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A Bit of Housekeeping
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A Bit of Housekeeping

Artwork by Jasper.ai Dear Reader, As part of our housekeeping for E-JSD, we have plans to release in the future an annual collection of all the stories published. This is still a work in progress for us. But as part of that progress, we will archive behind a paywall stories and posts that are one-year-old...

The Summoning of Captain Constitution
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The Summoning of Captain Constitution

Comic Cover Done by Matthew Childers Editors Note: Originally published on Seth Underwood’s Stories website back in 2016, this short-short has been a little updated. It’s our ode to the October Surprise for the 2022 U.S. election cycle. At a Metro bus stop at Constitution Avenue NW and 15th Street NW in Washington, DC, near...

Trinity, The Disillusioned Patriot
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Trinity, The Disillusioned Patriot

Trinity was having a tough time. She was the sole owner and employee of her own internet security company. However, since the pandemic hit, she had been struggling to get any new clients. It was bad enough she had a rocky start, leaving the armed forces under a bad conduct discharge because of her alcoholism....

Banned Books Week, YA Books Removed from a Junior High, and Five Get Imprisoned in Hong Kong for Publishing a Children’s Book.
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Banned Books Week, YA Books Removed from a Junior High, and Five Get Imprisoned in Hong Kong for Publishing a Children’s Book.

As being reported by Publishers Weekly, September 18-24, 2022, is Banned Books Week for the American Library Association (ALA). This year’s theme is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” Based on the Publishers Weekly article, the ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom is reporting that 1,651 titles have been challenged so far this year, which is...

Scapegoat
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Scapegoat

I was in the mall on Sunday. We still go to the malls and parks and other public places, even after all this time. I don’t know why, when you consider the risks, but humans are creatures of habit, I guess. Whatever the reason, I found myself in the mall on a Sunday, and it...

I Awoke to The Sound of One Hand Clapping
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I Awoke to The Sound of One Hand Clapping

I Awoke to The Sound of One Hand Clapping. It is a very distinctive sound. It is not, in any way, just like half the sound of two hands clapping, just as two hands clapping are not one-fiftieth of the sound of one-hundred hands clapping. I quickly got out of my bed and headed towards...

The Foot Rub
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The Foot Rub

The husband rubbed his hands up and down his wife’s legs, feeling the softness of her skin. She was lost in her e-book, not paying any attention to him. He frowned a little as he massaged her feet, wondering if she even cared. Did she even know how much he loved giving her foot rubs?...

Amazon Return Controversy
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Amazon Return Controversy

On February 2022, euronews.culture reported about a survey circulating concerning “Amazon changes its policy on ebook returns.” There’s also an embedded TikTok from @ranchernikii with another TikTok link to Brooke_and_books questioning this all. Meanwhile, this past couple of months for those following such hashtags as #AmazonIsNotALibrary, you’ll find upset Indie authors complaining about the skyrocketing...

The Promise
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The Promise

Larry crawled upside down, his legs and arms holding him to the crossbars of the jungle gym above as he made his way towards the train engine. It was a clever design; the wrapping bars and wooden frame gave children many angles to climb on while creating the overall shape of a train. The engine...

The Story of Robin Browning
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The Story of Robin Browning

A drawing of Nuru by Mathew Childers Backgrounder A New and Deadly Influenza Pandemic By the middle of the Second Age of Humanity, while humanity was experiencing the twin ecological disasters of the polar ice cap melting and volcanic lava traps opening in the middle of the United States, a new deadly strain of influenza...

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