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 Nauticus
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updated Oct 09, 2016

This is the evolution of a new superhero. Brandon Boyd is a paraplegic who has given up on life. The girl he's always loved barely notices him, at work he is treated like a helpless child, and his family has all but disowned him. When his suicide attempt fails, Brandon discovers something about himself that could change the world. Brandon is Nauticus.

 
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 The wish
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updated Sep 11, 2018

David's wish becomes true 

 
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"Clink Clink"
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updated Nov 29, 2016

Captive!

 
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#8 in Horror
"Headlights"
1 part / 16 pages
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updated Nov 09, 2016

Another short tale of the "Uneasy" from London based Robert Charles Hines

 
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10 Poems From Dirty Needle Rain
1 part / 18 pages
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updated Oct 11, 2018

10 poems from the wider collection, ‘Dirty Needle Rain’   Looking to crowdfund to publish in print form.

 
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#8 in History
1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie and the Paradox of Land Claims
1 part / 28 pages
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updated Oct 22, 2016

In the late 1800s the Euro-Americans were expanding West under the idea of Manifest Destiny. The notion of Manifest Destiny gave Euro-Americans the false assumption that as the superior race, Providence had blessed them with the territory and resources of North America and the indigenous peoples who were there mellinia before them be damned. After the Civil War, some of the Union soldiers were sent to the Great Plains to passisfy the Lakota Nation (Sioux) who were not easily passified. During the 1860s, Red Cloud's War made clear to the U.S. Cavalry that peace with the Lakota and other Great Plains tribes would be a less expensive alternative. Red Cloud's War was the decisive factor in proving to the U.S. Cavalry that they had no quarter with the Lakota Nation when it came to War. President Ulysses Grant sent his commissioners out over the next year to gather the various signatures of the prominent leaders of the Lakota Nation and Great Plains tribes to establish peace in what became known as the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. Several famous prominent leaders such as Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse refused to sign the treaty, remembering how the U.S. had broken the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty and treaties established with other American Indians. Shortly after being signed and ratified, Lt Colonel George A. Custer discovered gold in the Black Hills. Outlined in the treaty, trespass passing onto Lakota territory, which included the Black Hills, was a violation. Nevertheless, the Grant and several high-ranking members of the U.S. cavalry immediately set about stealing the Black Hills. In the process, the 1868 Treaty of Ft. Laramie Treaty was ripped apart, stomped on, and set afire, violated in the most audacious of ways. Years later, the Lakota Nation took the U.S. Government to court until the members were finally able to establish the Supreme Court to establish that the Black Hills  " was a taking" initiated on behalf of the United States government. The U.S. has awarded the Lakota Nation $350 million, the largest monetary amount ever awarded to an Indian Nation by the U.S. Court. Yet, the Lakota want no part of the deal and, currently, it rests in the Federal Treasury, accruing interest. Instead, all eight of the Lakota bands have insisted they want returned to them some of the federally owned land of the Black Hills, which the government retains thousands of acres, some financial recompense, and other items. This is not a tall order to ask and is quite do-able.

 
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#7 in Crime
2 Minutes & 2 Seconds
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updated Jun 09, 2016

Two crews of bank robbers attempt to score the biggest heist of their careers on the same day. A rogue FBI agent lands smack dab in the middle of the score. Loyality will be tested and street justice will served with a side order of pride cobbler.

 
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A boy who is scared to sleep at night
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updated Jul 21, 2017

