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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Episode 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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Episode 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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Episode 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

Episode 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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Episode 17: Identity

This week, I talk about what it means to be Scott McKinney, a writer, podcaster, boyfriend, son and brother, how I got there, and why it was hard but ultimately worth the struggle.

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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Episode 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.

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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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Episode 14: Ramblings of a Madman

This week, I recorded while having a bit of a breakdown, and explaining what was going through my brain and how I was trying to make sense of it. Scott McMadman

Episode 11: High School Cliques

Welcome to another episode of Acceptable Madness, where I talk about high school and how I struggled to find a clique that I truly fit in with. Scott McMeanGirls

Last Minute

Scott McShawshank I never knew what I would be thinking when I got here. I always assumed it would have been something about my friends and family. Don’t get me wrong there is definitely some of that but not as much as I expected. As I stand here, I think about how my family will …

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Episode 10: Morality and Intelligence

Is having good morals the highest sign of intelligence? This week on Acceptable Madness, I talked about some thoughts that I've had while growing up and reading Flowers for Algernon.

Dragon or Na?

I wrote this after watching How to Train Your Dragon and having an existential crisis... so this is what you get! I’d rather die fighting a dragon than anything else. Well, I’d also be okay with dying to some other mythological creature, my personal favorite creature is a hydra, but if Cerberus or a minotaur …

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