Edward Drobinski

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10-02-20. I have a small request. I make my books available freely here on Smashwords, and I hope that some enjoy them. However, I absolutely detest what the BLM-Antifa-“Democrat” conjunction stands for; further aided and abetted through their full agreement with the colluding co-operation clearly shown by the monopolistic, Dem-protected, e-purveyors of edited BS. I request that if you identify with this group, you do not download any of my property. I would feel horrible if I thought that I was giving gifts to the enemy. Further, if this compels you to write negative reviews or carpet bomb my books, please feel free. It’s not new to me, I don't care, and your miniscule opinions have no relevance to anything, with the possible exception of your deluded self. Thank you.

8-20-20. White House press secretary compares teachers to 'meat packers' and dismisses safety concerns

It was reported today that White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany showed little sympathy Thursday (yesterday) for teachers expressing concerns over their safety heading into school re-openings as the coronavirus outbreak persists in many areas of the country.

When asked about teachers going on strike, McEnany compared them to "meat packers."

“Look, we believe teachers are essential workers;" McEnany said. "The media never stopped working during this pandemic. Our meat packers didn't stop working during this pandemic. Our law enforcement didn't stop working during this pandemic; nor should our teachers, because America's children must come first."

This writer would like to go on record as joining the criticism of Ms. McEnany. By now, she should have learned to be more openly respectful of meat packers. If such careless speech was taken to be directed at one of the organized sacred-cow-groups this could have led to “righteously” tolerated riots, looting, arson, and further law enforcement injury in the weak-kneed, criminal-loving, Dem-libtard cities. Totally inappropriate and appalling!

3-21-20. Getting wrapped up in what seems more important than books. Books are great, but this Chinese Bat Challenging Virus is getting all the headlines now. Yeah, I said Chinese and bat; the same sources of the 2003 SARS virus. Verify that if incredulous.

Empirical evidence – The coronavirus can spread to 100% of the world’s population, killing 2-3% of it, and perhaps worst of all obliterate tons of money. The response of the medical authorities has been one which might slow its exponential growth rate to 60 MPH; thereby allowing it to run its course at a reduced speed, obstructing any and all low risk remedies with unquestioned impunity. The priority of social media commentators has been to use their time to milk the situation to make stupid politically oriented remarks about Trump, rather than question the thwarting authorities.

Conclusion – Social media commentators and health authorities are implicitly colluding to let the coronavirus run its course.

Comment – Social media commentators could just as easily post remarks of times when medical authorities did stupid things like not wash their hands before operations and apply leeches to the sick. More currently, Fauci must have been absent when the med school instructors explained the difference between a medicine and a vaccine. Either that or it went over his well-below-average-height head. A possible way to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem is to point out medicine’s mistakes and demand they release the safe possible coronavirus remedies available. If they continue to be unreasonable, further options include taking away their authority, or killing them.

Simple and indisputable; wouldn’t you say?

3-19-20. I've been meaning to blog here for some time, but have been overwhelmed by the news of the day, and the unasked questions no one has yet dared asked the ineffectual medical authorities; their "actions" some might characterize as obstructive; the fringe saying the exploding, bat-eating, Chinese Virus pandemic is being used as a diversionary device intended to promote further western interdependence and close relations with those not yet well-versed in healthy dietary considerations, apparently not interested in how that affects others than themselves.

My writing has suffered an inability to concentrate on the fiction when the reality is overwhelming, but so such entertaining diversions should. I really don't care, and hope you also only care about the important things.

Posted on GR this AM. Consider this potentially good news of a Trump announcement of a possible coronavirus cure; already in existence with all required approvals. The url has now been deleted by someone or something.
Let's see how the useless, stupid, midget at WHO tries to fuck this one up.

Less than 3 hours later. Surprise, surprise. My naivte is quite an embarrassment. WHO sister affiliate "expert" has many reservations and suggests more testing of a drug they approved a half century ago. "Test, test, test, and sequester" is apparently preferable to approved potential cure. …………. Hehehe. Are these people worth taking seriously? They must be joking. ………….. A conspiracy nutter might suspect a different agenda.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/tru...

