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Simply the beginnings of a book that's been rattling around in my head for years. It takes place after the last great war, the fall of civil society. There's nothing terribly unique about a dystopian novel these days, but I'm attempting to add an interesting twist that explores what happens… Read More
Love, fame, power, respect, the Phillie Phanatic had it all. However, a changing of the guard in the form of a terrifying, yet beautiful new mascot sends his life into a downward spiral of chaos and confusion as Philadelphia becomes the "Gritty" of Brotherly Love. Read More

Book / Fantasy

September 26, 2017

Reads: 430

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

First short story here, give me feedback please! Read More

Tags: dark, short, story, gritty

Aeron Victor, an ordinary man with an ordinary life, sudden finds himself in a position of unlimited power. What choices will he make? Who will he become? A rather dark and realistic look at what might happen if an ordinary person was suddenly given unlimited power. Read More
What follows is the first part in what is likely to be many parts. This will introduce you to protagonist and maybe even antagonist. I hope you enjoy. This is after all my first attempt at anything in this world. Read More
Below is an extract from my book, 'Pieces of Glitz'. Jake is forced to move to the other side of the world so his Mum can marry an American millionaire she met on the internet. Jake isn't interested in money or the glamorous side of LA, until he meets Christian.… Read More
I wrote this for my creative writing class. I was supposed to take a flat character, or cliche, and make him round, in so many words. Read More
In a world where heroes are extinct and honor is dead, a young boy accompanies a wandering knight on a quest to bring back the dead. Rory wants nothing more than to become strong and brave just like Sir Ivan, but the knight who raised him is not the honourable… Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 20, 2013

Reads: 276

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Make of it what you will. You decide what it means to you. Read More
When a 13 year old boy, finally finds the courage to stand up to his tormentors and break the rules of the hunt, he finds himself in more trouble than he ever could have asked for. Tommy Hurst, is abused both at home by his alcoholic mother and at school… Read More
Excellium is an alien metal that crashed on Earth decades ago, and scientists found that it has a modifiable molecular property, making it a highly weaponizeable metal. To protect the metal ores from terrorists, an agency known as the "Mechanics" is formed to do just that. This is their story. Read More

Reads: 346

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

A gritty thriller following the fate of a child sold into child slavery and those who risk everything to save her. Her life in tatters and emotionally scarred, Sarah Baker makes her way to Ethiopia. Her aim is to teach children less fortunate than those in her classroom in London… Read More
Be careful what you wish for - is a short story from my novel The Unseen Promise. It was written for a competition and I have kept it around because I have throwing things away. The content reflects the body of the work and I hope as you read it,… Read More

Reads: 458

Comments: 14

The Booksie Classic House

a brooklyn loner takes a trip out to williamsburg to get his beeper fixed and along the way meets hustlers, crazies, killer pit bulls, and a girl who wants to be free. Read More

Reads: 633

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This is not a script, but the plot and bible for the film itself. This was conceived in my mind as an origional idea. But, some people have noted that it is similar to the TV show "Battlestar Galactica", I can say that without a doubt this is in no… Read More
This is just the beginning of hopefully a series of stories I'll be submitting. It follows Jack Bethseda's story through grim streets and dark alleys to find his ex's killer. Written in the first person, you'll have insight to Jack's thoughts, fears, and life. Read More
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