Zachariah Bennet Douglas


My pen name is Zachariah Bennet Douglas
My given name is James David Harper.
ZBD is a character I write as.
It started out with me writing stories.
Then I branched off into introspection.
I was always anti-establishment
but the USA's political climate has changed me.
My books exist as they do, tho.
Reflections of who I am/was at points in my life.
Time capsules for the future me.

Jim Harper

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This is a Trap Door
Price: Free! Words: 32,660. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
A book of aphorisms exploring ideas like unity, positivity, World Peace, and the disheartening condition of the United States of America in late 2018. This is an exercise in voicelessness.
Escape Melvindale: a collection of short stories
Price: Free! Words: 53,200. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
18 stories ranging from the philosophically obtuse, psychologically thrilling, fantastic, and reality based.
Why Don't I Care? book 2
Price: Free! Words: 22,550. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
804 aphorisms to entice those that are humble enough to understand that we all need to be knocked down a peg or 2 if we're gonna land anywhere near World Peace.
Perseveration, Discursion, and Middle Ground
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 38,000. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
A book about the concepts and limitations of genius. Considerations of what it might feel like to be super duper smart.
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 44,940. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
A book of short stories and essays from my early 20s. Some of my most imaginative and abstruse writing. Dreams that don't entirely make sense, monsters, musicians, birds, the post-teen party culture, abstract philosophy...many things are covered. This book is exactly what it is for the sake of being exactly what it is.
Irrational Reactions to Social Irrationality
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 59,170. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
'I titled this project "Irrational Reactions to Social Irrationality" because I need an outlet for the way I react to people being stupid. When something sad happens, people have a sad reaction...they cry or get depressed. When happy things happen, people smile. I fear that I can't have rational reactions to irrational experiences...'
Musicians Are Not Philosophers
Price: Free! Words: 59,460. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy, Nonfiction » Music » Punk
This is a disgruntled critique of the music industry from the perspective of an unsigned SkaPunk musician. It's meant to be harsh but funny. It's serious and absurd. It chronicles a lot of the thoughts I had about what I experienced. This is me screaming at the glass ceiling...going from rage to calm and back again.
The Smartest Person Ever
Price: Free! Words: 62,030. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
A collection of short stories and essays in examination of the limitations of human intelligence and rationality.

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