Failed Cities Monologues 01: Ethan

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Two cities separated by 16 miles of river. One side has been written off, zeroed out by its elected caretakers. Now men with white collars and nighted sticks patrol the streets. They’re peacekeepers, following a new gospel, the Steel Gospel. Ethan is one of them; part clergy, part lawman, part soldier. A shepherd in a concrete pasture, watching over hophead flocks by night. He’s also a believer. Ethan knows that nobility and justice are the cross and shield of the street preacher. But power corrupts, and in a city that has downsized police and politicians the street preacher’s power is 100 proof…

Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Rick Stringer

Copyright 2006 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
February 2006