My pal Decater (DOC) Collins has released a collection of short stories available at Amazon. I recommend a read.
A darn good writer and editor, Decater is not afraid of writing or publishing either the literary or Knuckle-close topical stories, unlike some inferior publishers/writers.
If there is one thing that separates the passable from the great, it is this sort of bravery.
In a dictatorship, such writing is banned, the author persecuted, and the state condemned by democracy. In a democracy such writing is smothered by unspoken political correctness under the umbrella of editorial discretion – the dictatorships aren’t so hypocritical as to condemn.
Honesty comes in strange guises.