The boy who is scared to sleep at night By Julia Dawn Richardson Once upon a time their was a little boy and his name is Matthew and he is 4 years old and he has two older sisters and 3 younger brothers and their names are Molly and sarah and Brad and mason and max and they are 12 and17 and 1 and 2 and 3 years old Molly is the oldest Matthew has a mommy and daddy named Martha and Nathan. One night when Matthew was going to bed he told his mommy that he is scared of what happens when he sleeps so his mommy told Molly to come and make sure that Matthew goes to bed when Matthew does decide to go to bed he gets nightmares about a tim@e when he was 2 years old and how sarah went missing and how Molly and Matthew and brad and mason had to stay while their mommy and daddy were gone but Matthew was two scare so he woke up and then he ask Molly and Brad and mason and baby max if they knows where sarah is so Molly saids no but we can look in her room to see if shes asleep so when they go in their sarah is gone so Molly ask Matthew if he had dream about sarah missing so Matthew told his sister and brothers Molly and brad and mason and baby max that he had a nightmare about Sarah and how she went missing from their house and then Matthew ask if their mommy and daddy where still here so they went to their mommy and daddy's room but their mommy and daddy were just leaving. so they told Molly and Matthew and brad and mason and baby max that they are going to try to find sarah and that they were to stay here so just in case sarah comes home before they find her. So Molly and Matthew and brad and mason and max went all around the house in such for Sarah. Then Molly and Matthew and brad and mason and max were on their way to the basement to check for her and then they found a box that had been open and then Molly and Matthew and brad and mason and baby max all yells sarah and there she was so Molly and Matthew and brad and mason and baby max told sarah to get out of that future box and come up to your room and wait for mommy and Daddy Molly and Matthew and brad and mason and baby max were so happy to see sarah because Molly and Matthew and brad and mason and baby max thought she would be gone forever and then Molly called their mommy and daddy that they found her in the future box and then when their mommy and daddy got home Sarah got grounded for going in to the future box without asking First. So Martha and Nathan had to close the future box and put it in the big closet in the basement and then they locked the closet doors so then Molly and Sarah and Matthew and brad and mason and baby max would not get lots in the future but molly sarah and Matthews and brad and mason and baby max mommy and daddy told them that they were going to go to the future but there mommy and daddy told them to stay here for until we a while after grandma lacy comes to visit and then you guys and grandma can come. They put Molly in charge until Grandma got here and their mommy and daddy ask Matthew to help them with the future box because he has the keys. So when Matthew was done helping their mommy and daddy and then he said bye to them and Matthew went up to his sisters and brothers and Grandma lacy. so Molly and Sarah and Matthew and brad and mason and baby max and Grandma lacy all went down to the basement to go in the future box and find their mommy and daddy. So when they got in to the box to the future it was Matthew and Sarah's birthday Today and to day is July 8th 2016 Sarah and Matthew are 13 and 5 years old now and they found their mommy and daddy Nathan and Martha and they were happy to see the birthday boy and girl Matthew and sarah each got their own room with gives in them. A couple days later it will be Molly's birthday but today is Matthew and Sarah's birthday and so it was time for dinner and after they ate Daddy and mommy and Molly and Sarah and matthew and brad and mason baby of the family max all went into the Living room to watch tv after a little while and then it was time for matthew to go to bed but he wouldn't unless Molly came to sleep with him just until he is asleep and then you can come down to watch tv with us Molly. Molly said ok mommy and Daddy so before Matthew feel asleep Matthew told his sister Molly that happened to him and every one in his dreams happens to them in real live and it will never stop and that's way he never wants to go to bed and so Molly said that we are going figuring it out all together as a family then molly ask Matthew to pleased go to bed so then you will not be so tired in the morning and we are all going to help you with whatever dream you have to night so Matthew said ok and close his eyes and went to bed and then Molly went down stairs to watch tv with Mommy and daddy and sarah and brad and mason and baby max grandma lacy and after a little bit it was time for sarah to go to bed so Martha their mom and Molly had to tuck in sarah and the she was asleep so they went back down to watch tv for a bit longer and then it was time for Molly to go to bed but she would not go to bed for her mom so her mom went down to get her dad but when her dad got up there Molly was in Matthews room to kiss him good night and then she went to sarah part of her room to kiss her good night and then she got into her room and called for her mommy and daddy to come and tuck her in and kiss her and said good night and went to sarah part of the room and Matthew room to kiss them and say good night then they go down stairs to watch TV and 2 minute later it time for max to go to bed so mom and dad takes max to his crib and they kiss him and say good night and they