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David Cocco (Writer)
Quincy, MA
David works in a library and lives just south of Boston with his girlfriend and cat. He loves risotto and underground hip-hop.
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Anello DeVolta's further adventures through time, alternate universes, and an ever-changing doomsday. By David Cocco (Writer) Anello waited in the rusty station wagon for Lengua to show himself. The file had a layout of his schedule, as well as usual hangouts. Anello usually tried to keep his time to twelve hours. He had already burned two of them driving from western Massachusetts to an alley in Cambridge. Wilson Lengua was on his way down from the lab to buy more Sour Patch Kids from the 711. The picture in his file showed a prim young man. He looked like a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2015 at Crazytown
Anello DeVolta's further adventures through time, alternate universes, and an ever-changing doomsday. By David Cocco Anello stepped into the briefing room and found McKresky seated at the table. “Sir.” Anello saluted McKresky. He returned the salute. “At ease, boyo.” He shook Anello’s hand. “Good work on that last one.” “Nothing to it, sir.” “Well I’m glad you don’t think so. Going for slash on the next one, eh?” “It’s a big day.” “You got that right. I’ll be honest, Volt, this’ll be your hardest job yet.” “Where to this time?” “You’re to be deployed to 2038. This is wet work.”... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Crazytown
Anello DeVolta's adventures through time, alternate universes, and an ever-changing doomsday. By David Cocco When Anello DeVolta woke to the blinding light, he wondered whether it was simple bathtub gin or the remnants of a timequake that pierced his skull. As his eyes adjusted and the IV drip came into focus, he decided that a timequake was a safe bet. As he swung his legs over the side of his makeshift hospital bed and sat up, his blood and bones and human tissue felt sluggish and generally shitty. Anello waited for his insides to settle and thanked the stars for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Crazytown
How not to teach your children about genitals. By David Cocco (Writer) Not many people know this, but I was something of a child prodigy. I was born to make great art. Even as a child of 5, I was influenced by the Renaissance masters, Michelangelo, Botticelli, the like. Perhaps this led to one of my most influential pieces. It was a picture I drew of my family, my mother, father, sister, and myself. The proportions weren't quite right, we were just circles with legs and arms and vaguely representative hairstyles... but there was something there... a certain je ne... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Crazytown
Let's talk about fucking up. By David Cocco (Writer) You may have seen my last couple of posts up here detailing my journey through Hell. Believe it or not, I had a really great story line in my head. The whole thing was going to be a serialized Odyssey through the Nether-realm that was going to leave people laughing, then crying, then laughing again. Then something happened; something very familiar. I lost my nerve. The plot points, the character, all of it started to lose focus from this perfectly formed idea. That's because ideas are the only things in this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Crazytown
My 9-5 grind in the Nether-realm. By David Cocco (Writer) I don't know how long I've been staring at the screen. The office strobe lights makes it impossible to get this work done. When I was first placed here I made a complaint about it to HR, just to see what I was dealing with. I was made to fill out a formal complaint spelling out my issues in detail, filled out in triplicate. After waiting for my union delegate to get out of his bi-weekly fire-branding I was told that I was at fault. As such I would be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Crazytown
Inspired by Robert Olen Butler's book, HELL, which you should read. By David Cocco (Writer) The temperature in my '87 Acura hatchback is a balmy 121 degrees, and yet there I sit, stewing in my juices. My thick khaki pants are caked in sweat, hugging my thighs like a toddler with abandonment issues. The itchy Cosby sweater is the most maddening part (on a strictly textural level). I have to shit. I'm queasy. Someone has left a rotting swordfish in my trunk, and the stench is so profound that "getting used to it" is a pipe dream. I know this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Crazytown
In a system that spits out an endless array of sequels, prequels, and reboots, where is the line between plagiarism and homage? By David Cocco (Writer) I recently went with a couple of friends to see Jurassic World. On the way to the theater we started discussing the first season of True Detective. There have apparently been several think pieces written about the first season and whether or not you can consider it plagiarized. There are certainly bits of dialogue lifted directly out of the Alan Moore comic Top Ten, and the occult underbelly exposed through the mystery is inspired... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Crazytown
...In which I wax philosophical about how love works, as if anyone could actually know such a thing. By David Cocco (Writer) Unless you currently live in a cave where you have practiced playing drums for the past week, you've probably heard that marriage equality is the law of the land here in the USA. The verdict came on June 26th, a day I'm certain I'll remember for the rest of my life. Not because of the historic ruling that made our country a bit freer. I'm far too selfish for that, though I applaud that majority on the right... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Crazytown
The struggle is real. By David Cocco One time I was watching TV with a friend of mine when the cable went out, followed quickly by the power. My first assumption was that it signaled the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Another time I went into the ER for a sinus infection. Somehow while waiting to see a doctor I managed to convince myself I had cancer and went through the 5 stages of grief, all before they showed up to test my blood pressure. Thank you again, WebMD. Bearing these instances in mind, you can imagine my reaction this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Crazytown
If you know any graduates bound for the gnashing, gaping maw of adulthood, send these tips their way. They make up a philosophy born of spectacular successes/failures. By David Cocco (Writer) (Adulthood) I was watching an episode of Planet Earth, which usually fills me with majesty and wonder at the breathtaking world we inhabit. However, I was watching an episode on Caves, which fills me with untold horror. In this episode there is one cave where the roof is covered with bats, and the floor of the cave is completely covered in bat droppings. The bat droppings are covered with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Crazytown
Spring fever is here, and with the smell of blooming flowers, there’s a hint of romance in the air. But before you go investing time and energy into the wrong person. Here’s how to tell if you’ve found Mr. or Mrs. Right in three dates. By David Cocco (Writer) Your first date is about testing the waters. Take your new potential soulmate out to a fancy place and tell them to order anything they want. If they order the lobster, you know you’re in trouble, especially if dinner comes and they open their mouth and another smaller head comes out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Crazytown
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