…or Wednesday, 19 June 2019’s “Fixed-it.”
UPDATED 8 March 2019: Available on Smashwords, now. Short blurb:
Sometimes space-aliens really are out to get you, so don’t judge a space-rock by its stony exterior. The matrix might be hiding something truly mind-boggling which you (and your brain) should steer clear of. Um-m-m…NOW!
Is there a sci-fi fairytale genre? Well, there needs to be. This one will be about 9500 words and posits the actual origins of the Religion-of-Peace® (HT to Richard Dawkins). As you might imagine, I’m struggling on the final edits. (Also working to tie it into – as backstory – one of the passengers on the fictional Stratos A-29 flight in the FREE! short story called No Respect.)
I should have it up here over the weekend. It’s HERE!
p.s. If you drool over new fonts as much as I do (you poor thing), the two used on this cover (and likely on others of mine) are from the awesome FREE! font site, fontsquirrel. (Bahia & DayPosterBlack)
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’ll never call it “Patriot Day”
Tell me again why Fed-gov calls September 11th “Patriot Day?”
The 19th of April (1775) should rightfully carry that badge of courage, but Fed-gov despises individuals standing up to Tyrants like those New England colonists did way back then. That date in April has a much more important Propaganda Mission now. It’s much more useful as a red-hot illustration of the might and mayhem that the FBI/ATF/etc. can rain down on little ol’ Joe-Sixpack or David-Koresh.
“Pearl Harbor Day” (the 7th of December) should be “Patriot Day,” too
I’m betting “World Trade Center Day” was scrapped to take the attention off the (civilian) object of actual attack and the countless (civilian) victims. Have you considered the weirdness of so many things that day? Let merely the demolition-precise “collapse” of so-called Building 7 (untouched by planes or much debris) swirl in your head.
The powers-that-be can’t have Joe’s surviving sister, Suzy-Sixpack, give even a passing thought on that matter, or, or…well, she might look further.
Don’t lose your Faith
Too much thinking might cause Suzy to doubt. After doubt could come loss of Faith…and faith in her supreme leaders and their big budget Military Industrial Complex, is crucial. In a nation this large and mobile and, dare I say it, diverse, Faith in them and what they say is the most important cog in their Control-machine. They must protect her and her kind from too much Thinking.
So don’t ever wonder
What ever you do on the 11th of September, or on the 10th, 9th, or on any of the preceding or following 364 days of the year…
don’t wonder, don’t ponder, don’t ruminate on how the mighty U.S. Military Industrial Complex was completely impotent and unable to stop or at lease divert sub-sonic commercial aircraft, yet can keep you safe from any pesky “incoming!” supersonic boom-booms from the NORKS, CHICOMMS, RUSSKIES, IRAN-iacs (or other MUSLOIDS).
Don’t. Ever. Wonder.
One man’s Freedom-fighter is another’s Evil-Christian-colonizer…these two researchers are very accesible (Robert Spencer and J. Stephen Roberts) if you’d like to get a more accurate history of the lead-up-to and prosecution-of The Crusades.
Here, in a nutshell, is why Islam must be opposed.
…choking #FreeSpeech into oblivion (Note the missing blue bird!).
[Created & first pubbed (with a slightly different caption) 8 may 2015, after I attended the Draw Mohammad event in Garland TEXAS, which came under a Muslim-terror attack in full-view of traitorous FBI agent(s).]
Does the fighting-spirit always resurface when conditions require it? It appears so.
When I watched THIS #120db (120 decibels) video, I realized they were speaking to me as well as to their sisters in Europe at the proclamation, “We are the daughters of Europa!” My foremothers (and forefathers) came from England, France, and the Netherlands. To be honest, probably a couple of other locales fed my family tree, as well. What a betrayal if I turn my back on my roots, my people.
My design had to be aggressive, so I looked at Europe’s great national crests and in the end was most inspired by Poland’s. It just so happens they are one of the few countries fighting to preserve themselves against the tsunami of smartphone wielding “refugees” overwhelming Europe. I took many liberties with it, especially modifying it to reflect a desire for Peace, symbolized by the pen-point feathers, combined with the willingness for War if the attempt at peace should fail (swords visible over both shoulders).
America may have split from Britain nearly 250 years ago, but many of us descended from those British upstarts will always have more in common with the “spirit” of Europe than with cultures to the south of America.
SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM!
It’s in my Teespring store now.