25: Perception of Mental Illness

The best way to raise awareness about mental illness is by talking about it, but that doesn't mean anyone needs to be treated differently. It's more about education than it is a change in action and opinion. Scott McCognizance

Ingrown Toenail

I'm either a closet sociopath or the stuff I write is stuff that everyone thinks about but doesn't say aloud. No matter which is true, I'm not worried about it. Scott McPodiatrist The parking lot was unpaved and bumpy, shaking the car like it was like a pirate ship sailing over the seven seas. Only …

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23: Inspiration

When it comes to mental health, there are a lot of ways that people try to feel better about it. Some try to develop a better understanding of what's going on with them, others like to find like-minded individuals and stick with them, while others struggle to find any way to deal with their brain. …

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Free Firewood

This is something that I think is pretty comedic. I used journal entries as the way to tell the story since I recently finished Bram Stoker's Dracula and I wanted to experiment. Personally, I thought the piece was interesting and spawned simply by me driving passed a pile of free firewood and letting my fucked …

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22: Compliments

Compliments are weird. They make the giver feel vulnerable and they can potentially make the receiver feel the same way, but that doesn't mean they're all bad. This week I talk about the importance of compliments and why it doesn't hurt to give more.

Wading Through the River Styx

My Achilles Heel is my love of writing, but my fear of rejection. Scott McMythology The cold stream covers my feet and ankles flows slowly, like sap from the tree. Each step forward is not one that I take due to my own accord, but rather the sands of time driving my wet, naked feet …

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21: Please and Thank You

I know that this is one of those topics where most people will think "why does this matter," or "is Scott losing his mind? I learned this in the first grade." Just hear me out and see why I think that saying please and thank you is more important when you're an adult than it …

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Dinner Party

This piece is graphic. It is entirely a work of fiction and does not reflect my view of the world. There is crime, racial terminology and other undesirable viewpoints that were used to reflect the era that this work took place in. It is not meant to offend anyone, so do not read it unless …

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19: Social Media

Oh social media, when will I ever understand you? This week I talk about why I don't post super often, and what kind of brand I want Acceptable Madness, and myself, to become. - Scott McFacebook

18: Arrogance

Welcome back to another episode of Acceptable Madness! This time, I talk about something that I had a hard time moving passed, and that's being a pompous asshole. I'm sure a lot of people still think I am very arrogant, but changing opinions is a long process and one that I'll gladly take on. Scott …

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The Shining

*Spoilers* It's been awhile since I've done a book review so I wanted to take some time to write one now. I just finished The Shining, a book that I'm sure you've at least heard of from Stephen King. The book was 659 pages, and I was able to finish it in four days with …

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Letter to a Critic

I wrote this with a singular person in mind, but I'm sure it applies to many. Scott McFuckoff I have no problem if you don’t enjoy my writing. If you find it shallow and undeveloped, that’s your opinion and I’m sure that others feel the same way. No matter what type of constructive criticism you …

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16: Naysayers

Welcome back to Acceptable Madness! In this episode, I talk about those people out there that, no matter what you say, won't believe you when you say you're stuggling. Just remember that there are always people out there that care about you, and that I'm one of those people.

Quick Update

Hello everyone! Sorry for not posting as much on here recently. I've really been trying to focus on writing a new book and that's taking a lot of my time and haven't been writing as many shorts. Here's a quick update about what's going on with me! As I said, I'm working on a new …

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