If I ever have the spare bucks to develop my own tropical island vacation spot…
Even with everyday pricing wa-a-ay below “Teespring-Suggested-Price,” I still make a few bucks. And until a design gets censored, it beats stencil-printing them myself…no waiting on blank-shirts or USPS hassles!
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
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!
Who am I trying to kid? I’ve taken a few t-shirt orders already and am happy happy happy to take one from YOU before or after May 1st!
The “Foosa” shirts are now available.
Let’s be politically-insensitive together, shall we?
I have placed even more of my favorite and most loyal designs up on the T-Shirts page. Notice also a brand new preparation-plus-productivity-inspiring, “Tempus Fugit,” in honor of valient blogger brother.
When you order shirts from me, good citizen, remember the procedure I, your hard working fellow comred, must follow. I’ll first order the base “plain” shirt from one of my online good-thinking loyal-working t-shirt sources, so although I haven’t noted it anywhere previously, you are now hearing it first here:
Shirts will take a minimum of 2 weeks from order to finish/shipping. But…have no fear my friends, it is not anything to do with evil boss-owners. I always always always insist on proper coffee-, lunch-, and smoke- breaks. (I have a grand Workers’ Paradise of a Dream, though, of that great and glorious day when I can keep blank shirts on a sturdy work-shelf, close by the place of my artisan laboring…)
So keep saving those rubles. (Sh-h-h. Between you and me, an easy-to-reach savings goal is $25.00 shirt, which = only only only 1453 RUB + shipping.) (U.S.Amerika only, sorry).
Listened to an eye-opening interview that Stefan Molyneux had with Gabe Hoffman, a principal on a documentary called, “An Open Secret,” about the child-rape business endemic in Hollywood. I guarrentee you will feel as incensed as I do after you watch it, for free, on VIMEO here. Please share it widely. More of us need to withhold what that industry craves more than it does our little boys…our box-office bucks.
There is only one truly just “sentence” for this kind of Evil: death.
Nah. It’s another t-shirt joint. But one where censorship is verboten, ja?
To see what I have “in store” so far, go to the menu or t-shirt tab at the top.