When I was three, my parents moved us to Costa Mesa, an Orange County suburb, back when the word suburb still had some meaning. We lived on a cul-de-sac in a subdivision whose streets were named after Pacific islands. There were two other families in our end of the street, […]
Last night, Midnight’s Twitter Game Tag was #2014InFiveWords. My entry? “That could have gone better.” Which is a dumb thing for me to write because, on the whole, 2014 was a hell of a good year, albeit one punctuated by horrible moments of great magnitude. My family went to England […]
First, as of Saturday, June 21, 2014, I am now a member of the board of the Wilshire Montana Neighborhood Association. I look forward to getting sued over this. Second, I am volunteering for two different city council campaigns in two different cities. In Costa Mesa, where I grew up, […]
When I was a kid, forty was the age that the adults joked about. Forty was when you began the long decline to death. Forty was black arm bands, “Over the Hill” banners, and jokes about mid-life crises. As of now, I am forty. And I am going to make […]
Hello. My name is Adam Rakunas, and this is my website. You’re likely here because of my story, “Oh Give Me A Home,” just published in the July/August 2013 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It was my first pro sale, and I was, how you say, […]
I want to get this out here now, while the coffee is still working. What do I want this city to be like in five years? In ten? In fifty? What do I want to change right now if I could, cost and public wishes be damned? Let’s start big […]
Midnight’s Children. Desolation Road. The Overheating Greenhouse Future. You will put these things into your brain, and the book that you will want to read will be the result. Don’t stress. Finish your work, let it stew, have a curry. It will all work out in the end.