SCHMOE is a brand of fiction exclusively for weightlifters, bodybuilders and gym goers. It is a form of flash fiction at the moment, which means small segments of self-contained stories, scenes or sketches ranging from a couple of hundred to over a thousand words. This means that you can digest it in small bite-sized pieces, just about anywhere.
Not everyone likes to read chunky fat novels. They can take weeks if not months to finish. These short morsels can put a smile on your face in minutes. Think of SCHMOE as a fictional magazine. Apart from glossy pictures, what do the best magazines offer? Education? Entertainment? This too. And told by a storyteller, not some journo (will all due respect). Never mind you can't beat it—you can't find it. Not like this.
There are people out there who this content will really resonate with. You might be one of them. If you love training and you love reading fiction then this is for you, no question about it. You’ll find inspiration and laughter throughout.
Heard of a film called The Wrestler, starring Mickey Rourke? Art Till Death predicts a film called The Bodybuilder in the not-so-distant future.
Don’t fear if you are not an iron-pumping freakazoid with tons of muscle. There is something here for anyone who steps in any kind of gym for any reason too. Keeping fit and being healthy is a mainstream preoccupation. We all have bodies to keep.
SCHMOE 1 was conceived right here from 2010 onwards. It is also available all in one place for download onto Kindle, where it can be read seamlessly. SCHMOE 2 is brand new material and will not be viewable here at all unfortunately. There will be no more fiction here actually, apart from occasional samples maybe. But plenty to look forward too.
This ‘niche’ challenge has the odds stacked against it but is quite exciting all the same.