“Tommy, get in here this minute!” his mother shouted. “I’m trying to mum but I’m having trouble with Bonnie.” Tommy yelled back. “If she won’t come, leave her and hurry up inside.” His mother commanded. Tommy loved his puppy and was not prepared to obey this command. Tommy struggled with the dog in his arms and slowly made his way towards the house being guided by the light shining from the open door. When he only had about a hundred yards to go to reach the safety of the house there was a lull in the storm and an eerie calmness befell the area around the house. He stopped to look at the heavens and saw a beam of light coming from the clouds and getting brighter as it came nearer to the earth. He stood fascinated, watching the light coming towards him, fearful of what was to happen next. He could hear his mother calling him, as if from a long distance and as he turned to look towards his home he could see her reflection in the light of the doorway. He shook his head and started advancing once again towards the back door. As he was walking the light started to fade away until there was no light at all and he was left in total darkness. He called out to his mother and heard a faint reply, and then there was total silence. No sound of the wind or pelting rain, just total eerie silence.
GENRE: Fiction, Historical, Western, Paranormal, Romance,12,200 words; the first chapter of a 100,000 - 120,000 word novel, well over one-third of which is written, but not yet polished.It is 1879. Inside the AT&SF Railway station in Emporia, Kansas, Snyder Starr ended what might have been a far worse incident with a lightening quick six-gun. Clearly, he was a capable man, short in stature but big on integrity, courage, and fair play. A Civil War veteran, he fought for the losing side, and stood at Appomattox as the surrender was signed, then carried the news to his outfit, McNeill Rangers, awaiting word. The war was over, but the loss did not sit easy; Snyder was a restless man. He wandered westward plying his railroad occupation, but found he could not live long in any one place before he had to draw his gun. To their detriment, people tended to underestimate him. Wherever he roamed, he also won admirers by applying bow to violin. Although accomplished, cultured, and knowledgeable, Snyder wasn’t prepared for the opportunities that killing the behemoth bully in Emporia presented. In one act, doors to the paranormal opened to aid him in events, which he inadvertently set in motion; a struggle between two worlds, and an evilly aligned faction led by the dead giant’s even more menacing twin, who stood in the way of a bright future and a beloved woman with special talents of her own.
Bawalla’s main character is Mick, a plumber who lives in a small coastal Australian town where his wife is a school teacher. Both are eagerly anticipating the birth of their first child. Mick tells of his fears and hopes for the future as the story unfolds. At times, the story flashes back to parts of his childhood, both humorous and tragic, to let the reader know how he came to be the man he is. The main story revolves around the following sequence of events: Mick’s wife Janelle, becomes frustrated before one of her classes after an incident with recently-returned-to-town know-it-all, Ken Perry. She takes it out on one of her students, Jay who happens to be the son of Mike’s best mate and employee, Dave. Ego bruised, Jay and his mates play a seemingly harmless trick on their teacher a few nights later by drunkenly prank calling her to announce that her husband has been involved in an accident. Janelle, who earlier in the night had a phone conversation regarding drink-driving with her husband whilst celebrating his brother’s birthday, rushes to make it to the hospital and in doing so, has an accident which causes her to miscarriage. The story then focuses on Mike and his ability to control his urge for some sort of revenge versus forgiving his best-mates son, amid strained relationships between all parties.
Chronicles of Revenge Chronicles of Revenge is a fictional autobiography based around the character of Captain Matt North. North is a natural killer and leader; the best the UK has seen in or out of the military. He has the senses of a wild animal and extraordinary skills with just about any weapon. His other unusual skills include accelerated healing abilities due to a regenerating injection for Zartanium poisoning after an attempt on his life at a young age, and a one hundred percent photographic memory, plus the ability to move without any sound, which for a man of his height and build is amazing, and years of military training. North’s two sons were kidnapped and murdered at the orders of three international government officials when he refused to take on an assassination assignment from them. After five years and a worldwide manhunt, North returns to exact his revenge upon these politicians. Matt tracks and kills the offspring of the politicians, before once again disappearing. Now they will feel his pain. Little did they realise what they had unleashed upon themselves, but they would know soon enough. This captivating novel takes the reader through the first half of Matt’s strange and violent life, from the first attempt on his young life when he was less than two days old, to the brutal bare knuckle fight with a top prize fighter while still only fifteen years old.
