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.
Of course the United States Space Force (much less it having an actual “Academy”) will never happen. Honestly I don’t care. The fact that on June 18th, 2018, President Trump dared declare such a thing it at all is what makes it so amazing and so logical (as Spock would say).
I came-of-age seeing “2001: A Space Odyssey” on a Cinerama screen in 1968 in West Hartford, Connecticut, so Trump certainly saw that same mind-blowing, feels like you are riding in an earth-to-moon shuttle flick, too, just that he was somewhere near his New York City home. And while I sat mesmerized in front of a modest black & white TV for the original Star Trek episodes as they aired, forced to practice Patience, week by week, Trump likely watched them all, too, only in brilliant color on a luxury-model TV. (I’ve gotta Thank God the only network my family’s aerial could pick up just “happened” to be NBC.)
Like me, as the 70’s became the 80’s, then the 90’s, Trump probably assumed the U.S. would get back to sending men to the moon until we had some sort of “colony” there, before at least making a vow to go beyond our moon. It was enormously disappointing when we didn’t, so I think this “Space Force” fiction is Trump’s attempt to inject life into and turn the 20th century’s version of The American Space-Conquering Dream into a 21st century Space-Warrior dream.
They’re here and I’ve started shipping out the first paid orders!
USA-EKG is my first foray into the battle of the embroidered “morale patch.” It’s going into production……as we speak, so to speak.Link HERE to get the details and find and use the contact-form to request yours.
Order a t-shirt and get $2.00 off a patch by noting, “I just ordered a t-shirt so give me the SPECIAL Patch Price” in the USA-EKG’s Special Request area!
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.
One man’s Faith is another’s Folly…except for Islam, which is the slow suicide-of-The-West cut by cut by 33,306 cuts (since 9-11 alone) and which will be our utter and forever extinction, unless enough of us wake up.