CHOKEMAIL is by Josh Fireland Allen, who is me, I am writing this sentence. It consists of newsy updates from Fort Hook, a port town populated by pirates and gangsters and stupids, filled with gimmicky brothels, undersea cocktail lounges, and malevolent convenience stores.

It’s the setting of my as-yet-unpublished novel called Chokeville, which you can learn more about here.

This newsletter is shipped out every other Sunday, right when you need a thing to take your mind off things. It’s free.

I’ve been writing online for forever, starting with my proto-blog Fireland and then moving on to various spinoff sites including Ten Sexy Ladies, Wiretap Follies, and The Knowledge for Thirst.

My story collection KNIFE FITE and my cubicle diary The House of Wigs are available as ebooks.

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“It’s like he has aphoristic dyspepsia.” Clay Shirky

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