go and get brad and mason its time for them to go to bed and put them into bed and kiss them both and put up Gates On their beds so that they will not fall out and say good night and then grandma lacy goes to bed and then Nathan and Martha goes to bed too. Today is brad and mason and baby Maxis birthdays and today is july 9th 2016 they had to wake up Molly and sarah and Matthew and brad and mason and max and they had to dress all 6th kids for the day. Molly and Sarah and Matthew all go to school and Molly is in 12th grade And Sarah is in 8th grade. And Matthew is in kindergarten, Matthew has a half sister in the 5th grade and her name is Megan and a half bother name jake and he is second grade and they are 10 and 8 years old they lived with their daddyNathan and mommyMartha and brothers and sisters Molly and sarah and matthew and brad and mason and max. Molly and sarah and matthew live with their daddy Nathan and step mommy Martha most of the time and Headley see their mom at all and their moms name is Joan and she could not find her kids so she just stop see them instead she was sad and mad so she just decides to move to Texas so then she can redo her life. Molly and Sarah and Matthew are so happy to just stay with their daddy and step mommy but their step mommy Martha told them to just call her mommy so they said ok mommy said Molly and Sarah and Matthew, so Matthew yelled at Jake and Megan and hit Jake and then Molly saw him and then she goes up to him and grabs him and told him to sit in time out and told their mommy and daddy and they said that they were so proud of Molly so they gave her a present for her work when she went back down a mommy and daddy told her to go and pick up Matthew and take him up to us and Molly said ok and she told Matthew it was mean to hit Jake so now you are going to talk to mommy and daddy so Molly brought Matthew up to their mommy and Daddy's room. So Mommy and Daddy told Matthew that we do not hit or yell at anyone and Matthew said ok Mommy and Daddy and then he told Jake and Megan the he was sorry and hug them both and ran up to Mommy and daddy to till them that he is sorry for yelling and hitting his half bother and sister. Matthew did till his Mommy and daddy that it was molly and Sarah's fault that he now does it because Molly and sarah used to yell and hit a lot but then they decide to stop because they have 5 little brothers and 1 little sister to be responsible for. So Molly and sarah and Mommy and Daddy told Matthew to stop hitting and yelling in the house or you are going to time out and Matthew said ok Mommy and Daddy and Molly and sarah and then Matthew went down stairs to play with Molly and sarah and Megan and jake and brad and mason and max. They all went down to the basement to play house Molly was the mommy and jake was the Daddy and Matthew and Megan and brad and mason and max were the kids they all were so excited to play house but every one had to lesson to the rule. So Molly told sarah and Matthew and Megan and jake and brad and mason and max how to play the game house. Then when it was time for dinner Mommy and Daddy called molly and sarah and Megan and Jake and Matthew and brad and mason and max and grandma lacy to dinner Matthew would not sit in his chair and he did not listen to mommy and daddy when they told him to sit down so he went to time out for not sitting in the chair and not eating your food. So when Matthew got out of time out he had to say sorry to Mommy and Daddy for not eating and sitting in his chair and then he ate his dinner when Matthew was done eating he wanted to play but mommy and daddy said no so Matthew throws a temptations for an hour and then Mommy and Daddy put Matthew in time out and Matthew stayed there until Molly came to get him. Then Molly told Matthew to go to Mommy and Daddy to say sorry and after that it was time for Matthew and jake and brad and mason and max to go to bed so Molly and Mommy went up to tuck in Jake and Matthew and Brad and mason and max and Molly and Mommy had to wait until they all were all asleep and kiss them all good night and then Molly and Mommy went down to watch tv and then 2 minutes it was time for Molly and sarah and Megan to go to bed so Mommy and Daddy had to tuck in all the girls and kiss them and say good night and went down the stairs to watch tv and grandma lacy had to bed and so did Nathan and Martha. Today is Molly Megan and Jake's birthday and today is July 10th 2016 and Molly and Megan and Jake are 18 and11 and 9 years old they were so happy and the Molly and sarah and Megan and Jake and Matthew all have to go to school so the bus came to get Megan in 5th grade and Jake in second grade and Matthew in kindergarten and the they went off to school and then at 7:34 a van came to get Molly in 12th grade and Sarah in 8th grade so the van went to the jr high school to drop off Sarah and sarah went inside the school and then the van took Molly to the high school. So Molly went into the school and waited for Julia her friend to get off the van and they both went to Molly 's locker and then Julia and Molly went to English class with mrs. Deck and mrs. Johnston. Molly and julia both had to take a spelling and vocab test they had homework to do when the bell rain Molly had the to math class with mrs. Wagner and Julia had to go to a different math class and Molly told Julia that she would see her in history class when they got there it was time for molly and Julia to leave the so on may 15 they will graduate and then Molly will be going to Y A T P for 3 years and then be talking care of sarah and jake and Megan and Matthew for a while.

