Other Works | In-Progress
Upcoming and in-progress literary works by Kurt Michael Brundage
Political Science 101
Two close friends, Mitch Bradley and Ray Doyle, best friends since childhood, embark together (but somewhat secretly) into the world of politics. Mitch, a popular (but troubled) Political Science professor and Ray, an ambitious (but naive) civil rights attorney, decide to team-up and make Ray the ideal politician. But along the way, they find out the hard way what Mitch has known for years and what Ray refuses to believe: The way politics actually works.
This novel explores the deep underbelly of the political process, the shattering of ideals, personal sacrifice, personal delusion, and the battle within all people of deciding between what is necessary and what is right – and what is neither, and what is both.
As both men struggle to maintain their morals, their principles, their ideals, and their friendship, they are challenged by conflicts new and old, small and large, personal and public.
As a subtle yet well-known contract killer, Wilson Giamatti makes a solid living making people disappear. With a flawless reputation among the people of his industry, he has a very unique niche among the underground community of killers-for-hire: He never kills in public, there are never any witnesses, and the authorities have never – ever – found a body. But the secret to Wil’s flawless reputation is much more complex than anyone could have ever imagined.
After being cast out of Heaven, an angel named Nathaniel decided to write his tell-all memoirs about God, Heaven, humans, and the true purpose of God in the lives of humanity. Yet, unable (or unwilling) to step forward and say these things to the world, he finds a man on the streets of Las Vegas upon which he can bestow his stacks-and-stacks of the hand-written notebooks containing his memoirs. This man on the streets of Las Vegas – the structural narrator – relays the words of this fallen angel to the world in this true test of humans’ suspension of disbelief . . . and belief.
Sunsets & Raindrops
(Fiction/Nonfiction Anthology, Published: 2017)
An anthology of short stories, poems, nonfiction, and a novella written over a twenty-year span, between 1997 and 2017. Themes range from success to failure to redemption to melancholy to joy. In this diverse collection reflecting half-a-lifetime of writing — much of it written as a means of coping with the world — life, love, failure, and hope are all explored in the mediums of short fiction, nonfiction, verse, and more.
“Tell Her I’m Sorry”
a short story
The follow-up release to After 3PM, Life Noir provides a deeper and more personal look into the history leading up to the events of January 2010, as well as a deep look at the reality of an incarcerated life, told through the perspective of letters written home. The book concludes with the realizations, epiphanies, and the changes of someone who survived the devastation of tragic choices and the reality of being in prison. Life Noir is an expansion of the history leading up to (and including) the key events in After 3PM. Essentially, if After 3PM was Star Wars, Life Noir would be Rogue One.