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Rangers vs. Aliens

John T. Forbes stared out of his Club’s front window and watched the waves of heat radiate off the bare concrete of formerly-busy Main Street. A year ago, downtown Fort Worth had been bustling and thriving. Amazing how a sudden alien invasion could change things. "Forbes?" He didn’t turn to look at Darren. "What now?" "Billy’s got a raid group out," said Forbes’ second-in-command. His voice was wary, as if he expected Forbes to pounce on him for something that wasn’t his fault. Not an unreasonable assumption; Forbes had to […]

Week Thirty-Nine: The Luxury Speedboat

You can read this series from the beginning here. "You are going to have to explain what it is that you’re watching," Emma said. We were in my tasteful penthouse apartment in Washington DC, a few stops on the Metro line from the office where Emma and I both worked for a progressive advocacy organization that had no formal ties with the Hillary Clinton campaign but which had several common policy interests. Or so I was told, because at that point we didn’t have any more clue than anyone else […]

PreTeena June 29-July 5, 2015

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Week Thirty-Eight: The White Walker

You can read this series from the beginning here. "The more time I spend on this campaign," Emma said, "I feel like I sold out." We were in bed together, getting ready to go to sleep so we could wake up and make our way to our office, where we would spend yet another day moving Hillary Clinton closer to the Presidency. I knew I was having my doubts about the process, and it was gratifying to hear Emma say so as well. "I know," I said. "I feel that […]

The Beast of Philadelphia

Editor’s note: This companion piece serves as a prequel to Liberty Island’s newly published novel, The Violet Crow. You can also check out author Michael Sheldon’s website at msheldon.com. On October 28, 2008, biblical rain fell in and around Philadelphia–as it had the day before. Joey Kaplan, 36, hustled through the wet swirling winds to an appointment that, he figured, could be his shot at something big. Or maybe his last chance to turn things around. He clutched the front of his trench coat tighter around his neck and pushed […]

Week Thirty-Seven: The Finnish Line

You can read this series from the beginning here. I had spent that morning making a list of every interesting fact that there was about Martin O’Malley. Unfortunately, there didn’t seem to be any interesting facts about Martin O’Malley. I was stumped. "You look bored," Aunt Joan said. I whirled around in my swivel chair to see Aunt Joan–who I think I have explained is not my aunt–standing in the opening in my cubicle with her arms folded. "I am bored," I said. "O’Malley oppo research. I’m having a hard […]

Republican Punk

"This is a book for our times." Terresa Monroe-Hamilton, NoisyRoom.net "A four-star eccentric minor classic." Aaron C. Brown, National Book Critics Circle member "Immediately grabbed my attention. Now is the time to read this book." Deborah Hamilton, Right Truth "The story is drawn with great skill and clarity. The characters are vivid and dynamic." Rob Slaven, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer "You will love the book." William D. Curnutt, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer, Vine Voice REPUBLICAN PUNK Chapter 1: May "If you’re wonderin’ why I’m upset," my editor says, "here it […]

PreTeena June 1-7, 2015

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