 
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A Circle of Friends
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updated Aug 21, 2017

A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS written by Brandon BrawnerDEDICATED TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO HAVE TOUCHED MY LIFE A CIRCLE of FRIENDS you are to me,You lift me up and set me free;You open my eyes when I cannot see,To show me what I can be. Each of us with a wisdom,Different in our view;Wisdom from experience,And we offer it to you.
From you to me it passes,Around our circle of friends;There are no situations,For which we cannot make a mends. Within our circle grows,A love that’s stronger still;Each of us we know,How this can be real. It can be real with goodness,And caring attitudes;Reaching out to others,When they feel the blues. As one link can weaken,The others will be strong;And within this CIRCLE,LOVE will be the bond. A bond that lasts forever,In this life and past;Together we have forged a CIRCLE,That throughout time will last. Each we walk our own path,Living the life we must;But when we come together,We form a CIRCLE of TRUST.

Lean on me my BROTHERS,And my SISTERS too;For when you cannot walk alone,Your FRIENDS are there for YOU. It’s the building of a foundation,Relationships are the key;Listen to these words for a message,Of what you mean to me. Consider yourselves to lucky,That we all are who we are;And TRUST within this CIRCLE,Whether you’re near or far. A CIRCLE of FRIENDS you are to me,You lift me up and set me free;You open my eyes when I cannot see,You are more than just FRIENDS;YOU ARE MY FAMILY!   © Brandon Brawner, February 11, 2002

 
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A Doll's House
1 part / 72 pages
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updated Jun 11, 2017

a play by Henrik Ibsen

 
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#3 in Gay and Lesbian
A Lifetime of Sorrow
1 part / 14 pages
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updated Jan 12, 2017

His father dead, cancer taking him; his mother, an alcoholic and an abusive parent; Micheal Walker, victim to abuse ever since he was nine and tormented by other children at school. One morning, walking home from his local high school, is forced into an alleyway at gunpoint. He is raped by the town "pretty boy". Carl Jennings, oldest son of the richest and most esteemed family in town and able to get away with anything. He finds himself falling for the misunderstood, abused Micheal, but he constantly finds himself wondering; Can Micheal forgive him for he put him through, and will he ever be able to steal his heart?

 
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A New Start
1 part / 20 pages
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updated Jun 26, 2017

This is a story of three different girls with three different lives and personality. Their past made them who they are. But just because bad things happened in the past, doesn't mean it couldn't happened in the present and future. The Saviour is coming again and they will not stop until The Star Generation are deceased. With their different backgrounds, it's only normal that they hate each other, but with the life their going through now and the future that doesn't seem so bright, should they really be hating each other? An ultimate war is coming and this time, the chances of winning is impossible. Will they survive?

 
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#8 in Humor and Comedy
A nice hot cup of tea - sequel to - Lucky white heather
1 part / 7 pages
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updated Aug 07, 2017

Dickie Dickinson who had been sitting in the ingernook silently nursing a pint of best bitter, looked across at Mrs Jackson and said 'Do you think Jack Crow's story about that fortune telly gypsy woman was true?'

 
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A Pebble
1 part / 4 pages
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updated May 05, 2017

A poem about being surrounded.

 
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A Poem or Two
1 part / 7 pages
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updated Aug 02, 2016

This is my short collection of poetry that I hope you will enjoy reading.

 
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A Politically Correct Dream
1 part / 7 pages
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updated May 30, 2016

This is a short satire about politically correctness and its consequences if taken to extremes. An immigrant view of American society and some of the things the author had to deal with during his acculturation process in America. The author experiences a dream where he sees the consequences and absurdity of some situations in America if they were taken seriously by a social organization or the government. His reaction and his thought about what happens around him are the main focus of the story. 

 
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A Rare Prize
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updated Aug 19, 2017

A poem dedicated to new parentsof a beautiful baby girl named Camilla Grace born on August 17th, 2017. 

 
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#9 in Fiction
A Real Santa
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updated Sep 07, 2017

Leather upon stone and heavy breathing, were the only sounds disturbing the silence as the portly old man hurried along the road.

 
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#5 in Humor and Comedy
A RED RUBBER BOAT
1 part / 9 pages
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updated Aug 02, 2017

Two friends take to sea in a red rubber boat to collect a package of drugs.

 
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#7 in Thriller
A robbery
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updated Apr 07, 2017

A robbery on a public bus in a very busy capital city road. the robbery is not robbery at all.A correction to the society to give a new formate of love between husband and wife and the concept of love comes from the frustration of not getting jobs of some young boys.they just do something which you can't tell robbery or sin.To get the whole story just read the book.

 
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