Amazon Original Stories presents This Can’t Be Happening, a collection of four original short stories from the creators of the hit storytelling live show and podcast RISK!available starting today in ebook and audiobook format and free for all Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited members. A collection of four true, fearless memoirs told by the people who lived them, these stories are a poignant and captivating look into the human condition revealing embarrassment, humility, heart and humor. The series starts with RISK! creator and host Kevin Allison sharing “Two Henrys“, his true story of growing up gay in the Midwest and the personal loss and ultimate redemption that came with it. Additional stories in the This Can’t Be Happening story collection are written and performed by Rachel Rosenthal, Mani Sheriar and Rory Scholl.

The This Can’t Be Happening four story collection is available now and it is free to all Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited members and for a-la-carte purchase for non-members at

  • Two Henrys by Kevin Allison

    Actor, comedian and RISK! creator Kevin Allison shares his fearless and funny true story of being a Catholic schoolboy growing up in 1970s Ohio and an awkward coming out.

  • Identity Thief by Rachel Rosenthal

    Who would want to steal the identity of a minimum-wage employee at a children’s museum? In this harrowing real-life detective story, a woman searches for the truth, clue after startling clue.

  • The Third Man by Mani Sheriar

    What would happen if your baby’s birth father stood for everything you despised and feared? In this profound and heartrending story, an adoptive mother is forced to discover the answer.

  • Black Sheep by Rory Scholl

    An irresponsible 20-something comic and his equally shameless grandmother join forces in this dark and rowdy story of family ties, kindred spirits, bad behavior and bribery.

This Can’t Be Happening, a four story collection curated by the creators of the hit true storytelling podcast RISK!

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