Editor’s Note

Empire After New Rome is the first part of a new old story. Sunshine asked me to look at it a long time ago. I did, then talked her into putting out 16 other projects instead.

Personally I’ve never liked Empire. It was too difficult to edit, the prose was like ants, the characters too difficult to comprehend – could never get under their skins – storyline was a bondage escapade. Then Trump happened and the pandemic happened and after 10 years I’ve finally managed to edit Empire into a form I can say I am happy with.

Empire After is a coming of age story – not a story about a teenager or young adult coming of age – it is an editorial coming of age story.