big cheer and tiny jeer: Sinister Sugar Rush and Supergirl 4 finale

First, I won first prize in the San Mateo County Fair Literary Arts audio story division with my story, “The Sinister Sugar Rush!” Another Kittygirl story involving evil cupcakes, and two of my favorite villains, the cafeteria lunch ladies (who first appeared in “The Malevolent Mystery Meat”). I will post the audio story online soon. It was fun.

And now, a little jeer. Just a little. I will start by saying I like the Supergirl show. (SPOILER ALERT, sorta,) Season 4 had a great Lex Luthor, the achy-breaky-heartbreak of Supergirl losing her sister, a Russian Supergirl with that kewl accent, Braniac 5 becoming a total badass, and chunks of the public being stomach-churningly Trumpy. It was a fun ride with plenty of rollercoaster up and down. But the finale episode wrapped everything up way too optimistically (optimism is great, I like happy endings, but not so darn FAST! Racists won’t give up their hate just because Kara Danvers published one itty-bitty little article. In my future civil war story, the Stumper characters will be shown irrefutable truth that my villain Stumpfinger is a stupid criminal and a pathological liar (gee, where did I get that idea?) and maybe I will steal from Family Guy and make him “cash poor,” and they will still cling to their racism. Bring on the storm troopers, round up those awful aliens, leopards will never eat my face said the guy who voted for the leopards eating people’s faces party. And Congress invoking the 25th amendment? Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t invoke a parking ticket. She won’t fight the Rethuglican Congress unless she thinks she will win, and that is why she and the old Democrat leaders fail to do the right thing, every frakin’ time. As Snagglepuss told Huckleberry Hound, you don’t fight battles because you think you can win…

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I will be on a Literary Winners Circle Panel!

first-placeAt the San Mateo County Fair’s Literary Stage, I will on the Winners Circle panel this Saturday, June 11, from 4:30 to 5:30. There will also be a winners reading from 4 to 4:30, and 5:30-7, but I am not sure if I will be doing any readings yet. (I think it is likely.)

I am on the panel with other winners because my Audiobook script, The Malevolent Mystery Meat, won both 1st place in the category of Digital Media Online and Honorable Mention for Science Fiction/Fantasy short story.

The panel’s theme is inspiration. A lady in my critique group had a story of kids with puppy behavior. I had written my Kittygirl story, and I wanted to write more like that. My cousin has two dogs, Tucker and Wrigley, whom I have taken care of when my cousin and his family go on vacation. He also has two boys, and I have two nephews, so I have observed young brother and doggie behavior. Hence, two puppy-powered brothers.

Then Michael Moore, in his latest movie, showed how icky American school lunches can get. Hence, the malevolent mystery meat.

The story went over very well at my open mics. I used The William Tell Overture as background music. Hi-yo, Tucker, away!

More on the San Mateo County Fair’s Literary Stage:

Wednesday, June 15, from 7:30 to 9, I will participating in the open mic readings.

Thursday June 16, from 7-8:30, I will be doing a reading from my Fault Zone story, The Sinister Soul Surfer!