In a basement apartment beneath an abandoned candy factory lives an unnamed Florida man and his roommate, Will, a stand-up comedian. After discovering Will can cook gourmet meals – though only while blackout drunk on tequila – the two begin a restaurant business, employing the audience members who regularly attend Will’s sets.
Things immediately start to get weird. Household appliances gain sentience and develop feelings; Tampa’s water system becomes tainted with psychotropics; Will keeps disappearing and reappearing, and starts going kind of mad with power; and a cult run by a man who looks like Santa may or may not be orchestrating everything from a motel in St. Petersburg.
Through it all, our Florida man keeps getting distracted by arcade games and his own thoughts.
About the Author: Chase Griffin is a novelist and short story writer from the sunny Florida Man haven of Florida. He's published stories in FIVE:2:ONE magazine and Florida Is A Verb. For work, he sells hats. Like old timey hats. Seriously.