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Sample Sunday 04

samplesundayHere is approximately 100 – 150 words from a randomly selected original piece for your enjoyment. These samples may include excerpts from my Eternal Curse Series, but will currently exclude excerpts from EC: Giovanni’s Angel. Please visit the ECS blog to read samples from that installment of the series.

Eternal Curse: Battleground chapter 1(wip)

For as long as I could remember, Mom had always worn her hair up in a bun. I’d seen digital imprints of her when she was younger, wearing her hair down, and thought that she looked much prettier that way. Her hair was a medium length for her face and it was very dark and wavy. I always thought that when she wore her hair down, it made her look like the kind of person who really knew how to have fun.

I stood in front of my reflecting shield looking at myself wishing that I could see her facial features looking back at me. No matter how hard I wished, her features just weren’t there.  I wasn’t tall and voluptuous like she was, and my skin wasn’t dark like hers either. My hair was long, thin, and curly and my skin was fair.

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ECS Blog Update Week: 7/20/2013

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In case you’re interested, here are some highlights from my other blog, the Eternal Curse Series. This is where I talk about that book series, all my inspirations for it, and my geekness ;).
samplesunday2 Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel chapter 2
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WIP Update 05

WIPUIt’s been a while since my last update, so there’s a lot to cover, but I don’t want to overwhelm you.

I finally decided to look to the future and made a decision about how I wanted my little romance to end. I know who Rebecca from, It’s Like the Full Moon, will end up with. I just need to finish writing the story so I can move forward. This story, after all this time, is still just in first draft mode. Once I finish this draft, I will finally be able to go back and properly develop all the characters and setting before evening beginning to worry about grammar and syntax.

I’ve started to look over my short stories and decided to release what I have. I’m still putting the finishing touches on some of them, but I think I’m ready for the editor. I’ve also decided to make this, soon to be self-published, collection truly worth the price I set for it by including a never before shared novella within it. So basically, this will be a hefty little read.

I have made so many strides in my Solomon’s Sword story that I’m going to leave my next update open solely for reporting on that. I’m very excited about where this story is going…

Feeling a little lost about what’s going on in this post? Just see the side panel and search My Topics, WIP Updates, to get all caught up. Also check my WIP tab to see what else I may be working on.

Do you have a WIP update to share?

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Character Files from the ToiBox 18: Giovanni- Bio

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Giovanni-bkBiography:   Subject EC: GA 3-Giovanni

Giovanni is born out of death and tragedy, deformed and rejected. He isn’t given much chance to live, but proves the doctors wrong as he thrives in a state of decelerated growth. His life seems to go on for decades with little change and he exhibits many strange behaviors and abilities.

Having no mother, it takes a few years for a grieving Italian nurse to give him his name. He loves the nurse very much and is very saddened when she dies and he’s left alone again. Appearing to be about 12 years old, Giovanni runs away to live on his own: living, eating, sleeping, learning, and growing when and where he can.

Appearing about the age of 17, Giovanni stumbles into Abraham’s camp as he fleas an angry mob. Abraham takes pity on him and brings him home, the first real home he’s ever had. Giovanni devotes his life to looking after Abraham and his wife Sarah.

Giovanni tries to save Sarah from being hit by a car, but is too late. Then he rushes to save a grieving Abraham from killing himself and succeeds, only to see his friend forever crippled. Giovanni refuses to give up on Abraham and moves them to Sinclair Manor to start a new life.

In time Abraham snaps out of his grief and he and Giovanni become friends again. Giovanni develops a love for gardening and begins to absorb knowledge and information through the Internet. He meets Mira online and develops a friendship with her. He’s very pleased when she decides to come visit him to try and help with his many physical abnormalities.

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Sample Sunday 03

samplesundayHere is approximately 100 – 150 words from a randomly selected original piece for your enjoyment. These samples may include excerpts from my Eternal Curse Series, but will currently exclude excerpts from EC: Giovanni’s Angel. Please visit the ECS blog to read samples from that installment of the series.

It’s Like the Full Moon chapter 1(wip)

“Wow I wish my dad was as crappy as yours if it means getting bling like this,” she said, in her usual joking tone.

Rebecca replied softly with exhaustion, “It is beautiful isn’t it?”

“Yeah, girl. It’s really special.” Lisa turned around crossing her legs and looked around the room. “So I guess this will definitely be a birthday you won’t soon forget will you?”

“No I suppose not,” answered Rebecca.

“Say Becca, when does Teddy finally graduate? It seems like he’s been in school since we were in college?”

“He has miss-oblivious,” snapped Rebecca comically. “He’s only three years younger than us. He’s just finishing up his Master’s degree in Business Economics and he’s already passed the Bar examine. He’s going to be a great finance lawyer. He walks next month”

“Correction!” snapped Lisa. “He’s only two years younger than me; remember I’m not as old as you. I skipped a grade.”

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