2 Works in It Can't Happen Here - Sinclair Lewis

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    I'm setting this story in the Fascist Dystopia that I know best, which is Sinclair Lewis' prescient book, It Can't Happen Here. If I do this thing right, I'll add in enough details that you don't need to have read the book to understand the story.

    Basically, the story is this: A Fascist gets elected as President of the US. One of his associates knows of Tony's homosexuality and alcoholism, and uses those to pressure him to work for the Administration. While in Washington, Tony meets Loki. Loki is a trans-character (although in the context of the time this story takes place, it's not completely understood that way). She's working as a sex-worker, victimized by members of the Fascist government. Tony takes her away from that, and gives her a new life as his partner. They take in an orphan, Peter Parker, and make a family for themselves.

    Tony finally manages to escape himself. In exile in Mexico, he tells the story of his past, and nerves himself to go back and rescue his family.

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    Sinclair Lewis once famously said, “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” This is a story about what would happen if Tony Stark lived in a world where that had happened.

    He's an American inventor, co-owner of an aeronautics company. He meets Loki Von Borson, second son of the head of Produktionszentrum Von Borson, and they have a liaison. Later on, his co-owner and friend, Obadiah Stane, finds out about him and Loki, and uses the information to take the company for himself. I can tell you that part, because it doesn't need to be a surprise. I can also tell you Tony ends up in a prison camp, and that there is probably going to be some torture in here. The rest is a surprise. Read the story if you want to find out.

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    Chapters:
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