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Fiction Archives - Brechtian Device Brechtian Device

Ask The Pessimist

[Misinspired by George Saunders’ “Ask the Optimist!“, which has also been turned into a puppet show [!!] that you can read about here and view here.] Dear Dr. Pessimist, Don’t you find pessimism “negative”?! –Just Sayin! in Cincinnati Dear Just, Just think of me as helping you obey the first and second laws of thermodynamics. In the real world, not …

8-Track (a short story)

Their cleaning lady rarely needed to do much to the Living Room. The Tibbs were certainly not slobs like the Mullaneys across the street, with their five half-clothed kids always mucking about and a different beater in the driveway every month. Yet neither were they as deathly fastidious as the Dobbins next door (never a light on in the place …

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