Short stories published in In Persuasion Nation

Listing 11 stories.

After a trial injection of an experimental drug into a group of monkeys, an observer watches the various participants’ unusual and often deadly responses.

A man in suburbia finds his neighbor nearly naked standing outside his kids' rooms. He begins to retaliate to prevent it from ever happening again.

A man living on a TV show struggles to reconcile his privileged, wealthy lifestyle with the American-driven horrors occurring elsewhere in the world — especially when they begin to show up in his backyard.

A young man who went broke moves back to Chicago and lives in his aunt's basement. Meanwhile, he becomes a roofer where he is exposed to a spectrum of poverty, racism, and power among his colleagues.

A man working at a communications community wants a new job. His coworker promises him one, so long as the man helps to hide human body parts.

After returning the I CAN SPEAK mask for babies, which plays and simulates sophisticated speech, a woman receives a lengthy letter from an overly-enthusiastic sales rep about the mask's ability to make babies more intelligent and loveable.

The characters in violent commercials realize they can resist their dark fates, and they rise up against the consumer establishment.

A man works for a company that implants a mind-controlling disk in his head and puts him through experiments. His pregnant wife is ready to leave the company, but he isn't sure.

A man wholeheartedly agrees with a columnist in a recent paper about creating an amendment to abolish same-sex marriage, however, he takes it one step further: he suggest they also abolish "samish-sex" relationships, wherein overly feminine men date overly masculine women.

When a grandfather attempts to bring his grandson out of his shell by taking him to a musical in New York, curated and incessant ads almost prevent them from seeing the show.