Author: Ben Butina

Fiction

The Three Bird Stone

Soulea’s father had two daughters, one of whom was beautiful and the other of whom was Soulea. Unpestered by suitors and unburdened of the drudgery of self-adornment, Soulea spent her girlhood in her father’s library, flirting shamelessly with new ideas. And then, one day, she fell deeply in love with […]

Life

Time for the Handshake to Bow Out

I recently interviewed Forneus, the Great Marquis of Hell, who originally developed the handshake as a way of “spreading pestilence and suffering o’r the land. An excerpt follows. Me: So, I understand the handshake wasn’t your first attempt at spreading germs throughout the human race, right? Forneus: That’s right, Ben. […]