“You do you,” is a fitting cliché for an apathetic era of humans without the wherewithal to understand how we affect each other. But it does sound a lot more polite than “Go fuck yourself.” Though the latter does seem more accurate. When the truth defied our opinions, we allowed our opinions to define the [...]
Tag: Dystopian fiction
Heroes & Villains
All of our heroes were flawed. Upon this realization, we were slighted by our broken, self-invented promises of their perfection, and, even before that, by the unrelatable nature of it. We began to champion villains. We became what we revered. The openly vile are anything but disappointing and everything but unrelatable.
Despite All The Rage
It seems impossible, but we’ve been simultaneously convinced that we are rats in a corner, fighting for our lives, and lions who need to remind all else that we rule this reality. Our acts reflect that we believe both of these fallacies at the same time. We are no such things. We are deeply troubled [...]
Excerpt from Diminishing Return by Joseph D. Newcomer
The following is an excerpt from my last novel. It is one of the parts of the book that makes me proudest of the message I was attempting to convey. I feel as though it is even more relevant today than the day I wrote it. If you feel the same, please share it with [...]