Saturday, December 16, 2017

Wred Fright Page On Facebook

I waited years for Facebook to go the way of Friendster and MySpace, but, like a zombie, it keeps going and going and going, so I have finally created a page for my novels to give you something else to like about Facebook.  You can like it here.

Wred Fright On Google Play!

I am happy that announce that my books are available on Google Play and Books now.  They should be available as both PDFs and EPUBs.  The previews can look a little off to me as it looks like they are converting the PDF into an EPUB for the preview, but when I tested the EPUB by actually downloading it, they were using the actual EPUB version I provided and everything looked fine.  If you do have any problems, then please let me know, and I can help out, but both versions should work just fine.  You can find Blog Love Omega Glee here and Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead here.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Quest For Uranus Out!

Mark Justice's new movie, Quest For Uranus, is out.  It is available here.  I play a reporter in the movie.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Song: "Happy Hour Made Me Unhappy"

This one was originally a poem, but it seemed to cry out for music to accompany it, so I turned it into a song.  I suppose it's a bit of a murder ballad, but it's not technically a ballad.  The singer of the song should definitely have just DTMFA, as Dan Savage would say (Google it if you don't know), and gone on Tinder.  Instead, he's going to jail.  You can check out the MP3 here.  Really, this stuff is much more fun and cheaper than therapy.  The lyrics are below.  It's the same deal as always.  If you like a song, then feel free to cover it if you're in a band or whatnot.  I love to hear covers of my songs, so please let me know about your version.  If you start making money, then send me a check/we can work out a deal.  Similarly, if you want to use a song for your Youtube video or whatnot, then just let me know.  It's usually fine by me unless it's a commercial product or whatnot (and then it's likely fine as well--I just want my cut).  Find out first though.  Write me at wredfright ATATAT yahoo DOTT com.

Oh, happy hour made me unhappy.
Caught my baby sitting in someone's lap.
She said it was just a friendly kiss. Aren't they all?
But I think there's more to it than this.

My baby gets up early to go to work.
Why's she spending so much time with that dumb jerk?
My love, I hardly see her as it is.
I like to see her immediately after the close of biz.

Happy hour made me unhappy.

Instead, I saw her and him locking lips.
Instead, I saw her and him shaking hips.
She said he's just a coworker who happens to be a friend.
But I think for us this is the end.

She's always whispering in her cell phone.
She's always going places all alone.
I snooped.  Who was this person in my bed?
The texts I read on her phone made me go red.

I dropped by the bar early to surprise.
When I got there, I could not believe my two eyes.
At first, I thought maybe I was just seeing double.
But it was just my love turned to rubble.

By the time the police arrived to break me from my bubble.
It was too late.  There had been some trouble.
I murdered them both for a nightcap.
Oh, sometimes happy hour isn't such a laugh.

Happy hour made me so very unhappy.

Written July 2017
Recorded September 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Pushcart Prize Nomination

OK, I didn't see this one coming, but, apparently, the editors of New Pop Lit nominated my story "Operative 73 Takes A Swim" for a Pushcart Prize, which is sort of the Oscars of indie publishing.

What a nice surprise!  Thank you!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Night I Wrestled Kong Sauce

I stumbled across this video the other day when a friend shared it on Facebook. I was helping out my buddies in Kong Sauce during their song, "The People's Elbow", named after one of The Rock's signature professional wrestling moves. Fittingly enough, given the wrestling-inspired title, they had me come out and wrestle the band and the audience, for some extra fun. When I am offscreen, I am wrestling the audience. Thanks to my buddy Zartan for posting this blast from the past!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead Out!

Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead by Wred Fright is published.  It is available as an ebook on Smashwords, Amazon, and probably lots of other places where ebooks are sold.  You can also get it directly from me here:

Just select what format you want (EPUB or PDF), and I will email it to you once I receive your order (please be patient as I can be offline or on vacation; I will get it to you as soon as I can).

Amazon also has a print version available here.

There is no white light.  There are no deceased loved ones greeting you.  Instead, there is a stack of pancakes, or maybe a deer, or maybe just a bored bureaucrat asking you to fill out a customer satisfaction survey.  As if dying weren't bad enough, the afterlife seems to be about as exciting as filling out a tax form.  Worse, sometimes the bureaucracy of the universe screws up and tells you that your death was all a mistake and it would be sorted out shortly, and, in the meantime, would you mind patiently waiting as a ghost?

Such is the experience of McAllister "Mac" Rose in Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead, a humorous fantasy, in which she, not comforted at all by such an assurance and assisted by a bumbling "Question Dude," must try to find her way back to life on Earth as a war in Heaven begins.  The novel satirizes conventional notions of life after death, positing that after one dies, one encounters a Question Dude who asks one to fill out a customer satisfaction survey before escorting one back into the general chaos of the universe.  All runs well until some of the Question Dudes start questioning the system and decide to set up their own private Hell to punish those souls that they consider undeserving of being recycled back into the energy of the universe.  Into this situation, a librarian who died by mistake wanders in, setting into motion events that will involve a mad monk, a former slave who likes to punch sharks in the nose for relaxation, and a slacker who died when his bungee cord was itself slack, among other characters.

Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead is the third novel by Wred Fright.  The other two are The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus and Blog Love Omega Glee.  More info about the author and his books can be found at Wredfright.Com.

Praise for Fright and his works from fellow writers, literary critics, and scruffy publications:

"[A]n innovative writer of fun new pop lit--a pioneer in the fight to revive American literature" - American Pop Lit

"Wred Fright writes with the wit and cynicism of a modern day Berkeley Breathed, but his vision of our future is much closer to the world of Zippy the Pinhead than it is to Bloom County" - Crazy Carl Robinson

"[I]nfinitely preferable to the eye-glazing 'literary fiction' shoveled out by the bigger publishers" - Daniel Green

"I can't wait to read the next one!" - Eddie Willson

"Wred Fright is one of the best pseudo-fiction (maybe even just fiction) writers that I’ve ever had the luck to stumble upon" - James McQuiston

"[A] complete joy to read" - Razorcake

"I found myself laughing out loud a number of times, and that's a rare occurrence" - Zine World

If you are press, a high resolution image of the cover is here and one of the author is here.