Dillon Picks June 2022

The Dillon Empire undertakes its monthly quest for Medium Holy Grails.

Simon Dillon
10 min readJun 25, 2022

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Cower all ye subjects of the Dillon Empire, beneath the mighty Imperial glare. Photo by author.

I, Reginald the Rigorous, Secretary to His Imperial Majesty Emperor Simon Dillon, have now been officially appointed by the Dillon Empire to oversee Dillon Picks on a long-term basis. The Emperor’s assessment that I have done an “adequate” job over the past couple of months in selecting articles from Medium that meet the high standard required for Imperial approval has resulted in a permanent delegation of the matter to yours truly.

It should be reiterated that even though I choose the articles, the Emperor’s oversight remains, to ensure I adhere to the strict Dillon Empire selection code. That means no earnings bragging, hustle porn, apocalypse porn, professionally offended drivel, sweeping statement clickbait, or ill-informed advice from people with no relevant credentials whatsoever. I’m sure you get the idea.

I have been informed in no uncertain terms that should I fail in this endeavour, my subsequent stay in the dungeons of Fortress Dillon, forced to transcribe the banalities of Being Jordan in longhand (a book the Empire uses specifically for punishment), will make me long for the days of menial Dillon Empire tasks such as polishing the “Maniacal Dictator of the Year” awards in the Imperial trophy cabinet. I have also witnessed…

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Simon Dillon

Novelist and Short Story-ist. Film and Book Lover. If you cut me, I bleed celluloid and paper pulp. Blog: www.simondillonbooks.wordpress.com