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Brian Krans

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in Marshfield, Wisconsin, The United States
September 27, 1981




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Assault Rifles & Pedophiles: An American Love Story — Chapter One (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:37PM
Description: First chapter of Brian Krans' latest novel, available May 13, 2014.
Freeze Tag on the Highway (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Freeze Tag on the Highway takes place during the last week of summer at Camp Wazeecha, a therapeutic boosting camp for teens with developmental disorders, low self-esteem, and authority issues. While the brochure promises positive results, the camp’s director, Jake, sedates himself with the kids' medication while leaving them to play on the jungle gyms of their chemical imbalances. When most of the staff quits in protest, Jake is forced to watch a few of the kids he despises more than the camp itself. Author Brian Krans ruthlessly intertwines images of picturesque summers and the chaos of being a teenager. His first novel was A Constant Suicide. Freeze Tag on the Highway will be released by Rock Town Press in July 2011.
A Constant Suicide (Select)
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Description: Image. Sin. Suicide. Blame. College isn't all kegs and eggs. Chris feels like a loser. He's sick of his Catholic high school life of obedience and order. He goes to college craving something else, but knows he won't find it on his own. The socially adept Ethan takes Chris under his wing, sharing basement revelry traditions and introducing him to campus terrorism, with a few hundred-dollars' worth of innocent fish as victims. Everything seems fine until Ethan puts a gun in his mouth sophomore year. Chris has to find out why the envy of so many chose suicide as his way out. He won't like the answers. Part-memoir, part-fiction, this portrayal of the underside of campus life intertwines sarcasm and skepticism to define a culture seeking the never-ending party.
The Watcher (Select)
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Description: Short story originally appearing in Word Riot
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“Don't exist.
Get out, explore.
Challenge authority. Challenge yourself.
Change forever.
Become who you say you always will. Keep moving. Don't stop. Start the revolution. Become a freedom fighter. Become a superhero. Just because everyone doesn't know your name doesn't mean you dont matter.
Are you happy? Have you ever been happy? What have you done today to matter? Did you exist or did you live? How did you thrive?
Become a chameleon-fit in anywhere. Be a rockstar-stand out everywhere. Do nothing, do everything. Forget everything, remember everyone. Care, don't just pretend to. Listen to everyone. Love everyone and nothing at the same time. Its impossible to be everything,but you can't stop trying to do it all.
All I know is that I have no idea where I am right now. I feel like I am in training for something, making progress with every step I take. I fear standing still. It is my greatest weakness.
I talk big, but often don't follow through. That's my biggest problem. I don't even know what to think right now. It's about time I start to take a jump. Fuck starting to take. Just jump-over everything. Leap.
It's time to be aggressive. You've started to speak your mind, now keep going with it, but not with the intention of sparking controversy or picking a germane fight. Get your gloves on, it's time for rebirth. There IS no room for the nice guys in the history books.
Make this moment your reckoning. Your head has been held under water for too long and now it is time to rise up and take your first true breath.
Do everything with exact calculation, nothing without meaning. Do not make careful your words, but make no excuses for what you say. Fuck em' all. Set a goal for everyday and never be tired.”
Brian Krans, A Constant Suicide

“There I was, cold, isolated and desperate for something I knew I couldn't have.
A solution. A remedy. Anything.

...I hated it. Alone and confused was the last place I wanted to be.
Somehow I knew I deserved this.”
Brian Krans, A Constant Suicide

“Fear is the thief of dreams.”
Brian Krans, A Constant Suicide

“I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted that it was worth knowing.”
Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary

“It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.”
John Ruskin

“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
Hunter S. Thompson

“Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives... and to the "good life", whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.”
Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

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This group was originally just to be a writing group, strictly for creative writing work and such. However, after some consideration, I've decided to ...more
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Because we think that a great piece of dark fiction will blow your mind, we are a group for people who enjoy all forms of dark fiction. Lots of discus ...more
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