Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pee Caught Fire

A guy on twitter thought my short story "Lumber Land" was inspired in part by a 17th-century alchemist who distilled 50 buckets of pee until the distilled pee glowed in the dark and spontaneously caught on fire. Nope! First I'm hearing of it. It's a coincidence, though it's just the kind of story I like, and as my twitter friend points out, my protagonist complains that his urine is phosphorescent and then discusses his plans for a hamburger restaurant called "Amburger" (the alchemist in question lived in Hamburg). I guess I just think like an alchemist! Incidentally, the Amburger concept is solid. If any of you are investors, read the story and get back to me.