It’s Happening.

My first shorty story collection is available for purchase here!

The Intellectual Barbarian is a collection of twenty hilarious stories eight years in the making. Several of the silly stories in this collection have been published online, in magazines, and in anthologies; but each one has been given a fresh coat of paint and to make sure they’re as fresh and funny as they can possibly be. I hope you enjoy my first collection.

“Hilarity at its best. Colvin combines clever premises with sharp-witted humour for maximum satirical impact. Here is a risqué collection of stories constantly crossing the line so we can laugh at our own limits.” Collin Glavac, Author of Ghosts of Guatemala.

“Meet Alex Colvin, the soon-to-be-cancelled author. His biting wit and satire leaves no subject, no matter how sacred, taboo, or poetically correct, untouched. This means his collection of short stories is quite frankly, fantastic. Read it when you have the chance.” Dr. Brent Brenyo, PhD.

Humour needs to have a subject. People can get offended if a subject they care deeply about is mocked, which is completely understandable. I aim not to offend with my work, but still aim for it to be funny. Which is a difficult balance. You may not want to buy this collection if you’re particularly fond of:

  • The prosperity gospel (Prosperity theology – Wikipedia)
  • Suburbia
  • Recreational steroid use
  • Rock and roll musicians embarking on 50th anniversary concert tours
  • anthropology
  • corner store hot dogs
  • Student-run university newspapers
  • Realtors 
  • Fan fiction
  • Nickelback
  • Senior’s malls 
  • Northern Ontario
  • Existentialism
  • Alternative Medicine

The aforementioned subjects are mocked/joked about in my collection. To avoid refunds, hate mail, and death threats, please do not feel obliged to purchase this collection if you care deeply about any of these topics. 
If you do pick up a copy of this work, I would be delighted to hear your thoughts on it. I hope you and your family are keeping well in these difficult times, and here’s something silly to distract you through this uncertain era.

All the best,

Alex COlvin

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