As I had said before, I have been posting short stories for the past couple of months, and I thought I would give a little background into where my thought process is for these stories.
My short stories take place in an alternate world that hopefully reflects some of what is going on today. Currently in this alternate world, U.S. President Frank Mason is taking the controversial step of increasing U.S. military involvement in Latin America, in the hopes of turning a fresh corner in the War on Drugs. This is not only controversial domestically, but other nations decry the move as heavy-handed and imperialistic. Meanwhile, back home business owners are finding the market volatile, and while some people are struggling to stay in business, other – bigger – institutions are moving towards expansionistic and monopolistic tendencies. People are finding it harder than ever to thrive and succeed.