Writerly Wednesday Welcomes Mike Kearby!
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Review at Amazon from Texas Reader – “…a chilling, thought-provoking story about an expedient criminal justice system. This futuristic tale is reminiscent of Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery and like the seminal classic is a compelling look at culture and society. Mike Kearby’s writing style is rhythmic, almost poetic and the story will haunt you long after you have read the last word.”
In the year 2031, the world is broke and broken. There are no more courts, or lawyers, or investigations…Only Men of Color. And in 2031, someone always pays.
They came for DeOtis Williams in the early morning.
They always did that.
Not at 6:00 a.m. or 7:00, times one would logically expect upon hearing, “They came in the early morning.”
No, they came in the early morning.
They came at one a.m. because that was the way things were done in the year 2031.
In three days, all power will go off, everywhere for a very long time. What will you include in your author survival kit?
Laptop with solar charger, campfire coffee pot, coffee, Katadyn micro-filter, extra coffee.
Where did the idea for the work you are promoting arise?
The idea came from the stark reality that today the entire world is nearly bankrupt. In thinking of how the world might operate in an insolvent future, I thought that the state might be required to handle crime and criminals in a “thrifty” manner, thus came about, Men of Color.
What do you like to read?
I enjoy reading across all genres. I recently re-read The Crow Road, by Ian Banks which is one of my favorite novels. As far as authors, I enjoy Stephen King, Suzanne Collins, Chuck Hogan / Guillermo del Toro, Richard Laymon, Brian Keene, and my all time favorite, the recently deceased, Ray Bradbury. For pure dialogue, I love Robert B. Parker, who also died in the past year.
Tell us about the most exciting place you have ever visited?
Would it be too much bluster to say inside my head?
It could very well be the most cost effective way to travel.
What is the most mundane, day to day, thing you can share about yourself?
Collect eggs from the henhouse.
Our hens stopped laying. Or maybe they are hiding them well.
What scares you the most?
The thought of nothing. No earth, no sky, no sun, no universe. That scares the hell out of me for some reason.
Tell us anything but keep it G rated.
7. I recently wrote my first haiku answering the question of what life is really all about on the planet. It goes:
Eat or be eaten –
Life sure seems to be fleeting,
For success, run fast.
keywords: Men of Color, Science Fiction, Short Fiction, Future, Fone-Stories™, Mike Kearby
Come back next week when Writerly Wednesday welcomes Linda Hayes-Gibbs.
Thanks Mike for visiting with us!