Stephen Measure

Unconventional Satires


Look at things in an unconventional way.


Kale, a wannabe pickup artist, attends a Pastafarian meetup to mock the religious and hopefully hook up with his sufficiently-hot co-worker Jezzie. But when a peg-legged Pastafarian minister shows up in pirate garb and leads them all to the school board meeting next door where a debate about bathroom policies is underway, it becomes obvious that those who arrogantly claim to be non-religious actually have a religion after all.

topic: gender identity


Am I the monster you see when you look at me through the lens of your progressive politics?

topic: dehumanization


Paul has slept with dozens of girls at his high school, but it’s the person he keeps rejecting that gets him in trouble.

topic: gender identity


You awake from a coma to find the world strangely altered yet everyone pretending that nothing has changed. Do you pretend with the rest and try to fit in, or do you stand for reality and face social ostracism?

topics: same-sex sexuality | gender identity | dehumanization

Included in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories"


The foolish assumptions of our society are portrayed through a short satire where a gardener takes advice from a garden gnome.

topic: same-sex sexuality

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The planner zealously maintains absolute equality amongst the citizens under his control. But when a free woman invades his warehouse paradise, he must act decisively before she ruins everything.

"It’s better for all to have none than for some to have more."

topic: forcing heaven on earth

Included in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories"


When Abby visits her friend Sheryl, she is surprised to find the town devoid of oxygen and even more surprised to learn the reason.

topic: same-sex sexuality

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Johnny-boy is excited to have his mother finally teach him his colors until he learns he must choose between telling her the truth he sees or the untruth she wants to hear.

topics: same-sex sexuality | gender identity

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An old parable, full of wisdom, is corrupted by the foolishness of modern-day politics.

topic: forcing heaven on earth

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The golem was created to defeat the skinheads. But when it is summoned against an innocent preacher, Armando realizes it must be destroyed.

topics: same-sex sexuality | dehumanization

Included in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories"


It's love at first sight when Melvin sees an attractive protester, a black-and-white keffiyeh wrapped around her neck; and the next moment he finds himself in the midst of the protest, speaking some sort of truth to some sort of power, all thought of gainful employment cast aside in favor of a life of unending agitation against the current moment's outrage. Except … Melvin might not be exactly cut out for this protest stuff.

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Jeffrey, a BYU graduate student, is sent to deliver a blunt message from BYU to the Northeast Accreditation Commission, where he is introduced to the bizarre world of progressive academia with its fixation about privilege and its perpetual outrage over perceived offenses.

One thing is clear: Everyone has a religion, and those who claim they don't are often among the fiercest of zealots.

topic: same-sex sexuality

Included in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories"


As the Statue of Liberty's order passes from judge to judge, it begins to resemble less and less what she originally intended.

topic: same-sex sexuality

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A mutated kitten, magical dust, and a machete: What better way to explain how same-sex marriage has beaten common sense in the courtroom.

topic: same-sex sexuality

Included in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories"


His first day at a new school, Winston discovers there's something very wrong with his classmates when they attack him for refusing to pretend their mascot is something it is not.

topics: same-sex sexuality | dehumanization

Included in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories"


Mother Nature is taken to court for being heterosexist. But will we be pleased with the imposed remedy?

topic: same-sex sexuality

Included in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories"


Finished January 2014. Will be released when needed.

topic: forcing heaven on earth

Part of "The Ridge of Earth Collection"


Finished January 2014. Will be released when needed.

Part of "The Ridge of Earth Collection"


Finished January 2014. Will be released when needed.

topic: dehumanization

Part of "The Ridge of Earth Collection"


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