Short Story #16
You don’t mess with Marcus and get to live.
You don’t mess with his children and get to see the next daylight. You don’t mess with his wife and get to see the sunset from the Eiffel Tower. But most of all, MOST OF ALL, you don’t get to mess with Marcus da Díxon’s identical mirror image twin and get to breathe the next minute. Ray was the reason why his heart beats. The reason why he existed. When they were created, Ray was chosen as the automatic function between the two meaning that if Ray dies, then Marcus dies.
Ray had danger magnet stamped on his forehead and Marcus found himself trying to do the impossible: protect his twin at all cost in order to keep them both alive, something he recently failed miserably at, hence the reason he found himself in the seediest Parisian district known to the French searching for his missing twin, his heart beat growing fainter with every passing second.
*** I am still struggling to write. I don’t have writer’s block, but my focus is not on writing short stories at the moment. This is something I found while going through my flash drive. I kind of added a little bit to it, but that’s about all the writing I did. It’s a Science Fiction story, but I don’t think I’ll be completing this one. It was an experiment of sorts. ^^
Goodbye March and hello to the most AMAZING MONTH!
April is here.
April is when my year actually kicks off so Happy New Year to me.
April is also my birth month. Don’t ask which day, I won’t tell you. 🙂 But it’s April! YAY!
Anyway, I think March was pretty amazing. I did not get to do all that I would’ve liked to, but I am thankful that I got most of it done. I don’t have any plans for this month blog-wise except to:
^ Continue book reviews. I have so many books to review, but I don’t like jamming the blog. However, if you’re getting too much of it let me know.
^ Keep up with the 365 Days of Writing Prompts. I’m actually writing every day on here and it’s a wonderful thing. 🙂
^ Wait for my muse to get back from the Corsica vacation. I haven’t written in a bit (4 weeks to be precise) and I’m not sure if there’ll be a short story up this weekend. We’ll see.
^ Brace yourselves! My favorite actor in the entire universe is about to do promos and the whole nine yards where it concern his upcoming film PLUS he’s going to be shooting the 6th installment in the MI series so I may be posting quite a bit about TC this month until July or so God’s willing. Don’t say I haven’t warned ya!
^ The Worshipful Living Scripture Writing Challenge. I’ll be typing the scriptures this month instead of posting images. I am excited to start this already! ❤️ ❤️
Amazing April to you amazing people and remember to…
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I joined Wattpad in 2014 but never fully utilized it and over time I’ve forgotten my password. Until recently when a friend of mine told me about a really exciting story that she wanted me to read. When I finally got on and looked around, I decided that I’ll like to live there and thus, my interest in this platform was renewed.
What is Wattpad?
Wattpad is a community where writers post/share their work be it recipes, fiction, poetry, articles, non-fiction, fan fiction etc. It is a fun platform for writers to showcase their work and there are also contests available. It is a social network for authors to build a connection with their readers.
What can it do for you?
You can showcase/promote your work (even if it’s already published). Wattpad is a gift to writers given that it is changing the publishing game right now. Yes, stories have been getting published directly from the site, thanks to contests and publishing companies in search of the next best novel.
But don’t get too excited.
I see Wattpad as a stepping stone for authors who are interested in building their readership. Or you may have an idea for a novel and you’re not quite sure about it. Using this platform to talk about it can bring you feedbacks.
Why should you join?
Well, the choice is certainly up to you. Even if you’re not a writer, it is a reading haven for readers. Genres range from historical, romance, thriller, fantasy, young/new adult, teen fiction and TONS of fanfiction if you’re into that sort of thing. What I’ve noticed is that the bad boy is a favorite character to write.
What’s best about joining Wattpad? It’s free.
If you’re on Wattpad, I’ll love to hear your story.
I’ve never done the 365 Days of Writing Prompts courtesy The Daily Post. I’ve decided to start now. Better late than never. It’s already the 10th day, but I’ll play catch up. I hope this can help me succeed in writing every day and also brush up on my grammar.
I know the studio have to promote the movie, but if they keep releasing all these features from The Mummy, I might as well have seen the entire movie before it comes to the big screen.
“The concept of a female Mummy is really exciting and seductive.”
Oh, this must be the reason for his transfixed gaze when she touches on his chest! He thinks she’s seductive. 😛
So, does she kidnap him? Because she is being all darn possessive and stuff. She can have him… and then Nick Morton can come back as the Mummy in one of the upcoming gods and monsters films. As I said in an earlier post, I am getting potential Mummy vibes from Morton. I think Cruise is going to be an eventual Mummy so might as well cross that Van Helsing stuff off my list.
I’ve been reading comments about Sofia Boutella as the Mummy and many fans (males especially) thinks that she is quite too beautiful and not scary enough, so Tom, we feel you. Some of the fans are not buying her bandaged looks. She doesn’t look mummified enough to hurt anyone. *shrugs* We’ll see.
