Welcome to the Fabulous Curtis Edmonds Dot Com Website and Book Emporium

My name is Curtis Edmonds; I’m the author of, most recently, A CIRCLE OF FIRELIGHT, a YA portal fantasy novel about a young woman who is thrust into an imaginary dream world following a tragic car accident. I’ve also written humor pieces for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and book reviews for Bookreporter and Goodreads. I have a recent piece in a new SF anthology called Overmorrow.

This site has been hacked more than Shaquille O’Neal recently, and I am in the process of rebuilding it. So a lot of the content you’ll see newly posted here tends to be really old – remnants from the Before Time, in a lot of cases. And that’s fine! But once I’m finished re-posting a lot of the old junk, there will be some new content. Promise! In the meantime…

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Other Things You Can Read If You’re Not Into Buying Books and Stuff, Not That I Am Judging You For That

Café I

The best restaurant in the history of the city of New York closed forever last year, and it was all my fault. It was a modest little place in the center of a long row of squat gray buildings, tucked in between a yoga studio and a plumbing supply wholesaler. It did not have a… Continue reading Café I

Miracle at the Meadowlands

I wrote something very critical of the New Jersey vaccination process the other day; this is the follow-up. My appointment was today to get the vaccine. There are basically three tiers in the system now: one is through the mega-sites that use the state vaccination registry system (Somerset County, Morris County, and Middlesex County), one… Continue reading Miracle at the Meadowlands

The Needle Tears a Hole

I don’t remember when I started really seriously worrying about the vaccine. It wasn’t right away. I don’t mean to say that I didn’t want the vaccine. I just thought that I would get it in good time. I am a fairly normal and average person, but I am maybe a little more vulnerable than… Continue reading The Needle Tears a Hole