The Origin of Loss

Inspired by The Adventures of Skellian & Joe McShoots, basically a web serial where each part was written in one sitting with little preparation or planning, writing whatever came to mind for 12 agonizing minutes. The story ended-up being about a weird, friendless 17 year-old named Jimmy McDougal and the strange happenings in his town following a minor disturbance at a mysterious local facility. Installments were posted daily (just ignore that week where I took a break.) Enjoy!

  1. The Death of Jimmy McDougal
  2. Better Days
  3. In this Safe, Secure Town…
  4. Crime & Punishment
  5. Dr. Noritz
  6. Oh Boy, What’s Going to Happen Here…?
  7. Waiting…
  8. Predator & Prey
  9. Collision
  10. Control
  11. A Strange Dream
  12. Heroes & Villains
  13. The McDougal Way
  14. Just A Man Doing His Job
  15. A Day Without Golf
  16. New Jimmy
  17. What the Night Consumes
  18. Puppet Master
  19. Intersections
  20. Unusual
  21. The Guy Again…
  22. The Hunters
  23. From the Gutter
  24. Meeting Bob
  25. Low Point
  26. The Interrogation
  27. Behind the Mask
  28. Resuscitation
  29. Playing the Part
  30. It Fell Off the Truck
  31. With Great Dissolve
  32. Adrift
  33. Sirena
  34. A Minor Revelation
  35. Sailing Across the Void
  36. Returning Home
  37. Negotiations
  38. Overboard
  39. Ubermensch
  40. Interruption
  41. Waffles and Potatoes
  42. Idiots
  43. A Bigger Gun
  44. The Hole
  45. Subject 3303
  46. Communication
  47. Mindy
  48. Solid Ground
  49. Rehab, Pt. II
  50. The Nature of Jimmy
  51. Reunion
  52. Marionettes
  53. Escape Plan
  54. Hallways
  55. The Unknowable Machine
  56. She Has to File a Complaint
  57. Up
  58. The Other Direction
  59. Subverting Authority
  60. Doughnuts
  61. Goals
  62. Orange Juice
  63. Handcuffs
  64. Stasis
  65. Going Down
  66. Meeting Abner, Head of Maintenance
  67. Dangerous, Extremely
  68. All that and a Bag of Potato Chips
  69. The Big Bad
  70. The Badder Big
  71. A Wrench
  72. Well, That Didn’t Work
  73. The Chamber
  74. The Experiment
  75. Progress
  76. Lateral Moves
  77. Saved
  78. Revelation
  79. Hero
  80. Where to Now?