government

Bernie House by David Castlewitz

Bernie House by David Castlewitz As president of Bernie House, Walt Diablo had a lot to lose if he got caught with contraband. That made him well suited for the mission, he reasoned, as...

Chess in Hanoi by Gary Ives

Chess in Hanoi by Gary Ives This is about my cousin Gordon who grew up rough. Nobody, including his mother Thelma, knew for certain who his father was, only that he was black. Sadly,...

Doctor Faircloth, EdD by Steve Slavin

Doctor Faircloth, EdD by Steve Slavin Elizabeth was a born self-promoter. By the time she started kindergarten, she had already figured out that the trick to getting ahead was to just tell people what...

The Boy with an Earache by Jon Wesick

The Boy with an Earache by Jon Wesick Pain! An ice pick of agony stabbed Kenny Johnson’s ear. He imagined millions of germs attacking his ear drum with microscopic pick axes and packing the...

A Nation of Sheep by Jon Wesick

A Nation of Sheep by Jon Wesick Boom, boom, boom! Boom, boom, boom! The sound of synchronized clapping and foot stomping shook the convention center’s walls. Harsh camera lights cut through the darkness to...

Saving the Scapegoat by Jenean McBrearty

Saving the Scapegoat by Jenean McBrearty I didn’t mean to intrude on the Federation neighborhood. I blame it on the foggy mist that rolled in the way it does in San Diego; it settled...

Snowden Storm by Gary Ives

Snowden Storm by Gary Ives Was it Berlin, or Moscow, Vienna and perhaps Kiev?  But where the Snowden Storm began is really inconsequential.  The important thing is how fast the Storm spread.  Within two...

The Solstice Queen by Alex Jensen

The Solstice Queen by Alex Jensen Derek Mill wrote a book about his own life. Three years ago the autobiography awarded him 750,000 dollars. This year he was awarded 150,000 dollars for writing the...