Author: Jason Kuznicki

State Violence: A Dialogue

Early that morning, a tiny, not terribly bright idea got lodged in Frank’s head. It happens quite often to the soft-headed. And, unfortunately, Frank was feeling ambitious.

Mr. Relative Comes Around

“Older people can sometimes lose their reflexes,” said Mrs. Niece. “And their coordination. I mean, maybe you haven’t, but they do need to check.”

Gudea, Simple Governor of Lagaš

“Changing the words of Naram-Sin, the living god, is treason, because he is the king. But changing the words of Gudea, simple governor of Lagaš, is unjust, because he made things work right.” –...

Friday Night Jukebox: Full Moon Edition

Start slow, with Bear in Heaven’s “Werewolf.” I think it’s gorgeous: Next up, TV on the Radio, “Wolf Like Me.” It’s probably my favorite song about lycanthropy: And, as Chuck Berry would put it,...

Me at the Umlaut

Just a quick note: I’ve got a long thing over at the Umlaut today. Feel free to comment there, rather than here.


The phrase “driverless car” is clunky and imprecise. See that parking lot? Those are driverless cars. Ugh. Call them autonomes instead.

A Simple Desultory Menippic

“Do you know why I pulled you over?” the cop asked. The Inquisitor’s question. It’s never a good sign. Aviator mirrorshades. Handlebar mustache. Because of course he would. Establishing the right script is important...