In the face of an exponentially increasing merchant of death, it seems so simply true to say "Ignore those WHO would find 'reasons' to obstruct," that current obstruction that of one of their own approved medications.

One militaristic in reviled, but needed background might just say; "Off with their heads."

Be safe and well, but also realize that the longer you allow the authorities to dictate your options, the sooner you will have none.

8-2-19. I started writing upon retirement about eight years ago. With that, I continued my lifelong pattern of getting a fast start and then fizzling. Hehe. This time it was just a hobby. I continue on, my primary intent, other than engaging in a cost-free, time filling dalliance, is to give the reader a pleasant, few hours experience; intended entertainment value, as opposed to anything more meaningful, my priority.

Unlike most indies, I don't get upset if you don't like the book. I'd rather you did, but if you don't just cut it after 5-10 pages. No one is obliged to suffer.

Not counting one baseball book, I write fiction. Different topics are covered, but there is a disproportionately slight weighting toward crime and talking animals. The latter was first intended to be for children, but it turned out to encompass others as well.

P.S. Sometimes a delivered indie document is not all it should be; fault widespread. Mostly mine, as without effort or intent, I'm a computer klutz. If quality issues are your case, just e-mail me at sumcanps@aol. com and I'll be glad to forward an apology and a good pdf, doc, docx, html; mobi a problem. PDF seems to work well regularly reasonably well whatever the source; and the rest sketchy.

A gigantic thank you to Smashwords for kindly granting the indie maximized options under the constraints of the IT stuff. That is a commentary directed at the net in general or me only , as if it takes more computer work to maximize sales, I just won't maximize them. As a retiree that's OK; at most a 61 year old's, 70 re-write of a "youth" inspired, Edonistic ignorance. "Why do we have to grow old?"

9-10-19. I am most appreciative of the Smashwords' tech help I've thankfully received mostly regarding the required formatting, which is quite difficult without prolonged personal attention for one not computer savvy, like me and most of the post millennials. Thank you Smashwords and thank you Mr. Coker. As far as I'm concerned your efforts have provided a venue wherein indies have been given a mike.

It seems a seductive shame that other sites seem to make things easier while their results provide nothing more than an illusory, provocatively simple entrée into lit. It is a further shame that their easy and seductive jokes continue their intended, totally mercenary, shame engendered is still mathematically confirmed.

I guess that the best we can do is laugh.

Later that day. Hi again. Don't want to seem so serous. ……………….. Mostly. To be compelled to do that eliminates one from the "cool' list and minimizes the parties to which one is invited. It's kind of a convoluted, non-obvious story; but one which those who have been there quietly understand, while those who have not been never can. It's not their fault to have been given attributes which are consistent with the notion of the popularity we all lie about desiring, saying that it doesn't matter, with some degree of momentary "truth," which negates every pre-dawn vision/dream we dream in a sun-hidden nirvana, most prompted by the wonderful, innocent kitten who just seeks play, food, and refreshed water; thankfully disturbing our sleep with the periodic claw they gradually come to understand can hurt and hold back and thereby on.

The cats sleep while it is light; so I guess the best thing I can do during the day, is something which might have something to do with someone's idea of lit or attempts at an entertainment dismissed, shortly after the pretension taken as implied wears off, with its wrongfully construed sense of being unique; that mis-stated thanks to the inadequacy of words.

