By Karl J.P. Smith

Karl J.P. Smith is a scientist and raconteur living in Rochester, NY. He has an audio theater podcast about bootleggers and another podcast about life in graduate school. Find him on Twitter @10centstories.

  1. “Write me an erotic story about Batman and the Queen of England. Bonus points if you get the Queen’s corgis in there somehow.” “Write me a story about a backpacker whose dying wish is a tiramisu cupcake.” “Write me a meet-cute about Cthulhu and a woman at a bar in the style of Charles Bukowski.” I say yes. Of course I say yes -- I’m the man sitting under the tree with a typewriter. In…