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What's wrong with you?

That should go without saying,


Back when I was living in Columbus, Ohio my friends and I started a quote wall. Whenever a bit of brilliance (or otherwise) poured out of someone’s mouth, somebody would yell “Quote!” thus nominating it for Quote Board status. The quote then had to be seconded by someone (it almost always was), and then it would be written down to be forever immortalized on the Quote Board.

This is the modern-day equivalent of that classic piece of my past.


“Let’s go to the junkyard because my junk’s hard.”

– Milan, 3/25/21

Words of wisdom while watching The Giant Spider Invasion,


I spend much of my day writing. Or at least I try to.

Most of my writing is on long-form projects than often take months to create. Because of this, I sometimes write a short (most times comedic, other times not so much) to break up the monotony. 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! And it’s better than having them sit on my laptop.

2. It’s my hope that someone will 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 fiftieth of Shady’s Shorts is called Arthur.

Check out the short by clicking the link below.


Number forty-nine,


“Arthur” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Created by Justin Shady, ©2021.

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