GITMO NATION

 

All the stories in the Gitmo Nation universe are based on the topics discussed on the No Agenda show hosted by Adam Curry and John C Dvorak

Cockroach Milk

Cockroach Milk is the new superfood, rich in proteins and nutrients, but it is impossible to produce on an industrial scale, for all but one secretive corporation. When a factory worker goes missing, the FDA send in their new inspector Polly Benton to investigate. Polly has secrets of her own, but nothing compared to what’s waiting for her at the cockroach milk factory…

Red Cell

When terrorists launch a bloody attack at the Super Bowl, the shockwaves are felt all over the world. But the eye of the world turns on aspiring author Neil Johnson, whose little-known works appear to be the inspiration for the attack. When the terrorists kidnap a pair of western journalists, Neil is invited to join Red Cell, a top-secret intelligence analysis group run by the U.S. government. But Neil discovers that not everything is as it seems, and he finds himself thrown into a race to stop more attacks, prove his own innocence, and uncover the terrible truth about the war on terror...

The Boy with Involuntary Social Network Disorder

Paddy's just a regular guy. He drinks beer, watches football, chases girls and posts everything about himself online. Then he meets Laura, but he's shocked to discover that she lives her life almost entirely offline. She doesn't use social networks and doesn't even have a mobile phone.

But despite Laura's differences from every other girl he has known, Paddy is drawn to her, and she opens his eyes to the world around him. He discovers how social networks can be used to manipulate the public, and he finds himself faced with decisions that could lead him to abandon everyone and everything he knows for the chance of love and a real purpose in his life...

One Day in Gitmo Nation

In the near future, the world stands on the edge of global governance. In less than twenty-four hours, the lives of seven different people will be forever entwined in a global conspiracy that will result in the President’s assassination.

 

A regular guy tries to board a plane at JFK International. Unfortunately for him, he has the same name as someone on the TSA watch list... 
On the final day of summer camp, everything is going according to plan until men in white coats arrive to give the kids their flu shots... 
A broker on his final day at work suspects he is involved in insider dealing as his client begins to profit from the day’s events... 
A woman who developed the latest flu shot discovers a terrible secret about her work... 
The day’s events open a teenage superstar’s eyes to the real world just before the final performance of her tour... 
It’s just another day for a presidential aide until he becomes entwined in an assassination plot... 


Thousands of miles away, the day’s events are intricately managed by a single person. But what is the agenda?

Operation Freetard

A No Agenda Short Story​

Gary Starkey is a condemned man, and along with thousands of US citizens just like him, he never saw his conviction coming. Little did they know the government had passed a new copyright piracy law and would wait until the time was right to begin the convictions on an unprecedented scale. The fresh twist on law enforcement also brings a fresh twist on incarceration, and on his first day in a new state-of-the-art facility, he quickly realises this will be a prison term like no other...

The Macedonian Fake News Network

A No Agenda Short Story​

America is in the grip of election fever. Former CIA Director Frank Oates is the front runner, but he finds his candidacy at risk from the conspiracy theories about him that propagate on social media. Thousands of miles away, the residents of a small town in Macedonia are reaping the rewards of the fake news they publish online, until one article brings them a little too close to the truth...

The Self-Driving Killer

A No Agenda Short Story​

The day Theo passes his driving test, his father takes him to get his first car. They're struggling to find anything in their price range, until they discover a pop-up dealership with an offer on a self-driving car that seems too good to be true...

The Great American Shoe Throwing

A No Agenda Short Story​

America is at war in the Middle East, and it's a PR nightmare for the White House administration. The President's advisers need a fall guy - someone the public can blame so they can can carry on with the war just as they planned. The Secretary of State takes the fall, but the pay-off he's offered doesn't come close to compensating for the abuse he receives when the Great American Shoe Throwing begins...

Conscience For Sale

A No Agenda Short Story​

It's only Polly Benton's second day working for a multinational outsourcing corporation when she gets the call to attend a meeting at the White House. The President can't decide whether the United States should go to war in the Middle East or not, so the Vice President is looking for ways to speed things up and cost is not an option. But is it really possible to outsource the decision to go to war? And what price is Polly willing to pay to further her career? 

Conscience For Sale

A No Agenda Short Story​

It's only Polly Benton's second day working for a multinational outsourcing corporation when she gets the call to attend a meeting at the White House. The President can't decide whether the United States should go to war in the Middle East or not, so the Vice President is looking for ways to speed things up and cost is not an option. But is it really possible to outsource the decision to go to war? And what price is Polly willing to pay to further her career? 

Perp Walk

A No Agenda Short Story​

The United Kingdom is on the brink of witnessing a public inquiry into historical cases of child abuse. A key witness is Colin Parker, a senior assistant to the British Ambassador to the United States. On his last night in New York before flying home to face his demons, he is arrested in his hotel room and framed for a terrible crime he did not commit. He knows there are people who want to discredit him, but they could never dream how far he would go to protest his innocence...

The Ninety-Year-Old Assassin

A No Agenda Short Story​

A ninety-year-old man lies in a critical condition after being foiled in his attempt to murder a Republican candidate for the upcoming presidential election. Hospital porter Gordon Gunderson finds himself drawn to the old man, but why would someone so old and frail try to assassinate a public figure? And what does it have to do with an event in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947?

Death by Autopen

A No Agenda Short Story

For many years, the White House has used a device called an autopen to automate the President's signature on all types of documentation, but behind closed doors the autopen is used by Presidential aides to create fake letters. It's all fun and games until Washington journalist Andy MacKenzie falls out with his White House staffer landlord, who has just been put in charge of the kill list...

The Foot on the Shore

A No Agenda Short Story

It’s just another day of George Harris’s retirement until his beloved dog Jerry makes a terrible discovery on the beach of their home town. In their worst nightmares, the inhabitants of Chapel Village couldn’t imagine they would become embroiled in a conspiracy that would lead to more bloodshed...

Tales from Gitmo Nation

Walking his dog, a man finds a severed foot on his local beach. 
An ambitious White House staffer accidentally gets her flat mate added onto the President's kill list. 
What links a ninety-year-old man, a presidential hopeful and the events of 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico? 
And can the government really outsource the decision to go to war in the Middle East?

Tales from Gitmo Nation is a collection of the first nine short stories inspired by the No Agenda show.

© Scott McKenzie