The Blue Note

      Marvin Perkins
The Blue Note

It was Memphis, Tennesee, summer 1952, a beautiful jazz singer by the name of Michele Dubois disappeared without a trace from a night club called "The Blue Note." Former private investigator from Los Angeles, Dirk Bogart had fallen in love with her and vowed to find her.After a trip to New Orleans, he finds out what Michele really was and had to hurry back to save the mayor's life.Dirk Bogart, an ex-private dick from Los Angeles, is in Memphis Tennessee, hiding out from a mob hit man by the name of Vinnie "The Pick" Demucci. He had testtified against the mob hit man after witnessing a murder. He is working as a doorman and bouncer at an after hours joint named the "Blue Note" when he falls in love with the beautiful new singer, Michele Dubois. When Michele suddenly disappears, Dirk reverts back to his old private investigator ways and vows to find her, something the Memphis PD has been unable to do. He enlists the help of the piano player at the club in attempt to find his lost lover. The trail leads them into the scary world of Voodoo and the criminal world of a Memphis crime boss. The trail eventually leads the duo to New Orleans where they find out a dark secret about the beautiful missing singer and a plot to kill the mayor. They have to hurry back to Memphis to save the Mayor's life from an unexpected monster.

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    Reunion

      Marvin Perkins
Reunion

A chance meeting on a dark deserted stretch of highway leads to a strange but familiar love affair.Thoughout the development of the human race, no matter how much changed along the way, there was a thread of continuity. Knowledge and wisdom were passed from generation to generation along with the spice of entertainment. Now, we have television, but once there were Grandmothers.

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    Delayed Justice

      Marvin Perkins
Delayed Justice

The time was 1969, the place Vietnam. 2nd Lt. Frank Desio and his men were involved in a massacre in a small village near Bon Son and a subsequent cover up. Twenty five years later, the event comes back to haunt Frank and the members of his platoon.The time was 1969, the place Vietnam. 2nd Lt. Frank Desio and his men were involved in a massacre in a small village near Bon Son and a subsequent cover up. Twenty five years later the remaining members of the platoon, known by their secret club name “The Magnificent Seven,” are being mysteriously and systematically murdered. Detectives John Carson and Chuck Brown follow the trail of a murderer that leads them through numerous twists and turns ending in a bizarre conclusion.

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    The Magical Island

      Marvin Perkins
The Magical Island

Henry Handover's perfect day navigating the waters of beautiful San Diego Bay is spoiled by a sudden horrendous storm that crashes him on some rocks rendering him unconscious. When he awakes he is on a beautiful white sandy beach of a mystical island where he meets some bizarre but endearing friends who help him to find his way back home.A package has arrived for an elderly woman, one that smells of dirt. Her memory is cast back to an encounter she had in her childhood. One that she thought was just a dream inspired by stories her Grandma used to tell her. A twist on the green man folklore. Part of "Alone in the End" collection.

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    My Kinda Poetry

      Marvin Perkins
My Kinda Poetry

These poetic gems were found like pebbles on the sands of my life. Poems of love, joy, fact, fiction, depression and inspiration. Stories of romance and tragedy, war and peace, and father and motherhood. All born from my overactive imagination and I call them "My Kinda Poetry." And I hope they are your kind too.Hell Hill Island is what I would call a place of beauty and a place of death. Any visitor or resident that stepped out of line were sure to find themselves, swinging from the Gallows on Hell Hill Island. Hell Hill Island was founded in 1863 by Marshall Sam Tucker that didn't believe in a fair trial because of his short fuse. If you back talked the Marshall he would shoot you in both legs, then drag your wounded body with a rope he held as he rode his horse up to the Gallows to be hung high and when the Marshall was through watching the dead body swing back and forth on the Gallows he would set their body on fire and light his cigar from the flames off their body. Marshall Sam Tucker would leave the charred body hanging from the Gallows and ride his horse back to town to bring the residents to see the aftermath and let them know this is how they would end up if they stepped out of line.

