Anything but Dreams

      Eric Nixon
Anything but Dreams

Often described as “Poems for people who don’t like poetry,” this observant, engaging, and heartfelt collection will pick you up and whisk you along the gamut of emotions from exuberant happiness, to deep loss, with frequent stops at the ecstatic, as well as the absurd. These poems wonderfully capture snippets of life in an original and clever manner.Warriors of Gaia tells the epic story of a future world and the girl bound by her sacred pledge to save it…Erin Taylor, a high school junior, never planned to be a savior, but a combination of outrageous circumstances casts her in that role. She and her friends must free their people from slavery in a cruel and dangerous future world. Opposing them is The Court, which will go to any lengths to stop them. In the tradition of Hunger Games, this is a tale of a small band of teens who dare to challenge the most powerful institution on earth.

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    Trying Not To Blink: A Poetry Collection

      Eric Nixon
Trying Not To Blink: A Poetry Collection

Trying Not To Blink is the follow-up to Eric Nixon’s previous poetry collections, Anything but Dreams and Lost In Thought. After hearing Garrison Keillor read one of his poems on the public radio program, The Writer’s Almanac, Nixon was deeply inspired to write poetry again after a seven-year absence. Trying Not To Blink contains all 160 poems written in 2012, in his unique accessible style.Alaric and Everet have begun their journey across the desolate Oresian plains back to the border, where they'll continue on to the Vasque Capitole to meet with Veld Martiale Hadryan. But issues more personal and pressing than a stalled treaty and the Holds' futures must first be addressed, and as the fury of a coming storm begins to mount, so too do the tension and uncertainty between the pair.

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    Plenty of Time

      Eric Nixon
Plenty of Time

Tim, a technician who provides maintenance on a super-secret time machine, steals an unauthorized trip into the past to try and save his recently deceased fiancee, unaware of the effects this seemingly innocent event will have on the world.What is the price of a soul?For Annalise it's simply a matter of getting what she wants and having the means to go about it. What she wants is revenge for the death of her father. The means to go about it... well that's where things get a little more complicated.He's ancient, all powerful, and his motivations are as murky as his morals. Still, he was her father's weapon of choice and Annalise knew her father to be a man of honesty and integrity.The price is worth it.

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    Incident on the Hennepin

      Eric Nixon
Incident on the Hennepin

In the year 2492, the luxury cruise ship Hennepin makes a mysterious emergency stop to the distant Treadway Station. As the ship arrives, Card, a maintenance worker, goes outside to make repairs, and returns an hour later only to find all 25,000 residents have gone missing. As he tries desperately to escape the nightmare unfolding around him, he discovers he may share the same fate as the others.In the year 2492, the luxury cruise ship, Hennepin, makes a mysterious emergency stop to the distant Treadway Station. As the ship arrives, Card, a maintenance worker, goes outside to make repairs on the station, and returns an hour later only to find all 25,000 residents have gone missing. As he tries desperately to escape the nightmare unfolding around him, he discovers he may share the same fate as his crewmates.Incident on the Hennepin is a short science fiction story (18 pages, 7931 words) peppered with a mild amount of suspense and horror.

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    Lost In Thought

      Eric Nixon
Lost In Thought

Lost In Thought is the powerful companion to Eric Nixon’s 2004 poetry collection, Anything but Dreams. Comprised of the reminder of his poetic output from that time period, the subjects of this varied collection are told from his unique and easily accessible viewpoint and range from deep loss, to the absurd, to finding love, to the odd daily observances that often go overlooked.Bernard Tooper is a Bishop. Who learns the hard way that not everything is as simple as it appears.His clean image is in jeopardy, from a blackmailer, who drugged him and slept with him at a hotel, now threatens to expose pictures of them together. This from a homophobic bishop, is hard to except. He struggles to tell his wife about this encounter.

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