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Monday, February 11th, 2013

I Am Your Neighbor

written and created by Max Andrew Dubinsky

in 2013 i turned my screen off and looked up. what follows here is what i saw, the friends I made, and the lives that intersected mine.

these are the people you sit next to on the bus, the homeless you pass on the street, the baristas who make your coffee, and the person in line behind you.

these are my neighbors. these are their stories.

iamyourneighbor.com.


Monday, February 11th, 2013

Dislocated Novella

written by Max Andrew Dubinsky

“A humorously demented tale.”
“A roller coaster with no brakes.”
“A whirlwind thriller that’s got ‘movie’ written all over it.”
-amazon.com reviews

Plagued with insomnia and a killer hangover, William Scott – grocery store clerk and disgraced computer hacker – awakens from an alcohol-induced blackout to discover something horrific has occurred in his sleepy hometown. He drags himself out of bed to face the day, spits out a few bloody teeth, and it’s a downward spiral from there. His beloved, Valerie, has just left a panicked series of messages on his phone about evacuating before it’s too late. Clumsily investigating what happened while he slept, he discovers it is, in fact, too late, and he’s all alone to face an insidious threat lurking in the silence outside.

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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Dislocated

written and created by Max Andrew Dubinsky
illustrated by Ariel Fitzgerald Vergez || story by Matthew Desotell & Max Andrew Dubinsky

Plagued with insomnia and a killer hangover, William Scott – grocery store clerk and disgraced computer hacker – awakens from an alcohol-induced blackout to discover something horrific has occurred in his sleepy hometown. He drags himself out of bed to face the day, spits out a few bloody teeth, and it’s a downward spiral from there. His beloved, Valerie, has just left a panicked series of messages on his phone about evacuating before it’s too late. Clumsily investigating what happened while he slept, he discovers it is, in fact, too late, and he’s all alone to face an insidious threat lurking in the silence outside.

DislocatedExperience.com || @getdislocated
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

A Gentleman’s Guide to Surviving the 21st Century

written and created by Max Andrew Dubinsky
Published on October 4, 2011

available for download and viewing on all computers, smart phones, and tablets



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Read the blogs that inspired the ebook:
A Gentleman’s Guide to the 21st Century & A Gentleman’s Guide to Staying Cool in the 21st Century
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Monday, May 21st, 2012

We Can’t Go Home Again

Written by Max Andrew Dubinsky

“[Dubinsky]…beautifully paints a poignant story of redemption, forgiveness, and home. He provides an avenue of sober self-examination and exploration…navigating through shades of gray as he takes you on a journey of honest, raw healing. A must read.” -Ashley Smith, People of the Second Chance

“This book will simultaneously give you hope and leave you wrecked. This is the most raw, emotion-inducing, powerful writing I have read in a long time, maybe ever. The stories are short, but you will find yourself unable to get them out of your mind for a long time afterwards.” – Valerie Hafer


 
Within this collection of short fiction asking if any of us are beyond forgiveness is a landscape of human angst and pain in search of redemption. A college student’s sexual addiction leads to a family tragedy. A group of anarchists living on the road fall under the control of a violent leader waiting for the world to end. A young man crosses the country in an attempt to make right the decision he made choosing between the life of the woman he loved and the life of his unborn child. And two strangers who meet during a deadly traffic accident discover the greatest injuries inflicted upon us are not of the flesh, but of the heart. In this collection of short fiction woven together by human nature’s desperate desire to connect, We Can’t Go Home Again follows the lives of the broken, the lost, and the tortured soul seeking a second chance and forgiveness.

 

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in paperback or read the reviews
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Trifecta Challenge: No More Sad Days

No More Sad Days
Originally Published on April 5, 2012
Second Place Winner in the weekly Trifecta Challenge

Note: The following is my submission to Trifecta’s weekly one-word prompt where the writer is asked to use the word in its third definition, in a 33 to 333 word response. This week’s word is brain.

brain (noun) 3: something that performs the functions of a brain; especially an automatic device (as a computer) for control or computation

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“This isn’t going to hurt a bit,” he lied.

Her time had come. She’d been on the wait list since January.

“An artifact,” her mother had said, stroking her hair before bed. “My darling artifact. I cannot wait to see you smile.”

Original memories were so last summer.

She walked around with a frown. She was upside-down to everyone else’s right- side up. That’s what gave her away. She rarely smiled.

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Women, Sex, & The Honeymoon

written by Max Andrew Dubinsky
GoodWomenProject.com

“On our honeymoon, I intended to lock us away in a hotel for a week, living on nothing but sex and cigarettes. The beat generation would have been envious of my whiskey and oxytocin enduced spaceman prose, high and poetic off the aura of my Helen of Troy.

Sex is as close to perfection as any of us will ever get. In theory, one could say this is why we seek so frequently seek copulation outside of marriage. Because everything: anxiety, stress, depression, all of it, whether you love that person or not, dissolves into the stratosphere for a few near-perfect seconds when you’re tangled beneath the sheets and around each other. No drug nor drink does anything quite like it. Of course, in the case of, say, a one night stand, the crash back to planet earth from the heavenly stars above is painful enough that the only cure is to become an astronaut again.

I knew the high. I was determined, destined, desperate, to safely orbit the the earth for the rest of my life.”

Originally published by The Good Women Project on March, 29 2012. Continue reading here.

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Relevant Magazine

Making The Most of Being Single
Published by RelevantMagazine.com on September 23, 2011

“The Church has glamorized marriage. With all these good-looking, young couples around us marrying at 19 and 21, talking about how much sex they are having and how good it is to be married to their best friend. We want it, and we want it badly…

I think the Devil loves that you so desperately want to be married. You crying on your bedroom floor, begging God for a boyfriend because you can’t handle being alone. All your attention focused on finding someone to marry. He rejoices in your beliefs that you don’t think you will be happy until you find ‘the one.’

He’s got you right where he wants you: so distracted with a desperate need for a relationship, you cannot live the life God has called you to while you’re single.”

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Has America Lost Faith?
Originally published by RelevantMagazine.com on October 13, 2011

Two-hundred days ago I left Los Angeles with nothing but a duffle bag full of clothes, a laptop and a car. I drove across the country in search of faith in America. In search of God in the streets instead of the church, relying entirely on the kindness of strangers for survival…

‘Max, maybe this trip isn’t about you,’ Nick, a student at Moody Bible College said to me over breakfast a few days later. I could barely stomach the eggs and toast. ‘What if God sent you across the country to change the life of one man? One individual who might never know God if you didn’t cross paths with him. I like to think the God we serve is just big enough to orchestrate that.’

continue reading…

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Monday, May 14th, 2012

The Boy with His Heart On His Sleeve and the Girl Who Never Tried to Fix Him

The Boy with His Heart on His Sleeve and the Girl Who Never Tried to Fix Him
A short story by Max Andrew Dubinsky
Originally published by DailyLove on September 17, 2010

I was born with my heart on my sleeve. When the doctor handed me over to my mother he told her to be careful. “He’s fragile,” he said.

Mom cried when she held me, overjoyed at the prospect of raising a son who would be so in touch with his emotions.

My father sat in the corner, shaking his head, already disappointed in me like I had any say in the matter, like I wanted to be born this way.

“It’s not all that uncommon of an affliction,” the doctor tried to reassure him. “Lot’s of men carry their hearts on their sleeves.”

“I think he’s beautiful,” mom said, tears still in her eyes.

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