These are Distinctive stories. A podcast of rowdy, adventurous, tech-fi/fantasy thrillers set in our current world, but not in our current reality.
- BEACH HOUSEThey headed to Robbie’s parent’s beach house to get away, regroup and figure things out. But, they arrived second. If no one knew where they were going, how did they get there first?
- BELOW THE SECRECYIn the middle of a struggle, Rufus does something even the Computronium can’t help Sean predict. Then, a thrown plant, a chaotic lobby, a car chase and a big, black-eye. Sean and his friends are on the run now, can they find somewhere to go?
- UNDER SECRETARYThe Arcanas, Stac[iy] and some guys in Windbreakers visit Sean and Jan at work. And, there are fisticuffs, backhanded insults, weird phone calls to guys with weird job titles and a turning point. Does Sean even need that Computronium any longer? Why are (is?) Stac[iy] being so weird?
- WILL JAN JOIN?Sean find Jan and seeks her help. Will she join him, or (continue to) think he’s b*tsh*t cr*zy? Moreover, will Sean be able to escape the clutches of Rufus and the Mystery Woman, and their desire to get their clutches on this rock. And, what is this rock? Anyone? Please?
- THE ARCANANSSean is startled by who two white-haired, humorless assassins he presumes is the (are the?) Arcanans. They want what Sean has, what Sean was given. His only hope is getting his hands on the Computronium he has hidden for safe-keeping. But, can he get it, and can he use it, and will it really help when the chips are all down?
- GOOD TIMESSean has possession of the Computronium, and seeks to discover why it’s such a big deal. Since he googled it, he knows what it’s supposed to do. But, does it work that way? And, if so, how do you get it working?
- BLOOD, BATHThe Three Train Thugs find an end to their disagreement, Sean meets two new nemesis and have a cinematic disagreement with his friends, down by the river. Sean also purchases a Halloween costume and does a lot of things his inner voice is screaming about.
- Have You Ever Been Hacked?We’ll get back to the Computronium series next week. This week, I am pulling an Interruption from from the archives, a recording that appeared on my podcast feed in 2017. These “I hacked this feed” interruptions are really fun because I take these hackers into a back room at the […]
- NEAR THE COURTYARD (#4)Going against his inner voice’s advice, Sean tries to take the train. He’s jumped, thumped and forced to do things. Along the way, he learn more about the mysterious rock he was given by a stranger.
- AT THE PARTY (#3)Sean goes to a Christmas Party at Penelope’s and shit happens.
- AT THE OFFICE (#2)Now at the office, surrounded by snoopy co-workers, Sean wants to examine the “gift” given to him by Train Platform Man, and that caused TPM to be tackled, beaten and searched. Sean didn’t see this “gift” coming.
- ON THE TRAIN PLATFORM (New Series)Sean is just standing there, jamming to music in his earbuds, and Train Platform Man singles him out and slips him a small package, then TPM tries to flee but is violently ambushed by Staring Man, who then attempts to attack Sean.
- THE SWITCH & THE KILL (Finale)In the final recording of the Kill/Switch series, Sean is in for a number of surprises, including a reverse road trip, a potential windfall, new friends and old relationships.
- E11EVEN | #10Jenny and I are trying to fly out of a small town airport, but the menacing zombie-coworkers pop up again. What are Barry and Kevin up to, and why are they not up to it together?
- ONE MILLION | #9“Allen” (Sean?) and Jenny are in an eighteen wheeler with their new… (ahem) friend… Trucker Dan… on the #1 freakiest highway AllenSean had been on in the last forty years (he’s 38). Jenny shows her skill with breaking out of hand cuffs, and Dan shows his skill with adorable little handguns. Teresa! Focus on Teresa!
- SUSPICION | #8“Allen” has just about had it with people using his real name. He’s just about had it with BossMan95, with being the focus of a manhunt and with trying to figure out if he can trust Jenny. To compensate, “Allen” does what many middle-aged men do: He bought a used Caddy and is blasting across America, trying to get home to save his sister.
- SXX SCXNX | #7How smart am I to be checking into a seedy, rundown motel on the edge of Dallas with a woman I barely knew and who had me seeing red flags everywhere? It doesn’t matter, I was doing it.
- Up Shit Cr*ck | #6I was up shit crick. I didn’t have a paddle. I didn’t even have a boat. I was trying to get the SD card I lifted to BossMan95, but I had a major roadblock: Jenny.
- Río del Infierno | #5I’m on a Greyhound bus, where there always seems to be at least one someone trying to overcome some sort of demon. Who was the One Someone on this bus?
- Her Computer | #4“Allen” is still trying to track down the SD card with the COVID-19 research data, to get it to BossMan95, to save his sister. But the going is rough. Not only has he lost the six SD cards, he finds out one of them isn’t quite what he thinks it is.
- Brr Eat Ohh | #3“Allen” learns there is a manhunt closing in, but he has a line on recovering the SD card he stole, then lost. He needs to get it, and get gone. But, how many more people will he cross and creep out before it’s over? I mean, for real.
- Jumper | #2Okay, so it’s not really going to plan, and it’s getting worse. Going off script, “Allen” improvs and well, he’s not that good at improv. He hoped to end his day back in Seattle, but after multiple pivots, he’s headed just a little way down the road.
- Block Buster | #1In Phase One of the Steal The SD Card Plan, “Allen” steals the SD card. And, plows down a massive security fence. In phase two, he has to deal with a road block and big pickups.
- Let’s Tango | #0“Allen” is about to steal data that will save his sister Teresa’s life and make BossMan95 super-wealthy. But, he has to get away from the underground digital fortress and, in the process, make an enemy out of superfan Kevin.