In this new clip (below), Morton comes face to face with his worst nightmare as he complains that ‘She did something to me.’ It also looks as if he has to choose between Ahmanet and Jenny because ‘sacrifices must be made’ (I don’t trust Crowe’s character) and Ahmanet gleefully tempts Morton to ‘Come to me.’ He’s going to choose her isn’t he (after she almost kills Jenny)? He wants to be seduced badly!
So, he wakes her up from her slumber and she falls in love with him? I mean, I don’t blame her, he’s a studly adventurer, but Sleeping Beauty, is that you, girl?
In this other clip (below), the dialogue between Morton and Jenny is ! The chemistry between them is effortless, but it’s too bad that Ahmanet has her eyes set on him and she’s going to make him her Pharaoh.
Finally, here’s Sofia Boutella talking about Ahmanet’s back story (as a writer, I LIVE for back stories!):
“I’m an Egyptian princess who is promised to become Pharaoh and is deceived by her father. He removes that promise from her because he has a child, and the child is a son. Having nothing to lose, she summons the wrong god, in order to get what she wanted, that power that will give her what she was promised. She’s put aside for a very long time because she became dangerous. In modern times, she comes back, to go after what she was promised to receive, to begin with.”
Hmmm… considering my love for all things Ancient Egypt and Egyptian mythology, the last time I saw a Pharaoh, he was regal and elegant, and not-so-tall with big wide purple suckers for eyes, spiky hair, deep baritone voice, justice/truth seeker and well-dressed…
… and he played card games LIKE A BOSS!
“There are worse fates than death.” Ahmanet
With that in mind, good luck, Morton. Here’s an exclusive sneak peek:
*** GIFs & images via Google Search.
Its an awesome feeling to be a writer. It’s an even better feeling when your work gets published for the public to read. However, some books are not meant to see the daylight… especially if they’re not well written or in dire need of editing. I support local authors, but most of their stories are bland. And if they can’t handle honest criticism, then writing is not for them.
I call it as I see it.
Is America She Gone? was recommended to me. I held back from ordering the book because I felt as if I was going to waste money on it just by reading the blurb. The book was eventually loan to me and I regret reading it. I wish I could have taken my reading time back and use it for another book!
The protagonist was a bore and utterly … there is not a nice word I want to use for Sandra, so I’ll leave it … and I wanted to reach into the book and hurt her. I don’t like happily ever afters because I am not one of those readers who seek a perfect fairy tale ending, but man, this book was depressing! Plus:
> Too MANY typos.
> Could have gone through an editor. And if that is call editing, then render me speechless. Some rewriting would have been nice too.
> Too descriptive. I don’t want to know how to care for old people in that overexposed way. Felt like an insult.
> Sentence construction. Sometimes when a character is talking, there is no pause to show what action is taking place and it caused me to get lost within the interior monolog.
I get what the story is supposed to be about, but I feel as if it could have gone through a tweaking process. Like I said, I support local authors and what not, but I am not one of those overly enthusiastic, bias people who go around suggesting/promoting books just because it’s local. My love for books comes first. It’ll be unfair to even give this book a high rating.
I am sorry I read it and I don’t think I want to read anything else from this author. Depression does not look good on me.
Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? by Steven Tyler
What do you display on the walls of your home — photos, posters, artwork, nothing? How do you choose what to display? What mood are you trying to create?
Not much are displayed except for a few plaques, photos of old and laminated scriptures.
Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Cee’s Share Your World Challenge continues this week.
Wanting something to quench your thirst, what would you drink?
Water. It’s always water.
Complete this sentence: Never In My Life Have I….
… danced with the devil.
If you could be given any gift what would it be?
Hmmm… a ticket to my dream destination would be perfect!
What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep, toss and turn, or get up and try to do something productive?
I pray, read the Bible and leave the rest to God. It works all the time.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week I celebrated my birthday in the company of fine friends. I don’t normally celebrate my birthday and I certainly don’t make a big deal out of it, but it was nice. 🙂 Like I always say for the upcoming week: Suprise me, God.
Lee reminds us why the family is ever so important, something that we need to be reminded about on a daily basis. Never take your family for granted no matter what!
Today I have two quotes that I found on Pinterest. If you can see the header image you can guess that it’s going to be aboutfamily❤️
It doesn’t matter how big or fancy your living situation is, if you’re with a loving family and everyone is working together- that’s bigger than anything. Ask yourself, If the walls in your home could talk what secrets would they tell?
No matter where you are or where you go, regardless if you argue or fight family is always family. A friend isn’t always a friend… A relationship doesn’t always last. Family is forever. Take care of each other, support each other, tell them you love them because you won’t always get that chance. Everyone can be different and choose different paths but you share the same roots, you’ll always be connected. Don’t take family for granted, not everyone can say they…
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