My flash fiction piece, titled
“Falling Asleep on the Couch with the Sketches in His Lap”
has been published by Hoot!
Kid President Robbie Novak: Here are some highlights from his awesome Presidency!
You hear from time to time about liberal Hollywood. Hollywood is full of liberals. Hollywood’s liberal agenda. Holly-weird. Hell-i-wood. This year we saw campaign ads featuring famous actors telling us to save the world by voting (obviously for Hillary Clinton). At the Golden Globes Meryl Streep, well, if you saw it you saw it. This may be the most liberal we’ve seen Hollywood in a long time (and maybe ever), but this isn’t Hollywood lashing out as a world of liberals so much as it is Hollywood lashing out as an enemy of Donald Trump. And this time they see someone they can’t help but recognize: A rich celebrity with less political experience than most politicians.
In 2016 I embarked on a journey to read through the entire Bible, which I hadn’t attempted in over a decade.
I made a deal with the middle school class in our congregation. If I did it, they would do it.
By the time Barack Obama was about to be elected, I had just enrolled in a Master’s program in English, having grown up around conservatives and now surrounded by liberals. I had a respect for both Republicans and Democrats and their differing perspectives, but didn’t feel like either one. I’ll never forget the emerging polarization as Obama was elected: the celebration and the grief. Obama’s presidency is the first I witnessed since coming to a political maturity. Under his presidency, and my college education, I learned the depth and complexity of American politics and culture.
First publication of the new year!
Liminoid Magazine has published my piece of short fiction, “The Calvinist,” in their winter issue.
Read it for free here.