Title: Florida Man: Battle of the Five Meth Labs: A Love Story
Genre(s): Literary Fiction, Comedy (speculative)
Tags: adventure, anxiety, biracial, entropy, fiction, florida, funny, general fiction, humor, literary, literary fiction, love story, monkey, random, romance, satire (excluded some non-tags)
Main Lead: Male
VB Assessment Score: PDE 2 CDD 2 SWB 3 || TQ 3 SV 3 || Overall: 13
Number of Chapters: 50
Chapter Length: Medium
Reading Level: High
Date of First Release: June 15, 2020
Date of Last Update: October 4, 2020 (estimation based on comments)
VB Reviewed? No
Available on Platform(s): Wattpad
Number of Views: 1.1K
Number of Reviews: N/A
Rupert is an anxiety-ridden, panic attack-prone, six-foot-ten, 42-year-old biracial man working for the Spliphsonian museum in Washington DC-the only entropologist with naught above a high school degree-and passively crushing on a co-worker, Leenda, from a distance. Quite suddenly, he is sent to Florida to secretly infiltrate a federally funded, museum-sponsored work program for drug addicts, and evaluate it. Failure to do so will result in demotion to the janitorial job he’d originally applied for.
Once there, Rupert pushes through his many anxieties and gets caught up in four meth-producing enterprises operated by assorted bosses and cookers of varying degrees of insanity-bona fide Florida Men (and Women). He finds, in short order, that his anxiety retreats in the face of people more socially inept than himself, and soon, he is planning to start his own meth super lab, intent on putting these low-rent meth dealers out of business and winning Leenda’s heart in the process-he will become Florida Man. But, the bosses have something else in mind. Inevitably, entropy kicks in and his plans begin to fall apart.
Through panic attacks and self-doubt, moments of clarity and insanity, and through a reality bordering the egregiously questionable, Rupert finds the mental, emotional, and physical strength to save the day-or does he? What exactly is it his friend, Jesus, gives him to smoke? If he thinks Florida is strange, things will surely become significantly stranger. . . .
Story Post Last Updated: December 3, 2020