May 26, 2018

Short Story: The Pawn Shop

"They got themselves into that situation by their selves, you know," she said.

"Huh?" Gary paused as he put on his boots, eager to get out into the San Francisco sunlight.

"I said, those folks coming into your little shop got put into that situation all by their own doing."

"Okay, thanks, Sally. What do you have planned today?"

"I'm meeting Jessica in Financial District, then I'm...."

He was tired of listening to her complain about the people who lined up outside his shop on Castro. Rather than telling her to shut up, he just slipped out the door, as he liked to be early anyways.

Towards the end of his day, he told the last customer that his brooch was beautiful and gave him $33, even though nobody would probably ever buy it.

March 5, 2018

Short Story: The Lakes

It’s 2024. Before a leaked environmental report is pulled offline, society is informed of the only inhabitable areas where human life will sustain into the next generation.

As the Great Lakes region deals with the influx, a conspiracy is expected as almost two dozen cities endure the largest mass migration in human history.

How will the
residents of Ashtabula, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Erie, Fort Wayne, Gary, Hamilton, Indianapolis, Jamestown, Kingston, Lansing, Mississauga, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Quebec City, Rochester, Sandusky, Toronto, Windsor and Youngstown respond to their importance?

The Lakes, a ten-part short story with illustrations.

June 28, 2017

European-Americans for Peace

As ancestors of European settlers and immigrants to the United States, we pledge to use education, art, debate, journalism, photography, science and research to advocate for peace in the US and abroad.

We acknowledge that our ancestors have brought both praise and shame to our great nation, and through dialogue and other forms of interaction, we can educate and inspire others.

We believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Please join me as I launch
European-Americans for Peace, a newsletter delivered by mail to your home, office or university. First delivery is expected by the end of summer.

I look forward to sharing my views with you.

Jeffrey Hartinger
San Francisco, California
June 2017

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