The Vitch’s Kat in Hollywoodland: starring Ketz and Mika

     by Jon Jacks / Fantasy
The Vitch’s Kat in Hollywoodland: starring Ketz and Mika

An animated catAn animated mouse.That’s how most people would describe how Ketz and I look.Yet when we moved from the Land of Vitches to America, we found ourselves involved in a new business called ‘the movies’. And so for all those wondering how we became successful movie stars, I thought I’d put down our unbelievable story in words.Little did we know that Hollywoodland had its own Vitches…Discover life as seen through the eyes of a little tabby kitten! The Cattails series is based on real observation of cat behavior with some slight exaggerations. Girl finds new ways of causing mischief for her cantankerous roommate, Spot, and her master all at the same time. These short stories can be enjoyed by anyone but are written so that all ages may find the joys of cat life. Please enjoy this and other Cattails stories.
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    Whatever Happened to Cinderella’s Slipper?

     by Jon Jacks / Fantasy
Whatever Happened to Cinderella’s Slipper?

Ugly? Who the heck first started calling me ugly in that complete fairytale?I mean, relatively speaking, anyone’s ugly compared to some lucky girl gifted with a magical beauty!And all that magic is still lying there in that glass slipper she left behind…All I need to do is find it…GENRE: Children’s Adventure (An Unofficial Minecraft Book for Kids Ages 9 - 12 (Preteen)Mysterious creatures of fire burn down Alex’s village, causing her great personal loss. With sorrow in her heart and no home to turn to, she and the other surviving villagers make their way to a little town. Alex is greeted by the Dojo master, and given a place to stay. It is here that she trains in the art of archery, but more importantly, it is here that she makes friends with Steve, a boy about her age who is training in swordsmanship. Soon they were best friends, and going on innumerable adventures together. But throughout these adventures Alex felt as if the same force that had led to her village burning was following her in the shape of a man with white eyes.Who was this mysterious character? And why was he always creating so much chaos? Steve and Alex might not have the answers to all the questions just yet, but one thing is for sure: no one is safe while this white eyed man roams free.Will Alex and Steve be able to stop him?
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    Love Poison No. 13

     by Jon Jacks / Fantasy / Historical Fiction
Love Poison No. 13

Born under the 13th sign, she dances as entrancingly as the serpent, he creates venomous potions.She becomes the citizens’ darling, he the elite’s secretive aid to wielding power.Her love is reserved for her art. His finest concoction poisons the mind against those you love.So, just how much will he give her to make her his?When one civilization ends, another one profits. The wealthiest and most prestigious races from the galaxy join together in an attempt to earn slice of the pie, but for Spanlet, profit means nothing compared to the survival of his people. Tasked with finding a new home for his people, Spanlet must withstand much more than he bargained for. Will he arrive home victorious, or let his people die? Faced with annoyances and problems on all sides, he needs to find the perfect home for his people before someone else does.
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    Blood of Angels, Wings of Men

     by Jon Jacks / Fantasy
Blood of Angels, Wings of Men

Most of the girls in my cavalry troop aren’t yet seventeen; but none of us expects to reach eighteen.In my case, that might be for the best.I think I’m pregnant – and I think an angel might be the father.After her mother's passing, Isabella took comfort in dance, her father, and the company of her new mother and step-sisters. Unfortunately, a corset took it all away from her.
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    Thrice Born

