ordinary corpse —
this is bud the chud
he’s a half-dead
decomposing humanoid —
the result of a military experiment
a botched re-activation.
turning everyone into a chud
now the kids,
the police & the fbi
before the entire town gets
a blood-thirsty gang of punked-out bikers,
lust crazed sex-weasels,
a putrid, flesh-eating slime monster in the basement —
just another school day … at tromaville high.
highly radioactive sludge seeps onto campus,
morals go out the window —
mega-volt rock ‘n roll madness takes over the student body.
the mutant organism in the school basement continues to grow
& so does the virulent outbreak of bizarre & violent behavior.
it’s a crash course in genetically deranged humor
for the kids & creatures of the class of nuke ‘em high.
in the sleepy college town of crescent cove,
the killer klowns have arrived –
with popcorn guns
exploding candy boxes
projectile cream pies
& an insatiable appetite.
as the horrible harlequins
begin their onslaught,
the future looks grim.
planet earth looks like a buffet meal
for the killer klowns from outer space.
faster than a spreading germ
it’s the first superhero
from new jersey.
he french fries his foes
dry cleans the dastardly —
watch out, bad guys,
transformed from wimp to warrior
by a dip in a chemical pool,
melvin battles corruption & crime
in a small
he was 98 lbs of solid nerd
until he became
the toxic avenger.
Josh Olsen is a librarian in Flint, Michigan, and the co-creator of Gimmick Press.