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Download Political Pies for free!

Posted in eBook, Humor, Politics, Rant, Scifi, Stories with tags , , , , on November 2, 2014 by oneoveralpha

What’s scarier than all the ghosts and goblins at your door? There’s an election next week.

To try to blunt the horror of the season, I’m offering my anthology of forty, short, political stories Political Pies for free! You’ll be able to download it to your Kindle now through Wednesday November 5. Download it early, and you can read it while waiting in line to vote on Tuesday.

If “free” isn’t enough to entice you, check out the cover and blurb:


Everybody complains about politics, but does anyone do anything about it? Stephen L. Thompson’s attempt to do something about it is to collect forty of his short stories with a political element into his Political Pies anthology. His stories are either politically neutral or equally condemning of the national parties. Instead of trying to sway you to one ideology or another, his goal is to just get people thinking about politics in the hopes a rose might grow out of all the political manure.

So what are you waiting for? Download your copy now, you won’t get another chance until next year.

Ebook sale!

Posted in eBook, Humor, Politics, Science, Scifi, Spaceflight, Stories, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2013 by The Prince of Pithy


On December 25th and 26th, ten of my ebooks will be FREE to download to the Kindles that Santa brought you.  Together, they contain 144 short stories and 10 essays that can all be yours for the price of a click.  To learn more about each one, check out my Amazon Author Page.

Happy Holidays.


Check out my Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales!

Posted in eBook, Politics, Scifi, Spaceflight, Stories with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2013 by The Prince of Pithy

If you are buying a Kindle for someone this holiday season – or just buying one for yourself – wouldn’t it be a good idea to have some preloaded ebooks on it?  Instead of putting out more money to buy these ebooks, you can find some that are free to download.  For example, on Black Friday, you’ll be able to download these ebooks of mine:


They are, A Man of Few Words, Political Pies, Brain for Rent and other stories, The All-You-Can-Read Buffet, and Lonely Phoenix.

On Cyber Monday, these ebooks of mine will be free:


They are The Only Certainty, The Most Powerful Man in the World and other stories, Rise, and Duty.

So check them out and add them to your gift, or just keep them for yourself. :D

Political Pies sequester sale!

Posted in eBook, Humor, Politics, Rant, Scifi, Stories, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2013 by The Prince of Pithy


Last year, I decided to try to promote each of my books for a month, starting with my anthologies and moving on to my other stories.  So I’m working on promoting my third anthology – Political Pies – during the month of March, when everyone is sick of hearing about politics because of the sequester.  Joy.  Now part of my promotions are a weekend where people will be able to download the Kindle versions for free, and for Political Pies that will be on Saturday March 9th, and Sunday March 10th.  So why am I calling it a sequester sale?  Because.  :D  Did you really expect a serious answer?

An interesting political insight

Posted in Politics, Rant with tags , , , on April 8, 2012 by The Prince of Pithy

I had some time to think tonight and I realized that one of the reasons I won’t be voting for Mitt Romney this November is also one of the reasons I didn’t vote for Al Gore in 2000.  Remember back in the simpler days of the 2000 election, at one point Gore was talking at some factory or something and he mentioned that his mother used to sing him to sleep with some union song.  It was a lovely idea, but the song he mentioned wasn’t written until almost thirty years after he was born.  Saying an untrue thing because it sounds good – and hoping nobody fact checks you – is not leadership.  I’m not entirely sure what the term for that is, but I’m sure it helps explain why politics is part of the problem today and not part of the solution.  And I have to wonder, if you took away all the things Romney has said – just because they sounded good at the time – what would be left?


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