Well, you can’t beat free as a price point. But I’ve decided to just leave my new book Jamey Jones and the Sons of Noah free indefinitely. Please check it out and let me know what you think.
Electronic versions here – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/634575
Also available on paperback here – http://amzn.com/B01EEOI30G
Here’s a little blurb about it.
Jamey Jones is a normal, but highly intelligent thirteen year old colonist of De Novo, a colony on the planet Kepler-438b. Since their arrival just over a year ago, the colonists of De Novo have been living under blackout conditions, with no electricity and no communication with the people back on Earth. While the colony is thriving due to farming success and an abundance of water, the adults haven’t come any closer to solving the mystery of The Blackout. With the help of his friends, Heather Worthington and Sebastian (Bas) Trader, Jamey sets out to solve that mystery without permission. The conclusions they reach may alter the direction of the colony and that of humanity forever.
A while back, I became interested with a news story about the discovery of what was called a “sister planet” to Earth, named Kepler. I began writing a short story about how I pictured humankind’s future relationship with Kepler. Eventually a character and a his friends and a plot came to me. And, over the past few weeks, I’ve been inspired to write a Young Adult/Tween science fiction book that I’m calling Jamey Jones and the Sons of Noah. I’m about 15,000 words into it and I can say that on some days it feels overwhelming, while on others I feel certain that it will be the next Huck Finn.
This is my first real attempt at writing a book but I feel that there is something very special about this story and this book. Maybe that’s just arrogance, or maybe I’m right and I am in the position to write something that the Tweens will go crazy over.
I don’t have any reason for posting this now other than that I can’t keep the secret inside anymore. Since I’m a n00b at this, I will make many mistakes (maybe this post is a mistake), but any positive feedback is good for my confidence. So if you think it sounds cool, let me know, follow me, and I’ll keep you in the loop as I progress through the process.
Genre – Humor
Word Count – 98
“I was going to say April Fools,” said Heather. “Bas, I’m so sorry.”
Searching Sebastian’s eyes, he appeared crushed. She felt awful, tricking Bas like that. But how could they have guessed he would react by proclaiming his love for her?
Seething, she looked over at Jamey. “You see? I told you we shouldn’t trick him!”
Jamey just stood there, looking down, trying not to make eye contact.
But right before they both cracked, Bas and Jamey pointed at Heather in uproarious laughter and screamed, “April Fools!”
Embarrassed, she started swinging at both of them, pissed… and relieved.
Word Count – 90
Genre – Science Fiction (humor?)
PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford
“Heather, how do you think they’ll feel when we tell them the truth?”
“Well that depends. How much truth will we tell them, Jamey? Will we tell them that we’re not really aliens, that we’re just humans from another planet, and that we have cities and buildings and politics of our own on Kepler?”
“Something like that, yes,” Jamey responded. “But what’s really going to put them in a twist will be when they discover that Celebrity Apprentice has even fewer weekly viewers on Kepler than it does on Earth.”
This is the second time I’ve done this Flash Fiction now. I find short fiction to be fun, but I find it especially fun to try to fit it in under 100 words.
Word Count – 97
Coach Reynolds handed back the graded research papers to his Junior History class.
Jamey Jones raised his hand, “Coach, I think there is some kind of mistake.”
“Mr. Jones, I can assure you there is no mistake.”
“But, I cited two sources and it was 500 words, just like you said. How can I have an F?”
“Mr. Jones, read the title of your paper to the class.”
“The Downfall of Hitler: The Gazpacho is Born.”
Laughter from the class.
“You see Mr. Jones, this is History, not Home-Economics. I believe the word you’re looking for is Gestapo.”
PHOTO PROMPT – © Emmy L Gant
Genre – Humor (hopefully)
Tommy had a pre-battle ritual. He would go to the roof of the armory that overlooked his hometown, thinking about how it used to be, and about the battle ahead.
His artillery group had not fared well in yesterday’s battle. He had been on the verge of throwing down his weapon, but ultimately Tommy could never do that to his men.
He sent the communique to his comrades. It was time.
Just as the mission started, they heard it; “Tommy, I need you to go to the corner store.”
“But ma, I’m online…”
Giggles from the earpiece.
I don’t know if I’m doing this the right way, but we’ll see.
Genre – Who the heck knows?
Word count – 100
“First to guess how many are objects are in the jar wins extra credit points!” Coach Reynolds was so desperate to get his post-lunch, insulin-induced comatose students to stay awake long enough to learn about Literature that he had resorted to this… games that were beneath him and his profession.
David, barely passing, opened up his eyes and spoke first, without raising his hand, “47!” He smiled and closed his eyes again.
Infuriated at the miserable failure of his activity, as well as the fact that David was correct, Coach Reynolds turned red and shouted; “how did you know that?”