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WHY ME, GOD?: Searching for Meaning in Pain

by Neal Thomas Kelsey

The biblical story of Job is revisited in the 21st century through a character named Gideon Gottlieb. Gideon is a very successful businessman who owns a men’s clothing store in downtown Los Angeles. In a single day, Gideon learns that he has lung cancer, his two young daughters are killed in a house fire and Gideon’s wife suffers second and third degree burns over 70% of her body as a result of trying to save her children trapped in the house.

As a result of the sudden collapse of Gideon’s life, Gideon becomes depressed and has an existential crisis. In his day-to-day routine, Gideon engages in many conversations with his co-workers, family and friends, most of who are conservative Christians. The advice of his family and friends does not help and actually intensifies his depression and anger. Eventually, Gideon seeks the help of an unorthodox psychologist called Don Miguel de Sonora, who helps Gideon find a path forward in a newly envisioned life.



Reaped

by Shireen Anthony

Twenty-five year old Abigail Holins and her friends embark on a typical girls night out. There’s nothing typical when she is attacked by two men. She quickly learns they are not what they seem. Neither are the strange man and the dog that come to her aid. When she has a chance to run she turns to help the man instead. A decision that changes her life and her heart forever. With responsibility heavy on her shoulders, she embarks on a path to correct the wrongs made by others of her kind. They have waged war against the very beings they have been chosen to protect. Unlikely allies begin to unite and fight together as fate pushes her into the arms of a Vampire named Tristin. She quickly finds herself torn between a need to protect her heart and protecting those she loves. Can Abigail fight being reaped? Is she strong enough to stop a war and protect the secrets of the world? And can she fall in love with a being she may one day have to execute?

Embark on Abigail’s journey in the first book of the Reaped series. Included is an excerpt from the second book in the series, Reaping Willow, now available. Reaped contains adult content; sexual situations, mild violence, and some adult vocabulary. It is intended for mature audiences.



Barack Obama – Why All The Hate?

by Vincent PRess

The disrespect for the President of the United States is UN-warranted, out of line and has absolutely no merit based on his actions over the past 4 years.

Disagree? Sure, we need that and is how things improve. But that’s not what is happening. Read and get my take on this subject.



Selma at 4 A.M.

by Will Bevis


ANNOUNCING the Third Annual – and possibly final – Will Bevis Christmas Giveaway – Beginning Saturday December 21st 2013 and lasting through Christmas Day – As many as possible of ALL 100 of Will Bevis’ Kindle Stories – including the new full length novel “Boogie: A Life With the Devil – are FREE for Kindle. Be sure to download “Boogie: A Life With The Devil and ALL others that you want during those five days – and read them at your leisure the coming year! Last year’s giveaway resulted in over 9,000 free downloads! Including over 1,000 for “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time” – which is where “”Boogie: A Life With the Devil” was born! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! (For a list of ALL Will Bevis stories email [email protected])

About the Author:

Will Bevis is a prolific writer of short, sometimes very controversial “Slice of life” stories, articles, essays and memoirs that make you feel you are right there, experiencing the story as it it happens. His best known story is the Top One Hundred Free for Kindle story, “The Killing of Train-Man Brown.” He has written over one hundred short stories including, “Then Her Wig Fell Off,” “Let the Dog Drive,” “Blackbird,” “Supply and Demand,” “Daddy’s Playing Dead,” and many, many others. Many are also available as audio books.

About “Boogie: A Life With The Devil.”

This full length novel grew out of the Five Star short story, “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time.”

It follows the little boy from that first meeting with the devil, all the way through his life… until the surprise end.

Meet “Bill the Blackbird” and “Boogie McCain” and a host of other interesting characters…

As the devil never gives up in trying to get Boogie to sign away his soul… in return for fame and fortune…

and a few other things as well!

