Entries by Stephen David Hurley

Why We’re Afraid of Fearless Girl

Happy May 1st. Who’s your favorite “Fearless Girl?” If you know my book, Cease & Desist, you know my favorite FEARLESS GIRL is Cease de Menich. But, I want to know who you’d chose to be your favorite FEARLESS GIRL. Maybe she’s a friend from school who’s done something awesome. Maybe she’s one of your kids? I’ll be […]

Our Bold New Virtual World.

When we read something outlandish in a novel, we think that could never happen in real life, and we break that willing suspension of disbelief that makes reading fiction so enjoyable. When we witness a horrible event in real life, we doubt our senses, and a part of our brain tries to convince us that what we’re seeing isn’t […]

You Have No Other Choice But To Continue…

…That was the order given to the test subjects who administered a nearly lethal electrical shock to unwitting “learners” in the Milgram obedience experiment, administered over fifty years ago, at Yale University. Over sixty-five percent of the test subjects followed the order to deliver the shock. John Milgram’s conclusion: Ordinary people are likely to follow […]