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Genre: historical fiction
|The Pendragon Book II: Son of the Enduring Oak||Rebecca Vaughn||Novel||1||n/a||Jul 24, 2014|
Summary:Drech traverses Albion preparing his Army for the inevitable war against his father's enemy, Vitalinus King of Colun, and the invading Jutes. As Drech builds his Army and makes peace with many of the rulers of the land, Cenen King of Rheged and Catraeth secretly plot against him. Drech's determination is taken to the limit as assassins and slanderers seek to end his rein before it has begun. --------------- This is the second part to the Pendragon, a novel I wrote (but did not quite complete) many years ago. I have worked hard to make each character important and worthy of the space they fill on the page.------------------------- My novel The Beast of Caer Baddan is a prequel to this story, and Drech is the grandson of Owain, Leola, Annon, and the daughter of Swale. Many of the characters are the same or they are the children or grandchildren of those in The Beast. Although these books are connected they should be able to stand alone. Anyone who did not read The Beast, if you have trouble following this story, please let me know. -------------------- Even though Drech is technically Owain's grandson and not his actual son, I would like to emphasize that Drech (rather than his father, Ambrosius of The Golden Head) is Owain's true spiritual heir. --------------- Please note: while this story is about a teen who grows up to become a man, it was not written with teens or children in mind. The Pendragon is a culmination of seventeen years of research and thousands of hours of writing. All feedback welcome. As I am completely dyslexic I do not catch my errors (dog, god, bog, pod, all look the same to me), so if you find any mistakes, please point them out.
|TANGLED UP IN BLUES||mikejackson1127||Poetry||3||0.86||Jul 21, 2014|
Summary:An attempt at poetry for a great musician who died before his time. ACW
|Aloha Spirit||Ann Walters||Novel||3||n/a||Jul 20, 2014|
Summary:Everyone who visits Hawaii experiences the warm acceptance of the Hawaiian people. All visitors are ohana, or family and welcome. The natives call this the spirit of aloha. Carmen Jaime was born on Kauai in 1915. Her mother died when she was a baby. Her father gave her away when she was a young girl. Her husband left her with three small children when she was twenty. How then did Carmen learn to embody the aloha spirit?
|Solomon's Adventure||Michelle8||Novel||6||n/a||Jan 17, 2014|
Summary:Set in 1848, my novel explores a chapter in the history of the Unkechaug people of Long Island. In the 18th and 19th century, many Native people from Long Island were engaged in the whaling industry, and children as young as 13 or 14 might sign up for a voyage, since discrimination made work opportunities scarce and indenture was often the only other option. The central character in the story is Solomon, aged 13, who must decide in what way he can help his aging grandparents to pay off their heavy debts. The novel is written for anyone aged 12 and up.
|The Roof||Dan Philips||Poetry||5||0.73||Jan 13, 2014|
|The Last Man in Vietnam (revised)||Robert Goswitz||Novel||2||n/a||Dec 30, 2013|
Summary:Is Private Ed Lansky hallucinating or having a spiritual awakening? This is the question asked by, "THE LAST MAN IN VIETNAM." One answer would be that Lansky is suffering a battlefield stress disorder presenting itself as a hallucination. War tears the fabric of Lansky's reality. Through the holes he sees a dragon. When Lansky learns about the power of the Dragon Spirit in Vietnamese culture, he accepts it as his warrior's shield. "THE LAST MAN IN VIETNAM," transcends the standard Vietnam Infantry narrative. It takes Ed Lansky beyond the boundary between reality and illusion. The reader is challenged to decide what is real and what is imagined. I am looking for feedback from anyone willing to embrace my story.
|The Unexpected Gift||dagnee||Short Story||4||0.08||Dec 22, 2013|
Summary:Republished 12/22/13 with added note, no changes made, no re-reviews required: Please keep in mind this is five minutes out of years of fighting. If I had more than two hundred words I would have written that the day after Christmas the same men who sang together went back to killing each other. The purpose here was to give a brief glimpse into the human spirit. While I said all feedback appreciated, I would like it to be about my writing and not your opinion of war. Thank you.
