An Unreported Curiosity

I have an idea worth toying with. The image included with this post is a four inch Personal Quantum Transporter . When a certain button is pressed the top opens and four spheres rise from inside. Three smaller globes revolve around the larger central sphere exactly four times, and then the device closes.

Handed down for generations from father to son it is considered a grand curiosity and treasured.

My protagonist will discover if the right symbols are held while touching one of the smaller globes, he will be transported to another world. I believe one of those destinations will lead to a seemingly perfect world without strife and hardship.

However, things are never what they seem. Are they?

Christopher’s Journal (Update)

Christopher’s Journal (Prequel to The Al Clark Series)

Chris is nursing a badly sprained ankle and has time to kill, so he created his own Chessboard and pieces. He and his father played chess when Chris was younger and those days he remembers fondly. Playing against himself is not as fun, but it passes the time. The diagrams at the top helped to reintroduce him to the game.

He cut the chess pieces from paper, with the ‘black’ pieces dyed using coffee grounds from a pre-packaged breakfast. Although crude, it’s good enough to play the game.

Al Clark-Earth (Book Four)

At last, the first draft of the newest addition to the Al Clark Series is complete. I struggled toward the end, but persevered. No good story will allow me to quit. Now begins the task of proofreading before sending it out to be edited. This is the fun part. The story is recorded. That is what counts.

The End is Near

I am writing the final chapter of Al Clark-Earth (Book Four), which brings me great joy. Finally, the truth about Al’s origins will be revealed. Soon, I will begin the editing process, which I find both arduous and fulfilling. As soon as I write ‘The End’ on the first draft, I will arrange for the cover to be created. This is the point where writing becomes fun.

Alien Life

Somewhere in the universe there is another planet with life. Although it may not be animal life, it is life in preparation of creatures that crawl, walk, and stand . This oil painting is my interpretation of plant life on another world – patiently waiting for the people that will abuse or adapt them for their own purposes.

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In a few short months I will celebrate five years as a published author. The experience has been; enlightening, educational, addictive, and–at times–frustrating. After a lifetime of work and raising a family, I finally managed to write some of the stories that percolated in my mind all my life. At sixty years of age I wrote Al Clark (Book One), and believed I had a good grasp of the English language. What I learned was that I had a lot to learn. There are words that have more than one meaning. Different meanings can be described with a multitude of words, all with a slightly different interpretation. In five years my vocabulary has expanded, my word choice has improved, and my imaginings have become easier to portray. In short, it’s been quite the adventure.

Each book has been revised several times, as my skill progressed, leading to increasingly better reviews. My favored genre is Science Fiction, and I’ve published four books to date.

Two or three chapter samples are available for FREE on Prolificworks.com. Take a chance and see what you think. Download and read on any device.

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AL CLARK (Book One) A Sci-Fi Adventure

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AL CLARK-Avalon (Book Two)

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AL CLARK-Thera (Book Three)

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VINCENT – An unusual hero

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Alien Flowers

My idea of what life might look like on an alien world. There are millions of planets, so I believe these flowers exist somewhere. Created with Copic Markers.

The Great Starship, Rama

My tribute to a Sci-Fi legend.

“It was at this point that the computers began flashing their ‘We have something interesting’ sign, and, for the first time, 31/439 came to the attention of human beings. There was a brief flurry of excitement at SPACEGUARD Headquarters, and the interstellar vagabond was quickly dignified with a name instead of a mere number. Long ago, the astronomers had exhausted Greek and Roman mythology; now they were working through the Hindu pantheon. And so 31/439 was christened Rama.” (Arthur C. Clarke – Rendezvous with Rama)

 

Al Clark-Earth (Book Four)

Al Clark goes Home

The positive response for my Al Clark Trilogy has caused me to feel I should continue the story. I’m unsure what a four book series is called, (Quartet? Quadrilogy? Forligy?) I don’t know, so I will henceforth refer to them as the ‘Al Clark Series.’

There were vital details left unexplored in the previous installments; such as Al’s first life. The details of where he came from and how his second life began will be addressed in this sequel. Al is determined to discover where he came from.

Al Clark lived a good life on Thera, with a loving wife and family in a thriving colonial town. His marriage lasted thirty-two years. When the kids left to explore elsewhere and his wife died, he decided to move on; booking passage on a freighter back to Earth. His plan was to sleep through the trip, only this is Al Clark. His plans are meant to be changed.

Currently, I have passed forty thousand words of the first draft and the story is coming together. There are a lot of strings to tie together. My hope is to publish by the end of summer. We’ll see.

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