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Outhouse Racing Right up My Alley

February 28, 2019
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When I found out that only 25 miles from my home there’d be outhouse races—outdoor potty houses on skis competitively sliding down a snowy slope—I couldn’t wait to “go.” As soon as I arrived at…

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Eggs in Bars

February 23, 2019
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Artwork by Lauren Faulkenberry.  Idea/text by Bill Spencer.

Lauren Faulkenberry is a novelist and illustrator living in western North Carolina. Originally from South Carolina, she has worked as an archaeologist, an editor, and a ranger for the National Park Service. She is author of the Bayou Sabine series and creates artists’ books under the name Firebrand Press. You can learn more about Lauren’s work at laurenfaulkenberry.com.

Lauren Faulkenberry

Bill Spencer

Bill Spencer's humor writing has been published by Funny Times, Narrative magazine, Reader's Digest, The Sun, The Inconsequential, Clever magazine, Defenestration, The Short Humour Site, Hobo Pancakes, and Nuthouse. He has also published scholarly articles on the novels of Cormac McCarthy and is co-author of an unproduced screenplay, "Angel Pays a Visit." He lives in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina with his wife, artist-poet Carolyn Elkins.

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When the Moon Hits Your Eye

February 14, 2019
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Artwork by Lauren Faulkenberry.  Text/idea by Bill Spencer.

Lauren Faulkenberry is a novelist and illustrator living in western North Carolina. Originally from South Carolina, she has worked as an archaeologist, an editor, and a ranger for the National Park Service. She is author of the Bayou Sabine series and creates artists’ books under the name Firebrand Press. You can learn more about Lauren’s work at laurenfaulkenberry.com.

Lauren Faulkenberry

Bill Spencer

Bill Spencer's humor writing has been published by Funny Times, Narrative magazine, Reader's Digest, The Sun, The Inconsequential, Clever magazine, Defenestration, The Short Humour Site, Hobo Pancakes, and Nuthouse. He has also published scholarly articles on the novels of Cormac McCarthy and is co-author of an unproduced screenplay, "Angel Pays a Visit." He lives in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina with his wife, artist-poet Carolyn Elkins.

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When Ya Gotta, Ya Gotta

January 27, 2019
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Artwork by Lauren Faulkenberry. Idea/text by Bill Spencer.

Lauren Faulkenberry’s website: laurenfaulkenberry.com

Lauren Faulkenberry

Bill Spencer

Bill Spencer's humor writing has been published by Funny Times, Narrative magazine, Reader's Digest, The Sun, The Inconsequential, Clever magazine, Defenestration, The Short Humour Site, Hobo Pancakes, and Nuthouse. He has also published scholarly articles on the novels of Cormac McCarthy and is co-author of an unproduced screenplay, "Angel Pays a Visit." He lives in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina with his wife, artist-poet Carolyn Elkins.

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Dead-People Trees

November 30, 2018
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Of the many innovative human burial concepts I’m aware of, the one that interests me most right now is the method of turning your corpse into a tree. A concept by Anna Citelli and Raoul…

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Brushes with the Law

November 2, 2018
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I must just look guilty. Judging by my many encounters with the authorities you’d think I was some kinda outlaw. But I’m one of the most law-abiding, upstanding citizens I know. Not that that’s any…

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Is Prevaracaytin® Right for You?

September 18, 2018
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Prevaracaytin® Indications: When the facts give you a sick, sinking feeling, especially during sworn testimony, you may want to try Prevaracaytin®. Chronic use of Prevaracaytin® may make you tired and in need of arrest. If…

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Daddy vs. the Smoke Alarm

August 23, 2018
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My father, usually a reasonable man, had an uneasy relationship with inanimate objects that crossed him. Once after banging his head on a car door frame, he beat the top of the car repeatedly with…

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Smooth? Sailing

July 26, 2018
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I don’t know who coined the expression “smooth sailing,” but I do know it wasn’t any sailor. I’ve been sailing four times, all paid lessons off Hilton Head Island when I was in my teens.…

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Anecdotes Not Taken #4

May 22, 2018
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Here are nine new anecdotes I submitted to Reader’s Digest that were not taken. Flush with Ingenuity Just as my ingenious friend finished lathering his hair with shampoo, the water went out, with not a…

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