Devon Fick Presents: Short Stories Based on Small Objects

Here’s a piece I wrote for Devon Fick’s ongoing series, “Short Stories Based on Small Objects.”  My object/inspiration is the blue ticket seen below. The love of his life had died back in ’81. Poor Ol’ Dorothy Jo’s lungs had failed her, leaving Mr. Robert William Barker alone with a bunch of infertile dogs. IContinue reading “Devon Fick Presents: Short Stories Based on Small Objects”

Samways and Fick: Consultants (A PAID ADVERTISEMENT)

Samways and Fick, Inc. S&F INC. believes that leaders deserve to have a high-performing team and we help them (the leaders) to place the right people in the right seats doing the right things in the right foundation at the right time and in the right climate.Helping You Reach the Area Near the Top ofContinue reading “Samways and Fick: Consultants (A PAID ADVERTISEMENT)”


A PAID ADVERTISING TESTIMONIAL    “I WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO WIN MORE TROPHIES…”    says Dr. Grabkurt, renowned “life” expert. Dr. Grabkurt believes that the trophy is man’s greatest barometer of success. “It is far more important than meaningless academic degrees or life experiences,” the trophy authority notes. “I will teach you how toContinue reading “DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF TROPHIES”

INVESTIGATION: What the Hell is Up at Local Pizza Joint?

An Investigative Report by Zach Keebaugh Paladin Pizza in Central Lankville has been in business since 1972. They operate out of a mean, one-story building nestled in front of a defunct factory. The parking lot is cracked and worn and the sidewalk in front of the door has nearly returned to dirt. The windows areContinue reading “INVESTIGATION: What the Hell is Up at Local Pizza Joint?”

News: Millennials Are Moving Back to Lankville and Living Like Kings

A BROCK BELVEDERE SPECIAL REPORT   Last year, Berenice Cradles and her boyfriend Josh Wilson-Shires paid $26,000 for a three bedroom, 1,600 square-foot Lankville Northern Regional Style house in the Snowy Lake Area. After growing up in the nearby Eastern Hills, attending Lankville State Easier University, then living and making music in the Islands forContinue reading “News: Millennials Are Moving Back to Lankville and Living Like Kings”

News from Lankville: 5 Things that Disgust Me in Men

BOSTON HASSLE + THE LANKVILLE DAILY NEWS: Five of Lankville’s most captivating women sat down with The Lankville Daily News to share their thoughts on how local men disgust them. It’s a fascinating time to be alive.   5.) SHEEBA INCAVIGLIA, Astrologer   I am an emotional woman by nature. Therefore, I could not stand the love andContinue reading “News from Lankville: 5 Things that Disgust Me in Men”

News from Lankville: The Electronics Cranny

Boston Hassle + The Lankville Daily News introduce Neil Cuppy. The Electronics Cranny: Watcher of the Signals by Neil Cuppy Many of the Electronics Cranny’s fifty-seven radio station towers connecting Eastern Lankville to Western Lankville stand on hills, mountains, and little small mounds far away from towns. Day after day, the apparatus does its duty; no manContinue reading “News from Lankville: The Electronics Cranny”

News from Lankville Presents: A Romance Column

Boston Hassle + The Lankville Daily News = A Romance Column   “Summer Thunder” by Jill Candles (Devon Fick) Ken came to our little street in late June, the first night, the first night of the summer thunder. It rattled my windows and, later, it rattled my bed frame as though portending what would happen laterContinue reading “News from Lankville Presents: A Romance Column”

News from Lankville presents “Feelings” by Dr. Kevin Thurston

In conjunction with The Lankville Daily News, Boston Hassle is pleased to host a weekly article called “News from Lankville.” This week’s news features an editorial from Men’s Feelings Expert, Dr. Kevin Thurston.   Dr. Thurston is an expert on men’s feelings.   It is very important to understand if you are: 1. male andContinue reading “News from Lankville presents “Feelings” by Dr. Kevin Thurston”

Boston Hassle + The Lankville Daily News

WE DID IT! Uh, no pun intended. Boston Hassle is excited to collaborate with fake news site The Lankville Daily News for a weekly feature called “News from Lankville.” We happily present to you headlining stories and editorials by both real and fictional characters, living in a town just on the brink of existence. This week’sContinue reading “Boston Hassle + The Lankville Daily News”