Of Tribe & Empire
By Tennison Long

In the near future, race has replaced religion and identity has become politics. America settles in as a nation that acquiesced disorder through political correctness and the coddling of its youth. Having arrived at a point of no return, the citizens of the United States double down with their intolerance for differing ideas, through weaponizing language and a total remaking of the intersectional landscape. With Civil War II underway, the story is told by a government propagandist, chronicling dispatches from the comfort and safety of Westphalia, a one-percenter’s resort for wartime secured living. As the Resistance battles the Patriots, the pent-up doom of global strife arrives at America’s shores with unimaginable consequences. A tale both thrilling and disturbing, it challenges the most cherished assumptions of our fellow citizens. If you cannot win your personal battles how can you win the war?

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American writer Tennison Long is the author of Glorious Verve, When We Ran The Master Plan, and Of Tribe & Empire. He likes to take his readers on a psychological thrill ride, blending the macabre with the sublime, sewing the seams of mental confusion with emotional clarity. He offers a uniquely imagined prose that sustains moments of sputtering haunted brilliance. 

 

WHEN WE RAN THE MASTER PLAN

“The Reverend seems to have it all, a beautiful family, solid career and his amplified role in the online church, but behind this ideal life is a quiet boredom and lingering desperation. When a homeless encampment sets off the Blacker Plague, society must turn inward, and in this collective shell the Reverend goes after redemption in the doomed terrain of a traumatized society, while visiting his inner demons in hope of emerging from a private catastrophe of dreadful illusion…”

Set amid the voyeuristic static of a post-surveillance world, we follow our anti-hero’s online encounters with a virtual jihadi and the journey of his cis-identity's surrender to the ambient virtue signals and gaslighting from his new Islamic pen pal...beginning a languid mental and physical transition in how to better cope and survive surrounded by these newfound spiritual awakenings while his pleasure receptors are quickly burning out, his radicalization manifesting a more righteous version of himself, under a new glorious light, or is it a new darkness verve...

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Glorious Verve
By Tennison Long