My short story "Gold and Ivory" appears at the end of this collection of anti-Trump science fiction stories and essays.
-- Cobalt Jade
Alternative Truths III: Endgame is the final volume in the best-selling Alternative Truths series from B Cubed Press. Edited by Bob Brown and Jess Faraday, Endgame features 30 of today’s best writers and political thinkers taking a look forward at possible outcomes of our political decisions.
Humor and satire reign supreme in this collection. If you want to laugh, read Jim Wright’s “Bathroom Breakdown,” a side-splitting vision of Donald J. Trump at his best or follow the antics of a beleaguered Attorney General in Debora Godfrey’s work, “No Excuses” as he tries to convince the President that he has tried and convicted Hillary Clinton.
This collection has visions of a better world as well. In Paula Hammond’s “Fortunate Son,” we explore what kind of man Donald Trump might have become had he answered his country’s call and served alongside his fellow Americans in the Vietnam War.
Most of all Endgame will make you think, with thought-provoking essays by the likes of David Gerrold and Adam-Troy Castro as they seek to share their understanding of how this happened and what do will we do.
From "Gold and Ivory" by Cobalt Jade.
They crept over to the bureau. Maisie knew It was kept in the lower drawer, the same place her and her brother’s birth certificates were kept along with other important papers. After the last holiday she had glimpsed Grandma sliding the drawer shut when the day’s festivities were over, the last of the s’mores consumed.
The girls knelt on the rug before the drawer. “Ready?” Maisie whispered. Wren nodded.
Maisie opened the drawer and rooted around. In the back, behind the balled-up woolen socks worn only in winter, her hand grasped the box and pulled it out.READ MORE
The box was wrapped in a short-napped velvet cloth, which made Maisie think of grown-up things like bottles of bourbon and fancy dresses worn at parties. She unwrapped it in the August heat as the ceiling fan steadily clacked. The box was made of cardboard and had once held jewelry. She took off the lid and held displayed the interior to Wren in her small, soft hands.
Wren’s anticipation turned to disappointment. “That’s it?”COLLAPSE
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