Ship Of Theseus: A Novel



In 2006, writer Wayne Bird loses his girlfriend Sally (AKA: VD) to a heroin overdose while housesitting for Dorothy, an art dealer. Isolated in Dorothy’s haunted apartment and surrounded by her vivid, surreal collection of paintings, Bird parties, hits on the vampire from downstairs, and obsesses over the Skyrat video game he can’t beat… Anything to avoid his grief. Deeply depressed, his grip on reality crumbles, the apartment’s ghosts close in, and his own demons threaten to consume him. Literally.


However, transported to the plague-ridden Earth of a parallel reality, Wayne finds his purpose and new love as a freedom fighting journalist. Nearly 150 years after we first meet him, semi-retired and working as a creative writing teacher at Green City High School, Mr. Bird comes face to face with the Skyrat, the superhero he made up when he was only seven years old. When Skyrat accepts a crucial mission from Bird, he gets mixed up with math worshipping cultists, a pair of questionably ethical cops, a hive-minded street gang, a skin-shedding monster, and a crime boss with a vendetta against a warlord in the Evil East.


Is Wayne Bird’s entanglement with Skyrat a coincidence? A cosmic inevitability? The senility of an old man?


Or could it be fate....


Prepare to question your own reality as you join Wayne and Skyrat to embark on the strangest adventure in this dimension! Ship Of Theseus is available now!



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SHIP OF THESEUS: VIDEOBOOK

Part I: When We Are Inhuman - Chapter 1
Isolated and on a vicious inward spiral after his girlfriend’s heroin overdose, Wayne Bird mourns and gets drunk with his well-wishing visitors while house-sitting for Dorothy.

Written, edited, and read by Jeremiah Strickland. 
Music by for algernon.

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Part I: When We Are Inhuman - Chapter 2
Desperate to make a connection, Wayne awkwardly hits on the “vampire” from the downstairs apartment. Later, an old friend makes a return visit, and the ghosts in Dorothy’s apartment have something to say about it.

Written, edited, and read by Jeremiah Strickland. Music by for algernon.

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Part I: When We Are Inhuman - Chapter 3

Struggling to grieve the death of his girlfriend, connect with Jasmine, or defeat the video game he’s obsessed with, Wayne’s grip on reality crumbles as the ghosts in Dorothy’s apartment close in on him.

Written, edited, and read by Jeremiah Strickland. Music by for algernon.

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Part II: Gangs Of Green City - Episode 1: The Lost Encampment


...Meanwhile, 150 years later…

Scott and his mother Callie make an important delivery to a desperate refugee camp in the Evil East, where they face off against a hive-minded Tony Triad. We learn about harsh realities of life in Green City and are introduced to the futuristic walled island city in all her circular glory.

Performed by Nate Starr. Audio produced by GWF Entertainment. Written by Jeremiah Strickland. Music and video by Shiny Red Nothing.

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Part II: Gangs Of Green City - Episode 2: Go Beserk

Skyrat fumbles a rescue. Espie grows up before our mind’s eye. Berserker makes an entrance. Mr Bird reveals a secret.
Written by Jeremiah Strickland. Performed by Nate Starr. Audio produced by GWF Entertainment. Song: “Espie, Believe In Me” by for Algernon. Music and video by Shiny Red Nothing.

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Part II: Gangs Of Green City - Episode 3: We Gotta Go Now

 Skyrat accepts a mission from Mr Bird, putting him in the middle of Bog and Laser’s intelligence operation and in the crosshairs of the Louies. 

Performed by Nate Starr. Audio produced by GWF Entertainment. Written by Jeremiah Strickland. Music and video by Shiny Red Nothing.

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Part II: Gangs Of Green City - Episode 4: Showdown At Louie’s Pawn

Bog and Laser get the upper hand on Skyrat. Espie and Scott run into trouble with xenophobic Louies on their way to the Temple Of Divine Geometry. Skyrat confronts Louie Louie on her home turf.

Written by Jeremiah Strickland. Performed by Nate Starr. Audio produced by GWF Entertainment. Music and video by Shiny Red Nothing.


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