Alexander Hellene

America

Dried Up

She woke up at five in the morning, bleary eyed and slightly hungover as usual. Brunch on Sundays somehow had a habit of extending into the evening and beyond. Harsh apartment lights sprang into life as the motion sensors detected her shambling into the bathroom. Her face was a mess of smeared makeup and shame …

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When Cringe Was King, or Don’t Romanticize the Nineties, Part III

The 1990s are back, baby! 16-bit videogaming! Geroge Carlin, Sam Kinnison, and other politically incorrect comedy that could never be made today! Seinfeld! CRT TVs! Cell phones the size of bricks! Nu-metal! Shopping malls! I’ll meet you at the arcade by the Hot Topic and the Orange Julius! We can pump a bunch of quarters …

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Don’t Romanticize the Nineties, Part II: A Sympathetic Rebuttal

My post “Don’t Romanticize the Nineties” generated a lot of good discussion over on the bird app. Friend Andrew Meyer responded with a link to a counterpoint article from a website called The Doe titled “The Best Decade Ever: A Nostalgic Love Letter to the ’90s: A child of the 1990s explains why it was …

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The Final Home: The Swordbringer, Book 3

The exciting conclusion to Alexander Hellene’s sword-and-planet trilogy, The Swordbringer!