Dear All Dogmatic American Party Liners,

We Unaffiliated American voters are pissed off at what you’ve done to our country. How about this – how about you stop voting straight ticket because it’s the party of your Daddy, and use your fucking brains to decide how to vote? Stop looking across the aisle for enemies and start looking in the mirror? Our country is a fucking train wreck because of YOU. Not me. Not Boehner. Not Obama. Not affordable health care. YOU. And until YOU realize this, nothing will change. You know what? Forget it – I’m convinced that you don’t have the gumption to do what’s right. Instead,  just stay here and fight each about which party is better suited to pilot this ship as it hurtles to the ground in a massive fireball. I’m moving to Belize.





Amendment: Today on Facebook I saw someone share this picture of two American bald eagles that were found in Florida. The person who took the photo was offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for their deaths. This despite there being no evidence of foul play. Only, in nature eagles fight in mid air, lock talons, and tumble to earth. Sometimes, in their heated state, they don’t see the ground approaching – and they crash into earth to the demise of them both. I thought that this was a beautifully metaphorical photograph for the current state of America. Especially the part about not understanding how this could happen.  It’s our nature to place blame on each other.



The Fire
Sun King

Jim Mitchem

Writer. Father to daughters. Husband. Ad man. Raised by wolves. @jmitchem on twitter. First novel, Minor King, out now.