My world is in pain There is war, both visible And invisible Murder and torture Ubiquitous indifference Killing for profits Sheep to the slaughter Machinations of power There is no honor in it Let the people go The many, dying for bread Thirst for clean water They are innocent Toiling for […]Read more "Pain and Toil (Haiku Series)"
Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 06.03.2017 I have been listening to footage of reporters asking a question of the White House spokesperson, “Does the President still believe that Climate Change is a hoax?” This little clip has been playing on a loop ever since T-Rump decided to pull the United […]Read more "The Fake President – Part XII"
Memorial Day is a day set aside for reflection. It is meant for us to honor our fallen dead. The meaning of this day has changed much since its founding. At its inception, it was meant to honor our African American soldiers, both the soldiers born-free and the former slaves who gave their lives, […]Read more "Memorial Day"
Nature is red in tooth and claw, or so Saint Augustine said See beneath the placid waters of the calming lake, where it is eat or be eaten There is always a bigger a fish Peer beyond the gold and purple of the meadow, flowering The snake and the fox are on the hunt, […]Read more "War and Delusion"
Emergence: Section Seven, War Division; Part Forty-three Collected Chapters Section 07, War Part 43, Division Chapters 01 The Apathetic 02 The Nihilists 03 The Atheists 04 The Traditionalists 05 The Believers 06 God Fearers 07 Martyrs #Emergence #SuperShortFiction #365SciFi @jaybotten Division; Part Forty-three, Chapter One: The Apathetic Pt. 43, Ch. 01 As the […]Read more "Emergence: Section Seven, War; Collected Parts"
Battle; Part Forty-nine, Chapter One: Evasion Pt. 49, Ch. 01 When the energy weapons powered up, the fleet separated predictably. They could not see the missiles they flew into. #Emergence Battle; Part Forty-nine, Chapter Two: Position Pt. 49, Ch. 02 Jim only had to wait. They were coming. To reach the Central Planet, […]Read more "Emergence: Section Seven, War; Part Forty-nine, Battle, Collected Chapters"
Strategy; Part Forty-eight, Chapter One: Ground Pt. 48, Ch. 01 Jim watched the drama unfold. The battle was spectacular. His aim was to draw the fleet in, and grind it to nothing. #Emergence Strategy; Part Forty-eight, Chapter Two: Time Pt. 48, Ch. 02 The ambush was over. The victory was clear. The rebels […]Read more "Emergence: Section Seven, War; Part Forty-eight, Strategy, Collected Chapters"