The idea of a Donald Trump victory in November is almost too scary to contemplate. And the prospect of a Hillary Clinton Presidency is not exactly filling the populace with ecstasy either. How can we cope with this confrontation between two of the most unpopular candidates in history? The best antidote may be humor, preferably satire with enough bite to outDonald the Donald.
And that's what we have in the new ebook novella by Richard Hine: Kim Kardashian Saves the World after President Trump Nearly Ends It (TLD Media, LLC). This could be the fastest, funniest 56 pages you'll ever zip through. Let me keep the plot summarizing to a minimum, since I don't want to spoil anyone's fun. Suffice it to say that as early as Chapter Two, Russia has accidentally hit Canada with a nuclear missile. How will President Donald Trump respond, surrounded by a brain trust consisting of Secretary of State Sarah Palin, Secretary of Defense Jesse Ventura and National Security Adviser Sean Hannity?
Fortunately, in Hine's fertile brain, these forces of darkness are counterbalanced by the top-secret CELIA, which stands for the Celebrity Intelligence Agency. Headed by Jodie Foster, CELIA dispatches Kim Kardashian, with her sidekick Maria Sharapova, to Moscow, in hopes of brokering a peace deal too artful for either Trump or Vladimir Putin to refuse.
Ridiculous? Maybe, but not so long ago the idea of Trump's getting the Republican nomination was off-the-charts ridiculous. Hine is just putting the most hopeful spin on this situation that he can imagine. And if you can stop laughing long enough, you'll find that Hine actually has something serious to say about the potential global peacemaking power of social media.