Pre-Rapture Notes

Last week I mentioned how The Silver Ring had been downloaded almost 10,000 times. Well, seven days later, it's now been downloaded over 22,000 times. Again, what does it mean? Who knows. The numbers are slipping in the US Store (currently #106, plus a new review calling it "Better than mediocre..."!) while in the UK Store the novella still hangs steady at #11. But I have heard from a handful of readers who said that they did download the novella, liked it, and then checked out The Calling. Two even said they were really looking forward to The Serial Killer's Wife. So at least there's that. You have to start somewhere, right? Hopefully this is it.

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So this guy -- the president of the aptly named Family Radio -- says the Rapture will occur tomorrow, despite the fact he also claimed the same thing would happen on September 6, 1994. Here's what he said recently in regards to that little boo-boo:

"At that time there was a lot of the Bible I had not really researched very carefully. But now, we've had the chance to do just an enormous amount of additional study and God has given us outstanding proofs that it really is going to happen."

Except, of course, if they had really done their research well, they would have noticed a little verse in the Book of Matthew, chapter 24, which says:

"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."

Anywho, the most disturbing part of all of this is that some of these nutjobs want to euthanize their pets before tomorrow. Sad but true.

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Of course, if the Rapture doesn't happen tomorrow, then maybe the zombie apocalypse will. And because of this, I've lowered the price of The Dishonored Dead to 99 cents for a limited time on Amazon (US and UK) and Barnes & Noble. Get it before the zombies get you!

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Finally, with no thanks to Netflix, I've been watching through all the back episodes of Scrubs. I didn't realize I had already seen as many seasons as I apparently had. But I finally got to season six, a new season for me, which aired back in 2007. And think how pleasantly surprised I was when, during episode 124 entitled "His Story IV," which talks about the Iraq war, the janitor made a startling prediction.


That was four years ago, folks. Maybe these nutjobs should look to Sacred Heart's janitor for new outlook after tomorrow's faux pas.