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An Introduction to Shadow, Second Installment

Chapter Five



Malcolm felt a shiver delicately trace his spine as the voice continued.  “Oh, and that little Chinese dude you just saw and didn’t see…that was Lo Chen.  He’s another one of those twerp Awakened.  You know, you were pretty smart to steer clear of those bozos.  They’re nothing but trouble and lies.  I bet they told you some pretty hairy stuff about the Fallen, didn’t they?”

Malcolm could only nod.… Register or log in to access full content

The Trouble with Bricks

The Trouble with Bricks, Fourth Installment

Chapter Seven – The Mysterious Passion of the Crusty Hermit



            The sock monkeys and the blue toupees had a long-standing feud for as far back as any could remember. It had started because either a sock monkey had sneezed and used a blue toupee as a handkerchief or a blue toupee had borrowed five bucks from a sock monkey and never paid it back. No one precisely remembered which.… Register or log in to access full content

The Trouble with Bricks

The Trouble With Bricks, Third Installment

Chapter Five – Sock Monkeys in the Blue Toupee Jungle of Death



            The jungle spread out before Suzie, Frank, Frank’s Colon, Flippy and Melvin like a giant sock and underwear drawer, where everything had just been tossed in, was not laid carefully in rows, and the underwear was not folded just so.

            “Well, well”, said Frank, “The Blue Toupee Jungle. As I live and breathe.”

            “That’s a jungle, all right,” said Suzie.… Register or log in to access full content


Comments on “An Introduction to Shadow”

I am extremely excited about the book I'm working on right now called "An Introduction to Shadow".   It's about a homeless boy named Malcolm who is saved at the last minute from a monster attack by a demon hunter: one of the Awakened.  He is introduced into the world of the Awakened, those who walk in the shadows and fight against the Fallen, monsters whose only mission is to steal, kill and destroy. … Register or log in to access full content


An Introduction to Shadow, First Installment

Chapter Two



Malcolm took a moment to run his eyes across the man’s face: The weather-ridden cheeks, the scar across the bridge of his nose.  Honestly, the best feature on this guy was his lush, blonde hair.  If it hadn’t been for his actions earlier, Malcolm would have pegged his as just another homeless: just a faceless man among a legion of faceless.

“Who’s we?”  Malcolm asked at last. … Register or log in to access full content


An Introduction to Shadow (Free First Chapter)

Chapter One



Malcolm looked around the impromptu campsite in disgust.  This was no way to live.  He should have been snuggled warm and cozy in that shelter.  Even with the iron bar in the bed nailing its way though his back, it would have been miles better than this.  The cold bit into his bones and the smell of the bum sitting near him was enough to make him want to vomit.… Register or log in to access full content

The Trouble with Bricks

The Trouble with Bricks, Second Installment

Chapter Three – Evil Circus, Part Five


            For years now, Suzie had awakened Cleotus in all sorts of vile and disgusting manners because she either delighted in torturing him or because she was incredible bored: perhaps a combination of the two.  Occasionally, Cleotus would be brought back from the depths of dreamland to find his pants smeared with jello, a mosquito taped to the side of his face, or, and this was one of Suzie’s favorites, with his shirt set on fire.… Register or log in to access full content

The Trouble with Bricks

The Trouble with Bricks, first installment

Suzie Phipps and her brother Cleotus are in a world of trouble. Actually, they’re in an alternate-reality, Alice-in-Wonderland-on-steroids world of trouble.

The siblings have their lives turned inside out when an overweight fairy appears and shoots them to a different world. Once there, they are befriended by a leprechaun hunter named Frank, a sasquatch named Melvin, and Frank's Colon, an organ with arms, legs and a serious attitude problem.

Suzie and Cleotus learn that the only chance to return to their world is to seek the wisdom of the mysterious and enchanted Mr.… Register or log in to access full content

Amish Love Story

Amish Love Story by Derek Elkins

  • Amish Love Story by Derek Elkins
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781476300962
  • Word Count: 3,013
  • Genre: Humor and comedy, Parody
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Amish Love Story


  You know what I see when I check out Christian fiction at my local Christian book store? Row after row of Amish romance novels. This is a parody of them. As Jebebzediah travels away from home for the first time, he catches sight of the lovely, yet oddly misshapen Esmerelda. Before their romance has a chance to blossom, obstacles fall like chickens from heaven. Will their love see them through? Will they walk hand in hand, victorious over the enemies of love or will they stumble over the doorstep of Amish courtship rituals?


Author's Notes

I have written the first chapter and am waiting to see if anyone in their right mind would like me to write chapter two. Please let me know...