Hey readers. Peace and love. It's really much simpler than the words make it sound. Trust me? I wouldn't.
Displaced Snippets of Bayonne
Price: Free! Words: 40,540. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2019 by Edward Drobinski. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Biographical
Under oppressive contractual obligation, the writer shares some recaptured memories; some undoubtedly false; of his earliest years in the charismatic New Jersey small city.
Eleven Ducks All in a Row; Short Stories 3
Price: Free! Words: 15,370. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2019 by Edward Drobinski. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A series of short stories; some very much so, to the point of micro-fiction. The subjects vary widely; excepting a consistent predilection for nonsense.
The Official Bizarro Bible
Price: Free! Words: 56,950. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2019 by Edward Drobinski. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Literature » Literary
An absurd Biblical treatment of the 1996 rise of the Bizarro literary genre through its attempted resurrection in 2016.
Interview With the Troll
Price: Free! Words: 15,780. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2019 by Edward Drobinski. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
An internet troll, primarily domiciled on Goodreads, wins the first “Troll of the Year” award. He goes on a literary television show and recounts some of his antics, influences, and his philosophy regarding trollism. Contains objectionable language.
Eleven Ducks All in a Row; Short Stories 2
Price: Free! Words: 20,080. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2019 by Edward Drobinski. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Essay » Literature
An eclectic mix of mostly very short stories. The themes vary widely from "Why Writers Write" to somnambulists to the 42 meanings of the word "fuck."
Eleven Ducks All in a Row; Short Stories 1
Price: Free! Words: 20,790. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2019 by Edward Drobinski. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
An eclectic short story collection with topics ranging from dreams to artificial Intelligence.

Series

Genevieve
Genevieve, an aging white Maltese is a bit like Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. She seems compelled to perform her own investigations of curious events in Poochville or in general. Other Pacific Lane, resident, talking dogs are involved. Book 5, "Genevieve; a Sketch of Five Trees" initiates a dream-like quality. "Genevieve" is not a 'series," in the common sense of that word. The stories differ; especially 1, 5, and 8; such that a reader might like one and detest another, or dislike all of them. Readers might understand that eclecticism helps keep the writer's interest.
Shaunessy, Police Detective
A veteran police detective from New York City's adventures in New Mexico.
Butch and Ed
The duo meet in "Strange Awakening," and have a bit of an adventure. They continue in "Seven Stud."
Seven Stud
Price: Free!
Strange Awakening
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Leibowitz Concludes
Not a true series; one long book.. Below is what fits here of a kind review done when the book was an Amazon hassled one; "It Doesn't Make Any Difference." If further description is sought, please see the description on any of the individual books. "How do we know that all the conspiracy theories on YouTube aren’t actually produced by the Illuminati? How do we know that …. ? This is a tour de force of imaginative writing ……. Fiction, non-fiction, fake news and conspiracy theories merge together in this whirlwind sweep of contemporary culture, as seen through the prism of mainstream, social, and alternative media, when the information overload is such that no-one can tell what is true anymore. The stylistic pyrotechnics on display include the use of structural fragmentation, artful images, unorthodox configurations of type, plus narrative shifts and tangents in time, space and perspective. The resulting effect is what David Foster Wallace aimed for in his fiction and referred to as 'tornadic.' ….. So five stars for creativity and highly recommended for readers who are looking for something more adventurous than the usual fare on offer.

