Tax Time at

Well I started putting together my taxes via TurboTax. I used to pay a pretty penny to have those done. No easy task, last year the whole printout was 72 pages long. I sent it via the internet and got a rebate in a week. Besides I usually get a couple of gift cards from Best-Buy each Christmas, so I only spend about $20.

Speaking of taxes, back in the day, pictures on were stolen from the web. But since we have millions of visitors, I can’t do that anymore. I legally purchased the photos used in the genre sections of with money obtained by

How is this related to taxes you may ask?

This year, for the first time, and has a couple of sponsors. Together, they actually pay for the money I spend on domain names, server space and what-not. I legally claimed the site as a hobby that pays for itself.

Since the inspiration for the site has always been fueled by drunken stupors, I decided to fill out IRS form 6478 as a deduction for Apparently you can get a deduction if alcohol is used as a fuel in your business. Since MyStrangeStories and are both fueled by alcohol, I included receipts for all the beer I consume. It really ads up! Spending about $50 a month, I should be able to deduct about $6000.


And now you know.

COMING NEXT…Dream, dream, and dream again!

Bob Senitram

Webmaster and editor of I obtained a bachelor's degree in micro-biology around the turn of the century but was quickly tracked down and forced to return it to its rightful owner and pay a $25 fine. *** A fan of science fiction, I started this website in 1999 as a portal for science fiction stories that have never been published. *** Completely devoid of talent, I decided to call on the public to supply content. Shortly afterwards Stephen and I started writing weekly columns and have continued to this day.

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