by Dr. Benway
I've written a story.
I found it rather fun to write it, and thanks to the nature of the internet, you can take comfort in the fact that I almost certainly live a long way from where you do.
This story makes non-profit use of characters owned by Marvel Comics. It is not for the young, the sensitive, or the easily perturbed, and has parts that should not be read after a heavy meal.
The following apply:
1) Just because someone is a hero or a villain in the real books doesn't mean that they are a hero or a villain in this story.
2) The American presidents since 1956 were:
McCarthy, Kennedy, Johnson, Johnson, Kennedy, King, Bradley, Kennedy, Kennedy, Rodham, Rodham, and Rush.
In this America, hope dominates fear as all look to the future. Clearly, this is fiction.
3) The Vietnam War ended with the intervention of a UN mediator in 1964 and the Soviet Empire collapsed in 1970.
Many thanks to Luba, Tricia, and Alara for proof-reading. This and other work by me is kept in a locked padded room at the archive of Luba, located at http://home.att.net/~lubakmetyk
Composed under the influence of:
Two weekends of Errol Morris documentaries.
The Ben Foulds Five
The neverending NPR coverage of the 2000 American presidential race.
Work as if you were in the early days of a better nation. -Alasdair Gray, 1984.
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