No Sh!t, There I Was: The Pursuit of Happiness 2

Welcome to a very special I got up at 0515 in the morning for a flight that has now been delayed until 0945 edition of my No Shit ToC blogging! My apologies in advance to both reader and the writer whose story I’m about to talk about, because I’m not sure how coherent I actually am ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Thou Unnecessary Letter

The No Shit ToC keeps on rolling, rolling, today with a really cool short story by Frances Rowat: Thou Unnecessary Letter. There are several writers who got a little creative with the required opening line for the anthology, but Frances took it and ran off on the orthogonal. When I started reading the story, I had to ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Incursion

Look at us, we passed 250 supporters! WOOOOOO!!!! 65% of the way toward our funding goal, and I’m not even halfway done telling you how awesome all of these stories are. Today’s tale from the ToC is Incursion by RK Duncan, lovely Lovecraftian offering that stuck with those of us at No Shit Central. We all ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: The Goddess Whole

Ever wonder how much of a pain in the ass it would be, to be the daughter of a goddess? One of many, many daughters of a goddess? This next story, The Goddess Whole by Heather Morris, has an answer for you. There’s a lot that I love in this story. It’s got a compelling fantasy ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Episodes From the Abner-Mortimer Karmic War

Today’s treat from the No Shit Table of Contents is James Beamon‘s Episodes From the Abner-Mortimer Karmic War. This story, y’all. This story. If Uranus Calling is the silliest story in the anthology, Episodes ties for the funniest. If you watched my video on the kickstarter, I mentioned we have some stories that are laugh out loud funny, and this ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Rudy’s Revenge

There’s a lot of fun to traditional ghost stories, the kind you could imagine telling around a campfire while someone is torturing a bag of marshmallows by running them through with pointy sticks. (Optional Colorado addition: passing around the local microbrew.) The next offering from the No Shit ToC puts me in mind of just ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: I’m Not Taking This Phantom Crap Anymore

We’re back to the sillier and much more literal side of the No Sh!t Table of Contents: I’m Not Taking This Phantom Crap Anymore by David Jón Fuller. In this case, the problem is literally no shit–crap is mysteriously disappearing from the outhouses of a bunch of quaint little lakeside cabins. And it’s up to the intrepid ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: If You’re Hearing This, I’m Already Dead

So what do you call it when aliens are trying to change Earth to be more hospitable to them? Certainly not terraforming. Today’s offering from the table of contents of the No Shit, There I Was anthology is If You’re Hearing This, I’m Already Dead by Sunil Patel. This story stands out for a lot of reasons; first ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Lo, He Has Risen

So in an anthology titled No Shit, There I was, there have got to be some classic “no shit” stories, right? At least you’d hope so–and don’t worry, you’re not hoping in vain! We’ve got a couple that are definitely tales of strange happenings that lead to an odd and hilarious conclusion. The first of these ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Silver Fish

Your space ship has crash landed on a strange moon with a corrosive atmosphere. You are alone. You can talk to yourself–but you don’t like yourself all that much at this point–or you can talk to the odd, alien animals that flit through the stinging air, which look like nothing so much as silver fish. ...