A little something for my American Readers:
Land of the Free
When brave men fought to free their homes,
Spat in a tyrant’s eye,
And built a land where all can rest
Under the clear blue sky:
Free to live and build and grow
As their Creator made them;
With honour, grace and fortitude,
Grateful He had saved them.
Defending a true liberty
With rights and duties twinned;
No communal punishments
For your ancestor’s sins,
No right to rule through noble blood,
No foul subhuman castes,
Their later fight to free all slaves
Would complete this task.
One set of laws for everyone,
Whoever they may be;
Each person’s work and character
Brings wealth or poverty.
A nation built on virtue
Without it cannot stand;
Now celebrate and fight to keep
The glories of this land.
Tired of stories about men as bumbling idiots? Of fathers as incompetents? Of masculinity as “toxic”? Tired of misandry? Ready for some real masculine role models? Stories about heroes and men who do the right thing? Stories about real men? The kind that provide for their families, love their wives and children, and make sacrifices. And save the world. A collection of seventeen stories and two essays, To Be Men: Stories Celebrating Masculinity pays homage to men and masculinity. Fun. Action-packed. Thought-provoking. Whatever your tastes, you will find enjoyment in these pages. Each story embraces, in its own way, virtus—the concept of valor, manliness, excellence, courage, character, and worth. The sentient Colt 1911 destined for the smelter. A courageous werewolf who embodies virtus no matter his form. The wizard raising a family in the 21st century. Sherlock Holmes’ newfound respect for women. A future untamed frontier where “women and children first” proves itself a timeless maxim. The hero who identifies as a M1A2 Abrams tank. A Vietnam War sailor defending his gay crew mate, because when bullets are flying, only what you do matters. The police chief in a noir-style world where Fae, dragons, and humans live, love, and break the law. These stories will delight and entertain you.
To Be Men from Superversive Press is available in paperback, and can be pre-ordered on Kindle before its release date on the 16th of June.
Music: Temple from soundscrate.com combinedf with Discovery Hit by Kevin McLeod, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)