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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ v ‘The Wrong Side of History’

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is back in vogue thanks to a Hulu adaptation of it and the fevered imaginations of politicians, pundits, and the entertainment industry. And its popularity is the perfect time to reveal a long-off, in-development story I’ve outlined called, “The Wrong Side of History.”

The Handmaid’s Tale is about a fanatic taking over America and installing a Christian theocracy that oppresses women. The Hulu series has American leaders obsessed with it, saying the outlandish fantasy is more relevant than ever due to the current state of American politics and culture.
Suffice it to say that I entirely disagree with all this.
Mortal Gods: “The Wrong Side of History” is one of the chronologically last (if not the last) tales of Adam White. I have outlined the general plot but I am nowhere near completing the story or even starting to write it. Nor do I have any idea when I would start writing it. (I have announced so many other stories at this point that I have to f…
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The Stought Brothers: ‘The Mystery at the Market’ – Chapter 10

The Stought Brothers: “The Mystery at the Market” is an original story for middle grade (ages 8-12) readers. I published this short story serially here at Liberate Liberty and simultaneously at Liberty Island Magazine. Chapter 10 is the final chapter.

I published the story under the pen name, Gunner B. Summit.
Click on the “The Mystery at the Market” tag at the bottom of the post to view all the chapters of, The Stought Brothers: “The Mystery at the Market.”
The Stought Brothers: “The Mystery at the Market” By Gunner B. Summit
Chapter 10:
“We have to get out of here!” Heathcliff said.
“Wait a minute,” Reggie said. “Where’s the gun Rasheed had?”
“He must have lost it or dropped it inside the fence,” Dan said.
“So what?” Heathcliff said. “He’s still a terrorist and it’s not our job to stop him.”
“What if he gets away and hurts someone else? Or what if Al-Sayf has a backup plan to attack the hospital? Don’t we want to find that out?” Reggie asked.
“Rasheed will be able to tell us,” Dan sai…

The Stought Brothers: ‘The Mystery at the Market’ – Chapter 9

The Stought Brothers: “The Mystery at the Market” is an original story for middle grade (ages 8-12) readers. I am publishing this short story serially here at Liberate Liberty and simultaneously at Liberty Island Magazine. I will publish a new chapter each week (normally Mondays or Tuesdays) until I complete the story.
I’m publishing the story under the pen name, Gunner B. Summit.
Click on the “The Mystery at the Market” tag at the bottom of the post to view all the chapters of, The Stought Brothers: “The Mystery at the Market.”
The Stought Brothers: “The Mystery at the Market” By Gunner B. Summit
Chapter 9:
The Stought brothers and Dan told the police what had happened. They also explained that their father worked at the hospital and were worried about him. The Lagos police made sure the boys were okay. They instructed a medical team to check Heathcliff since he took a blow to his head. Reggie called their mother and told her what happened while the medical team quickly examined Heathc…

Victims as Heroes v Warriors as Heroes

Victims are our heroes. Survived an attack? You’re a hero. Survived a tough illness? You’re courageous; you’re a hero. Lived through a traumatic event through no action of your own? You’re a hero. Ours is a bizarre culture, because no one used to think of victims as heroes. Instead, people thought of warriors—killers and conquerors—as heroes. And stories can help us reclaim this rightful view of heroism. My fiction aims to do just that.
Jonathan Eig wrote, “Why You’ve Heard Of Jessica Lynch, Not Zan Hornbuckle – As Sentiment About War Evolves, Victims Grab Attention, Not Fighters,” for The Wall Street Journal in 2003. It’s a long read but the story and analysis are worth your time.
Gene Edward Veith of World Magazine noticed the article at the time of its publication and wrote a column of his own about it. Here are some of the insights he had in, “Victims as heroes – Sentimentality has replaced both martial virtues and clear thinking.”

The Stought Brothers: ‘The Mystery at the Market’ – Chapter 8

The Stought Brothers: “The Mystery at the Market” is an original story for middle grade (ages 8-12) readers. I am publishing this short story serially here at Liberate Liberty and simultaneously at Liberty Island Magazine. I will publish a new chapter each week (normally Mondays or Tuesdays) until I complete the story.
I’m publishing the story under the pen name, Gunner B. Summit.
Click on the “The Mystery at the Market” tag at the bottom of the post to view all the chapters of, The Stought Brothers: “The Mystery at the Market.”
The Stought Brothers: “The Mystery at the Market” By Gunner B. Summit
Chapter 8:
“What are you doing back here?” Dan asked the Stought brothers when they arrived at his house again. “I told you to get out of here.”
“We came back to apologize,” Reggie told him.
“We?” Heathcliff asked while looking at Reggie.
Reggie ignored him. “I’m sorry I said I wanted to record the game. I shouldn’t have done that,” he told Dan.
Dan glared at Reggie and Heathcliff.
Reggie exha…

“The First Transgender Superhuman” Continues Proving Prescient

I authored three short stories for Mortal Gods: Ignition, a book Freedom Press International published last year. The middle story was, “The First Transgender Superhuman,” which incorporated the modern obsession with the fantasy of a transgender human being in its plot. That story continues proving prescient, with America promoting transgenderism more than ever in 2017.
You can’t get away from transgenderism. People promote it in every aspect of life. I’m publishing some links to a sampling of stories from April alone just to show how much America is saturated with this promotion. I list the stories under headings related to which part of life they affect, but I offer no further commentary.
And with as relevant as the obsession with transgenderism is, be sure to purchase Mortal Gods: Ignition so you can read “The First Transgender Superhuman” (along with the other two fine stories in the book).
Culture:
--- “Popular Author: Men ‘Transition’ into Women for ‘Frivolous Reasons Like Fashi…

Original Fiction: Here’s What’s Coming Next

Mortal Gods: “HVT” finished two weeks ago or so and The Stought Brothers: “The Mystery at the Market” nears its serialized story completion. So it’s time to look at what stories are in the works here at Liberate Liberty and Liberty Island Magazine. And two of the next tales scheduled for publication are, Mortal Gods: “Sodom by the Susquehanna,” and, “Letters of Marque and Reprisal.”
Liberate Liberty has provided some glimpses of Mortal Gods: “Sodom by the Susquehanna” and “Letters of Marque and Reprisal” during the past few months. The summaries of the stories remain the same.
Also, the plan to have a looser and less consistent publication schedule for these serialized stories remains. In other words, new installments might not occur every week and might not occur on the same day of the week.
So when will the first chapter of each story be published? I don’t know yet. However, I would like for the first one of each to appear in the next two weeks. If not during this time, then before …