of the Internet, falling in love with the wrong complete stranger via email could bring about the collapse of civilization. More »

big ol' jet airliner

So then I got the idea that we should start a Steve Miller cover band, because, you know, who doesn't love Steve. (Aside from assholes, I mean.) It did not work out as I expected. More »

i stood with those gravities and marveled at the sunrise

I stood with those Gravities and marveled at the times we'd had, felt pangs of nostalgia for the things we would do tomorrow, and the next day, and the next. More »

FringeWare Review (20)12

An entire issue of one of the favorite underground magazines from the mid-'90s, FringeWare Review, as guest edited by yours truly and featuring the work of the Gravity collective. More »

Random Access

My weekly column in my college newspaper, senior year: "There is much entertainment and excitement to be gleaned from the adventures of Scotto, his friend Laurel, and her cousin Crank Boy, along with all their pals: the Lord of all Evil Satan, the archangel Gabriel, Beerbelly the Invisible Clown, Old Mad King Ludwig, and celebrities of all stripes, including Paul McCartney, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and of course, Gordon Jump." More »

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