David Perlmutter

David Perlmutter writes history, criticism and speculative fiction when he can find the time to do so.

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David Perlmutter is a freelance writer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is the author of America Toons In: A History of Television Animation (McFarland and Co.), The Singular Adventures Of Jefferson Ball (Amazon Kindle/Smashwords), The Pups (Booklocker.com), Certain Private Conversations and Other Stories (Aurora Publishing), Honey and Salt (Scarlet Leaf Publishing), Orthicon; or, the History of a Bad Idea (Linkville Press, forthcoming), and The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows (Rowman and Littlefield). He can be reached on Facebook at David Perlmutter-Writer, Twitter at @DKPLJW1, and Tumblr at The Musings of David Perlmutter (yesdavidperlmutterfan).

Stories · Posts

"A Hole Lotta Trouble"

Jan 7, 2019 · 3,863 words (15 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

The International League of Girls With Guns, the world's mightiest female superheroes, finds their powers and their personal relationships put to the ultimate test when they are imprisoned beneath the Earth by a fragile coalition of their enemies.

"Closing Time"

Jan 1, 2019 · 1,374 words (5 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Strange

The words of an animated cartoon character standing up to a potential destruction of the world in which her series is set by throwing a bash with her friends.

"Dinny Gets Dinged"

Dec 28, 2018 · 5,968 words (22 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

In order to prevent him from flunking a test that will affect his grade negatively, Dinsdale "Dinny" Dog is prepared to undergo a re-do of his assignment. But whether he is prepared to deal with the rigours of daily life in Gennett, Anthropomorph, to do it is another matter entirely.

"Gentle Men"

Dec 8, 2018 · 2,960 words (11 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

Characters in animated television programs do not die after their programs end. In fact, they have lives of their own, far beyond those depicted within their individual series, which are barely touched by their programs. After their series come to ends, they are often at odds as to what they are to do next. Penn, whose own series has come to an end, finds himself in this position, until he meets and befriends a support group for those whose concerns are not unlike his own.

"A Terrible Thing To Waste"

Dec 7, 2018 · 3,218 words (12 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

Cerberus, the mightiest puppy in the universe, values her vast intelligence above all her other mighty powers. So what will she do when one of her enemies actually tries to destroy her by trying to destroy her intelligence?

"F Is For-"

Nov 7, 2018 · 4,052 words (15 minutes)

Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

Three of the most powerful female superheroes try to stop the threat of interplanetary right-wing politics from invading Earth. But can even they do it in time?