Author Archives: Cusper Lynn

Cusper Lynn, whose accumulation of alphabetic suffixes makes formal introductions nearly impossible, is the CEO of Hell Bent Press, and a prolific blogger/author, who self-identifies—primarily, these days—as a “consultant.” A mega-cigar-smoking Midwesterner-become-Floridian, Lynn has also worked in radio (as a DJ), banking, bookselling and community theater (do not, hold that against him), and has produced a punk album (you may hold that against him), four children, and a novel titled Facebook Ate My Marriage (www.facebookatemymarriage.com; www.cusperlynn.com; www.hellbentpress.com ). Lynn says he was, in the second grade, “bitten by the writing bug,” which he traces back to “the accidental discovery that a well written essay could, if properly slanted, decrease the beatings meted out in the dark ages of public school education.” He adds: “The other two useful things I would take away from those long-ago classrooms would be the ability to touch type and a clear understanding that the world was aggressively disinterested in my wellbeing.” Subsequent success as a physician and an advisor with an uncanny ability to provide information and intellectual succor of all sorts to patients and clients of all stripes have somewhat softened Lynn’s stance, as evidenced by his literate, thoughtful writing in The Occidental Ape.

Tomorrow Never Works (or, The Glass is Half-Broken)

“I’ve never hated Abby more than I did in that moment.” Cusper Lynn The Occidental Ape By Cusper Lynn Note: This is the final chapter in Cusper Lynn’s serialized novel; the entire work will be available for downloading through Weekly Hubris. SARASOTA Florida—(Weekly Hubris)—10/7/2013—All my life, I’ve been plagued by the notion that I can […]

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They’ll Come To Watch You Burn (or, The Last Day Of The Rest Of Your Life)

“What’s a little more humiliation in this lifetime?” Cusper Lynn The Occidental Ape By Cusper Lynn Note: There is one more chapter yet to post in Cusper Lynn’s serialized novel, after which the entire work will be available for downloading through Weekly Hubris. SARASOTA Florida—(Weekly Hubris)—9/23/2013—Blake Morgan was not happy to hear from me. It […]

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Author, Lawyer, MC, Loan Shark (or One-Stop Shopping)

“The motels along 41 were once stolid, middle-class motor inns where Northern families would pass a week’s vacation in a state of mutual loathing and general disappointment.” Cusper Lynn The Occidental Ape By Cusper Lynn Note: There are two more chapters yet to post in Cusper Lynn’s serialized novel, after which the entire work will […]

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Life’s Roller Derby; or The Hits Keep A ’Comin’

“I once again felt the pain in my chest. My shoulder blades twisted backwards, and an electric bolt coursed the length of both my arms. I quietly cursed the Oracle Delfina as I knew death was not at hand as it would be far too convenient to be granted.” Cusper Lynn The Occidental Ape By […]

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And Things Get Worse; or Matt Tomlinson On Ice

“But as I know you will not heed this advice I hope it will comfort you to know that people rarely die when they would find it convenient to do so.” Cusper Lynn The Occidental Ape By Cusper Lynn SARASOTA Florida—(Weekly Hubris)—6/17/2013—“You did this on purpose!” I shouted. The allegation was met with a stony […]

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The Lesser Vessel; or To Urn Trust

“At the marina, near Saint Armand’s Circle, where the International Club gathers monthly to elect cities to bless with ‘sister’ status and then immediately imposes upon these newfound siblings by becoming unexpected house guests, I was scheduled to meet Dr. DeHarr and his wife, ‘The Oracle Delfina.’” Cusper Lynn The Occidental Ape By Cusper Lynn […]

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Checking into the Local B&E; or Malthus & Marx at Play

“Violated, outraged, vulnerable, angry, betrayed, anxious, apprehensive, and even vengeful are normal emotional reactions to being robbed. Given who I’ve been working for over the last few years, I have most of those feelings before I get dressed to go to the office. ” Cusper Lynn The Occidental Ape By Cusper Lynn SARASOTA Florida—(Weekly Hubris)—4/29/2013—Violated, […]

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Leopold, the Unfriendly Ghost; or Abby Dearest

“My contemplation of the day’s many victories was interrupted by the door to my office bursting open to reveal a 27-year-old sneer. The sneer, which was appropriately situated on the face of a 27-year-old man, was a familiar one. The narrow frame, blond hair and blue eyes had entered the world with an innate contempt […]

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Part of The Problem, or, Love In The Time of Lawyers

“Standing in the parking lot of the big box store off of Route 41, I realized that it was official. I was now part of the problem. Commando in gray gym shorts, wearing sandals and an ill-fitting, nearly thread-bare 20-year-old souvenir T-shirt, I was about to join the denizens of the night.” Cusper Lynn The […]

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Two Chimps & A Gun (or, Mad Abby’s Video Fun Time)

“This was, after all, my fault. If you leave two chimps alone with a gun and the safety off, there is a predictable outcome.” Cusper Lynn The Occidental Ape By Cusper Lynn SARASOTA Florida—(Weekly Hubris)—2/4/2013—“You promised him WHAT!?!” Matt Tomlinson bellowed. “You heard me,” I said calmly. “Fifty-fifty on all initial sales, and sixty-forty on […]

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