Short stories and essays by Shaun Costello, as well as excerpts from manuscripts in progress.


There was once an American flag that said that. But those were the good old days when men were men, and women were pregnant, kitchen-bound and obedient. And if you wanted a negro, you could buy one. There was greatness in the land back then. I’ve lost patience and tolerance for those, whose refusal to get vaccinated endangers their friends, neighbors, and even family members. Many will say that mandating vaccine is in violation of their constitutional rights. Rights to what, I wonder? Polling has shown that most of the states experiencing spikes in covid have republican governors, and a republican majority in their legislatures. They listened to Trump’s “Miracle” speeches and believed every word. Evidently, they still do. And so they are contracting covid in numbers far greater than states who have followed science, and reason. Most scientists will tell you that covid is here to stay, and that it will adapt to out attempts to prevent it. That vaccinations for this pandemic will become annual events, like flu shots. It’s a new world. And this new world will be populated by fewer numbers of racists, white supremacists and evangelicals, whose refusal of science will diminish their demographics. Like a cleansing of the species. Like the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse.

2 responses

  1. You are still a fookin loon…god bless, tom.

    July 19, 2021 at 12:31 pm

  2. Now now. We shouldn’t (openly) wish for anyone’s death. Bad karma & all that. But if it happens… I won’t be cryin’ or nuthin.

    Cheers Mr. Costello & nice to hear from you.

    July 19, 2021 at 1:15 pm

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