WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

What’s in a name, Facebook?

Well, McSweeney’s said no to these, but you, my lucky What The Hell readers, are the beneficiaries of their negligence.   New Name Candidates for Facebook’s Rebranding Reports say that … Continue reading

October 27, 2021 · 5 Comments

All my flash fiction in one convenient spot

I’ve added a page to the blog menu on the left sidebar, labeled “Flash fiction.” There you can see the little pieces I’ve been lucky enough to have published (or … Continue reading

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Puzzlin’ evidence

Life goes on … one NYT Sunday crossword puzzle at a time Long-time readers of What The Hell might remember that I’m addicted to my NYT Sunday crosswords, in collected … Continue reading

October 20, 2021 · 5 Comments

Sideshow blob

What’s wrong with the publishing biz? Sameness. I’ve been noticing the problem with book covers that the author of this piece observes: There’s a plethora of covers with bold shapes … Continue reading

October 16, 2021 · 11 Comments

You’ve got to get obsessed and stay obsessed

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I’ve been sending out flash fiction to little online mags for the past year. And I’ve garnered eight acceptances in that time, … Continue reading

October 14, 2021 · 8 Comments

Our government is stalled

A little while back, some protesters followed “moderate” senator, Kyrsten Sinema, into the ladies’ room and harassed her through a stall door. Outrage ensued. “Have you no sense of decency?” … Continue reading

October 11, 2021 · 3 Comments

I wouldn’t want tibia

Recently I turned you on to the new horror title by the supremely talented Alex Vorkov. Let me add to your Halloween-season TBR list by recommending the latest thriller by … Continue reading

October 7, 2021 · 4 Comments

Jeery doody

People who have been reading this blog for a while know that I’m an unapologetic introvert. A lot of writers are, because writing requires you to spend a lot of … Continue reading

October 5, 2021 · 10 Comments

Doom and doomer

Item: The infamous “Eastman memo,” in which Trump legal advisor John Eastman laid out a strategy for Mike Pence to undo Biden’s Electoral College victory, hasn’t garnered widespread attention, mainly … Continue reading

October 1, 2021 · 8 Comments

Razing Arizona

Item: Well whataya know about that? The Maricopa County, Arizona, election audit, conducted by the now-infamous Cyber Ninjas, wound up proving that Joe Biden got more votes than Donald Trump … Continue reading

September 28, 2021 · 2 Comments