Bob Brown, editor emeritus, asked me to contribute a story to his second anthology dealing with Alternative Truths, entitled “More Alternative Truths.”
It gave me an idea to finally go ahead and write a story that’s been bouncing around in my brainpan for the last several years.
Back in the 80s, when I was reading Douglas Adams, there was a line in the “Hitchhiker’s Guide” where a snarky comment was made about if a person WANTED to be President, then they should automatically be eliminated from contention. This got me thinking, and I wondered if there might be more than a little merit to that idea.
There is no doubt that we have had a cavalcade of interesting personalities inhabiting the Oval Office, and our current President is no exception.
I did a little research and discovered that at LEAST HALF of all our Presidents have suffered from some degree of mental illness during their tenure.
AT LEAST HALF.
The mind boggles.
So I tried to envision a way of getting a President into office that would circumvent the narcissists in the crowd, eliminate the mentally ill, and provide the best problem-solver we could muster, as a nation.
Folks, if you do me the favor of buying this anthology, you’ll find my story “Drafting the President” within.
But don’t buy this book just for me. Buy it for the hilarious antics of LBJ as he comes back from the dead to wreak havoc on the Trump White House in KG Anderson’s “The Right Man for the Job.”
Buy it for David Gerrold’s thoughtful foreword, or Stonekettle’s Jim Wright and his collaboration with Bobby Lee Featherston describing Trump’s renegotiation of the Ten Commandments in his “The Ten Commandments Renegotiated.”
Buy it for Mike Resnick’s “The Politicians,” a brilliant insight into just how politics is DONE, the old-fashioned way.
Buy it for Irene Radford’s “Illegal Citizens,” which will leave you gasping with dismay at what could STILL BE our future.
And, as always, authors are recompensed most when you pause to leave a thoughtful review on Amazon, to satisfy their voracious algorithms.
I hope you enjoy this anthology. (Available on November 11th. PreOrder your copy now!)