Sometimes what you know and what you think you know are the difference between living and dying. A weekend cruise on the ocean turns into a bloodbath. Betrayal and deciet can turn the closest friends into bitter enemies.
After eight months of surviving her introduction into motherhood DANA excitedly joins a netball team where she immediately forms a close friendship with devoted sisters LIZ and KATE. that only strengthened and prospered as all too quickly ten years passed. Surrounded by loving friends and family Dana cannot believe how fortunate and blessed her idyllic life is. So one day when Liz desperately asked for Dana's help, she unquestionably obliged with a faithful promise not to breathe a word to no-one. Little was Dana to know or at the time could have in any way envisaged the turbulent and challenging time that was to follow and painfully torture each and every one of them forever.
Kevin and his best friend Neil pay a desperate late night visit to Russell, Kevin’s olderbrother, who’s working in a factory but on his own because it’s his turn to lock up. Thetwo mates have just been involved in a punch-up at a shopping mall that got way out ofhand, leading to the stabbing death of another young guy. Apparently the two areinnocent of the crime, but to witnesses, and no doubt the police, it won’t look that way,so they’ve fled. Russell’s no stranger to troubles with the law. He’s a year out of jail aftera lengthy stint that in reality would have been much longer had the police discovered thefull extent of his crimes.Kevin believes that Russell is their only hope to avoid capture. He can give them themoney to go on the lam as well as give them advice on how to survive. And so they setout to convince Russell to help them, by whatever means they can. Russell doesn't buy their version of events and probes further only to discover that this latest incident at the mall proves to be just the tip of the iceberg, as Kevinand Neil are in even deeper trouble over the disappearance of a young girl in sinistercircumstances. And it’s this dark secret that proves to be the testing ground for their tiesto each other as they move towards an ugly and chilling truth that can no longer beignored.
Written by a teenager, KEEPING FAITH follows the story of twenty-year-old Kalen Kendrickson, a struggling artist with a pregnant girlfriend and a younger brother, who has a brain tumour. Life is difficult for Kalen, who copes with the tragedies and hardships of his life by turning to drugs. As Kalen's girlfriend becomes heavily pregnant, Kalen is still haunted by his past - growing up poor and growing up in a world of drugs. He is also haunted by graphic nightmares which make him question everything - will he be a good father? Does he trust his girlfriend Eden? Does he trust anybody? As the film progresses and Kalen's artwork is finally appreciated, through the help of his younger brother Elijah, things are finally looking up for Kalen. However, after the death of Elijah, Kalen becomes lost and his relationship with Eden, strained. Kalen was aware of Eden and Elijah's close friendship, but through a vivid nightmare, Elijah reveals a secret about his relationship with Eden. When Kalen wakes, he asks Eden if the events of the dream were actually true. Finding out Eden slept with Elijah pushes the already unstable Kalen over the edge. A drug-induced suicide is his final mark on the world. A world of pain, tragedy and bad luck.
GENRE: Contemporary, Crime, Fiction, Suspense24,850 words; Complete Novella - Ninth draft, but still not yet finely polished . . . More work to come but still readable, with all elements in place.Both lines of the first-person narrator’s Appalachian Mountain families’ are moonshiners going back generations, and as he tells it, “My uncles all were outlaws, every last one of them, and daddy was, too. They weren’t lazy. They knew what hard work was, and were eager to avoid it . . .” The narrator’s daddy and his mother’s daddy were the biggest obstacles to circumvent in any situation that developed, and surrounding those two, one could always count on situations developing. They made life difficult for people inside and out of the family, but they served the big fish that swim near the surface, the power elite of Mesach County. Even after the end of Prohibition, their special services remained valuable. As was clear that he would from the beginning, daddy finally took things too far. Something had to give, and the end began at Oblivion Bridge . . .
The book is all about human relationships. The dilemma faced by us is not different, it's same everywhere, in every city, in every country. Love doesn't lie in only finding and spending the whole life with a beloved, sometimes it manifests even in separation.
Set in the near future, a new administration occupies the White House with large plans for the future. A favorite among the American people, the President is quick to make political enemies. He will not let anything deter him from is goals of rebuilding the dream that is America, and laying the ground work for the future
Life should not be measured by the quanity of friends you have, but of the quality of their killing tool. When life gives you lemons; you are supposed to make lemonade. For James; Life is a bitch, so he slapped it. One mans unwillingness to cope with a bad day turns into a office party bloodbath that will keep you scratching your head.