The Fearkiller dark comedy series began while thinking about my place in the workforce of 2000–2010. I was a cubicle slave for the first half of the decade, got fired in 2005, then was self-employed for the second half. (Attempts at self-employment led to the firing.) The second half was rolling along nicely until I got hammered by The Great Recession. Instead of searching for full-time employment, I destroyed my credit rating and worked $9/hr part-time jobs to make ends meet. Talks with employed people centered around one thing: living in fear. On a positive note, those talks inspired a novel. Then Trillionaire Island came about a few years later while thinking about who got rich while we all went nuts during the Recession. It’s like it’s all connected or something. Them not going to jail, not paying as much taxes and still voting tax breaks for themselves—it’s like it’s all connected.
My other work you see on here is Water is the source. I’m not a religious person but I have an unshakable faith in God. The numerical relationships in this story got me thinking about how we all got here. Please check out the first and second part of the story. If you like, please donate to a cause like the Flint Water Fund. I don’t want any money for a story about God, but I did spend a lot of time working on it, so if it moves you to give a few bucks, please do.
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