Birds of a Feather: short stories & miscellany is the debut work of fiction by Arik Bjorn, who recently ran for U.S. Congress as the 2016 Democratic Party / Green Party fusion candidate for South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District. With these five short stories and one slaphappily true essay, the author responds to his fundamentalist Christian background and counters with rebel angels ( Indiana ), resurrected humanists ( Vonnegut Lives! ) and imbibing ministers ( Birds of a Feather )-plus divinely-disappeared red states and farting orange tabbies. Bjorn imagines a fresh Christian mythology that runs Mobius strip circles around the apocalyptic-poppycock fiction of Frank Peretti and the Left Behind series.
Arik Bjorn is a novelist, screenwriter and essayist, but most of all, a dedicated father. He enjoys French silk pie as well as a quality shot of bourbon. His writing explores such themes as the problem of evil and maintaining Civilization (or at least humanity's efforts to-date). Bjorn was the 2016 Democratic Party / Green Party fusion U.S. Congressional candidate for South Carolina's 2nd District. His writing has been featured on Forward Progressives and Patheos. His work has been read by several million people yet, sadly, not by one single quokka. Bjorn holds degrees in archaeology/ancient languages and library science from Wheaton College and the University of South Carolina, respectively. He has five books available on Amazon: Waiting for Civilization, The R-Rated Theologian, Why Bad Things Happen to Good Parrots, and Pastor Pillow Talks plus his debut short story collection, Birds of a Feather. Bjorn is working on a sixth book about his experience running for U.S. Congress against Joe You Lie! Wilson. To read more of Arik Bjorn's writings, visit his website, VikingWord.com . To read his congressional campaign archive, visit facebook.com/bjorn2run .