All Ye Need to Know: A Novella About Beer, Trivia, and Fragile Egos.

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty, —that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."

John Keats

Just shy of his 50th birthday, Jarvis Bagley’s life has become an awful cliché.  Long divorced, long single, estranged from his children, working an unfulfilling job, Jarvis has long since dropped courtesy and decorum for acrimony and rancor. 

So lost is he in his contempt for others, that he finds his most meaningful relationships interacting with his favorite craft beers and the anthropomorphized caricatures he turns them into.

His lone solace is competing Tuesday night trivia at Grendel’s Tap & Pub.  His greatest dream is winning the coveted Saxon Keg—the Pub’s prize awarded to the best trivia team of the year.

But if he wants to win the Keg, and maybe put his life in some kind of order, he’s going to have to put together a winning team.  Worse yet, he’s going to have to get along with the real people who will form it.

Note No. 1:  Chapter One originally appeared at Indianaontap.com.

Note No. 2:  This novella contains a high degree of “salty” language.  Anyone likely to be offended by such language should be advised.

Chapter One Available Now. Click the image above to read.

Featured Image Credit: “Bar at the Reindeer pub Norwich” by Roger Blackwell is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Donovan Wheeler
Author: Donovan Wheeler

Wheeler proudly teaches English to a horde of bright and lovably obnoxious high school seniors in a small college town. He has written in the past for Indiana on Tap and STATE Magazine, and is an occasional contributor to NUVO, Indy's alternate news website. Since picking up the guitar three years, he can now play a dozens songs while singing them quite badly.

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