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Defenestration: April 2020

Remember last year, specifically December 2019, when we were looking forward to 2020 and all the magic associated with a new decade? And then remember when 2020 showed up and Australia immediately burst into flames, and we thought nothing could possibly get worse than this? Boy, was that ever a mistake. I think we tend

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Defenestration: December 2019

Another year is drawing to a close, and that means we’ve got another fresh issue of Defenestration to share with you (and possibly your family, but not small children, thank you). But we’ve also reached the end of a decade, which is unbeleivable to me, because (1) I have no concept of time and (2) I don’t age. I’m almost exactly like Santa Claus, except don’t have a beard or a belly or a red suit, and I’ve never met an elf except for that one time at the Lord of the Rings convention.

Defenestration: August 2019

Looks like it’s time for another fun-filled issue of Defenestration! That’s assuming you’re into the kind of fun me and Eileen have planned for you, which consists of the eight short stories and three poems below. When the April 2019 issue dropped, I made a joke on Twitter assuring everyone that the issue did not

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Nonfiction

“A Snake in the Garden of Campus Life,” by Randy Mazie

A snake, man, is the easiest pet in the world to take care of. It’s raw. Buy a tank, bedding, a clay pot for water, a heat lamp, and you’re live!

Fake Nonfiction

“Baffling Historical Coincidences,” by Daniel Galef

In the year 1858, a young Oliver Booth, brother of John Wilkes, saved the son of future president Abraham Lincoln from being crushed between two railway cars.

Fiction

“Thirsty Work,” by Robert Garnham

And thence did God see fit to make the top step of the main monastery staircase a little wonky, and he saw that it was wonky, and in terms of health and safety legislation, it wasn’t very good.

‘Mother Superior, on her last visit, almost lost her step’, Brother Hilarious reminded the Head Monk. ‘Do you remember all of those curse words? Never heard anything like it’.

‘Ah yes. The blue nun’, Abbot Skerswell said.

Poetry

“The Raving,” by Mary Cresswell

I let my midnight dreams explore
what I had never dared before–

some fowl what I did see before
reclining quaint as once of yore.

Visuals

“UFO Bros 2,” by Erik Jasek

For your Sunday enjoyment: a comic!

Ben & Winslow

Pier Pressure

Last week I drew a comic about mermaids that didn’t actually have any mermaids in them. So this week I drew a comic with a mermaid that isn’t actually about mermaids. And thus, balance has been achieved.