Books

Genevieve; the Ninth Compound Dissonance
Series: Genevieve. Price: Free! Words: 20,230. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Genevieve, an aging but generally feisty, white Maltese has a nightmare which mimics the contemporary hominid world. Perhaps she’s been spending too much time on the computer, or perhaps the nonsense which has been plaguing Hominidville has found its way into her idyllic Poochville. She and hubby Dillon find a collared newcomer near the river, and change seems inevitable. Or maybe not.
Shaunessy and a Literary Death; Book 2 of 2
Series: Shaunessy, Police Detective. Price: Free! Words: 41,160. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Veteran NYC Police Detective Tom Shaunessy is now more or less at home in his new home. In his second major case there, a significant author residing in his Vista de la Feria, New Mexico is found dead. The Medical Examiner quickly rules it a suicide, officially ending the investigation. Shaunessy has as much respect for officialdom as he does deference to slipshod, "scientific expertise."
Shaunessy and a Literary Death; Book 1 of 2
Series: Shaunessy, Police Detective. Price: Free! Words: 47,880. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Veteran NYC Police Detective Tom Shaunessy is now more or less at home in his new home. In his second major case there, a significant author residing in his Vista de la Feria, New Mexico is found dead. The Medical Examiner quickly rules it a suicide, officially ending the investigation. Shaunessy has as much respect for officialdom as he does deference to slipshod, "scientific expertise."
For Unduly Curbed Kindle Electronic Monographers; a Literary Liturgy
Price: Free! Words: 41,370. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literary collections » Diaries & Journals
A partially tongue-in-cheek guide for writers who independently publish or “publish” with small presses. Originally written in 2015-16, what it says is as relevant now as it was then. Or as irrelevant, depending on one’s point of view and intended “literary” scam. Changing world, my ass.
Conspiracy Theory Entertainment TV
Price: Free! Words: 24,430. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The grand gala opening of the cable channel bearing the title’s name is chronicled through the opening all star show. In order to attempt to be relevant in the 21st century as well as get higher ratings, "The Learning Channel" adopts a "hipper" format. Boring, archaic facts give way to exciting stories of alien abductions, Chupacabra, and the sort. Fact and fiction continue their merger.
Dissus 2030
Price: Free! Words: 40,470. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00 from 1 review)
After years of uncontrolled immigration, the US is taken over by foreign Muslims. Ralph Modesto, a “rich white devil” and operator of burner #5 at Humbletown’s “Jimmy Hoffa Memorial Crematorium” franchise receives an e-mail from local authorities charging him with an unspecified act of terrorism, forbidding him to convey this to anyone. Expecting a certain end, he has a few things to do prior.
Dexterously Dour Discussions Displayed by Depressed Doyens
Price: Free! Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Two middle aged, male, upscale bar patrons discuss women, politics, professors, humor, contractors, Occam, toilets, and each other’s sweaters, not necessarily in that order.
Maddie
Price: Free! Words: 14,580. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(2.00 from 1 review)
A pro football player wakes up to a post-apocalyptic world. The vast majority of the population is gone and there has been a communications shutdown. On his westward journey he takes in a mute little girl named Maddie, not knowing that she might hold the key to the cause of the disaster.
No Way Home
Price: Free! Words: 10,620. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A US government (California) paid team of black-ops assassins are sent to Altair-3. The government has learned that a reefer dealing, cop killer classified as a “terrorist” escaped there thirty years prior. They learn that the "terrorist" has continued his activities in a society not as advanced as that of Earth.
Burst
Price: Free! Words: 30,340. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Adventure » General
An angry young couple from the Millennial generation befriend an aging survivor from milder baby boom times. Notes are leisurely compared until a botched drug deal involves them all in an unwanted adventure.
A Supposedly Posthumous Fun Interview with DFW Which We’ll Probably Never Do Again
Price: Free! Words: 16,610. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Alternative history
A mummy, purporting to be the remnant of David Foster Wallace makes itself known and insists upon being heard. Among smaller issues, the mummy has a problem with the way DFW has been posthumously marketed; insisting that he was no "nice guy" sap. The mummy believes that "Saint Dave" is a marketing based ploy; that notion possibly not considered in the minds of the purchasers. ……….. Complications.
Seven Stud
