Asshole

I wrote Crimes of Passion and True Failure in the midst of some deep, solitary thought that I could not escape. The thoughts haven’t stopped, and I’ve been writing and thinking more about those things. However, I need some levity in my life at the moment, so I’m presenting you with a more personal entry,…

Crimes of Passion

This is an extension of my previous post. Rather, the thoughts are an extension. What I am writing now is fueled by what I’ve found to be insulting over the years and the ignorance that has moved me to anger. For those of you who know me or my fiction, violence has often been a…

A Certain Level of Unprofessionalism XII

VFW Bartending If you have recently become a fan of The Opiate, thank you. If you are already a fan, thank you for your continued support. After a spell of absenteeism from here, I have come back thirty pounds lighter and with a new fervor for posting obscene shit. My divorce has gone through, officially,…

The Mayans Became Mayonnaise and I Like Miracle Whip

We’ve survived, apparently, but I use that term loosely. Much like the Y2K thing in 2000, another apocalypse reaches EPIC FAIL and APOCALYPTIC FAIL would be a better name for it. So the Mayan bullshit has passed, rather, the idiocy behind the prediction of the apocalypse because of the Mayan calendar can swarm around the…

Fence Posts

Before I get into the following post, I’d like to thank those of you who have been fans, friends and family. At the beginning of the summer, I thought the forthcoming days would be difficult, to say the least, but all of you, with your love and enthusiasm, showed me that all I needed to…

A Certain Level of Unprofessionalism I

Gofer July 2007 – September 2007 Ladies and gentlemen, We have come to the beginning of the ACLU series, which, to many of you, seems like the end and are probably very happy. It’s been quite a long time, and you can have my apologies if you find them. They’ve been misplaced for some time…