The Good, the Bad, the Undeserving

Why do bad things happen to good people? And why, oh why, do good things happen to bad people? They just don’t deserve ’em.

Truth is–

Bad things happen to good people.

Bad things happen to bad people.

Good things happen to good people.

Good things happen to bad people.

What’s good, and what’s bad anyway?

Who’s bad and who’s good? That’s true, too.

You’re at a swap meet. You look around at the other tables.

At the end of the day, you gather back in what you’ve brought.

And leave knowing you came out ahead.

© 2022 by Michael C. Just

Mike’s novel, The Dirt: The Journey of a Mystic Cowboy, is available in softcover or eBook formats through Amazon.

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Mike’s other titles, including The Crippy, The Mind Altar, and Canyon Calls, are available through this website or through Amazon at

Four of his short stories have recently been published online:

Lies, Ltd. has been published by The Mystery Tribune @ Lies, Ltd.: Literary Short Fiction by Michael C. Just (

The Obligate Carnivore has been published by the Scarlet Leaf Review @ Category: MICHAEL JUST – SCARLET LEAF REVIEW

I See You, Too has been published by the 96th of October @ I See You, Too – 96th of October

Offload, a short story about a man who can heal any disease, is now live and can be read at The Worlds Within at Offload – The Worlds Within