Chapter One is available online for the following selection of literary works written by Dr. Politis

“Yakutia” and “Of Lions and Lambs” can be found on Amazon, at Of Lions and Lambs and Yakutia. For alternative arrangements for the first chapter and full reads, please contact the author at mjpolitis@yahoo.com or download Yakutia here and Of Lions and Lambs here

HEART OF THE HEALER pt II: THE TRUTH ABOUT LYING

Chapter 1   The inscription on the gravestone featured one line, bolder than the name or the faith behind the departed life. “The only Real rest is in motion Itself.”   “Fly in peace, John Baldino,” the mourner said in a soft voice, muffled by the winter wind that echoed more silence than gust, more […]

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Brotherz – first chapter

BROTHERZ by MJ Politis, Ph.D. and Punky Jennings mjpolitis@yahoo.com All rights reserved. Copyrighted Mar 20, 2019   CHAPTER 1   What you called the Grey Bar hotel with windows that were only opened within the imaginations of inhabitants inside it depended on who you were in the social hierarchy that built it.  For the so-called  […]

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The Price Of Knowing

CHAPTER 1   Freedom.  Katerina considered what that word really meant as she felt the brisk West wind blowing into her hair while the noon sun warmed her face.  It was a mixed awakening from one of those half-sleeps she indulged in by necessity amidst the wooded riverbank of the Steppes which still held onto […]

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Luminescent Sisterhood

CHAPTER 1 The gods above the clouds were being bipartison again. For three days it was scorching hot, following by 4 when the skies were grey, the rain was cold and turned to snow at elevations just above where the heartiest of humans called home. Still, it was just another day for the Old Bavarian […]

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Bolshoy Pharma

CHAPTER 1 Much had changed from the time he came of age then grew into manhood. Still, he recalled and yearned for the times when people knew what honor was. Now, most people didn’t even know how to spell honor, though those bearing penises and hungry vaginas spelt it ‘on her’. But it was a […]

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PURIFIKATION

CHAPTER 1 August, 1945. The prisoner had nothing to say when brought to the gallows under the already hot and toasting Louisiana early morning sun. He was asked for the second time if he had anything to explain the reasons why he had committed the crime he had been convicted of, and the other countless […]

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Of Lionesses and Lions Part 2: Biting the hand that frees you

CHAPTER 1   Route 23A was once a well-traveled road, during the times when Potterberg was populated by people.  Those hard working, under-appreciated souls had jobs at the mill, the mine, and the textile factory.  Highlights of their day were the hearty breakfast before heading off for a work day, and a stiff drink afterwards […]

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Of Lionesses and Lions. Part 1. Awakenings

CHAPTER 1   Leona Zimmerman looked into the bright light shining into her tired yet still open eyes as it penetrated into them.  They burned with the kind of fire that would burn her soul if gone unchallenged.  It baked her face and neck, though she still had the latter covered to protect herself from […]

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GARDEN OF NEED EM

CHAPTER 1   “So, where to now, Taylor?”  the voice from the newly installed speaker in the 2047 Hermafrodicked vehicle said to the passenger whose name was on its registration.  “The hospital, work or the bistro?” it continued in a non-offensively soothing voice that was an octave above alto and a similar register just below […]

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Porthole

CHAPTER 1   Professor Vladmir Ivanowitch Kinski could best be described as a quiet man, one possessed and infused by the mystical quality of Silence which was never stirred by any disturbance created by man, or even women.   No one in his laboratory had ever heard him raise his voice in anger at a piece […]

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Lions and Lambs

Chapter 1 Countdown to Apocalypse: 5 minutes and counting- “Earth is a strange planet to do time on,” Atti “the Hun” Nichololias thought as she lit up her third pack of smokes on what would be a five pack night. “Remember the rules,” she muttered under her breath as she buzzed through her joke cards […]

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Inversion: The Relativity of Wealth

Inversion: The Relativity of Wealth MJ Politis mjpolitis@yahoo.com Copyrighted, June 11, 2016 All rights reserved CHAPTER 1 Countries are defined by borders, currency and, by themselves anyway, constitutions. Those documents over the ages have been written on paper, stone, papyrus and, in the case of very small countries, the hearts and minds of the citizens. […]

