Author: Greg Sisco

  • Memoirs of an Uber Driver, Vol. 3

    I pick her up from the airport in the early afternoon. She’s bubbly, mid-fifties, professionally dressed. I help her put her suitcase in the trunk and when we get moving I ask where she’s coming from. “Las Vegas,” she tells me. “I was at a UFO convention.” I pause, not sure what to make of […]

  • Social Media Cleanse, Day 13

    Just about two weeks in. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, they’re all deleted. Not that Twitter or Instagram were really addictions for me. But it seemed worth deleting them all so that the Facebook addiction didn’t just resurface as a Twitter addiction or the like. Saw a quote by Walter Kirn a few months ago (via Twitter, […]

  • Memoirs of an Uber Driver, Vol. 2

    She’s in the middle of telling me a story about an Instacart employee who was friendly but had a naive quality about her. “You know, one of those young people without a lot of life experience,” she says, then asks, “What are you, about thirty-six?” “Thirty-three?” I tell her. “Oh wow, you’re the same age […]

  • Memoirs of an Uber Driver, Vol. 1

    I pick him up just after midnight on a bridge overlooking the river. He’s far away from any businesses or residences, and he’s alone. One wonders what brought him out here tonight. He leans in through the window to check that this is his ride. He has a goatee, a wallet chain, and a shirt […]

  • The Exposure Addiction Trap

    (a version of this post first appeared in my monthly subscriber-only newsletter) “There won’t be any money, but it will be great exposure,” says some suit to a hungry artist, and she rolls her eyes because it’s become such a cliche. Does that line still work on anybody? she wonders. Everywhere on social media she […]

  • My Pizza Horror Story Will Go Out To Newsletter Subscribers on June 1st

    The headline kind of says it all, especially for those who already know what I mean by “pizza horror”, but for those not in the know, oh please, let me be the first to spin this amusing tale for you. (If you already know about pizza horror and just want to sign up, scroll to […]

  • On (My) Social Media Addiction

    At the beginning of the pandemic, just for a few weeks, there was a moment when I felt a sudden love of social media I hadn’t felt in years. We were being told to go home, to stay inside, and none of us had a good idea of what was going on just yet. A […]

  • New Short Story and Newsletter

    In the post that I put up last month, I mentioned that I want to get away from social media over the course of the next few months and have this blog be my online home instead. My last month has been spent moving and getting settled in a new place and I haven’t found […]

  • The 8-year journey of “In Nightmares We’re Alone”

    On March 15, my novel In Nightmares We’re Alone will be released from Off Limits Press (it is currently available for pre-order from their online store). This marks a finish line (or at least the latest milestone) for a project that has had a long and odd ride through my head and the world, and which holds a […]