Aphelion Editorial 041
The Senior Editor's usual drivel about whatever...
by Dan L. Hollifield
Hello and welcome!
Well, I told you to go out and vote, now you only have yourself to
blame if you don't like the result of this month's election. Actually,
the question on my mind is will there be an assassination in America's
near future? Conspiracy pundits are already blathering, but the fact
remains that if no attempt is made on the President's life then the
curse of the "election year ending in 0" will be broken.
only good news that I've gotten out of this election is that fellow
writer L. Neil Smith managed to get on the ballot in Colorado. For
Libertarians, that's a really good sign. If we're all lucky, in a few
years’ time we'll be able to burn effigies of Alexander Hamilton on
April 15th as well as keep that extra 40%, or more, of our incomes that
the bloated governmental burro-cracy feeds itself upon year after year
But I digress.
Actually, I had intended to ignore politics in this editorial, but
I've had a lousy day at work and I'm in an ill mood. So please forgive
the above outburst and feel free to do anything you'd like as long as
it doesn't harm anyone unnecessarily. (Thanks for the great line,
OK, so we're all Fictioneers here. We have the power to mould young
minds, affect public opinion, change the world (for the better I
hope!), and to entertain along the way. Whether you're a "sad
fan-boy/girl" or a "dirty old pro", whatever you read affects you just
as whatever you write affects others. Each of us has to choose a
direction, to find that "job that needs doing" according to our own
individual makeup. Some of us weave messages in amongst our texts,
those things that feel important, to try and impart a bit of our
collective wisdom to those who come after us. Some distain message for
various reasons, but yet still have something to say.
What do your tales say about you and what you believe? The stories
you read, the stories you write... What are you trying to say? What are
you trying to see?
Life, love, sorrow, joy, anger, brotherhood, hunger, tenderness... What do the words that you chose say about you?
Thanks for your time.
© 2000 Dan L. Hollifield
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