Posted in "Humor", Big Sis, Education, Fairytales, feminism, Guns, Liberty, Political Correctness, Politics, progressives, Writing

A politically-progressive fairytale for free…of course!

The Smashword’s blurb for “Questionable Character”:

Of course college senior Hester Primm was aware that she had a “Permanent Record.” She had been told, as had countless other school kids all their lives, to keep it clean…or suffer some vague future Consequences. Well, who’d’ve thunk that that very same P-R-scam would be pulled on her as a graduating senior in the home stretch? Not Hester, that’s for sure and all for trying to NOT do what she thought was the wrong thing. Go figure…

Trying to work-within-the-system, might-makes-right, and good-guys rush in all collide in this sober-yet-satirical look at campus politics in the 21st century.

On a side note, campus life will probably only get worse.

This one’s not humorous for sure, but still, I hope it’s as enjoyable. Let me know!

Also, none of the characters in QC are recognizable from – or clearly connected to – any of the characters in my other recent stories. Perhaps that will change in the future. 🙂

Posted in Diversity, Economics, Fairytales, feminism, Fiction, Humor, Immigration, Islam, Political Correctness, Politics, Writing

Happy “Presidential-aspirations Day!” Celebrate by reading a short-story

Smashwords’ Blurb for “No Respect”:

In the not-too-distant-Future…a snarky power-mad gender-bending Senator (with Presidential aspirations, of course) is having trouble getting respect even in the D.C. Swamp. “They” unexpectedly meet a second soulmate, in the form of a race-bending bodyguard of all people, on a history making supersonic flight back home to Texas.

Short stories as “backstory”

I’m sure I’m not the first writer to figure this out, but it’s becoming clear that the short stories I’ve written since deciding to finally work on my “response” to The Handmaid’s Tale are functioning as backstory of sorts. (Two years ago I gave mine the clunky title, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Sabayas.”*)

Have a favorite in No Respect? Stay tuned

My plan at the moment is to make the crew and passengers on the supersonic-flight in “No Respect” the main cast in my book. The short stories I’ll do over the next few weeks will, therefore, pick up on one or a pair of these folks, to fill in some Life details and show the perspective they are bringing** to a (totalitarian) Future under Islamic rule, which I see as much more realistic than any future ruled by a fundamental-Christian theocracy that Margaret Atwood’s fifty-shades-of-red-feminist fantasy novel drones on about (or pines for?).


“Dev” from Killer Fries is in this story…

…along with one other from “Killer,” because I realized I could effectively use them in the new novel I’m planning. To accomplish this I amended KF by adding a scene-setting paragraph at the beginning and a new one at the end.

The uploaded story file now includes them. Here’s the updated Smashword’s blurb:

Killer Fries…In which a recurring nightmare leaves a tough man’s man wondering, once again, which really would be scarier: settling down and having a bunch of headstrong kids, or routinely dealing with political monsters that never seem to get their comeuppance soon enough

Thanks for reading my stories!


*Sabaya is the term used by ISIS, at least, for “sex slave”

**insight into Islam and an Islamic theocracy, or total naivte

Posted in Big Sis, Diversity, Fairytales, Guns, Humor, Writing

A free short-story for your reading pleasure

Inspired by real politicians 🙂

I haven’t written any fiction for two years so I figured the best way to ease into another book project would be by getting some short stories out. This one is less than 2000 words. Now that’s short.

Please let me know if it made you chuckle at least.



UPDATE: 18 feb 2019

In order to re-cast several characters…

I realized I could effectively use the main character, Dev, in the new novel I’m planning. To accomplish this I added a scene-setting paragraph at the beginning and a new one at the end.

The story now includes them, so here’s the updated Smashword’s blurb:

Killer Fries…In which a recurring nightmare leaves a tough man’s man wondering, once again, which really would be scarier: settling down and having a bunch of headstrong kids, or routinely dealing with political monsters that never seem to get their comeuppance soon enough


UPDATE: 11 feb 2019

Teespring Shirts and more

Yup. I did it. You can get a Direct-to-Garment printed KILLER FRIES shirt from my shop over there, for as little as $14.99 (not including shipping); the mug above for $9.99. I set the prices super low compared to all their “suggested” mark-ups.

Posted in DIY, Economics, Fiction, Graphic Design, T-shirts, Writing

Taking a break from stenciling…

I’ve recently finished “running the numbers,” for tax-purposes, from my stencil-printed t-shirt hobby and I’ve decided to stop doing them for a while.


A massive “Thank-you” to all of you who allowed me to create shirts for you in 2018!


It may be hard to believe but little ‘ol’ perfectionist me makes barely above minimum wage on each shirt. I will instead, devote the majority of my creative energy on a fiction project I’ve been itching to tackle (for 2+ years…YIKES). (But I do intend to add a few of my existing designs onto the print-on-demand site, Teespring. And perhaps some new, ones. Yes, I know there is always the risk of their censorship.)

I hope you will find something else very soon in my Teespring shop that you’d also enjoy wearing – or drinking your coffee from!