Tangled Web

      Kira Bacal
Tangled Web

Being the right hand man of an intergalactic crime lord is not conducive to longevity. Coping with homicidal subordinates, a tetchy boss, and two new hostages is enough to spoil anyone's day.This is a short story of a newly-wed couple that goes through challenges that no newly-wed couple should ever go through. Secrets and choices has made an impact on their marriage, without them even knowing it. This is a true love story, where wedding vows is taking literally. Think again about your wedding vows - will you really live them and do them when push comes to shove?

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    All I Need to Know about the Earth, I Learned in Kindergarten

      Kira Bacal
All I Need to Know about the Earth, I Learned in Kindergarten

When an extraterrestrial takes refuge on the Earth, a good hiding place is paramount, and where better than among macaroni art and Captain Underpants books?After reading a few quotes from famous people posted on Twitter, I decided to create and post some of my own.Unlike the other quotes, which were mainly serious or witty, my quotes tended to be silly and humorous, and were posted as #Twittclass items.Reading through these posts sparked some ideas for nonsense verse and so this book was born.As the poems are short, Twittclass makes the ideal companion for those moments on the toilet when you have little else to do but stare at the wall opposite and dream what you'll do when you win the lottery.Good readingPeter Barns.

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    Look What the Cat Dragged In

      Kira Bacal
Look What the Cat Dragged In

Beware of entertaining angels unaware...Roman Meister, title character of the novel The Mighty Roman, is a study in power -- its uses and abuses. In this scene, the mighty behemoth puts on a display of raw physical power for the awed young sub-minor-leaguers whom he manages in the indy Cal-Hairy (Cal-Heri) League. May Roman power be exercised wisely!

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    Zev's Destiny

      Kira Bacal
Zev's Destiny

A heroic prophecy must be a good thing, right? ...Right?The 7 Poems of One Direction: Harry Edition is part of a collection of books created by Amanda Song. The young mind will be able to learn about poetry while reading about their favorite people or topics. Teachers can grab their young ones attention by using examples of poetry that involve their interests. Students can impress their teachers by already knowing different styles of poetry. There are many styles in the collection, including Acrostic, Haiku, Cinquain, Sonnet, and even Sestina! Once students become acquainted with the different style of poetry, they will be able to identify where the author went outside the lines every now and then.

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    First Impressions

      Kira Bacal
First Impressions

A first encounter with an alien race goes a little... oddly.As a recent graduate, Ryan Johnson is on the fast track to having a prestigious career and prosperous life. Then Ryan wakes up one spring morning and everything he cherishes becomes jeopardized. He finds himself left with only fragments of the prior night's events and covering his body are numerous strange injuries that he cannot rationally explain. As he learns of the painful experiences that took place the night his memory was deleted, his world is exterminated of all purpose and is instead replaced with abundant chaos. Did his destructive habits finally ruin his family or is someone else hiding in the dark? In search of answers, he begins peeling back the layers that surround his tragic demise. But answers are hard to come by, and the murder that turned his life into a nightmare takes an unexpected turn. His search leads him to the rediscovery of a piece of family history, the tale of an event his own ancestors buried, so that their family could move on from the past by hiding any remembrance of the lost "Gate's Fortune" from the public.Who does a person trust, when he can't even trust himself or his family? While excavating the corrosive details from his wrecked world, he uncovers a hidden relationship that brings him clarity. A relationship that removes the carnage from his mind and breaths life into his heart. But to find any true peace, he himself must not only protect himself and those he loves, but also avenge those he has lost, thus hopefully repudiating his own transgressions within his distraught reality. But, all hidden truth comes with a price. Some of these truths can take a person into a bottomless pit of despair, where things are best left untouched and forgotten. While other times, the only way to survive a life of trauma and pain is to engage the truths that the mind tries to hide. For Ryan, this struggle for regeneration will either lead him into the light or banish him to a bleak life of darkness inside his twisted mind. Because there is but one way to decipher the events surrounding that horrid night, he must dive head first into the raging hurricane within his subconscious, in search of the buried truth.

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    The Ananaki

      Kira Bacal
The Ananaki

What do you do if the wrong god answers your call? A short story about a divine problem.Killing another human being isn’t so hard. It’s the forgetting. After a while, the faces of those you’ve killed tend to sneak up on you. Sometimes it’s in a dream. Other times you might be sitting in a crowded coffee shop and have a nagging sense of familiarity from the person taking your order. Each death is another haunting, another memory, another bit of subconscious weight added to one’s being.For Mac Walker, that weight was never so great as when he killed that child.

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