Poetry Monday: Feminism Isn’t Scary

Guys are dumb
Because the word has “Fem”
They think it means
Anti-man

It means pro-equality
Anti-patriarchy
The goal isn’t to create
A matriarchy

However, feminism
Should not be a label
To throw on someone
Negatively or positively

Leave titles and labels
And statistics
And classifications
To the scholars

If a woman hates men
Don’t call her a feminist
Ask her why she does
Always ask questions

If she says men did this or that
To the world, not to her
She has a right to be angry
But take it with a grain of salt

If she tells you a story
Of something someone did to her
Listen and thank her
For having the courage to share

If you don’t understand the anger
Even after asking why
You’re one of the people
Feminism fights against

Stop judging the anger
Stop feeling attacked
Ask to hear the stories
Maybe you’ll learn something

From the poetry collection Men Are Garbage.

Free eBook Fridays: March

On our next installment of Free eBook Fridays, we have a short collection of short stories, “Dollar Tales From the Morbid Museum: Flash Fiction.” I self-published this collection on June 30, 2018 as an eBook. Today only, until midnight, the eBook is available for a free download. Once a month I offer one of my eBooks for free in the hopes that those who download it will read it and write a review on either Amazon or Goodreads. Reviews are not mandatory, but an honest review will help promote my works and are greatly appreciated. Get your free copy before the promotion ends. Download Here.

The purpose of the Dollar Tales collection is to build up the anticipation for the full paperback collection that is coming soon. I publish a couple of stories as an eBook for a dollar and get feedback on the stories. I also have a few stories published in online magazines which will be included in the paperback edition. This process has helped me outline and figure out exactly how I want to present all these stories in one collection. Not simply a collection of stories with a similar theme but a story within a story. That’s why I created the idea of the Morbid Museum.

The Morbid Museum is curated by Siris Grim who holds a fascination with death; the prevailing theme of the Morbid Museum. He acts as a kind of narrator between the exhibits and each exhibit has a number of stories. I had not figured out this part when I published the first two collections of the Dollar Tales series but the next one coming in April will be a part of one of those exhibits. I also hope to have a couple other stories published in magazines before completing the final collection which will feature approximately 20 stories. Enjoy your free copy.

Visitors to the Morbid Museum seek the dark and twisted corners of the world. They are both terrified and intrigued by the unknown. Tales of killers, monsters, and madmen are curated by the Master of Death, Mr. Siris Grim. Mr. Grim collects the darkness that everyone attempts to hide and displays it within the corridors of his gruesome gallery. Who will be next to purchase a ticket and walk the halls of the Morbid Museum?