Stephen Measure

Biography

Stephen Measure is an author of unconventional satires and strange stories.

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Books

Invest in Oxygen Masks
Price: Free! Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
When Abby visits her friend Sheryl, she is surprised to find the town devoid of oxygen and even more surprised to learn the reason. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
The Sky Is Blue
Price: Free! Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Johnny-boy is excited to have his mother finally teach him his colors until he learns he must choose between telling her the truth he sees or the untruth she wants to hear. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
The Statue of Liberty Orders a Burger - And Gets Something Completely Different
Price: Free! Words: 580. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
As the Statue of Liberty's order passes from judge to judge, it begins to resemble less and less what she originally intended. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
Talents, Servants, and Government Busybodies
Price: Free! Words: 480. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
An old parable, full of wisdom, is corrupted by the foolishness of modern-day politics. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
Dandelion Seeds
Price: Free! Words: 490. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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The foolish assumptions of our society are portrayed through a short satire where a gardener takes advice from a garden gnome. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
Fitting In
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
You awake from a coma to find the world strangely altered yet everyone pretending that nothing has changed. Do you pretend with the rest and try to fit in, or do you stand for reality and face social ostracism? (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
The Planner's Utopia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The planner zealously maintains absolute equality amongst the citizens under his control. But when a free woman invades his warehouse paradise, he must act decisively before she ruins everything. "It’s better for all to have none than for some to have more." (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
Untolerated Rejection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Paul has slept with dozens of girls at his high school, but it’s the person he keeps rejecting that gets him in trouble.
What Our Helmets Let Us See
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Am I the monster you see when you look at me through the lens of your progressive politics?
Forced to Bake a Cake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,090. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
When a magical baker recommends you go elsewhere for your same-sex wedding cake, it's best to take her advice.
Gender Identity and the Invisible Pasta God
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,750. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Kale, a wannabe pickup artist, attends a Pastafarian meetup to mock the religious and hopefully hook up with his sufficiently-hot co-worker Jezzie. But when a peg-legged Pastafarian minister shows up in pirate garb and leads them all to the school board meeting next door where a debate about bathroom policies is underway, it becomes obvious that everyone, absolutely everyone, has a religion.
Sexual Identity Is Bogus and Same-sex Sexuality Is Wrong
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays
Although I have written at length about same-sex sexuality in essays and stories, I haven't let my children read any of it because it was intended for a more mature audience. The time has come for me to better prepare my preteens to navigate the dangerous waters of today's culture. This was written for them and for preteens and teens everywhere who share our moral beliefs.
A Modest Proposal for the Replacement of Our Outdated Gender Binary Classification System with One More Suited for Our Progressive Age
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Our reality-based gender classification system has proven too old-fashioned for the demands of 21st-century taste. It's time to replace it with something more inclusive and flexible. After all, the sky is whatever color we want it to be, isn't it?
The Wrong Sort of Stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,420. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Stories and satires for a world gone mad. When right and wrong have been turned upside down, it's time to tell the wrong sort of stories.
Killing the Golem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The golem was created to defeat the skinheads. But when it is summoned against an innocent preacher, Armando realizes it must be destroyed. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
Melvin the Protester
Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
It's love at first sight when Melvin sees an attractive protester, a black-and-white keffiyeh wrapped around her neck; and the next moment he finds himself in the midst of the protest, speaking some sort of truth to some sort of power, all thought of gainful employment cast aside in favor of a life of unending agitation against the current moment's outrage.
The Honor Code on Trial
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,210. Language: American English. Published: November 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Jeffrey, a BYU graduate student, is sent to deliver a blunt message from BYU to the Northeast Accreditation Commission, where he is introduced to the bizarre world of progressive academia with its fixation about privilege and its perpetual outrage over perceived offenses. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
Stare Decisis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A mutated kitten, magical dust, and a machete: What better way to explain how same-sex marriage has beaten common sense in the courtroom. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
You Never Had a Brother
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A man's memories must deal with his brother's rejection of reality. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
The Mascot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
His first day at a new school, Winston discovers there's something very wrong with his classmates when they attack him for refusing to pretend their mascot is something it is not. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
The Equality Remedy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Mother Nature is taken to court for being heterosexist. But will we be pleased with the imposed remedy? (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
The Unneeded Panic Room
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,070. Language: American English. Published: May 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
After he is outed as a Proposition 8 donor, Michael and his young family are stalked by a vengeful activist. (Also available within the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories.")
An Honorable Man upon the Mountain (Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Tolan must rescue his sisters from the shades who slaughtered his family, but he cannot save them without first finding an honorable man upon the mountain. A story from The Unshut World. Part of The Ridge of Earth Collection. (~10000 words)
I Would Sing (Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,180. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sherwyn and his brother toil to earn the brideprice Sherwyn needs in order to marry the woman he loves. But the nobles have their hearts set on owning the village, and they have no intention of letting any man remain free. A story from The Unshut World. Part of The Ridge of Earth Collection. (~11000 words)
The River Is Always Waiting
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,230. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Christian » General
Attraction is something that you feel, not something that you are. For too long the world has claimed that attraction is who we are, neglecting to consider the consequences that such logic invites. It's time to meet a man the world has been ignoring, time to face him and his story. It's time for us to realize that everyone, absolutely everyone, can choose to resist.

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