Category Archives: Literary Disasters

Embrace Dystopia

My buzz is almost gone, so this’ll probably suck. I’ve been a doomer ever since I was introduced to the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction as a result of the Cold War in the ’60s.  In time, I came to … Continue reading

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The Three Ducks

Zack Bethany didn’t like bad news.  As president of Downtown Greensboro, Inc., mostly a passthrough for Business District tax revenue, his opps for relevance were limited, but he was making the best of it.  Currently, one project or another rendered … Continue reading

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The Prince of Liberty

I was watering the flowers out front at the Wife’s store recently when a couple I’d not seen in twenty years, but recognized immediately, came walking across the parking lot on the way to the restaurant next door. I hailed … Continue reading

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Erectile Narcolepsy

Jimmy Bloodran sat on the commode and stared longingly at the life size poster of a tanned and oiled Adrian Zmed from T.J Hooker and thought back again to the morning of November 3, 1979, the Greensboro Massacre and parts … Continue reading

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Edenton

To be as gods, knowing good and evil. Raymond Stafford was born in 1935, too young for WWII and not called to fight in Korea by virtue of being the only son of an aged father who needed him to … Continue reading

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First Union

Captain Zebulon Vance, USMC, Ret., ancestor and namesake of the North Carolina Civil war governor, sat quietly as ladies of the congregation decided on the particulars of upcoming events at Weaverville Baptist Church, of which he was pastor.  Not yet thirty, … Continue reading

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David Stockman: America Now Lives Under A “Perverted Regime”

Adam Taggart excerpts David Stockman‘s new book: The rise of Trump – and Bernie Sanders too – vastly transcends ordinary politics. In fact, it reaches deep into a ruined national economy that has morphed into rank casino capitalism under the … Continue reading

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