2020 has been a very trying year for humanity. In addition to a barely-checked viral contagion causing widespread economic distress, there are the usual cavalcade of Dear Leaders doing exactly what they do best, oppressing and dividing the rest of us. Politicians don’t have an exclusive in this regard, although sometimes it seems that way. These stories and poems are meant to humorously talk truth to power, even though we fully understand the narcissists simply won’t see themselves represented. Whether your Dear Leader is an orange-haired Wendigo, Asian Dictator, Religion, CEO, spouse, demon, or feline overlord — all are fair game in this wide-ranging collection.
As the contentious American Presidential Election campaign comes to a close, many of us could use a humorous respite and to remind ourselves the problem is not new or different, just oppression’s same old song. Take a break, read these stories — the things we worry about today will pass and new ones will emerge. This collection will take you to the next screen.
Featuring original stories and poems by Cathy Adams, Daniel Ausema, Eric Avedissian, Paul L. Bates, Jane Blanchard, Ben Boegehold, Warren Brown, Jim Courter, Devo Cutler, Derek Des Anges, Buzz Dixon, Katrina Dybzynska, Mike Ekunno, Louis Evans, Robert Morgan Fisher, Andrea Goyan, N.E. Griffin, Lauren Stoker, Jill Hand, Langley Hyde, Will Isenberg, Andrew Jensen, John H. Kalin, J.J.J. Kearns, Richard Lau, Kate Maxwell, Teresa Milbrodt, Lena Ng, Peter Ntephe, Mark Nutter, Nicole M. Pyles, Jim Robb, Jeff Seeman, Margaret S. E. Smith. Guest editor E. E. King joins this illustrious group as well as in-house authors Dan M. Kalin and Sarah M. Kalin.
Dear Leader Tales is now available for purchase at Amazon for Kindle and paperback
It is also available world-wide for order through local bookstores (reference ISBN: 9781970087130)