Archive: Oberonics

The Tyro Installment #19 - A New Friend

Oliver stood to his feet and trained the scope on the moon. For the next two hours, he educated the creature on the finer aspects of the scope and the...

The Tyro Installment #18 - Master of the Universe

Oliver came out of the house and onto the porch a little after the last bit of sun ducked beneath the horizon. He saw the tether leading up into the...

The Tyro Installment #17 - Disappointment and Victory

As Oliver made himself comfortable, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, who were sitting in the same pew a little farther down, nodded and smiled at Oliver. He nodded his acknowledgment, and...

The Tyro Installment #16 - The Anglers

After dinner, Oliver came out of the house to speak with the creature. He leaned against one of the porch posts. The creature sat next to his dinner bowl with...

The Tyro Installment #15 - It's A Dog's Life

Dawn was just breaking, and the creature lay curled in a ball near the tree sleeping. Elmer landed near his head, gave it a little peck, and said, “Hey, Fathead!”...

The Tyro Installment #14 - Johnny on the Spot

I'm going to take a little Independence Day vacation, so no updates next week, but I'll be back on the 14th to soothe your addiction to my site. Oliver finished...

The Tyro Installment #13 - The New World Order

As he put the Bible back in its place, he heard Elmer on the porch squawking, “It's twelve o'clock! It's twelve o'clock!” He went to the kitchen for the bowl...

The Tyro Installment #12 - Humbling the King

The two men were silent as they watched the creature writhe and listened to him rant, as if he were some weird carnival animal. The creature filled his lungs and...

The Tyro Installment #11 - Prisoner of War

I'm going to a 4-day writing conference in San Diego this week, so no updates this coming Friday. I'll be back again though to quell everyone's addiction to my website....

The Tyro Installment #10 - The Dust Settles

Oliver returned to his spot with a tray of food as Preston frowned at him from above within a transparent tube. He watched as Oliver said grace over his food...

The Tyro Installment #9 - Worlds Collide - Part 2

Oliver finished reading the paper in about a half hour, then read the other paper in about the same amount of time. He stood and stretched, then went out to...

The Tyro Installment #8 - Worlds Collide - Part 1

“Do you have an idea for some place to eat?” asked Oliver. “I know some places off the highway exits, but if you want to go to some place around...

The Tyro Installment #7 - Uncle Oliver

It was a beautiful, sunny day when Oliver began his trip to his sister’s home in Columbus. Sunlit, fluffy clouds dotted the bright blue sky, and Oliver smiled with satisfaction....

The Tyro Installment #6 - The Favor

On the way home, Oliver stopped at the hardware store to order a large quantity of galvanized wood screws for his fence, and said he’d come by the store sometime...

The Tyro Installment #5 - Career Advancement

At six o’clock, Vickie called out the back door of the daycare, “Pres-toooooon! Mrs. Blendon’s here!” Preston laid in dirt under a tree poking at an ant with a piece...

The Tyro Installment #4 - Oliver Again

Oliver worked steadily without interruption and finished twenty-five new post-holes by the end of the day. He removed his hat, wiped the sweat from his brow, and whistled for Bayo,...

The Tyro Installment #3 - Preston Again

Preston sat quietly in the large, brown “time-out” chair. It was a recliner. He’d spent most of the day there, unreclined, for various offenses. After lunch, he wiped a glob...

The Tyro Installment #2 - Oliver

The early morning sun streamed through the large bay window and onto the broad shoulders of the man who knelt in prayer. A golden retriever basked serenely in the sunlight...

The Tyro Installment #1 - Preston

The next several posts in Oberonics will be installments from my book The Tyro. I have not yet published it, so it is not available. I thought I'd post 20,000...

Poetry Contest

Here is my recent entry for a little poetry contest. I won second place. The Consummation It was the colors of the rainbow that attracted us at first… So bright...

The Life of a Deathman

The Mortician I ride the bus to work each day alone amidst the crowded seats. No person has a word to say– not even people next to me. The business...

Twentieth Century Ingenuity

I once watched a documentary on Oppenheimer and the development of the atomic bomb. Many people were against its development. That film inspired me to write a poem. Summer Snow...

Sculpture 666 - 2c

The final variation of attack can be disasterous if handled carelessly. It involves your patron's seeking help, solace, or commiseration from other humans. Sooner or later a patron is bound...

Sculpture 666 - 2b

2b Some artists are blessed with patrons who fall quickly to these various circular attacks which spiral them down into themselves and their sin. However, many patrons eventually realize the...

Sculpture 666 - 2a

2 As you have much to learn today, I will waste no time in getting down to business. No doubt you all have compared dossiers by now and found that...

Sculpture 666 - 1b

Before I conclude this first class, I would like to review quickly some general spiritual anatomy and the mechanics of lust which you should have learned in the prerequisites to...

Sculpture 666 - #1a

  1 Pubis...Fellatius...Fetish. Very good. We're all here. Welcome to Sculpture 666, or more specifically The Art of Lust. I am Professor Rake, your lecturer. This is the introductory lecture...

Sculpture 666 - Preface

One of my favorite books is The Screwtape letters, by C. S. Lewis. I decided to write a spin-off from that book, more as a salute to Lewis than anything...

Wild Cards

To most, I'm sure I appear to be the apex of manhood. I'm smart, healthy, devastatingly handsome, and just dripping with masculinity. But despite all that, there is a secret I...

Traffic Handles

I live in a large city, and I drive a 45-minute commute to work. I happen to be one of the few who commute out of the city to work...

The Shy Admirer

This poem is about a shy man in love who fears to tell a woman he loves her, so he decides to write her a love poem. However, he feels too...

Chicken Little in the 21st Century

I had a little debate with a fellow who called himself Liberal, and he ended his comments with the questions below. I decided to have a little fun in answering...

Family Values and the Extinction of Morality

I found this piece I wrote during the Clinton administration. Unfortunately, it was more prophetic than I hoped. By John Oberon Family values has become a political buzzword lately. I...

The Magic Man

I thought I'd post a story I wrote as a young man, at the height of my agnosticism. At this time, I entertained an unyielding apathy toward God and religion....

Woo Hoo! NEW Mark Twain!

I just found out they discovered a new cache of Mark Twain stories from the mid-1860's when he was a young journalist! Here's the link to the article: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/04/mark-twain-cache-uncovered-berkeley And...

Playing Catch

I thought I'd post a poem I wrote about twenty years ago when my son was very young. I wrote it as kind of a vision for a future I hope...

Acirema

Alrighty...I'd like to kick off Oberonics with an excerpt from the beginning of a book I've started - a book which more often than not, strikes me as biting off...

Hey, You'll Just Have to Be Patient!

Come on...March 31 is not that far away. Until then, you can read About Oberonics. Oberonics... More harmonious than harmonics More penetrating than supersonics More powerful than tectonics More cleansing than...