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Poopy Derringer (excerpt)

Poopy Derringer (excerpt)

An excerpt from ‘Poopy Derringer and the Singing Monkey of Death’               …THE END.             “‘The end’!” he screamed—if only in his head.  “What does it even mean…!?” Poopy Derringer—whose real name was Guano Fitzsimmons, which he thought to be really very grandiose, if not outright plebeian—copped a squat on the park bench on a cool, November morn, there upon the hill in the glade by the glen within the wood o’erlooking the lake beneath the mountain near the sea… “Oh, but isn’t this where that other began?” mused Poopy aloud to himself. “Yes, well, He does cling to His themes,” replied no one in particular.  “(Don’t ask Him how He likes His bloody-marys!)” “Who said that!?” demanded Poopy, leaping to his feet and glaring all askance. But there was no one.  Only him—Poopy—and, he realized, just now spying him swinging down from an overhanging tree branch, his sometime companion (nothing dirty!) the Singing Monkey of Death. “Oh, Monkey!” called Poopy, with a wave and a smile.  “Hello, old friend; how are you on this fine autumn day?” “~And when you’re feelin’ blue, don’t let it get to you!~” sang Monkey, perching on the back of the bench upon which Poopy had now resumed his sitting; “~Just let your gray skies besmirch to bloody red—and take heart for, someday, we’ll all be dead!~” “You magnificent, little primate!” declared Poopy, giving his little pal a friendly poke in the belly and a scruffle on the noggin.  “You sound just like Vic Damone!” Poopy was a striking figure of a man—like a bronzed god from Norse mythology:  tall and robust, muscular, with an angular, chiseled visage, bold, blue eyes, long, lustrous (but manly!), blonde hair, and a smile beyond compare… except shorter, and not so buff (leaning toward pudgy), with a slightly droopy face; but his eyes were, indeed, blue (hazy, and the left one lazy), and his hair was, without doubt, blonde—though short, leant unto balding.  Poopy had often been told he had really nice feet (for a man), though, of course, it was just a lie; if his feet were slippers, he’d often thought, old and worn and tattered through, long ago he’d have thrown them out!!…  But they weren’t slippers at all; they were feet.  And so he kept them.  He often had a problem with accruing too much earwax. The Monkey of Death was really very monkey-like...

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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Zakharin’s parody of Tolstoy’s novel of the same name–but with characters and elements added from various other sources of Russian literature (including Dostoyevsky’s ‘The Double’ and Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’), and set in the absurdist, cartoon-like world of the author’s esoteric humor and abstruse imagination. CLICK HERE to buy this...

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Crime & Punishment

Crime & Punishment

Zakharin’s parody of Dostoyevsky’s classic novel ‘Crime and Punishment’, but with the grittier, more adult themes (such as murder and prostitution and alcoholism) toned down and obscured to (in theory) make it more appropriate for younger readers…  CLICK HERE to buy this eBook

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Le Morte de Vronsky

Le Morte de Vronsky

A metaphysical play of dark humor, ‘Le Morte de Vronsky’ is described by Zakharin as “Bulgakovian” (a’la Mikhail Bulgakov)–but admits it is so, perhaps, if only because its really rather strange. At times chaotic, yet a wonderful example of Zakharin’s linguistic acrobatics, it is a fun and enigmatic romp–for those open to it… but no doubt highly objectionable to those easily offended. CLICK HERE to buy this...

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Zakharinish Zeitgeist

Zakharinish Zeitgeist

‘Zakharinish Zeitgeist’ collects 21 of Mishka Zakharin’s personal favorites from his voluminous canon of poetry, offering a glimpse of his unique perspective of the world through an array of some of his greatest poetry… humorous, angstful, sexy, philosophical (and sometimes all at once), this consummate collection exemplifies Zakharin’s enigmatic esotericism and libertine lyricism… CLICK HERE to purchase this...

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