Series: Butch and Ed. Price: Free! Words: 44,120. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A sequel to "Strange Awakening;" Butch and Ed, two damaged middle aged men attempt to fix up their lives. They figure that getting a potload of money from a card gambling scam won't hurt their efforts. Each of them know how to play the game; it won't take all that much time; and Butch is handy with a gun when sober.
Prince
Price: Free! Words: 110,460. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
When a willful ten year old girl's parents insist that she carry a cell phone for security, she in turn insists on adopting a one year old Dalmatian instead. He was trained to fight and his adjustment to a non-combat situation is far from easy.
Genevieve; More Than Eight to the Fair - Part 2 of 2
Series: Genevieve. Price: Free! Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Another Spring has arrived in Poochville. Genevieve finally finds a good use for her computer. Not a day too soon she learns that a fair is being held on the other side of town. Other Pacific Lane residents go too; while a few of the kitten-cats find the journey arduous.
Genevieve; More Than Eight to the Fair - Part 1 of 2
Series: Genevieve. Price: Free! Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Another Spring has arrived in Poochville. Genevieve finally finds a good use for her computer. Not a day too soon she learns that a fair is being held on the other side of town. Other Pacific Lane residents go too; while a few of the kitten-cats find the journey arduous.
Genevieve; Seven Evenings of Light Snow
Series: Genevieve. Price: Free! Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 1 review)
Genevieve has a nightmare of Dillon and her on a visit to a hominid town. She then wakes, and goes out in search of play in the snow. She and some other Pacific Lane residents eventually build a snowman.
Shaunessy Goes West in Winter
Series: Shaunessy, Police Detective. Price: Free! Words: 46,590. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A mystery wherein a widowed NYC police detective leaves to escape the ugliness. He hopes to spend the remainder of his working years giving out traffic tickets in New Mexico, only to be greeted by a body, unearthed at a construction site.
Genevieve; the Sixth of October
Series: Genevieve. Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Genevieve and Dillon take spacey and reclusive Maureen for a walk in the rain. It is not so easy an endeavor as it may sound; as Maureen provides many diversions and excuses. Ultimately, the inclement weather is in Genevieve and Dillon’s favor, as it suggests to Maureen that most pooches are indoors.
Lovely Summer Smoke Deluged (Posie's Occult Tempest)
Price: Free! Words: 62,180. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Two fourteen year old lovers live in the same house, which is being renovated. They are two of six foster children. The tale is erotic and skips around in time. It also switches between reality and fantasy, the latter designated by capital lettering. Their “books” inspire jealousy and an insistence upon inclusion they do not want.
Illustrated Desert Under the Elms
Price: Free! Words: 152,690. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Urban
Partially noir vision of a suburbanized southwest rural hamlet, which is attached to a big, bad city. The differing outlooks are seen through the divergent viewpoints of its current residents and their neighbors.
Strange Awakening
Series: Butch and Ed. Price: Free! Words: 38,270. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A middle aged man living alone in a rural, isolated area thinks he witnesses a crime in progress and is threatened by the perpetrators. By chance he gets an ally when a drunk driver swerves into his mailbox.
Green Expectations
Price: Free! Words: 48,530. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
A physically and financially washed up baseball pitcher is taught a new pitch by his father. After a middling, but lucrative and wasted pro career, he is left with no good choice other than playing for some other reason. The story follows him through the next season.
Genevieve; A Sketch of Five Trees
Series: Genevieve. Price: Free! Words: 44,370. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Genevieve is visited by magical Sunshine, the kitten. She then finds that Dillon, the Irish setter love of her life, is nonchalantly sitting in her kitchen. Up until then, she thought that he had died decades prior in a war into which he was conscripted. She suspects that she is awake in her dream, but it’s pleasant and she doesn’t want to do anything which might end it.
Genevieve; The Third of January
Series: Genevieve. Price: Free! Words: 15,540. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Genevieve's home of Poochville has had an unusually large amount of snow this winter. Its weight caused part of Tardiff and Lenta’s roof to collapse. Genevieve, an aging white Maltese, and Willy, a handy dachshund, try to help. Gizmo gets his greatest Christmas wish. He has gotten the video game and paraphernalia of his dreams; and then proceeds to have un-anticipated reactions to them.
