The year is 2084, and that famous Margaret Thatcher quote has become a reality: There really is no such thing as society. No one speaks to anyone else. No one looks at anyone else. People don’t collaborate, they only compete. I hate to admit it, but this has had tragic consequences. Unable to satisfy their social urges, the population has fallen into a pit of depression and anxiety. Suicide has become the norm.
Songs to New York is Author Myrtle Brook's love affair with the Big Apple served in ten slices: literary fantasy short stories on extraordinary events occurring to everyday people in the five boroughs. "The Sanctity of the Mails:" observed in Heaven via the Brooklyn Post Office. A Staten Island-raised engineer who escapes city living, only to find the city inside himself. A Manhattan West Side cat who rides a bicycle, whose presence effects a transformation within his community.
Stella wandered the streets of Victoria, BC, cold, wet and hungry and living a life of misery. On most days Stella would rather have been dead, yet she struggled along, hidden in the wide open, taking her place within the nameless, faceless and placeless tribe. Attempting to remain invisible she pushed her trolley filled with junk, moving from alcove to park bench then back again and doing what it took in order to survive, always hoping to remain anonymous.
Matthew Blackwell smiled as he stirred Haley’s drink, spiked with enough ketamine to render her unconscious, hoping to have sex his way. He thought of Haley as no more than the girl who would offer him a night to remember; his send off party before university. Matthew believed that money was power. With it he got what he wanted and felt that he could do as he pleased where it came to women.
Tommy Belanger was born and raised in a dysfunctional family, plagued with abject poverty, incest, alcohol and child abuse. His life was filled with grief, hunger and horror. He and his siblings were moved from one poverty-stricken two-bedroom shack to another. From the failed farm in Manitoba to another province - always hoping for a better tomorrow and landing in a home the mirror image of the one they had escaped.
The world was descending into chaos: wars, sickness, famine, climate change, irregular weather patterns and general unrest. One person, a priest, had the power to intervene. With a shaking hand he scripted an obscure, cryptic riddle on five scraps of ancient papyrus scroll. A copy of the riddle, together with an unusual gemstone, was tucked inside five silk satchels then delivered to each of his chosen ones.
Everyone's days are numbered in a fertility crisis. How will you spend yours? You've heard of Millennials and Generation Y, it's time you met Gen2K. Also known as: The last 2000 alive. Most Gen2Ks are busy exploring Republic-sanctioned Matches in a last bid to save the human race. A few opt to operate on the fringe -- away from the buzzkill that is the fertility crisis. That is, until fate has other ideas.
With her unusual violet hazel eyes hidden behind heavy glasses, American teenager Helene Crawford is the kind of student that always has an answer; yet, she doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere. One fateful day, life as she knows it comes to a grinding halt. There was a fire. Her mother is gone. But something is not right ... The Greek Mafia may be involved. Vivid dreams of ancient deities consume her sleep.
Set in WW II, Dragon Tomb tells a story of a young Chinese archaeologist and an American college professor who save the world from an extraterrestrial Armageddon. When archaeologist Chuan-Jay Hoo becomes a POW in 1939, he's conscripted to work on the excavation of an ancient tomb in China, a process that unearths a secret of alien involvements in human history and the true origin of Chinese civilization. The excavation ends; but China is still in dire need of help.
Protagonist, Mary Lynn Sharp, aka Mollie, of Mollie's Follies is traveling the USA alone. She's on the run after a bitter childhood and family abandonment, motoring from coast-to-coast and back again, repeatedly returning to Phoenix, Arizona. Mollie is dealing with difficult biological family members who've tracked her down in various locations. Mollie is a head-turning kind of gorgeous. She's tall. She's thin.