One reviewer called “Blackbird…” A must-read treasure, December 24, 2012

By Henrietta Lala “herbalwiz” (St. Martinville, LA) – See all my reviews

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This review is from: Blackbird: A Boy Meets The Devil For the First Time (Kindle Edition)

I’ve been reading about 70 years and Blackbird is one of those rare nuggets of pure gold in a whole mountain of clay . It plays out like the blues, full of riffs and bass and gravel that spin themselves into a mirror of soul not ashamed to get down and dirty and come up dragging us into a light we refused to open our eyes to before. Don’t let the stomp and shuffle and guffaws fool you into thinking it’s not about you, you ain’t gonna get off that easy. I was in Gadsden Alabama for about three months in 1958, and he’s not telling any lies. It was my first experience with deep southern segregationist views. A great morality tale told by a masterful and powerful writer about a very unique character.

About this story:

This short piece was written at a time when things looked better for the state of Alabama… and all the people therein.

Little did anyone know how hard and how dirty and how quickly those who did not want to see the state change…

would strike back against that change

And the person who led it.



Playing It Safe: A White Man Gives Trayvon Martin Thirty Minutes

by Will Bevis

About this Story:

ANNOUNCING the Third Annual – and possibly final – Will Bevis Christmas Giveaway – Beginning Saturday December 21st 2013 and lasting through Christmas Day – As many as possible of ALL 100 of Will Bevis’ Kindle Stories – including the new full length novel “Boogie: A Life With the Devil – are FREE for Kindle. Be sure to download “Boogie: A Life With The Devil and ALL others that you want during those five days – and read them at your leisure the coming year! Last year’s giveaway resulted in over 9,000 free downloads! Including over 1,000 for “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time” – which is where “”Boogie: A Life With the Devil” was born! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! (For a list of ALL Will Bevis stories email [email protected])

About the Author:

Will Bevis is a prolific writer of short, sometimes very controversial “Slice of life” stories, articles, essays and memoirs that make you feel you are right there, experiencing the story as it it happens. His best known story is the Top One Hundred Free for Kindle story, “The Killing of Train-Man Brown.” He has written over one hundred short stories including, “Then Her Wig Fell Off,” “Let the Dog Drive,” “Blackbird,” “Supply and Demand,” “Daddy’s Playing Dead,” and many, many others. Many are also available as audio books.

About “Boogie: A Life With The Devil.”

This full length novel grew out of the Five Star short story, “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time.”

It follows the little boy from that first meeting with the devil, all the way through his life… until the surprise end.

Meet “Bill the Blackbird” and “Boogie McCain” and a host of other interesting characters…

As the devil never gives up in trying to get Boogie to sign away his soul… in return for fame and fortune…

and a few other things as well!

One reviewer called “Blackbird…” A must-read treasure, December 24, 2012

By Henrietta Lala “herbalwiz” (St. Martinville, LA) – See all my reviews

Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

This review is from: Blackbird: A Boy Meets The Devil For the First Time (Kindle Edition)

I’ve been reading about 70 years and Blackbird is one of those rare nuggets of pure gold in a whole mountain of clay . It plays out like the blues, full of riffs and bass and gravel that spin themselves into a mirror of soul not ashamed to get down and dirty and come up dragging us into a light we refused to open our eyes to before. Don’t let the stomp and shuffle and guffaws fool you into thinking it’s not about you, you ain’t gonna get off that easy. I was in Gadsden Alabama for about three months in 1958, and he’s not telling any lies. It was my first experience with deep southern segregationist views. A great morality tale told by a masterful and powerful writer about a very unique character.

About this story:

Trayvon is dead.

What is the average white man’s response?

Will most of them – will even any of them in Alabama – give even thirty minutes to attend a protest that what happened was unjust?

Unlikely. But one did.



The Grand Delusion

by Phillip R Greaves 2nd

The preceding passage is almost entirely nonsense. A man is not a sun, nor a sea, nor a cloud, nor a tree, and these things have very little in common with one. They can not think or feel, imagine or reason. Nor can they count, read, write, or communicate across the ages. It is impossible for them to create computers, build skyscrapers, form governments, found philosophies, or combine information and experience to achieve wisdom. Their only commonality is that they exist.

