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Donald Trump is the worst candidate for President in US history

I really don’t like to get political on this blog, but one candidate has crossed at least a dozen lines too many. Make no mistake, Trump’s policies are bad, his words offensive, his business expertise highly exaggerated in addition to being irrelevant even if true, and of course there’s the whole “bragging about being able to get away with sexual assault” thing.

Last night, when asked whether he would concede should he lose the election (and it definitely appears that he will not win), he didn’t say that he would. Whether the loser concedes has no actual effect on the winner becoming the President, but the lack of respect for both his opponent and democracy itself it would indicate is, as Clinton said then and there, horrible.

The real issue, the true danger caused by Trump’s utterly baseless claims of the election being rigged and especially if he fails to concede after losing, is that his supporters could conceivably join him in refusing to acknowledge Clinton as the President. In other words, Trump being a crybaby who won’t admit defeat could become a threat to the peaceful transfer of power, and absolutely no good can possibly come of that.

Authors Answer 54 – Torturing Our Characters

I think I must have interpreted the question more strictly when I answered it than I do now.
I actually have made my characters suffer quite a bit already and don’t intend to stop.

I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

Friday the 13th, a day that brings horror and terror into people’s lives. Or is that the movie series? Our authors write a variety of genres, from supernatural to horror to fantasy to military sci-fi to children’s books. Sounds like the perfect mix to talk about torture in fiction. I mean, children are torture, aren’t they? I know, I have one. But I’m just kidding. The question is, just how many of us could torture a character?

torturerackQuestion 54 – It’s Friday the 13th. Horror is a popular genre. Could you torture one of your characters?

Linda G. Hill

I could. In fact, depending on which character it is, I might enjoy it. But really, we torture our characters all the time, in one way or another. It’s what makes an interesting story.

Gregory S. Close

Yes.  I don’t feel good about it, but sometimes that’s where the story goes.

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