About

The Lawn-Cutting Crew: a humor blog. It's like a comic strip ... but without the drawings.

The gist:

“The Lawn-Cutting Crew” is a humorous fiction blog featuring self-contained chapters and lighthearted laughs.

It’s not an online novel or a continuing story. You don’t have to start at the beginning to understand it. While some fiction blogs are published in serialized installments, “The-Lawn-Cutting Crew” is a little bit different. Each entry stands on its own — just like a regular blog. 

In that way, it’s a lot like a newspaper comic strip, except it’s told in words instead of drawings. You can read a chapter one day and return weeks later without missing a beat. Feel free to jump right in, the way you would any normal blog or comic strip. (And better yet, subscribe below for updates, so that you never miss any content!)

The story:

Peter Goodwinter is a recent college graduate who can’t find a job in his chosen field. For him, entering the workforce with a journalism degree has been like marching into battle with a fife. So now, the only thing bigger than the chip on his shoulder is his massive student loan.

Mired in a professional purgatory before his career has even begun, Peter accepts a minimum-wage job mowing lawns. His boss is Crew Leader Carl, a greasy-haired, rotten-toothed redneck who arrives at work each morning with a gin-induced hangover.

Overeducated and underemployed, all Peter can do is keep a shovel in his hand and a smile on his face … all while daydreaming of an office job that provides opportunities for development (as well as air conditioning). 

Whether you’re white-collar or blue-collar, high-ranking or no-ranking, “The Lawn-Cutting Crew” is a rib-tickling blog intended for worker bees everywhere. Boasting laugh-out-loud storylines combined with witty, hilarious dialogue, it’s sure to keep away the workplace blues. Subscribe below today to receive updates!

The writer:

Hi there! My name is Allen. I’m a humorist and fiction writer, but not a cartoonist. Not even close. I always wanted to create a comic strip, but I have no artistic talent whatsoever. None. Even my stick-figures look distorted, with legs coming out of the head and hands that look like bear claws. And that’s when I’m really trying.

So, given my complete lack of artistic talent, I devised “The Lawn-Cutting Crew” as a “comic strip without drawings” that’s told in self-contained, episodic chapters. It’s written in first-person from the perspective of its main character, Peter Goodwinter.

When I first tried the concept in 2017, people thought Peter was a real-life person blogging about his real-life experiences. They left consoling comments like, “Hang in there, kid. You’ll find your dream job someday.” Or, “Toughen up, you crybaby loser. You should be grateful you have a job at all!” So this time, I wanted to make it clear that this blog is fictional. I make it all up. (Well, except for the part about me not being able to draw. That much is true. I’m horrible.) 

I’m also the author of two books: a collection of humor titled Unorthodox Behavior, and a collection of fiction titled Dying for Eternity. Both are available on Amazon. I hope you’ll check them out!

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