My New Year's resolution paid off. In a small way. Going through what I call my personal slush pile: that batch of unconnected jottings; those stories started, never ended; the novel ideas explored, but not fully, I came across a short story that really only needed final polishing: The Richard Dary Weight-Loss Institute. Published it for Kindle readers at 99 cents. Get a load of this first review:
This book freaked me the hell out. There, I said it. I can’t tell you much about it without giving you spoilers, but the ideas that Randy expressed in this book scared the living daylights out of me. The sort of things that were done to the narrator of this story, Peggy, were inhuman. All in her attempts to fit in with modern societal standards of being thin...Anyway, read this new story by Randy Attwood and see if you don’t agree with me. It’s quite short, so it won’t take you long. I think you’ll like it.