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Blog Love Omega Glee
Blog Love Omega Glee by Wred Fright is available as an ebook on Smashwords and Amazon. You can also download it for free here (pay what you want kind of deal--see the tip jar/begging bowl on the side of the blog).
Two bloggers fall in love while the world falls apart in Blog Love Omega Glee, a comedic story set in 2012, with each chapter taking place on a different day counting down to the end of the Mayan calendar on 21 December 2012, when the world either ends or continues on much the same as before. The two central characters are Jake Falls, a twenty-five-year-old unemployed man living with his parents who spends most of his time blogging about pro wrestling, and Francine Apple, a twenty-nine-year-old barely employed woman who has dropped out of the American Dream to blog about various conspiracy theories. Other characters abound as well, including Jake's cats, family, and friends, and Francine's coworkers, housemates, and neighbors. The story is set in Cleaveland, a decaying industrial city in the northern part of the USA, and its suburbs on the shores of Lake Eerie. It's year 12 of a fascist regime, and a severed head named Dick with a soft drink vending machine for a body is president/dictator, but no one much notices because they're too busy watching television and obsessing over their personal lives to worry about wars overseas, the government swindling taxpayers, and the rich stuffing their already-stuffed pockets further with rapidly-depreciating currency. Some people find this worrisome, but most people just change the channel. Regardless, even though in many ways for the average person life is still better than ever before in the history of human existence since Eden, most people feel a vague sense of unease, as if the delicate stitching of society is about to come undone at any moment, pouring forth a centuries long buildup of too many human beings, anarchy in the streets, environmental collapse, and lots and lots of really bad coffee. Between existential dread, economic worries, presidential electioneering, electronic domineering, and large sweaty men in tights touching one another as entertainment, there's Blog Love Omega Glee!
Blog Love Omega Glee was originally published right here on Wred Fright's Blog as a blognovel or a blovel! Unlike, most blognovels and blovels, this one actually was finished, instead of being abandoned. Since the story has four parts, depending on how you look at it, it's either one really long novel, or a series of four novels. After being serialized on the blog and as a zine to a few select zinesters I trade with, the novel was collected as a free range pay what you want ebook. You can still read it that way here, but for those of you who like buying ebooks from ebookstores, then you can also find it as an ebook on Smashwords and Amazon.Com.
One fun way to read it is a chapter a day during the course of a year (especially 2012), or go for reading all 230,000 words or so in one lump!
Blog Love Omega Glee is copyright 2008 Fred Wright (2011 for the collected edition). If you'd like to use an excerpt somewhere (like Go Metric did for their issue #22, and The Outsider Writers Collective did) or whatnot, then please get in touch. You can also find part of the novel serialized on Textnovel.Com where it was an editor's pick among those who like to read novels on their phones.
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