About: Amoeba’s Lorica

Lorica of the amoeba Arcella

Lorica of the amoeba Arcella

Essays, fiction, verse, and other fragments of virtual noise by O Ceallaigh (OC; aka YFNA, Your Friendly Neighborhood Amoeba), literary agent for Dude and Dude and all the rest.

(Lorica is the name for a loose-fitting, hard shell that is found surrounding the cells of various species of amoebae and other protozoa and algae. The lorica serves as shelter and protection from attack; one can call it the amoeba’s ‘home’.)

Sampler:

Essays

A5714 (12 May 2019)

Advice for Graduates (9 June 2019)

Blue Zone Blues [with the Dudes, He and She, Kris an’ Murphy] (27 May 2017)

Covenant (20 May 2018)

The Critical Condition of Critical Thinking (30 July 2017)

Fifteen Years After (10 September 2016)

The Greatest Hits of Your Life (4 August 2019)

History is Bunker (9 March 2013)

Indistinguishable From Magic (2 January 2017)

Of Girlfriends, Instrumentals, and the Battle Hymn of the Republic (27 April 2014 and 18 August 2018)

Open Letter to Wannabe Scientists (24 September 2015)

Pivot Point (14 October 2013)

Signs (23 February 2017)

The Unbearable Lightness of Hawaiian Sushi Wrapper (9 April 2017)

Weiner Malgré Lui (21 June 2015)

The White Feather (A Memorial Day Musing) (24 May 2015)

Fiction: AI series

Airplane Mode (21 October 2018)

Consequences (24 December 2018)

Fiction: Faux News

AmerExit (25 September 2016)

Can’tabis (2 December 2018)

Learning to Scroll (15 May 2017)

Fiction: Selective Service series

1. Selective Service (8 October 2016)

2. They Also Serve (29 January 2017)

3. Archive Service (11 July 2017)

Pop Goes the Ulation (12 November 2018; coda to Kris ‘n Murphy dialogue)

4. Hard Service (10 March 2019)

Fiction: The Scientist

Here Fell Don Isbell (1 May 2016)

Long Sunset (18 October 2018)

On the Street Where They Think That You Live (1 October 2013)

Whom Fortune Favors (26 August 2018)

Fiction: Various Tall Tales

Administering Human Sexuality (26 May 2017)

Antsy (10 November 2019)

Alternative Fear (3 July 2017)

Bleater’s Bane (A Fable) (26 November 2017)

Eat No Fat (16 September 2018)

Ever Last-ing (12 November 2017)

For a Few Dollars Less (10 June 2015)

Groundhog Day: The Jung And the Restless (4 February 2018)

Joseph’s Dream (Recalculated For This Meridian) (10 December 2017)

Just Another Routine Callout (31 August 2013)

Killer (14 August 2018)

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (A Fable) (3 September 2017)

Me-Ning (22 September 2018)

The Playing of Taps (26 May 2012)

Smoke Scream (10 April 2018)

The Wings of the Reaper (27 March 2016)

Verse

The Earth Is Flat (12 August 2017)

The Fight Before Christmas (22 December 2018)

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