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    Overlooked Careers in the Maritime Industry

      Marvin Perkins
Overlooked Careers in the Maritime Industry

Overlooked Careers in the Maritime Industry is a step by step guide to finding lucrative employment in the maritime industry. An industry that employs over 1.2 million people in the U.S. and millions more worldwide. Yet the industry is grealtly overlooked. In this short but informative guide a new door can be opened. All you have to do is step through it.This story begins on the infamous Black Monday, October 19, 1987. As the stock market is taking a nosedive and banks and S&L's are falling left and right, Stan is asked by the CIA to help an operative unravel an IRS garnishment and ends up caught in a fire-fight between the CIA and the FBI.His day grows more complicated still as he receives the surprising news that he has been named as the executor of the estate of one Lottie West, who has died in suspicious circumstances and who--Stan soon discovers--has been hiding priceless art treasures stolen during World War II.So the last thing Stan needs is a visit from his law partner, Paula Waters, who tells him she wants to defend the man accused of killing the chairman of one of Dallas' troubled thrifts. And it's only Monday...

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    The Devil Inside Her

      Marvin Perkins
The Devil Inside Her

I don't know how it began or why it began, but it did begin. My wife of five years one day turned into a hideous monster straight from hell. Somehow I had to send her back.ViolaI didn't want to, you know? I didn't want to find myself in a room full of people I didn't know. I didn't want to find myself crying in the bathroom, playing in my mind the memory of him kissing her. I didn't want to.It hurts. It hurts to know this is a modern fairytale. No happy endings, no wind in our sails. But I'm so naive. I can't imagine a life without him. Breathless moments, breaking me down.Its funny. Life is like a book. Some chapters are sad, some happy, and some exciting. But if you never turn the next page, you will never know what the next chapter holds. The Fault in Our Stars for instance. Weren't we all just dying to find out what happens to them? Life is easy, though, but we insist on making it so complicated.They don't notice. Behind my smile, is a hurting heart. Behind my laugh, I'm falling apart. If you look closely at me, you will see, the girl I am... isn't me.They don't get it. I have fallen, I have made mistakes. I live, I learn, I've been hurt, repeatedly, but I'm alive. I'm human and I'm not perfect, can't they see that? Can't he see that?I remember someone telling me once that some relationships are like glass. It's better to leave it broken, than to hurt yourself more by trying to put it back together.I'm proud of my heart, yeah? It's been stabbed, cheated, burn and broken, but somehow, it still works. I love my heart, even if he doesn't. Its been broken, stamped on and totally trashed, but it still beats. He doesn't deserve it, yet I give it to him.The truth is that it hurts because it's real. It hurts because it mattered. And that's the important thing to acknowledge to yourself. The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. And that's what I did, all the time.But love, love is so different. Love is like handing someone a gun, having them point it at your heart, and trusting them to never pull the trigger. It's when you really look at them, you stop seeing a perfect nose or straight teeth. You stop seeing the acne scar or the dimple in the chin. Those things start to blur, and suddenly you see them, the colors. The life inside the shell and beauty takes on a whole new meaning.Why do I love someone who doesn't love me in return? Why do I always think of him, if he never thought of me? Why do I always wait for him, if never waits for me? Why do I see him, if he never sees me? Tell me why.He hurt me. I handed my heart yo him and said be careful. But as stupid as he was, he broke it. Over and over again. And after all the crap he put me through, I still love him.When he said that we would be together forever, I thought that meant until we died. But... I guess forever isn't as long as it used to be... is it?But here's my real question;What do you do when the one who broke your heart is the one who can fix it? Tell me, what do I do?

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    Reflections of a Superfluous Mind 2

      Marvin Perkins
Reflections of a Superfluous Mind 2

Poems and rhythmic prose, each of these reflections tell a story about love, life, joy, happiness, fact. fiction, depression, and inspiration. Some are serious, some are just for fun, some rhyme, some don't, but they are from my creative heart.It all began when Rey found a black crystal ball inside the old relic. Taken out of the blue by the mysterious power of the crystal, he finds himself in the world called Terra, a world where the civilization shaped by magical orb called Sphere.Two decades have passed after the fall of the Dark Lord and Spheria at the time of peace since then. But now the unknown menace spreads in the Kingdom of Ishtar, on the west a mysterious army called Phantoms swept one village to another, took their peoples and leaved the place into desolation. His unexpected meeting with Scarlett, a royal guardian, has brought him into a mission to investigate this mysterious incident. Along with Aska of the Volk Tribe, a tribe who can transform into wild beast and Eorin, a girl skilled in crafting magic they went into a dangerous journey; hunts by assassins and dragon rider, fought against Gargantua, an abominable giants from nameless realm and battles against the Phantoms.On the journey they found that the old enemy began to rise and the old horror will spread upon the world.

