“How the hell do I make such repulsive creatures entertaining?” screamed composer and lyricist Henri P. Reynolds, as he hurled a composition book across his studio.

“The musical Les Misérables had sympathetic characters! The orphan Cosette, whose mother died of a broken heart. Jean Valjean, born into the cycle of…


“Everyone tries to make their job look more complicated than it is,” said DJ HayZee, also known as Moshe K. Leinenbaum. “Then you can charge more, because it seems you have some expertise. You scare away competitors from trying to enter your field.”

“That’s why I have a DJ setup…


The incident in the sky played out like the plot of a cheesy 80s movie. Call it “Elon and Jeff’s Excellent Adventure” or “Dude, Where’s My Rocket?”

Whatever you call it, the dispute took place at the entrance to the hottest party spot in the universe, Mount Olympus, the fabled…


“You young ones today make me sick. Think you’re special, but you’re not. Back in my day, I had to carry a two-ton Hellfire™ missile. And I had to do it across burning sands in the middle east.”

So said fixed wing Prototype Drone Alpha-3. He was surrounded by drone…


ViperJuz™. It’s the newest and best-selling liquid supplement on store shelves. Most new ventures avoid this over-crowded market, but not ViperJuz™. They jumped in and quickly became the leader.

Some say the secret is in its marketing. Their ads feature beautiful, fit people, claiming they got that way with ViperJuz™…


The state department has issued a dire travel warning to anyone visiting or passing by local school board and township meetings.

“Travelers to [these meetings] are warned to exercise extreme caution. Such gatherings have become hot-spots for mob activity by the local population. Such mobs exhibit erratic behavior ranging from…


The executive boardroom at Global Dominance Corporation International was somber and subdued. Outside the monolith corporate headquarters of the defense contractor, an array of two dozen American flags were flying at half-mast.

“Remember September 12, 2001? When the nation came together and gave us a blank check?” said CEO Wilbur…


Aggressive anti-mask vigilante James Maltby drove through a red light, striking a pedestrian crossing the street. The human being crumpling against his bumper surprised but didn’t faze him.

In fact, Maltby began a lecture, launching into his philosophy on personal responsibility.

“See that?” he said, pounding the steering wheel with…


Contestants perform before the judges in tight clothing, showing off their bodies. They do everything they can to catch a judge’s eye and impress. The competition is intense because of all the money on the line. There are coaches for every aspect the contestants need. …


“Mao’s got a crush! Mao’s got a crush!” chanted Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler.

“Stop it,” whined Mao Zedong, as he lazily swung his Hello Kitty pillow at them. Hitler dodged, but Stalin was hit in the chest on top of the embroidered fairy that adorned his fuzzy pajama onesie.

Larry Nocella

Writer. Explorer. Life-time learner. Game Dev. Alexa Voice Dev. Full project list at LarryNocella.com

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