Alexander Arnell

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Dawdling Ducks

Book / Action and Adventure

Dawdling Ducks is written in the spirit of the movies American Graffiti, Dazed and Confused and Super Bad. The genre is action/comedy. It’s about a group of Mid-western teens passing time “out on the town” during a… Read More

Life a Quarter Mile at a Time

Book / Action and Adventure

Jeff and is a graduating senior in high school. Should he take the safe route in life and take over the family business a furniture store or follow his dream of being the best drag racer in… Read More

The Tree on the Hill

Essay / Commercial Fiction

A 250 word essay about the photo attached. I wrote the essay for a writing contest I nevered entered. Read More

One Last Tack to Immortality

Book / Historical Fiction

This story is a fictional interaction of real people who fought and died in the Texas Revolution during the Goliad Campaign in March 25, 1843. The Goliad Campaign was a series of battles, which led to the… Read More


My first attempt is entitled "Dawdling Ducks" was written in the spirit of the movies American Graffiti, Dazed and Confused and Super Bad.  The book is a subtle action/comedy of cruising, conflict, hot rodding, drag racing, romance, rumbles, car crashes and life changing decisions of Midwest teens during a single wild eventful cold January night in 1976.

I have written an intro for another book that I have only outlined but not written at this point.  I plan to write the book in the spirit of Patrick O'Connor  A.K.A. Leonard Wibberley's "Black Tiger" series.  The book's working title is "Life a Quarter Mile at a Time". The story is about Jeff a character from "Dawdling Ducks" and his quest of becoming a pro-drag racer. I like the name I chose for the book but may be  little too Vin Diesel.  I will keep it until I can think of a better name.

The short essay Tree on the Hill" I wrote for fun after I saw a writing contest prompt while surfing the net.  The contest was over by the time I saw the web page, however the prompt of a lone tree on a hill struck a nerve and I wrote the essay.

After reading the complete set of novels of the AubreyMaturin series by Patrick O'Brian, I really wanted to write a short story in Patick O'Brian's style of writing.  Again, I found inspiration in a history scholarship contest while surfing the web.  This short story was my first attempt at writing for fun.   

My last Novel is entitled The Transformation of Lucas Apple.  It is a modern remake of the Roman classic, "The Golden Ass". 

My short story entitled "Phillip Kippelton" is rewrite of the Greek tragedy "Philoktetes"

If you are intersted in cars have a classic car web site you should check out:

La Muerte Triste (The Sad Death) is based on an old urban legend. 


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