Genevieve and the Two Black Scotties
Series: Genevieve. Price: Free! Words: 22,070. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Genevieve is e-mailed back by the Rapidtown Police Department. They say their force contains no "Billy and Jack," and that they do not cover Poochville. Genevieve wants to properly thank the helpful duo, and also wonders who they are. She and Pablo go on a search, Biblical themes inferred.
Baseball; the Last Great American Pastime
Price: Free! Words: 65,370. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
A consolidated history of the game and its parallels with America as a whole, intended for those new to the game who'd like to know how it got that way and the casual fan who watches 20-30 games per year.
Genevieve and Her First Fuss
Series: Genevieve. Price: Free! Words: 42,760. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
The first crime ever was committed in idyllic Poochville. The theft took place on Pacific Lane, just two doors away from Genevieve’s house. The two Scottish Terrier authorities have been baffled; while peddlers and aspiring politicians seek to capitalize on the “opportunity.” So, Genevieve an aging white Maltese performs her own investigation.
A Short Departure From the Sanctuary; Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 36,220. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of short stories, generally with a post-modern theme.
Mark Leyner and Disinclined Me
Price: Free! Words: 14,800. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A critic for the “Paris Review” is sent to Jersey City to interview Mark Leyner. He doesn’t want to go and is contentious with the author. They find some common ground and take a trip into Manhattan.
Family Practice
Price: Free! Words: 55,070. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The Viet Nam war is raging. Its decadent immorality is affecting the US mainland. This book follows a mystery wherein the semi-destitute private eye knows less than everyone else. His employers use him as a dupe; he unknowingly sent into extremely dangerous waters. In accordance with the theme, there is heavy sexual content, including some BDSM. Does our anti-hero represent the American public?
Free and Clear
Price: Free! Words: 48,370. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(3.00 from 1 review)
Futuristic American family celebrates paying off mortgage; and is soon joined by a homeless family, under a government program which obliges people with “too much space” to share it with others.
Genevieve; Spring Rushes Forth
Series: Genevieve. Price: Free! Words: 16,940. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Indoor activities; most centered on the computer; are put on the side as a result of the melting snow and ice. Led by Genevieve, Pacific Lane holds its first carnival in adjacent Bunny Park. 140 mostly color pictures are interspersed throughout the book.
The Big Flush; A/K/A The Flood
Price: Free! Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
An alternative telling of one of earth’s all-time great events, with no judgmental aspersions cast upon its likely cause; including its immediate aftermath. WIPEOUT!
Wilbur
Price: Free! Words: 26,450. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A colorful, balsa wood toucan happily lives in one room with his 58 Cheese Rolling trophy friends. The trophies are being removed for reasons Wilbur cannot understand, and he becomes despondent. Can friends, love, and good wishes alone prevail when opposed by some of the unseen manipulations done by the world’s richest people as well as the desperate wannabees?
Deadly Compromises
Price: Free! Words: 52,530. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Romance » General
A bungling hit man meets and falls in love with the wife of his next intended victim.
The Trespassing Crew
Price: Free! Words: 26,780. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Talking barnyard animals consider escape to the wild. It's quite an issue as despite a few grumblers, they know that they are well treated at home.
The Dry Spell; a Tribute to DFW
Price: Free! Words: 44,880. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Biographical
Man walks his dog and meets many kinds of people at the river. It is intended to mimic a series of David Foster Wallace short stories.
Christmas Visitor
Price: Free! Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Short children's story. Gabrielle, possibly an angel or messenger, teaches old drunkard how to perform magic and he imparts that to kids.
Old Miss Gracing
Price: Free! Words: 42,490. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Kindergarten boy develops relationship with elderly female teacher, who has a curious and perhaps lethal past.
Blase Eight
Price: Free! Words: 258,550. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Blasé Eight” is an ensemble piece which primarily follows eleven people from different walks of life with five stories which initially seem unrelated. One could also say that it’s the story of Propicio; formerly a rural hamlet on the outskirts of a big city; now suburbanized.