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    Everybody's Got to Have a Dream

      Marvin Perkins
Everybody's Got to Have a Dream

Dreams are not something you only have while you are asleep but visions of a person you want to be and hope to be in life. The goals that you set help to shape your future and determine whether you are successful or unsuccessful. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. In this short essay I offer a few tips that I have found to be helpful.Thirteen-year-old Benjamin is brave; but when a Roman soldier stabs his mother during an uprising in the Jerusalem marketplace, he is unable to protect her. Struggling with guilt and sorrow, he prays that she will live. When his prayers go unanswered, he vows never again to ask God for help.Still struggling with his mother’s death, Benjamin obediently attends temple with his father and grandfather. At the service, a stranger stands next to him. As Benjamin's arm accidentally brushes the man's cloak, a wave of peace washes over him that he hasn't felt since before his mother's death. Why does the man's presence affect him so deeply? Who is this stranger? Where did he come from? In pursuit of the answers, Benjamin takes an incredible journey of discovery.

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    Seven Years After

      Marvin Perkins
Seven Years After

After returning from a disappearance of seven long years without a trace, Charles Smithson is brutally murdered. The question is by whom. The suspects range from a group of desperate men who were allegedly chasing him to obtain secret information the victim possessed, to members of his own family. Detectives Carson and Brown must unravel the mystery that led to the young man's demise.After disappearing for seven long years without a trace Charles Smithson suddenly reappears one day after he was found unconscious on a hiking trail in the Mission Hills area of San Diego, California. He has a bizarre story to tell about desperate men who are following him and wish him dead. They will stop at nothing to get their hands on secret information he has in his possession. When he ends up dead under mysterious circumstances there is a virtual laundry list of suspects.Detectives John Carson and Charles Brown are assigned to the case and must unravel the tangled mystery that led to the young man's demise.

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    Simply Shorts Too

      Marvin Perkins
Simply Shorts Too

Simply Shorts Too is another compilation of short stories. These mystical, mysterious stories offer a variety of plots and interesting characters, all with their own unique twist.The world of the supernatural is a place of intense horror and blood-chilling danger. Dark, twisted monsters stalk among humanity from the shadows, seeking only to devour us.Seems like somebody should make some money from all that, right? Enter Eric Margrave, semi-professional monster hunter (He'd be a professional, but they really don't have a certification process for this sort of thing.). When the things that go bump in the night start actually knocking on the door, he's the one who serves them their walking papers... for a nominal fee. Prices negotiable. No demons, please.In this short, Eric has taken on a job from the residents of a little town in the middle of nowhere, who find themselves with a minor case of the next town over disappearing. To some this would be a sign it was time to pack up and leave the diner; to Eric, it just means time buckle down and make a quick buck doing what he does best: The judicious application of extreme violence. Just another day at the office.

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    My Kinda Poetry 2

      Marvin Perkins
My Kinda Poetry 2

Again I have found poetic gems on the sands of my life, strewn on the beach, brought in by the tide. They seem to find me as if by magic. poems of love, joy, fact, fiction, and inspiration. They are "My Kinda Poetry,"Again I have found poetic gems on the sands of my life, strewn on the beach, brought in by the tide. They seem to find me as if by magic. More poems of love, joy, fact, fiction, and inspiration. Stories of romance and tragedy, war and peace, and father and motherhood.All born from my overactive imagination, each one my child, a piece of my heart and soul.They are "My Kinda Poetry," and again I hope they are yours as well.

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    Simply Shorts

      Marvin Perkins
Simply Shorts

A compilation of original short stories that take the reader on a journey through a murder in a small Washinton town, and onboard an alien spacecraft where an escaped prisoner is transformed into a creature capable of sucking the life out of all earthly beings. This is just a sampling of the journey on which the stories will take you. Sit back and enjoy the ride.Pathway is a collection of six short stories. The main characters in these tales will choose a path that will change their lives forever. Some will achieve happiness (The Unforgettable Dance), or tragedy (Night Visitor). Some will hope to find an easier path in life until it all goes wrong. (The Holiday Heist). And, there is a path that brings hope (Tony's Dilemma). Or a path where the character wishes to start all over again (The Precious Moment)

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