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Time Is The Best Teacher

” ‘What’s this?’ he mumbled, lifting it for a closer look. It was the sheriff’s business card. He stood there for a moment reading the bold print. On the front was sheriff’s name and phone number. Then he flipped it over. Hand written on the back was a quote. ‘Of all the animals, man is the … Continue reading

Joe In Real Life

“Joe felt that being in a cinema was as close as you can get to being in the movie. The last layer between reality and fiction. That was partly why he was so protective of preserving theatre etiquette.” A narrative that spans the course of three years and jumps from present to past to highlight … Continue reading

Stability…….? What’s That?

  First off this book is a non-fiction and is intended for the ages 14 and up demographic. For me I guess I would fall into the “and up” category. The Young Adult genre is generally one I am not drawn toward, simply because of my will to achieve a relative sense of intellectual stimulation, … Continue reading

Ignorance Is Bliss When It Comes To Buying Thrift Store Clothing

“What you think you practice, what you practice you become, and what you become has consequences.” In a lot of ways James “JD” Dillenger is a traditional and all to typical North American teenager. He is involved in his first relationship with a young woman named Sylvia, he has an indiscriminate palate for donuts, he … Continue reading

I See Dead BFF’s

“The sound cuts off, and Carly stares at the dead phone like she wants to crush it in her fist. Thunder shakes the house again, and a flash of lightning illuminates the shabby living room. Suddenly everything seems very still. The wind goes silent. Our eyes meet in the dim light. We both know, deep … Continue reading

Hey Conor…You Want To Play A Game?

“You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.” This book demonstrates the art of storytelling in a part fantasy, part reality environment where the main character finds himself dealing with what troubles may come. Courage, loss, survival, relief, … Continue reading

Kind Of Been There, Somewhat Done That

“An angel has stepped into your life, perchance to change it forever. And you want to contemplate the ifs? Go now, James; and tomorrow when we meet again, we’ll talk more about this angel, who by then will have a name.” This is a short story collection that concentrates on the trials and tribulations that … Continue reading

A Little Less Kerouac, A Little More Action Guaranteed

“Here is what I believe: distance is more important than time. The Earth travels about twenty miles every second. It’s easy enough to figure out = pi, our distance from the sun, three hundred sixty-five days, and there you go. Twenty miles per second.” In 2007 a husband, wife, and their son have taken up … Continue reading

Dan & Rider’s Rectifiable, Revisionist History High School Adventure

“Essentially, I viewed life from the opposite direction as everyone else. My future was their past and their past my future, so while others perceived events in light of what had happened, I perceived them in light of what would happen.” Have you ever felt some sort of spiritual force pulling you in a different … Continue reading

Wake Up!!!!!! It’s Time to Feed the Chickens

“Visions of Glory Schoonover – student council secretary, Spud Festival Princess; her juicy fruit lips, dark chocolate eyes, honey-streaked corn silk hair with the chamomile-lavender scent; the thick, eroticism syrup of her Emeraude perfume; the sling of the slinky, burning-pink thong panties clinging to the soft band of baby fat that rides the low-cut, hip-hugging, … Continue reading

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