John W. Howell
John is an award-winning author who, after an extensive business career, began writing full-time in 2012. His specialty is thriller fiction novels. He has written six books that are on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.
The World Darkly
Frank is cycling on the beach and sees something shining in the sand. He hopes it might be of value, but grimaces knowing it is only a pair of sunglasses. Frank gets off the bike, picks them up, and turns them over. He notes that they are made with care, not like the usual junk people throw away. Frank opens them, and on the inside of one of the earpieces are the words “The World Darkly” in gold. Must be the slogan, he thinks. Frank looks around to see if anyone has noticed him pick them off the beach. There is only an old couple, pretty far away, walking in his direction. He furrows his brow, thinking maybe they are coming back to get them. He stuffs them into his parka pocket and continues the ride. Before he gets home, he wonders if he should turn the glasses over to the police. He decides against it. “Finder’s keeper’s loser’s weepers,” he tells himself.
The Last Hum
The Last Hum - Before the end By John W. Howell The hum is very familiar, and Wes Andrews is sure he has experienced it before. It is one of those mechanical things that lets you know something’s working. It’s not annoying, and even though it is off in the distance, he can feel it in his bones. It might be like the time he was on that large freighter crossing the ocean. Lying in the bunk back then, he could feel the engine churning those propellers taking him back home.