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Mortal Gods: “Presidential Pardon” – An In-progress Work

Excerpt of Adam White artwork by José Cano (2015).
© Paul Hair.
In a story that fits with current times, the in-progress, Mortal Gods: “Presidential Pardon” will deal with subversion and espionage, national security, injustice and justice, and the power of the presidential pardon.

Spying and treason accusations are all the rage in the news. So “Presidential Pardon” will be a short story in the Mortal Gods universe that will fit right in with the times. There will be espionage and betrayal in the story, with some people supporting it and others opposing it. There will be accusations of injustice followed by demands for justice. Some people become very outraged with what has happened and this leads to further conflict between characters.

Adam White is again the protagonist of this tale and through it all he will face difficult circumstances where he must make tough choices.

So how does the power of the presidential pardon factor into the plot? You’ll have to read the story to find out. I’ll only say that it is an important factor throughout the tale and a wholly appropriate title for the short story.

I haven’t yet scheduled a date for when I’ll start publishing “Presidential Pardon,” since other stories have priority over it.

But as is with most of the stories I’m currently writing, I plan to publish it serially here at Liberate Liberty and simultaneously at Liberty Island Magazine. And as always, if you’d like to see original, commissioned artwork for this story (instead of my sketches and other creations), you can help towards that end by purchasing my published books and by contributing to me for my published work at Liberty Island Magazine through the PayPal link that is posted there.

No guarantees of original artwork with any purchases of my books or contributions to me, but that is the only way of there being any possibility of original artwork. Furthermore, it supports my writing, including all the free stories I have already published and that I am about to publish.