Anyone looking for a job needs to read this. I bet it has happened to you too.

It’s time American business and government leaders addressed this unethical hiring practice. Friday afternoon I submitted an application with a company called Ibotta. This morning – barely more than one business day later – I receive this: Hi Samuel, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider you for employment. After reviewing your resume, […]

via The fake job dog & pony show just nailed me again — Progressive Culture | Scholars & Rogues

Strange Adventures in a Deviant Universe

Vampire Maman

23380279_1713491618723614_6826392464386100411_n Coming soon… Strange Adventures in a Deviant Universe – WPAD Science Fiction.

From the creative minds of the members of WPaD (Writers, Poets, and Deviants) comes

Strange Adventures From A Deviant Universe

With stories from Michale Haberfelner, Marla Todd, Lea Anne Cutler, Mandy White, Diana Garcia, James Cooley, David X. Hunter, Jason Kemp, Debra Lamb, Nocera, James Turley, Benedict, AND Skeet Beecham.

Cover by Jason Kemp


Coming soon. Stand by for lift off (and cats.)

cat on mars Proof of Life on Mars!

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Best Halloween story I’ve read this year!


The night air was thick and warm. Too warm for the last day of October. The moon wasn’t quite full, and the smoke from the mill gave it a spooky look. The kids were having fun though. First time they didn’t have to wear anything heavy under their costumes.

“Trick-or-treat,” Suzy said, before reaching the porch.

She had on the best one Paul had seen tonight. Her face was green, and she wore a pointed hat. Suzy was a miniature wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz. Even the broom matched

Suzy’s eyes glazed over as he put a chocolate bar in her plastic jack-o-lantern. A chill crawled up Paul’s back

Suzy nodded her head, and two short flying monkey’s appeared from behind her. Each had their own broom. One hit Paul over the head with the handle while the other poked him in the stomach. Nothing came out when…

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November Plans and The Trixie Affair

Vampire Maman

I’m reading The Trixie Affair – A Gluten-Free Mystery. 

Just kidding that title has been popping into my head all morning.

November is a big month. Just yesterday it started to FINALLY cool off. Our first rain of the season will be later today or tomorrow. And believe me when I say RAIN is a big deal where I live (just out of the drought and in fear of fires near Sacramento, California.)

Vampires like cooler weather. Necks aren’t so hot and sweaty. Everything tastes better – even without Pumpkin Spice. But you CAN have pumpkin spiced blood if you want.

Mix together:
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves.

Put a teaspoon in a cup of warmed blood and enjoy. I do realize that there is no pumpkin in there. You COULD put in…

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