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Every Martian Needs A Bunny

EVERY MARTIAN NEEDS A BUNNY CHAPTER 1 The sky was a deep blue, clear, with not a single cloud in it, the wind held to a standstill under a bright sun that made anyone under it squint, and anyone who dared to challenge its authority to shine eye to eye blind. A picture perfect day […]

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Heart of the Healer Part II – The Truth about Lying

HEART OF THE HEALER: II “The Truth About Lying” Chapter 1 The inscription on the gravestone featured one line, bolder than the name or the faith behind the departed life. “The only Real rest is in motion Itself.” “Fly in peace, John Baldino,” the mourner said in a soft voice, muffled by the winter wind […]

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E=MC to the Infinity

E=mc to the infinity power. Chapter 1 Dec 20, 2001 “It’s the best of times, and the best of times”. So said the New York Times on what was looking to be the biggest year for Wall Street ever, the DOW up another 150 points and still climbing. So said the smiling face of Wild […]

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All About Him by Her

ALL ABOUT HER BY HIM- SECTION ONE   Chapter 1- The drop in. INTRODUCTION It was a cold day on Feb 30 at the Tribune Herald office when veteran editor Billy Big Cheeze Chavez smelled a story brewing in Montana that would make the front page on every paper in the country. The facts were […]

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Grass Wars

Grass Wars By M.J. Politis CHAPTER 1 In the land of Huntingtown, there was a plot of land.  Green and fertile it was, and its greenery sustained by sunshine from the sky, water from the stream under the dirt, and a large amount of droppings from a four legged herd of creatures with big, furry […]

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Raising Ceasar

RAISING CEASAR CHAPTER ONE If there was any candidate more appropriate for the IQ assessment program and the ECT neuro-stimulation mapping experiment, it was 10234, otherwise known as Jacob Liberman. No other Jewish prisoner in the camp was as slow in the head, clumsy in the walk and unaware of what the camps were really […]

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Promethian Fire

PROMETHIAN FIRE Chapter 1 The man in the dark suit walked slowly and deliberately as he carried the violin case through the back alleys.  The graffitti-infested walls had been constructed from the ruins of ancient temples, which honored the gods, man and the democratic process.  Now they served as borders for urban passageways that got […]

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War Whore

War Whore By M.J. Politis CHAPTER 1 Sept, 1939 Karen Lubinska looked around at the room, waking up from an uneasy, but interesting night of dreaming. Maybe her 26 going on 56 year old spirit was more tired than she thought. Or maybe she had aged 30 years overnight without realizing it. Such was life […]

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Babylonian Retribution

Babylonian Retribution By M.J. Politis CHAPTER 1 “The books! Where are they?!!” the Executioner barked out at Rinyard the Carpenter, The razor-sharp blade swung across his neck, a fraction of an inch closer with each beat. A few more ticks of the Executioner’s time clock and he would be bled out like a sacrificial lamb, […]

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Revolutionary Blues

REVOLUTIONARY BLUES by M. J. Politis Chapter 1 The morning sun rose over the horizon on the battlefield of the Arden Forest, attempting to shine some light through the midst. It was only 1916, barely two years after the Great War began, yet the landscape bore witness to a conflict that dragged on for a […]

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Henry and the Wolf Doctor – Part 2

Henry & the Wolf Doctor – Part 2 Chapter 1 It wasn’t supposed to happen to Roberta, by any of her calculations or projections but…if the data fits the new hypothesis, you gotta re-think your theories. And if the symptoms fit the disease, that’s what you got. And no matter how hard you try to […]

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Henry and the Wolf Doctor – Part 1

Henry & the Wolf Doctor Chapter 1 The night was dark, cold, long and seemed to have no end to it. Though the calendar said it was early October, the biting wind said December, at least. Still, Roberta Collineur prodded her five and a half cylinder truck down the empty stretch of winter road connecting […]

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Heart of the Healer Part I – Ghosts of Patients Past

Heart of Healer Part 1 Ghosts of Patients Past By M.J. Politis CHAPTER 1 On October 30, John Baldino received the Westchester County Doctor of the Year Award, a unanimous decision by fellow physicians, patients and even the nurses. He was cited for his solid service, innovative insights and 110% reliability. On the morning of […]

