Lot Lizards
Short Stories,  Repeat Authors

Lot Lizards

Lot Lizards  

Lot Lizards is the latest short story from author Ryan Hyatt. You may recognize that name, as he is a repeat author in my blog, as I’ve come to thoroughly enjoy his stories. Needless to say when I found out about Lot Lizards, I had to give it a read! 

The name of this story is what originally captured my attention. Because lizards aren’t exactly the thing that comes to mind when I hear the term, “lot lizards,” and so it certainly made me curious. I find that to be one of the most interesting things about Ryan Hyatt’s style, you can’t judge his books and stories by the cover or even the title. 

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Carl the Sloth is reading Lot Lizards with me

About Lot Lizards 

In an age of unbridled greed and moral decay, these cut-throat jerks are committed to making a killing off customers. Cops responding to a routine call leads down a dark road of questionable sales tactics to a crime problem in Tucson few could have imagined. 

Thoughts on Lot Lizards 

One of the best things about reading any of Ryan Hyatt’s stories is you never know what you’re going to read. In this case, I was laughing within the first paragraph, as I imagined what was written actually happening. This isn’t the first time that has happened either. I laughed out loud when reading The Death of Rock and Roll more than once. I remember my cat looking at me like I’d lost my mind and suddenly grown horns from my forehead. 

I had been hearing about this one for a while, and I had to wonder, based on the title, what I was going to be reading. I’m never sure if I’m prepared for Ryan’s stories and what will come from them. I’ll be the first to admit that car salesmen aren’t what I think of when I think of the term “lot lizards.” That fact certainly had me intrigued and curious. 

Ryan also never gives much away in terms of the book descriptions either. So reading his stories is always an adventure. I’ve come to appreciate this fact as I read more of his stories. 

This was one of those stories where it started funny and interesting, and took a hard left turn into weird, and somehow came back around full circle to make complete sense by the end. My imagination definitely doesn’t work that way, and that is what makes stories like this so much fun. There is no predicting what I’m about to read. 

At a whopping forty pages, Lot Lizards will take you on a fun and strange adventure that is totally worth the time it takes to read it. 

Final Thoughts on Lot Lizards 

I’m calling Lot Lizards a four star read. I really enjoyed it, believe me, but it isn’t my favorite. Bob’s Pest Control and The Death of Rock and Roll are my absolute favorites from Ryan Hyatt, and Lot Lizards can’t quite reach that favorite status for me. 

But that’s my own opinion, because I’ve read so much of Ryan’s writing. Sometimes when we have favorites, others just can’t reach that same level. But that doesn’t make them bad, not by any stretch. I still absolutely recommend you give this short story a read, because it is worth it. 


Have you read Lot Lizards or any other writing from author Ryan Hyatt? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

About the Author 

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Ryan Hyatt, author of Lot Lizards

Ryan Hyatt attributes his passion for writing to an adventurous upbringing and active imagination. He was born in Tucson in 1976. Ryan and his two younger sisters spent childhood living in communities throughout Arizona and California. 

He returned to his hometown to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1999. Working as an editor for a defunct horse trade magazine, and then as an auto liability investigator, Ryan sold his car to move to Barcelona, Spain in October 2002, fed up with corporate life. 

His experiences culminated in “Friends of the Night,” an unpublished memoir written at age 25. Failing to find a job in Spain, he returned to the United States four months later destitute and despondent because his foreign conquest didn’t last. 

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Lot Lizards author Ryan Hyatt

Ryan spent the remainder of his twenties moving back and forth between Phoenix and Los Angeles working as a journalist. It was in the throes of his love/hate relationship with conservatism and liberalism, the United States and Europe, Arizona and California, music and monotony, his friends and himself, that Ryan wrote his debut novel. This second edition was reprinted in 2016.

Ryan Hyatt tells stories about your future. He is a former news reporter, columnist, and author of the Terrafide sci-fi series. He edits the satirical sci-fi news site, The La-La Lander, as well as Not Your Father’s Bedtime Stories, kids lit he creates with his daughter, author Sage Hyatt. Find him at the beach and his stories across the internet. 

Ryan holds a master’s degree in education from California State University Northridge and develops and manages literacy programs for Los Angeles schools. 

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Ryan Hyatt, author of Lot Lizards

Purchasing Lot Lizards 

If you are interested in buying the paperback version of Lot Lizards, click here.

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More From Ryan Hyatt 

Did you enjoy my review of Lot Lizards? Need another great Ryan Hyatt story? Here are my favorites! 

The Last Shimmer (Sage Hyatt) 

Psycho Therapy 

Punk Ain’t Undead 

The Death of Rock and Roll 

Rise of the Liberators 

Bob’s Pest Control


The Psychic’s Memoirs

Stay Younger Longer

The Initiates

Worlds War One

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