Stephen Measure

The Wrong Sort Of Stories


The Wrong Sort of Stories - Front Cover

Stories and satires for a world gone mad. When right and wrong have been turned upside down, it's time to tell the wrong sort of stories.

Sometimes humorous, sometimes dark, sometimes deservedly brutal.

Included stories:
The Unneeded Panic Room
The Equality Remedy
Talents, Servants, and Government Busybodies
The Mascot
You Never Had a Brother
The Sky Is Blue
Stare Decisis
The Statue of Liberty Orders a Burger (and gets something completely different)
The Honor Code on Trial
Invest in Oxygen Masks
Melvin the Protester
Killing the Golem
The Planner’s Utopia
Dandelion Seeds
Fitting In


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Excerpt from "The Mascot"

"Are you the right sort of student, Winston?" she asked. "Do you think the right sort of things?"


Excerpt from "The Honor Code on Trial"

Professor Carroll patted his arm. "Of course, Professor Walsh. You try so hard. You really do." She opened her leather book again, flipping through pages until she came to the one she was looking for. "Now, let’s see," she said. "What rating on the sexism scale would you say that was?"

Professor Walsh turned a fearful glance to Ms. Hursh, apparently too scared to even open his mouth.

"Alpha Five at a minimum," Ms. Hursh said. "And you have to intersect his white-male-truth-capable privilege as well."

"Yes, yes, Ms. Hursh. It’s not my first time at the scales." Professor Carroll fiddled with her scale for a moment, loading various weights on both sides.


Excerpt from "Invest in Oxygen Masks"

"Well, what if it’s the judges that are being irrational? What if irrational judges are declaring that rational laws are irrational? What do we do then?"


Excerpt from "Melvin the Protester"

They were marching for justice, adjective justice. Melvin didn't know what the adjective was, but he was sure it was something impressive!


Excerpt from "The Planner's Utopia"

"Freedom is greater than equality. If you have freedom without equality, you can use that freedom to achieve the goal of equality. But if you have equality without freedom, you have nothing and you can do nothing. All you have is a sterile hell. Equal? Sure. Equal in nothingness."


Excerpt from "Fitting In"

You try to follow the conversation at your table, but it’s difficult given the mixed-up speech of the braindrippers; yet you laugh when everyone laughs, and you scowl when everyone scowls, and you’re doing a wonderful job of fitting in until the sparkling water arrives.


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Status: Released September 2015 by Silver Layer Publications.