Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Survivors of the Virus

One of the projects that I have been working is a fictional story:

Survivors of the Virus

It is a post-apocalyptic novel heavily inspired by the fictional worlds created by Richard Matheson (I am Legend), Steven King (The Stand), Terry Hayes (Mad Max series), among others.

I am still working through some of the technical issues with Wordpress, advertizing engines, and the layouts. (It is meant to be read as a story in a weblog format but the oldest entries appear at the bottom.) I am correcting these issues while posting the story.

My release schedule for entries tentatively is Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Anyone interested should read the entries in the following order:

Author’s Note
Narrator’s Note
The Worst Call
He’s Still Not Here
No title
Worldly Possessions

I will link them when I have the permalinks working. In the mean time, they can be read by going to

The oldest is at the bottom. To read them as intended, you will need to scroll down then up as you finish each entry.

Shawn McManus

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I have been “gently reminded” that not everyone may know or appreciate my sense of humor. I was told that those people may be slightly shocked that I would compare the DNC with Al Qaeda. For those that do not know my humor, please know that was a joke. For those who do not appreciate my humor, PTHPTHPTHPTHPTHPTHTPHT!

Here is one for you then:

Q: What is the difference between a Republican and a Democrat?

A: A Republican will, to your face, bribe you with your own money. A Democrat will, behind your back, bribe everyone else with your money.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Simple Question Time

Question: What is the difference between the Democratic National Committee and Al Qaeda?

Answer: One is a secretive organization Hell bent on destroying the United States and our way of life and conducting coordinated attacks against us costing trillions of dollars. The other is Al Qaeda.