A Plea for Success versus A Plea for Freedom
Misery, negativity, hopelessness. Just a few reasons Comeback Kid is in the works. While Lord of Columbia (my first work) gains steam to be released in early September, Comeback Kid talks of a down-on-his-luck twenty-seven-year-old living in mom and dad’s basement and destined for failure.
Unlike Lord of Columbia, Comeback Kid is set on a micro-level, a tale of one man, Brock Patrick, and how he deals with life in 2018 America, where government leniency is at an all-time high, good full-time work at an all-time low, and motivation crushed by those around him succeeding in their chosen fields.
It’s the ultimate test of a hopeless individual forced to work for his successful cousin Lenny, and a micro-managing manager Vick. To add icing on the cake, an old high school bully Dale, usurps Brock’s personal power in the name of a money-making scheme.
Brock Patrick finds himself alone at home, his lifestyle of beer, cigarettes, and video games while living on mom and dad’s couch slipping away as he’s forced into lifestyle change due to Lenny’s new company policy at the slick salesmanship of Dale.
Out of his ways, and thrust into oblivion, are Brock’s thoughts. Old flashbacks return and there’s no way out, only for, when things might look their bleakest, a helping hand reaches out, an unlikely hero, one of the last people Brock suspects.
Some of you may be asking why I’m giving away more hints to Comeback Kid while remaining mum on Lord of Columbia, despite Lord of Columbia’s sooner release. It’s because Comeback Kid is intended for a broader audience, while Lord of Columbia remains under the wraps due to its narrower audience.
Either way, those who love libertarianism and self-reliance will get a kick out of both, but a younger crowd can appreciate Comeback Kid, which is suited for individuals and families while those looking for an edgy plotline will crave Lord of Columbia.
As for myself, both works were and still are enjoyable. So, let’s talk Lord of Columbia, where an arrogant college athlete realizes the horrors his colony faces from an overbearing empire. When an ultimatum strikes, Cain (my protagonist) is forced to take action.
Think George Orwell’s 1984 mixed with some Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Avatar, the Last Airbender. We’re talking a contemporary fantasy-dystopia novel with some sports, always some sports, and a little bit of fitness involved.
There’s a lot of complexity in Lord of Columbia and it’s not suited for all audiences. Parents and minors alike, but your big boy (or girl) pants on, as it’s laden with adult-oriented themes and choices.
It’s not for everyone. If you’re a libertarian, anarcho-capitalist, pro-private sector in terms of all public sector gigs being rolled over to private sector, anti-interventionist, anti-police, and patriotic, you’ll love Lord of Columbia.
But, if you’re a hardcore Republican, Democrat, central planner, militarist, nationalist, pro-mass surveillance, pro-NSA, pro-TSA, anti-gun, and in general pro-statist, you’re not going to like this work, as although fantasy, it’s a libertarian and pro-freedom manifesto of a trilogy.
So, whether your choice is Comeback Kid, Lord of Columbia, or both, it’s my hope you enjoy the works, the messages, and that you get something from each. They’re both a blast to work on and I can’t wait to share them with the world.