Stephen Measure

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.

A short satire.

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The Wrong Sort of Stories - Front Cover    Included in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".

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

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People were watching. Cameras were rolling. He might be on the news tomorrow! “Previously Obscure Local Man Joins Grand Protest!” That’s what the headlines would say.

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The crowd stopped for a moment to turn and yell at a building that was guilty of something truly awful.

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Status: Released December 2014 by Silver Layer Publications.