Chapter One: Downward Mobility
available May 4th, 2001
Chapter Two: Concessions
available June 1st, 2001
Chapter Three: Conversations at the Convo'
available July 6th, 2001
Chapter Four: Straight Back Chairs and Belly Laughs
available August 3rd, 2001
Chapter Five: Drinks for Free
available September 7th, 2001
Chapter Six: Anything for a free meal
avaialble October 5th, 2001
Chapter Seven: Jukebox Jive
available November 2nd, 2001
Chapter Eight: Sunshine Daydream
available December 7th, 2001
Chapter Nine: Return to Paradise
available January 4th, 2002
Chapter Ten: Moving Day
avaiable February 1st, 2002
FROM THE DECK
From-the-deck n., pl. (html) A hybrid of Video Game Reviews and straight Fiction. The novel is deadbeats, the reviews are from the hip. From the deck is an ethos of Twenty First Century Living.
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For Your Submission
The world inhabited by these characters is all too familiar: "freaks and benders flanking this way and that" on an endless quest for meaning in a joblessness that begs for their submission. Deadbeats takes perhaps the most depressing of pursuits, that of seeking employment and brings it home in a satirical manner. Marvin, Nina, Robert and D.G. have more time on their hands than they can consume and so their quest takes the reader on a journey filled with scams, family employment hell, and every conceivable depressing alternative to taking a job.
The project began in 1994 as a novel, eventually progressing into an as yet unfinished short film. The story itself seems to carry on, and now I have brought about the final evolution coming back to where I started. Deadbeats is part of a grander scheme, a three part trilogy to be called Bachelors. Deadbeats as the first part of the the trilogy takes unemployment and lays it out before the reader in all it's senseless glory.
My experiences, perched on the boundaries of society have been woven into this story. Ultimately though your friends more than anyone get you through the tough times. Freelance writing has netted some work, writing erotica, but Deadbeats and the novels that follow are where my heart is. Exposing forbidden dreams to the harsh reality of your pals, the only people who will tell you to get a job and get on with it.
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