American Troll: Episode 2 (NEWLY RELEASED!)

On February 18th, I received a strange friend request. But when I looked into it further, things got stranger. Continue the journey in this second installment of the American Troll series. CheeseDosa Studios (2021), All Rights Reserved.

American Troll: Episode 1 (NEW!!!)

On February 18th, I received a strange friend request. But when I looked into it further, things got stranger. CheeseDosa Studios (2021), All Rights Reserved.

My Space Race

When I was a child, I wanted to go to space. My ceiling had thousands of the tiniest glow in the dark stickers. Once laboriously applied, they represented all the stars and named constellations. The northern hemisphere laid above my pillow and the southern hemisphere was splayed out above the foot of my bed. But…

My Call of the Mild

“9-o’clock!!!” Phyllis erupts. We turn like an organized military battalion.  Everyone’s eyes narrow. And then grow wide.  Well, almost everyone. Stacy massages her temple as if she has a migraine. She knows something we don’t. “3 o’clock!!!” shouts Earl.  Fucking Earl. You see my girlfriend Melissa and I are in Alaska. It’s 2013. It is…

My Pain

I dreamed a dream in times gone by When hope was high and life worth living … But the tigers come at night With their voices soft as thunder  … they tear your hope apart  …  they turn your dream to shame I Dreamed a Dream, Les Miserable Edison, New Jersey January 5th, 2021 A…

My Preserve

“Wheres the 12th one?” my wife said, more a statement than a question.  “Um…the twelfth of what?”  Using my plastic fork–a particularly cheap airport varietal–I poked my nachos around and avoided all eye contact.  “What else are we bringing a dozen boxes of to Europe?” Melissa snapped and opened the blue duffle towards me.  The…

My Shelter

‘Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood When blackness was a virtue the road was full of mud He came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form Come in, I said, I’ll give ya Shelter from the storm When I married my wife, who is irrefutably Caucasian, I knew two things…

My Stuff

May 2019, Somewhere in Europe So here’s the facts in their entirety. My wife and I are on our honeymoon. 11 months late, but who’s counting?  Specifically, we’re on a train from Germany to Amsterdam.  There’s a raucous group of elder ladies near our seats–about 15 in number. When the singing begins in what I…

My Big Idea

So I have this big idea. You want to hear about it? Well, I can tell you, but you have to promise not to tell anyone. Seriously. In fact, this is so serious that I’m hoping you’ll repeat after me: “I promise” *wait for “I promise” “Not to” *Wait for “not to” “Disclose any confidential…

My Whisper

A lion floated through the air. I could swear this was happening in slow motion. A lamb then took flight in a perfect arc in the opposite direction. And when the king of the jungle made its way back down to Earth, a bull hurtled off in pursuit of the lamb. Like a perfectly synced…

My Empire

On a Sunday, 2002, at our dining table They’d already given up on mom. So Ravi tried something different. “Uncle, you’ll understand this. If you wanted to start a business, what would you need?” My dad began processing this broad question, not sure where to begin. “Money, right?” chimed in Ravi’s down-1, Samir. “You spend…

My Digital Romance

Just another day. Online. SwoleFeelings – Hey there, Khaleesi783. Khaleesi783– Hi, SwoleFeelings. SwoleFeelings – You’re beautiful. Khaleesi783– You’re handsome. SwoleFeelings – I just hit a personal best at my local gym. How’s your day going? Khaleesi783– I am so sore from my workout today at my local gym. I wish I knew a good masseuse….