They/he. Writer of fiction, screenplays, plays, reviews, essays, and poetry. Chicago. https://linktr.ee/jshetina

A book proposal

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  • The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton
  • Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House by Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Disloyal: A Memoir by Michael Cohen
  • Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House by Sarah Huckabee Sanders
  • Yes, I Did It by Ted Cruz
  • Wait, Not THAT by Ted Cruz
  • My Life in Politics: A Memoir of My Political Life and That’s It by Lindsey…

A complication that gets little air time

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When do I just get to say “I’m a writer”? Right now? Really? No, that can’t be right.

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Melanie Griffith in the Reagan-era Girlboss Movie ‘Working Girl’


A short story.

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Photo by Isaac Moore on Unsplash


“Every night, she dreams of the dangling heart.” (Flash Fiction)

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Photo by Jason D on Unsplash


“That’s a bad-ass toolbox, ain’t it?” (Flash Fiction)

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Photo by Anna Spoljar on Unsplash


“You like this shirt?” (Flash Fiction)

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Photo by Maude Frédérique Lavoie on Unsplash


“I’ve seen very few things so broken Father couldn’t put them back together again.” (Flash Fiction)

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Photo by Jilbert Ebrahimi on Unsplash

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