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Following are samples of projects, some completed and some still in process. There are a variety of genres to choose from including humor, mystery and science-fiction.
Have fun and let me know what you think about any of them.
SEA RISE The first two chapters of a future political history. Although it has a strong science-fiction element, the story is primarily a family saga and their efforts to "...provade a home for their descendents...". The novel examines how various peoples and nations react to the inevitable sea rise brought on by global warming. The work is based on three years of research and uses real projections of present trends. The novel is complete at 163,000 words.
WRONG BRANCH: ARNOLD COUNTY SKELETONS First chapter of a genealogical mystery where a feisty genealogist and an unorthodox detective unravel the mystery of why books hidden for over a century provoke the deaths of four people. Complete at 61,000 words.
WRONG BRANCH: JIGSAW A second book of the series which starts when a genealogist enters his own death date into his own family history and dies. In process.
MURDER IN THE PAST TENSE Parts of the first chapter: a time machine as the murder weapon. In process.
INSIDE PANDORA'S BOX or WEDDING GIFT. A tinkerer finds that he has not opened Pandora's Box; he has placed himself and his family inside it. The first few pages of a completed 35,000 words.
Last Salvage A fun romp for the patrons of the Lunar Mole, a bar for the miners, as they bet on the lives of two scavengers. First few lines of a 6800 word story.
Parable of the Demijohns All of an 800 word story of "judge not that ye be judged."
Black and White Taxi All of a short dive into sheer humor. A good one to read to the kids.
Too Soon Complete story here about the unexpected difficulties that might lurk in cryogenic sleep.
Servadac A poetic salute to Jules Verne.
Hush...Hush More of a shaggy dog story than a poem.
Epilog Poem on a bet.
Third Party It's against the law!
since posting on September 12, 2006