Smalltown guy from Southwest Michigan
Lifelong aspiring author here; complete with a few self-published works always looking for more.
Ours was a top-military strike team; super secretive in identity. Our mission, however, was known the world over; to strike down a vindictive and deadly terrorist network. Our best chance at success, as promised to us by one of our international communications and intelligence officers, was a desert strike over the Sahara. They could even deliver us the coordinates over a computer network; however unsecure the sending computer was.
The Ceremonial Temple of the Ninjato was open for public viewing once more. Tonight was to be a special evening with the changing of the guard for a new ninja leader and guardian of their entire tribe. This special Ninja leader, soon to be a Technion, had been found worthy of special talents combining the best in technology and sorcery with his own martial arts mastery.
Witches and Wedding Bells
"Sola-Soalce; Sola-Solet, report to here; the HOUR is SET...!" The sun began to set over Witchhelm. It was the most sinister day of the year in the realm of witches and warlocks and the gathering hour had come. In a barren, unwooded area, a scraggly haired witch and balding warlock, both hidden beneath hooded robes, materialized from out of the darkness and stood around a tiny circle of stones. There were also two much younger witches, identical and red-haired. They both stood at a distance away, bored by the opening ceremony and choosing to gaze off into the distance for even more important arrivals.
One Final Farewell
The...odor...of "nursing home" hung in the air and entered his nostrils. There was no other way to describe the ghastly aroma; just "nursing home." Televisions from other rooms blared and staff marched up and down the halls, each of them exchanging the day's gossip since none of the residents was in need of attention at the moment.
The Author Goes On a Movie Date...
They had done it; he had asked her out and she had said YES! They had visited a few times about movies or the local theater. He had asked her out to the movies or to dinner so many times before. THIS TIME, her schedule had had an unusual opening; and she had said YES. He had been to the movies, alone, with a woman before, of course. But THIS time, he would be at the cinema with HER.
Prince of Santa Monica
The opulent mansion directly overlooked Santa Monica Pier. Once or twice upon a time, Tony Quinn had wanted to invite a friend over if only just to see the lavish lifestyle of his family just before booting the friend back out into the coldness and emptiness of the impoverished. That had been had Dr. Anthony Quinn and acclaimed model, Moriah Quinn, had treated those whom they considered lesser than. However, they could do so no more. There were two cruel certains in the world; and one of those certain cruelties had removed Dr. Anthony Quinn and Moriah Quinn from their lavish lifestyles and from a world of "lesser-thans." There was no more question of comparisons of earthly wealth for them; their remaining concern now, if they were cognizant of grasping to one, would have been the destination of Heaven or Hell. Suddenly, their kingdom was unattended; save for the heir apparent to the family values and valuables...
Three Little Piglets; and ONE Big Bad Wolf
Claudia had lunch plans for the day. She much preferred her midday retreat plans to be opposite the campus stud. However, times had changed and, today, the university soccer star had to meet with Ginny Myles, one of the campus cheerleaders, and Sara Mason, a simple college sophomore. On a smaller scale, this did have something to do with Jackson Tanner, the campus stud in question. It was little consolation to Claudia as she took a seat in the campus cafeteria across from the other two girls. As soon as Sara saw her, her eyes almost bulged out of her skull.
Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing
"Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing" (I think) kicked off Judy Blume's popular "Fudge" books (It kicked off the franchise for me at least; and prompted me to, to this day, go back and reread "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing," "Superfudge," and, lastly, "Fudge-a-Mania." I never got into "Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great" and, therefore, don't know where it would fall in the sequence of the canon).
Where The Crawdads Sing
A journey into a small Southern town where crayfish have learned to harmonize. Oh; and one of the hometown heroes died. Enter "Marsh Girl" who Smalltown, might-have-been-Louisianna is just "too big and important" to accept as one of their own citizens.