|Backer's Weihnachten||Dill Carver||Short Story||7||0.13||Dec 21, 2013|
Summary:Flash Fiction: The objective here was an apptempt to capture a big scene and that wonderful 'coming home for Christmas' excitement within the 200-exact word constraint.
|The Pendragon Book I: Son of the Burning Rowan||Rebecca Vaughn||Novel||3||n/a||Dec 10, 2013|
Summary:After his mother's death, Drech returns to Albion to claim his position as the Pendragon and fight his father's greatest enemy, Vitalinus King of Colun and the invading Jutes. Drech's campaign is challenged by some of the rulers of the land, including one of his clansmen, Camuir King of Powys. Drech's loyalty to his clan will be tested along with his love for Enhinti, the mysterious warrioress that he wishes to call his wife. --------------- This is the first part to the Pendragon, a novel that I wrote (but did not quite complete) many years ago. I have worked very hard to make every character important and worthy of the space they fill on the page. At the start it has a linear feel because they are on a journey going from one place to another.------------------------- My novel The Beast of Caer Baddan is a prequel to this story, and Drech is the grandson of Owain, Leola, Annon, and the daughter of Swale. Many of the characters are the same or they are the children or grandchildren of those in The Beast. My short stories The Politics of Benadel and The Finding of Cinuit correspond with the third book. Although these stories are connected they should be able to stand alone. Anyone who did not read The Beast, if you have trouble following this story, please let me know. -------------------- Even though Drech is technically Owain's grandson and not his actual son, I would like to emphasize that Drech (rather than his father, Ambrosius) is Owain's true spiritual heir. --------------- Please note: while this story is about a teen who grows up to become a man, it was not written with teens or children in mind. The Pendragon is a culmination of over sixteen years of research and thousands of hours of writing. All feedback welcome. As I am completely dyslexic I do not catch my errors (dog, god, bog, pod, all look the same to me), so if you find any mistakes, please point them out.
|The Mist Along The River||Sideman||Novel||2||n/a||Dec 8, 2013|
Summary:I have done quite a bit of revision on this since I first started posting it. I have used many of the suggestions offered by my readers...thanks! Confederate Major Charles Greene is devastated by the outcome of the Civil War and struggles to accept the North won. He and his son clash over the best way to address the dilemma.In his heart and mind, he still fights the war and longs for the life the majestic Greene Plantation enjoyed before the war. I anticipate this will be a three volume effort that will follow the generations of the Greene family from the post-Civil-War era until approximately the year 2000. Circumstances and ideologies fracture family relationships to the point of spite and retribution. I would love to hear your thoughts and I will consider all suggestions offered. Thank you in advance. Alan
|Dust (A ghost story)||Michelle8||Short Story||13||3.01||Nov 24, 2013|
Summary:Ok, I'm ready to go with this. My biggest concern: Can you follow it? The story's a bit weird. It started out as one-paragraph ghost story that had to be cut from Solomon's whaling adventure, since it simply didn't fit. But I wanted to develop it into a stand-alone story. There's no need to know anything about my novel, though. All the necessary info should (hopefully) be provided. I'm looking for any kind of help - fixing awkward sentences, clarifying confusing bits, overall reaction, etc. etc. One concrete question: should I provide location and date right at the start? (Poospatuck, Long Island, 1854)? Thank you for reading!!!!
|Christmas in March (1945)||Michelle8||Short Story||15||0.13||Nov 21, 2013|
Summary:I've wanted to tell this story for a long time. It's based on a true story told to me by a Hungarian woman in her nineties.
|The Round Table||Rebecca Vaughn||Short Story||6||1.12||Nov 20, 2013|
Summary:This is the very start and very end to a novel that is not yet complete. All feed back welcome, but I'm mostly looking for readability and interest.
|The Christisons and MacKennas||becket||Novel||3||n/a||Nov 19, 2013|
Summary:This is the first chapter. It introduces Alva Christison. All first chapters should set expectations for the reader. What are yours having read this chapter? What is the nature of Alva's story?