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“Coffee and tea have more potassium than a banana, but the banana tastes better with my oatmeal.” Dan M. Kalin Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Online Dating

Cindy Bumble One of the strangest experiences I’ve encountered online dating is the curious case of Cindy Bumble. Her profile says she is tall, to which I am partial, and purportedly a nurse practitioner living in Denver (certain to have a brain). All good from a cursory review, it doesn’t take much thought to swipe …

Dear Leader Tales

2020 has been a very trying year for humanity. In addition to a barely-checked viral contagion causing widespread economic distress, there are the usual cavalcade of Dear Leaders doing exactly what they do best, oppressing and dividing the rest of us. Politicians don’t have an exclusive in this regard, although sometimes it seems that way. These stories and poems are meant to humorously talk truth to power, even though we fully understand the narcissists simply won’t see themselves represented. Whether your Dear Leader is an orange-haired Wendigo, Asian Dictator, Religion, CEO, spouse, demon, or feline overlord — all are fair game in this wide-ranging collection.

As the contentious American Presidential Election campaign comes to a close, many of us could use a humorous respite and to remind ourselves the problem is not new or different, just oppression’s same old song. Take a break, read these stories — the things we worry about today will pass and new ones will emerge. This collection will take you to the next screen.

Featuring original stories and poems by Cathy Adams, Daniel Ausema, Eric Avedissian, Paul L. Bates, Jane Blanchard, Ben Boegehold, Warren Brown, Jim Courter, Devo Cutler, Derek Des Anges, Buzz Dixon, Katrina Dybzynska, Mike Ekunno, Louis Evans, Robert Morgan Fisher, Andrea Goyan, N.E. Griffin, Lauren Stoker, Jill Hand, Langley Hyde, Will Isenberg,  Andrew Jensen, John H. Kalin, J.J.J. Kearns, Richard Lau, Kate Maxwell, Teresa Milbrodt, Lena Ng, Peter Ntephe, Mark Nutter, Nicole M. Pyles, Jim Robb, Jeff Seeman, Margaret S. E. Smith. Guest editor E. E. King joins this illustrious group as well as in-house authors Dan M. Kalin and Sarah M. Kalin.

Dear Leader Tales is now available for purchase at Amazon for Kindle and paperback

It is also available world-wide for order through local bookstores (reference ISBN: 9781970087130)

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Chasing Eleven

Available Now:

Chasing Eleven is a multi-genre collection of short stories by award-winning author Dan M. Kalin.

Stories Include:

    • Witch Simona thinks the president might be under an evil curse
    • Virgie can’t understand why doors are being closed in her face
    • People in the family die, after taking a road trip with Auntie Lu
    • Timothy has a frustrating life only cake can improve
    • Dave wants to visit long-lost cousins but receives strange signals
    • Lucas wants nothing more than to be a long-haul trucker (and serial killer) until a higher calling beckons
    • Even sorcerer Silver needs to settle into a new home
    • Frustrated author Leo searches for new ways to market his books
    • Brian finds new ways to finance elective surgical procedures
    • Linguist Annie Richardson discovers a puzzling artifact within all human minds
    • Breakfast and a tall tale with one of the last Oklahoma dust bowl refugees

Purchase on Amazon.com or any local bookstore.

{For a signed/inscribed print copy purchased directly from the author, click here}