Helmsman

      Dustin De Felice
Helmsman

The Helmsman is a short story about the sailors of the Sea Guard and their adventures while underway. In this story, Petty Officer Meers wrestles with his decision to visit an old girlfriend during a port call in Jamaica. Read about the bridge talk leading up to this soon-to-be fateful shore leave.What Bucket-Man lacks in superpowers, he makes up for in having an overturned bucket for a helmet. Bolstered by his lack of common sense, he faces insane challenges from the likes of Ninja Janitor and Boring Man. And then come the *Spoiler Alert* plot twists and unlikely team-up! And these are just the first 4 of 19 stories available in the full compendium! For all the quirkiness of comic book superheroics—light on the superheroics, heavy on the comedy—look for The Adventures of Bucket-Man and His Ostensible Enemies!
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    The Deer, Amanda & other Short Stories

      Dustin De Felice
The Deer, Amanda & other Short Stories

The Deer, Amanda and Other Short Stories contains six short stories that include, among others, a focus on the repercussions of picking up an old girlfriend and what can go wrong when you go sledding. This semi-autobiographical collection of short stories is a light and enjoyable read (roughly 20 pages).The Deer, Amanda and Other Short Stories contains the following short stories:*First Short Story-The Deer and Amanda: Find out what happens when Nick agrees to pick up Amanda one late night in Madison.*Second Short Story-Jessica: A short story on why being honest with your partner is the best way to go.*Third Short Story-Miriam: Finding your way with a local's help isn't always so useful.*Fourth Short Story-Hey: Read about a man and a cat and their trip to a local bar.*Fifth Short Story-The Mailbags: Watch the reaction to new regulations sink Lloyd's postal career.*Sixth Short Story-Ring of Keys: Nick only wanted to go sledding. While he got his wish, he forgot to do something important, very important. Dustin De Felice is the author of numerous fiction and non-fiction work including the Heartfelt Saga. He used to spend much of his time sledding throughout the Chicago area, though he now spends his time sledding with his daughter and wife in Michigan (and sometimes in Chicago when he’s lucky). Many of these short stories were inspired by a few of his own life adventures. To date, he has unfortunately struck and killed three deer and has lost many sets of keys, wallets and his sense of direction.
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    The Heartfelt Saga

      Dustin De Felice
The Heartfelt Saga

Upon hearing the news that the King has backed the Redderin Towne, the Northern Vassals choose to break away from the kingdom. Fearing the worst, King Heartfelt recalls Talon Bastion to duty, a duty that he accepts in order to reunite the kingdom and avenge the death of his family. Follow the adventures of Talon as he travels throughout the land of Valerica in Book 1 of the trilogy.Upon hearing the news that the King has backed the Redderin Towne, the Northern Vassals choose to break away from the kingdom. Fearing the worst, King Heartfelt recalls Talon Bastion to duty, which he accepts in order to reunite the kingdom and avenge the death of his older brother and father. This story follows Talon as he searches for vengeance and personal honor as his people discover the intrinsic value of nature, which they learn must be defended, for the good of all. He will meet with resistance from an overwhelming force from the north and he will also struggle to contain the advancements of the Northern Vassals and their self-proclaimed Northern King, Richard Pope. Follow the adventures of Talon as he travels throughout the land of Valerica in Book 1 of the trilogy.Please enjoy the following excerpt from the Heartfelt Saga: "The sound of a charging horse is one I will not soon forget. As I lay here within earshot of the path, the hoof steps continue to go by. I am not sure I can move or at least that is what my body tells me. I think I have broken my back. I can hear my horse struggling to move, but I think she took more from the fall than I did. At this point I can safely say I have failed to complete the last task that was placed before me. I left a mere three months ago, with no idea I would end up two hundred yards away from completing my role. I can vividly see Prince Christopher waiting for me in Blackheart's quarters. Blackheart isn't due back for another few hours, although neither was I. Ironic that the one time I was early in my short life I wind up paralyzed on the Pendlewood forest floor. It won't be long before my horse gives in. Her breath has become swallow and the kicking has all but disappeared. I wonder what will go first, her spirit or her strength. Can it be I was naive enough to believe this was ever going to work? My father once said I was lacking in common sense and Prince Christopher often joked that my common sense is sitting on the mantel patiently awaiting my return. As I lay here in Pendlewood forest I see the sun is reaching its peak and once it passes, I will never see the same world I knew again. All of my life will be gone."signed Michal Talon BastianThe novel takes place in the ancient past in a land called Valerica, which is a large peninsula that holds the mighty Heartfelt Kingdom. The total kingdom of Heartfelt runs from the deep mountain ranges in the North to the plains of the South. The kingdom is divided by a mighty river that flows from the mountain region in the North and empties into the ocean in the Towne of Redderin.
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