George Berger edited the summary of Stanley and His Sword Thursday, July 28, 2011.
The story begins when Stanley, the unfortunately average assistant manager of an airport convenience store, receives--either through a mistake by a large e-commerce website, or the subtle and mysterious machinations of fate--a sword in the mail. When, a few days later, he meets a self-professed invisible white-supremacist ninja assassin that is, coincidentally, in desperate need of a sword, Stanley decides that perhaps he was destined to provide the ninja his sword, and strikes a deal with him: the ninja helps Stanley meet women, and Stanley gives him the sword in time for his next assassination. The ninja's plan to have Stanley meet women end abruptly with the ninja being arrested for trespassing and property damage, and leaves Stanley dejected, but still in possession of his sword. However, a chance meeting soon leads to Stanley going on a date with a very unusual woman, who, when their romantic rendezvous is interrupted by a mythical creature, makes him an offer he can't possibly refuse. She'll give him what he wants most in life--all he has to do is kill the creature... and feed it to her. With his heart's desire on the line, Stanley gives that hero thing the ol' college try. Is he fated to be a hero, to slay the monster, get the girl, and live happily ever after? Well, he's got a big shiny sword, that must count for something, right?