ISBN: 9781735601625 (Print)
$14.99 (Print); $9.99 (eBook)
About the Author
COLIN FLEMING's fiction has appeared in Commentary, VQR, Glimmer Train, AGNI, and Harper’s, with his essays, criticism, and op-eds running in The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Salon, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, JazzTimes, The New Yorker, and The Guardian. He is a regular guest on many radio programs and podcasts, and is the author of Buried on the Beaches: Cape Stories for Hooked Hearts and Driftwood Souls. His website is colinfleminglit.com.
Meatheads Say the Realest Things: A Satirical (Short)
“...in grammar school he was Rad Chad. At football with his teammates he was known as Chad the Gonad. Some science doofus in eighth grade called him Chad the Impaler because he hooked up with lots of girls but he didn’t understand that reference. Maybe it came from a book. Books could be problematic. Also, frightening.” Meet Chad, a full-fledged Boston meathead—and gym-buff social misfit—whose shaky grasp of reality is anchored mainly by his unswerving loyalty to the New England Patriots. In Chad’s world, routine encounters with the fixtures of Beantown life—from the Boston Symphony and the Bunker Hill Monument to the local North End wine store—are filled with wonder and chaos. With twenty darkly hilarious chapters that follow Chad and his head-scratching brand of masculinity as he navigates through a perplexing post-#MeToo landscape of exasperated therapists, confused ex-girlfriends, and sexually transgressive ducks, Colin Fleming has created a devastating and uproarious meditation on the human need—and eternal hope—to be understood.