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A publication for the Short Form on Medium

What is Short Form?

Short form is anything on Medium that is 150 words or less.

1.Bold the first sentence.
2. Don’t include a headline, sub-headline, or picture.

That’s it.

EXAMPLE

This is my first sentence.

Blah, blah, blah, one hundred and fifty times….

If you need more details this is from Medium themselves.

What is Short Shot City?


Weird Thought for the Day: If there was a god, what would it look like if he belly-flopped into the Pacific Ocean?

Or maybe even a god belly flop contest…


Standing on the edge of the world. I’ve never being scared as I am now. Deep down I see people walking, cars driving by. They have no idea that I…


I barely have time to write on Medium yet, here I am, debating on getting started on Vocal. I think I’m intrigued by the contests they run. I’m sure the competition is stiff, but they have so many going at any given time it must increase the odds.

This morning I read an article from Linda Caroll about a fiction writing contest on Vocal paying $5K to 25 winners. I’ve never published a word of fiction, but it sounds fun. One thing I haven’t been having much of on Medium these days is fun.

That isn’t Medium’s fault. I’m always after the next new, bright shiny thing.

I know, Vocal is not new. But it’s new to me. So here I go. I’m signing up for Vocal now. Well, after I make breakfast for my daughter and start a load of laundry, and…well, I’m sure I’ll get to it soon…


I am haunted by a documentary I watched on a haunted house. Actually not a traditional haunted house, but an “immersive horror experience.”

Netflix’s Dark Tourist takes a deep dive into one of these experiences known as McKamey Manor. Run by Russ McKamey, it’s immensely popular with a 20,000-person long waitlist.

Participants must sign a 40-page waiver where they agree to let themselves be tortured, including force-fed, waterboarded, head shaved, even teeth pulled.

There are plenty of naysayers with a petition on change.org with over 176,000 signatures to shut the place down.

If someone makes it through, $20,000 is their reward.

Nobody ever has.

Although, according to Russ, he’s stopped offering the reward as it attracted “crazy” people.

I’m sure it did.

It’s presented on Netflix as a real place where people are tortured. If it’s real, how has this man not been arrested, despite the waiver?


I know I talked it up a lot, but I went and killed the Roostoo. (AIC reference, see what I did there? No? Hello? Is this thing on?). Why you…


Short Form Book Plug Part Deux: This is out as an ebook for pre-order. I’m going to release the paperback version as well on November 1st. This is pretty much…


And one more tiny update about my Mock Crypto-Investment app Roostoo. I figured out a bone-head simple way to put it to practical use for myself. When I first started…


A slight Mock-Money Investing update. This is the longer and more detailed version of my idiocy if anyone is curious.

Short Shots City

A publication for the Short Form on Medium

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