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I know it may seem like I sit at home all day long, drinking beer and updating The Blarg, but the truth is I spend much of my day writing.

Lately, most of my writing has been on long-form projects. Because of this, I sometimes write a short (most times comedic, other times not so much) to break up the monotony of those longer projects. But while these shorts are fun to write as an exercise, nobody ever really gets to read them.

To remedy this, I’ve decided to share them here. I’m doing this for two reasons:

1. I like to share! That, and it’s better than having them sit on my computer.

2. It’s my hope that someone might be inspired to actually do something creative with them. Want to film one as a short? Awesome. Interested in animating one? Go for it. Feel like performing one live onstage? I dare you. All I ask is that you give me credit and send me a copy of the final product.

The thirty-seventh of Shady’s Shorts is called “Middle-of-the-Night Calls to Musicians: Fred Schneider of the B-52’s.”

Download it by clicking below.


Number thirty-six,


“Middle-of-the-Night Calls to Musicians: Fred Schneider of the B-52’s” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Created by Justin Shady, ©2017.


…as being an essential thriller film for the Black List.

If you remember, it’s a title I’m fairly familiar with.

Check it out here.

So scary yet so little gore,


This year, the Shady family decided to go as friends from Pee-wee’s Playhouse.

Grey was the center of attention as the man himself.

Paging Miss Danger.

KB conjured up the spirit of the late, great Phil Hartman as Captain Carl.

That's her real five-o-clock shadow.

I granted wishes as Jambi.

Wish? Did somebody say wish?

And West’s first Halloween costume was Pterri the Pterodactyl.

And Pterri!

Have a Happy Halloween!

But I don’t want to be the Pterri,


PS: I know I’m biased, but last year’s costumes were pretty sweet, too.

…(ba-dum-bum), but I was spending most of my free time finishing up my ninth spec script (which I will be sharing with everyone here later next month).

That said, it’s done! So look for a whole slew of new posts coming shortly.

Getting harder to balance all life has to offer,


We saw a Suephus!

…for stopping by for a few days on her way back to L.A. from South Carolina!

She brought us the best jam,


Hal Froze!

He’s dead now,


…through Blatty’s Legion, so now I’m on to this:

"Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night" by Nicholas Rogers.

Figured it was appropriate for the season.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year,


Old Poop!