For reasons that are obvious within the story, I thought now would be a good time to share my 2007 story, “The Apprentice,” published in Heroes in Training, a Daw anthology edited by Jim C. Hines and Martin Greenburg. The story was, indeed, inspired by the name of a popular reality television show of the time, starring a certain presidential candidate of our time. I haven’t looked at the story in years, but when I glanced at the ending, I was pretty happy with how on-point it was for 2016. Obviously, I missed some of the best material by nine years. On the other hand, I was making fun of Donald Trump before it was cool. QED.
Here’s the link: The Apprentice