Ben Parzybok

will forget your name, and feel very badly about it

New story on the theme of ‘Launch’

Reading Local asked a few other writers to contribute a piece for their re-launching this Summer.

My piece on the theme is now out. It’s a strange little cubicle-landia, ad-agency piece, entitled “Launch Night at Dante’s Ad Agency“, and in the spirit of James Frey, that pretty much happened to me exactly.

My fellow writing-group member Karen Munro had her piece on the same theme (though a different sort of launch) come out last week. It’s called ‘Flight Suit‘, and it’s a great piece. Check it out.

Author: Benjamin Parzybok

My name is Ben Parzybok and I'm a novelist and programmer living in Portland, OR. @sparkwatson



  1. Hey Ben, Enjoyed reading this story….although oddly, some parts hit close to my cubicle.

  2. Thanks Nate – yes, I can imagine. My current book, inevitably, has bits of agency-life in it too. No *particular* individuals, but wee bits of everybody.
    I can’t help myself…

  3. I like “Dante’s” a lot.

    “Stupidity is the mother of repetition” is one of the funniest lines I’ve read in months.

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