But the one that will be appearing in the anthology, out on November 8th, is “Mad Dog Moon.”
If you guessed that this was going to center around Secretary of Defense, Marine General James “Mad Dog” Mattis (Ret) … you’d be right.
The general joke around Mattis is that he is an unstoppable killing machine that will knife-hand you as soon as look at you. Perhaps sooner.
Let’s just say that it’s a question I try to answer.
If I were writing a flap copy for my MAGA 2020 short, it would be “President Trump has had it with ISIS, and has sent in his ultimate weapon of mass destruction: General Mad Dog Mattis.”
Funny enough, I’m told by one of my military experts that ISIS seems to be slated for demolition by the end of the year. ISIS may not even be around long enough for my short story about them being destroyed to be published. Damn it. Now I know what it was like for all of those thriller authors in 2003, when they thrashed about getting in one final Iraq is the villain stories before Saddam fell.