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Professor Jack

PROFESSOR JACK by M. J. Politis Chapter 1 “In or out?” Nathan Williams screamed out, his voice deep as James Earl Jones, his complexion twice as black. “Huh?” the Gen-x drifter said from inside the doorway of the Last Chance Cafe, a rotting wooden fortress defiantly refusing to surrender to the elements. “The wind. The […]

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The Telenkovian Experiment

The Telenkovian Experiment By: M.J. Politis Reel 1 Tasha used all the strength of her frail, ninety-eight pound body to carry a crate of hand painted dishes into the community hall, a weather-beaten barn we once called the church.  She was wearing her Grandmother’s Easter dress, three sizes too big this year, two sizes too […]

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Communal Confessions

Communal Confessions By: M.J. Politis CHAPTER 1 “Macho Mob Boss Dies Yellow”  the headline read in the Post, the picture of Frank Rosselli fully revealing the ghost-like jaundiced tinge in his normally Miami-suntanned face.   “Mafia Decision Maker Dies Confused,” across the top of the Daily News, demonstrating its point with a picture of Frankie ‘the […]

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999AD

999 AD Chapter 1 In the Golden Age of Caesar, all roads in Gaul led to Rome. By the year of the New Lord 500 A.D., the Roman build highways that kept the various cultures of the Empire connected led only to other roads that were more wild grass than road. Three centuries later, trees […]

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Mechanos

Mechanos Chapter 1 It was a hot day, I remember. For me anyway. I was sweating a lot, moving things around town for other people in my village who seemed to be cool, even cold. A basket full of fish my uncle. A bail of hay too heavy for his mule for his new wife, […]

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Hessians

Hessians Chapter 1 To the cows of Hesse-Cassel it was a world of eating, drinking and deficating. To Baron Johan Karl Fredrick Jungen von Edinger in the Chalet on top of the hill it was an economy of fertilizer. To the workers in the valley below the hill which was made to look like a […]

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Colors of Revolution

COLOR OF REVOLUTION CHAPTER ONE Hercules sat on the rock next to the field, his ass connecting to the Earth, his eyes fixed on the horizon.  It was morning, his favorite time of day.  The time when the birds were singing, the sky not yet daylight blue, the smell of ‘fresh’ everywhere.  This morning it […]

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Yakutia

Yakutia CHAPTER ONE The Siberian sky was even bigger than the day before, the mountains around the rolling grasslands even higher, and the amount of grass on those grasslands even shorter than yesterday, and the ten ‘yesterdays’ before then. This morning, it was the wind that rose up bright and early to greet Alexi on […]

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Jesus’ Pagans

Jesus’ Pagans Chapter 1 The slab of dead meat hung from the rope, swinging like a pendulum to the strumming of the jester’s lute. It was a happy melody, the feast to follow to be even more joyous for the royal party in attendance and their guests. “Good fresh meat,” King Augustus smiled through his […]

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The Gods’ Honest Greek Truth

THE GODS’ HONEST GREEK TRUTH CHAPTER ONE The royal table was filled with the best of everything, at least according to a servants’ standards. Goat cheese from the mountain people who wanted it to snow less the upcoming year. Grapes from the valley people who wanted it to rain more. And semi-dried fermented brown balls […]

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Gustav

GUSTAV CHAPTER ONE The February chill was made a bit less harsh due to a south wind. The cobblestone streets felt hard on his feet, the centuries old aroma of pig and cow dung from the farms to the West given another layer of definition by the smokestacks from the newly built factories that churned […]

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Of Lions and Lionesses

Of Lions and Lionesses Chapter 1 Leona Zimmerman looked into the bright light shining into her tired yet still open eyes as it penetrated into them. They burned with the kind of fire that would burn her soul if gone unchallenged. It baked her face and neck, though she still had the latter covered to […]

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Golden Gore

Golden Gore Chapter 1 I heard it said that there ain’t no such thing as a good thing or a bad one. There are just, things. Like the river, the one that ran around Barkerville back in 1872 in corner of the continent called British Columbia, a name invented by some English aristocrats who didn’t […]

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Mona

MONA: Do Not Judge Lest… Chapter 1 Jesus, a life, idea and dude who, one way or another, inspires our hearts or fuels our fears. Despite the fact that no one ever took a picture of him or sketched out a drawing with charcoal on papyrus, and the fact that he said ‘I am not […]

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