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Southworth

Joined August 2010 and calls Not Invented Here home.

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Cartoonist/Writer

Stories

  1. Dark Meat

    I had the thing in my sights. I could barley discern its spindly limbs from the tree branches, but it’s hard to miss that head. Kneeling by a stream, chest heaving, skin slick with sweat… it was dying, but I kept the rifle trained just in c...

  2. Pencil Pusher

    Krakkar, Son of B’loorg loosened his tie and collapsed into his seat on the hoverbus. He was exhausted; the Gragon army was in the midst of an interstellar war with the Vertaani, and sending more warships by the day. From his meager desk on the 1...

  3. Hugs and Kisses from Earth

    Kansas doesn’t look much different five years after the war. It’s still pretty flat, save for the occasional abandoned farmhouse or downed Airsquid carcass. Most of the mercury fires were out by year three, which is good because they attrac...

  4. Where No Man Has Gone Before

    The alien creature in front of Captain Mason Wright slowly and purposefully ran its spaghetti-thin tendrils up and down his suit. Inside the pressurized helmet, he could hear the rustling of fabric as his new friend explored every square inch of his bo...

  5. Sophisticated Correspondence

    Dear Man in the Stall Next to Mine, Look, we all know what happens in this room. People, specifically men, come in here to take a shit. I get it. In fact, I’m sitting next to you doing the same, so far be it from me to point fingers. I see your p...

  6. Good Fortune

    Marcy hadn’t been answering the phone all day, and now I knew why. She’d been on leave from her job ever since she had the baby, and considering the cold weather, Marcy barely left the house nowadays. It wasn’t responsible to take a t...

  7. Daveman

    The irregular stone grate in the floor where the blood drained hurt Dave’s feet. Over the years he’d developed thick, bulbous callouses just like everyone else in the plant, but every once in a while the rough texture threw up a sharp corne...

  8. A Love Story

    It’s a story as old as time itself. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy makes girl uncomfortable by leaving mixtapes full of Tool songs in her locker at the gym, girl sideswipes boy’s 1997 Honda Civic on the way out of a Starbucks parking l...

  9. Don't Forget to Write

    Dearest Humanity, For eons, we Reptiloids have shaped the tide of human history. We brought the Egyptians technology, taught the Mayans about the stars, and nuked Atlantis from orbit when their army of ten-story biomechanical cyclopes threatened to ove...

  10. Dead Sexy (Mature)

  11. Footriders

    Ezekiel Cross stopped abruptly when he spotted the settlement on the horizon, about a mile North of his position. His mount skidded to a stop as Ezekiel yanked on the reins, kicking up a cloud of hot dust. Slowly, as the rough outline of wooden buildin...

Southworth's Followers (2)

  • Ben Paddon
  • Nathaniel Payne