Death Or Eurydice
Price: Free! Words: 70,500. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
This is a re-working of the Orpheus myth set in 1825 Massachusetts. He's an uneducated white and she is black and well educated.
Daisy: Walking on Water
Price: Free! Words: 43,410. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Adventure » General
An abandoned Dalmatian puppy is taken in by an elderly man. Daisy is quite difficult to train in the conventional sense. But, she has a great heart and an ability to understand “sometimes,” rather than just yes and no.
Wicked Messenger
Price: Free! Words: 67,450. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
A top level Eli scout is sent on an exploratory mission to earth, necessitated by the discovery that Eli’s sun is burning out. Relocation is absolutely necessary. He is instructed to evaluate earth's weapon and defense capabilities. But after meeting the people, he takes it on himself to also evaluate earthlings themselves, which affects the manner in which he reports about the weaponry
Leibowitz Concludes; Book 13 of 13
Series: Leibowitz Concludes. Price: Free! Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Some text is purposely blurred. Non-religious Isaac Leibowitz pursues a little known conspiracy. During WWII, true Jews were made sacrificial lambs not only by those known and obvious; and it may be happening again. Fragmentation and "fake" news leaves truth in the mind of the beholder.
Leibowitz Concludes; Book 12 of 13
Series: Leibowitz Concludes. Price: Free! Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Some text is purposely blurred. Non-religious Isaac Leibowitz pursues a little known conspiracy. During WWII, true Jews were made sacrificial lambs not only by those known and obvious; and it may be happening again. Fragmentation and "fake" news leaves truth in the mind of the beholder.
Leibowitz Concludes; Book 11 of 13
Series: Leibowitz Concludes. Price: Free! Words: 17,910. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Some text is purposely blurred. Non-religious Isaac Leibowitz pursues a little known conspiracy. During WWII, true Jews were made sacrificial lambs not only by those known and obvious; and it may be happening again. Fragmentation and "fake" news leaves truth in the mind of the beholder.
Leibowitz Concludes; Book 10 of 13
Series: Leibowitz Concludes. Price: Free! Words: 21,450. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Some text is purposely blurred. Non-religious Isaac Leibowitz pursues a little known conspiracy. During WWII, true Jews were made sacrificial lambs not only by those known and obvious; and it may be happening again. Fragmentation and "fake" news leaves truth in the mind of the beholder.
Leibowitz Concludes; Book 9 of 13
Series: Leibowitz Concludes. Price: Free! Words: 36,370. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Some text is purposely blurred. Non-religious Isaac Leibowitz pursues a little known conspiracy. During WWII, true Jews were made sacrificial lambs not only by those known and obvious; and it may be happening again. Fragmentation and "fake" news leaves truth in the mind of the beholder.
Leibowitz Concludes; Book 8 of 13
Series: Leibowitz Concludes. Price: Free! Words: 35,980. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Some text is purposely blurred. Non-religious Isaac Leibowitz pursues a little known conspiracy. During WWII, true Jews were made sacrificial lambs not only by those known and obvious; and it may be happening again. Fragmentation and "fake" news leaves truth in the mind of the beholder.
Leibowitz Concludes; Book 7 of 13
Series: Leibowitz Concludes. Price: Free! Words: 450. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Some text is purposely blurred. Non-religious Isaac Leibowitz pursues a little known conspiracy. During WWII, true Jews were made sacrificial lambs not only by those known and obvious; and it may be happening again. Fragmentation and "fake" news leaves truth in the mind of the beholder.
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Smashwords book reviews by Edward Drobinski

  • Cosmic Love on April 15, 2020

    Got my interest on line one, and never let go.
  • Power of Prayer, (A Pastafarian Sermon) on May 30, 2020

    Three stars for merciful, magazine article length brevity; kindly overlooking the "funny" redundancies ostensibly required by this talented writer, even in the robust three pages. Highly recommended to IQ challenged teeny weinies.
  • Invisible Friend (A Pastafarian Sermon) on May 30, 2020

    An improvement over book #1, a function of increased terseness. 3.3, rounded down to 3 stars. Recommended to the same teeny weinies as book #1, if they are not yet "hip" to all the "funny" stuff circling junior high the last two decades.
  • The Fury of Sentinels on July 01, 2020

    Think you've read every dystopian story written? Well, think again if you haven't yet seen this one. You'll find a well written mixture of science fiction, humor, and a compelling plot; with a "killer" opening.