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About carolkean

novelist, reviewer, editor, book critic for Liberty Island and Perihelion Science Fiction; native prairie/guerilla gardener; champion of liberty, indie authors & underdogs; one of the top two reviewers in Editors &Preditors Poll 2015; Amazon Vine, NetGalley Top Reviewer

COMING JUNE 1, 2018….   …The trouble with K.C. Brown’s dream of playing alto sax with a local jazz band is that she’s a nineteen-year-old white girl, the band members are middle-aged black men, the year is 1948, and they … Continue reading

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Libby McGugan’s The Fifth Force (Quantum Ghosts Trilogy Book 2)

My Favorite Scotland Author is back,   with a sequel to The Eidolon: THE FIFTH FORCE (Quantum Ghosts Trilogy Book 2) by Libby McGugan Amazon USA – order here Amazon UK – order here Libby McGugan was born 1972 in Airdrie, a … Continue reading

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“Not the Usual Crazy” (First African in Space scam as Freewriting Prompt)

 I WAS A PRISONER in my father’s kitchen, all the walls and windows covered in tinfoil, table buried under antique ham radio equipment. “Someone has to go check on Dad,” my brother had said. “He’s not answering his phone or email.” … Continue reading

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Portraits of black women holding the severed heads of white women

Artist Kehinde Wiley is known for portraits of black women holding the severed heads of white women. “Judith Beheading Holofernes” screenshot of 2013 painting by Kehinde Wiley You can call it art. I can call it disturbing. Read more at … Continue reading

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Passport to Glory (a steemit story)

  Passport to Glory by carolkean 54 in fiction  Note: this story opens with a story prompt created by @Jeffways for @rhondak‘s Story Starter contest: Holding my passport above the scanner, she looks at the screen and then at me. I try to appear calm as my … Continue reading

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“Unheard Melodies” for a Steemit Fiction Competition, #1 Week 1

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter – –“Ode on a Grecian Urn,” John Keats, 1819 This is my entry for the “Fiction Comp – All writers are welcome – #1 Week 1” fiction writing competition hosted by @kyrios. Writing Prompt: Having … Continue reading

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“De-Coated” – a coat story in honor of my sister’s “dead animal”

carolkean 51 in fiction CLOUDS FLOCK TOGETHER LIKE MEAN GIRLS plotting to rain on my parade. De-coated, but not defeated, I phone my evil daughter. I practice sounding stern and cold and calm: “I want my coat back.” Voice mail. Which she never … Continue reading

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