Echo: A Dystopian Science Fiction Novel


I’ve been calling dozens of pizza parlors, searching for a decent NY slice, and they’ve all said the same damn thing:

“We only serve Chicago deep dish.”


Due to my trembling fingers and blurry bitch-tears, it takes me five tries to dial Whole Foods.  I ask to be routed to their pizza person.

“Whole Foods Pizza.”

“Do you serve…do you serve…”  I can’t get the words out.

“We just switched to Chicago Deep Di—”

“FUCK YOU!” I scream.

I throw my phone against the wall, drop to my knees, and sob into my hands.  What the fuck is HAPPENING…

Wait!  Gotta dial the source!  I grab my phone and call Lombardi’s, whimpering in frustration as the dial tone sounds in my ear. 

Come on come on come ON…

“This is the city of Chicago.  We know who this is.  And yes—you’re fucked, Kent; we’ve annexed every pizza parlor in NYC, along with the wannabes outside the tri-state area.  Whaddaya think a’ THAT, fuckface?”

“YOU EVIL SHITS!” I scream into the phone.  “YOU GODDAMN MONSTERS!”

“Kill yourself.”

“No—NO!”  I throw the phone again.  This time, it breaks into a sparking mess.

Only one option left.  I open my eReader to Echo, activating its reality distortion powers.  Magic flash.

“WHAT DEVILRY IS THIS?”  Gandalf appears in a crack-a-boom lightning strike.  “WHAT CAUSES THE MAN WHORE OF LEGEND TO CRY LIKE A SNIVELING BITCH-PIG?”

“The pizza, Gandalf.”  Long, shiny snot-strings dangle off the end my tear-soaked nose.  “THEY’VE MADE IT ALL DEEP-DISH!”

He recoils in horror.  “Evil blaggards—how DARE they!  Not since Saruman refused to wash his foreskin for a fortnight and a day, have I heard of such a barbaric travesty!  This CANNOT STAND!”  He closes his eyes, grasps his staff with both hands, and slams its tip against the ground.  Reality warps and hazes; the time-space continuum distorts into a nonsensical coil, rendering his next words into a slow-motion cry:

“LET.  THERE.  BE.  N.  Y.  PIIIIIIZZZZAAaaaaa…..”

And then he’s gone.  In his place is a steaming pizza box, with solid black check marks by olives and pepperoni.

Could it be?  Did he really…

The box flips open, revealing a cheesy, bubbling masterpiece.  YES!

I bury my face in a slice of GobberNoms, crying tears of joy and trying not to stroke my massive boner.

FUCK deep dish!  You KNOW I speak the truth!



Has the world gone topsy-turvy, and turned all that was good into the lowest of evils?  Never fear!  Get Echo Vol. 1 on Kindle here:  Vol. 1 on Kindle.  Vol. 2 on Kindle here:  Vol.2 on Kindle  Vol. 3 on Kindle here:  Vol. 3 on Kindle  Vol.4 on Kindle here:  Vol. 4 on Kindle  Echo Omnibus here:  Echo Omnibus  Echo Vol. 1 & 2 Combined Edition here:  Combined Edition  Musings, Volume 1 is available here:  Musings, Volume 1  If you wanna hear me babble on about anything and everything, and strain my FREAKIN’ BRAIN, then here’s a link to my podcast:  Strained Brains!  It is on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play!  Please give it a listen and a five-star review!  Here’s the miscellaneous gear that I use to try and become an uber-human:  Optimization, and last but not least, my buddy Jumar Balacy has made a supercool microsite at!  Go check out his computer-based wizardry  🙂 🙂 😀

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10 thoughts on “Echo: A Dystopian Science Fiction Novel

  1. I don’t read your stuff often but when I do, such as this post, I laugh. Keep ‘em coming! As a resident of the Tri-State area I approve this anti-deep dish message.

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