God’s Greatest Trick

The greatest trick God ever pulled was convincing the world that He existed. So how does an imaginary fictional character persuade billions of actual people that He is real? Simple: have humans do it for you.

Salaryman

I wrote this story in 1995, in college. I lived in a rooming house in New Paltz NY, and a Japanese exchange student told me that he & his friends back home laughed when the news reported...well, the same tragedy that befalls my 'tagonist. That's how I got the idea. Otherwise, no spoilers.

Are YOU an ALIEN? Find Out Now!

Do you feel out of place in the world? So different from others that it's like you don't belong? If so, there's a perfectly rational explanation: YOU'RE AN ALIEN! AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL FROM ANOTHER PLANET! Want proof? Take our test now!

A Very Sick Man

There once was a man who was extremely sick. He had the world's rarest (and weirdest) disease: Cartoonitis. His bizarre symptoms were both excruciatingly painful and humiliating. Beyond the limits of human conception, really — but not the limits of human endurance.

Electric Etymology

Have you been literally dying to know the linguistic origin story of my name: Benjamin Edison? Of course you have...not. But I'm going to tell you anyway. Because, even though I'm purely fictional, I'm probably even more egotistical than you.