     by Jon Jacks / Fantasy / Historical Fiction
Thrice Born

Cybela dabbles with magic, calling down the Moon in the hope of bringing love into her life: but it is a time when the era of magic is coming to an end, when young girls like Cybela are hunted down as witches. A dying priestess hands Cybela a scroll, one the witch-hunters wish to destroy – and now the gods, too, are searching for Cybela.Janus Howard has inherited his recently deceased Uncle’s business empire. His estate is in orbit around Sun-Earth Lagrange 2. Janus’ primary goal is to further his Uncle’s ambition to promote the political and economic influence of space-going people. His direct competition with OraCom has come to a head as each company vies for a world contract for managing interstellar communication. OraCom is Earth based and desires all communication to process through its terrestrial communication center. Howard Industries believes the communications network should be multithreaded and openly shared throughout space, not focused in any particular area.Janus also manages orbital research in materials science and digital electronics. The discovery of a unique fish may lead to profound development in unforeseen areas. Researching this creature occupies Janus as he grows to understand his Uncle’s history and explores his own personal aspirations in love and business.Polly Bergen has completed the Cognitive Mapping Project. Her studies, paid for by OraCom, have established a map of the brain just as the genome project mapped human DNA. Her results have been applied to the creation and optimization of an intelligent horse. This creature represents a preliminary test of intelligence boosting techniques that might someday be used to enhance human intelligence beyond any conception. Polly is excited to be part of such an incredible project but finds her personal qualms being pushed further than even she is comfortable with.Malcolm Koch (owner of OraCom), despises computer intelligence or Ai. His fervent belief is that humankind is God’s greatest and perfect creation, that computer minds are superfluous and dangerous. If he could, he would have them all destroyed or fundamentally limited in capacity to allow human mastery for eternity. He therefore believes that interstellar communication should rightfully be managed from Earth. Only in this way can humans hope to properly manage the actions of all space going people.Janus hopes to find his Uncle’s killer and to win the contract for building an interstellar network of communication nodes, (using entangled particles). His attention is distracted both by an intelligent woman and by the unique properties discovered in a recent acquisition, the Aquagorgon. The Gorgon can kill by destroying the brain cells of its attackers, and then consumes them for food. Discovering the mechanism of this psychic ability may lead to a profound improvement in faster-than-light travel. Should Janus keep the essentials of the experiments secret? Or should he reveal the science to all mankind? The experiments put the Gorgon in harms way. Janus finds his personal relationships interfering with his business and finds it strangely stimulating.Meanwhile Malcolm’s experiment is flourishing as a huge green horse learns to speak and think as a human. His intelligence and potential are grossly underestimated, as are the intelligence and shrewdness of another experiment kept hidden from Polly. The early success with Saxon, the horse, has been expanded in the application of similar techniques with a primate. Singe, the Bonobo has learned to keep his incredible potential secret from the researchers. His mental abilities are beyond measure. He may represent the very intelligence Malcolm wants reserved for man alone. Singe knows that if Malcolm knew his potential he would have him destroyed, so he plots to escape with Saxon. At the end, a well known woman scientist is tasked with making the first ‘contact’ with a new intelligent life form in a meeting place arranged in space.
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    We Three Queens

     by Jon Jacks / Fantasy
We Three Queens

It’s true that queens are a game’s most truly magical, powerful pieces.It’s a lie that only two queens lie before us.The old queen, of serpents and crows, is rumoured to have stolen the True CrossThe young queen, of hawks and wolves, may have sworn to see the royal baby lie dead.The new queen must decide who lies, who tells the truth.And if she falls for the lies, then truth falls too.Dr. Terry Stevens just lost his job because he was working on one of his own experiments on company time and was told to focus on what he was getting paid for but Dr. Stevens far fetch dream was more important to him being at home in his own laboratory working on his own experiment than his boring job teaching physics at a university. It was no surprise to him that his days at the university were numbered so when the dean of the university called him in the office the next day and was handed the news his response was oh well. Dr. Stevens gathered his belongings from his desk and headed back home to tell his wife the news and she wasn’t about to welcome him with open arms about the news of losing his job. When Dr. Stevens arrived home earlier than usual and his wife heard his car pull into the driveway she knew something was wrong because Dr. Stevens never came home early ever. Dr. Stevens grabbed his briefcase from the passenger’s front seat and got out of his car and already knew it wasn’t going to be a pretty sight when he opened the door and broke the news to her about losing his job. Right when he opened the front door to his house there stood just a foot away from him was his wife with both hands on her hips pointing her finger at him and said “Let me guess you lost your job!” in a stern voice. “Well honey it’s like this…. Dr. Stevens couldn’t finish his sentence because his wife lay in on him like a ton of bricks and her mouth ripped him apart as he took his brief case downstairs to his laboratory slamming the door behind him. Mrs. Stevens was banging on the basement door yelling for him to come upstairs and talk about why he got fired. Dr. Stevens yelled back telling her to leave him alone so he could finish his experiment.
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