It is apparent that the kingdom of Christ, consists of four gospels, plus the letters of the New Testament; the people who believe in, and are inspired by them; along with the buildings erected in his name. The dominion of Christ is maintained by the love and actions of the living, not by any magical influence from the dead (or “the ascended”).

Not only have the prophets of great religions attained this kind of immortality, but so also have the famous and wealthy, the expressive and inventive, the infamous and the cruel. It is because people know of their works and deeds that their influences continue well beyond each one’s existence.

Among such immortals are intellectual giants Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Ayn Rand, etc. This is not a matter of the perpetuity of any spiritual essence, but the remembrance of history, through the agencies of language, writing, inspiration, art and invention.



Two Streets: One Bad. One Worse.

by Will Bevis


ANNOUNCING the Third Annual – and possibly final – Will Bevis Christmas Giveaway – Beginning Saturday December 21st 2013 and lasting through Christmas Day – As many as possible of ALL 100 of Will Bevis’ Kindle Stories – including the new full length novel “Boogie: A Life With the Devil – are FREE for Kindle. Be sure to download “Boogie: A Life With The Devil and ALL others that you want during those five days – and read them at your leisure the coming year! Last year’s giveaway resulted in over 9,000 free downloads! Including over 1,000 for “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time” – which is where “”Boogie: A Life With the Devil” was born! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! (For a list of ALL Will Bevis stories email [email protected])

About the Author:

Will Bevis is a prolific writer of short, sometimes very controversial “Slice of life” stories, articles, essays and memoirs that make you feel you are right there, experiencing the story as it it happens. His best known story is the Top One Hundred Free for Kindle story, “The Killing of Train-Man Brown.” He has written over one hundred short stories including, “Then Her Wig Fell Off,” “Let the Dog Drive,” “Blackbird,” “Supply and Demand,” “Daddy’s Playing Dead,” and many, many others. Many are also available as audio books.

About “Boogie: A Life With The Devil.”

This full length novel grew out of the Five Star short story, “Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time.”

It follows the little boy from that first meeting with the devil, all the way through his life… until the surprise end.

Meet “Bill the Blackbird” and “Boogie McCain” and a host of other interesting characters…

As the devil never gives up in trying to get Boogie to sign away his soul… in return for fame and fortune…

and a few other things as well!

One reviewer called “Blackbird…” A must-read treasure, December 24, 2012

By Henrietta Lala “herbalwiz” (St. Martinville, LA) – See all my reviews

Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

This review is from: Blackbird: A Boy Meets The Devil For the First Time (Kindle Edition)

I’ve been reading about 70 years and Blackbird is one of those rare nuggets of pure gold in a whole mountain of clay . It plays out like the blues, full of riffs and bass and gravel that spin themselves into a mirror of soul not ashamed to get down and dirty and come up dragging us into a light we refused to open our eyes to before. Don’t let the stomp and shuffle and guffaws fool you into thinking it’s not about you, you ain’t gonna get off that easy. I was in Gadsden Alabama for about three months in 1958, and he’s not telling any lies. It was my first experience with deep southern segregationist views. A great morality tale told by a masterful and powerful writer about a very unique character.

About this story:

Just when you think things can’t get worse…

They do.

Then what do you do?

There are some things,

You just can not ignore.

Or can you?



Food of the Gods (Volume I)

by John W Laird

Food of the Gods is a wonderful collection of philosophical poetry and prose that looks at the profundity of life, death and spirituality. John W Laird is the poet and writes from a classical perspective with inspiration and philosophy as his guiding light, he journeys the corridors of life not afraid to delve into the darkness but always seeking the light. If you love poetry with a ‘message’ and enjoy reasoned discussion and philosophical questioning regarding spirituality, metaphysics, and morality, then this is the poetry for you. Approaching his first century, JW Laird gives to the world his years of learning, loving, and living, here in the words of this wonderful collection of poetry – Food of the Gods – Volumes 1-6.

From JW Laird: “Dedicated to the family – around whose tables rich fare has been offered – much exchanged.”



Awareness and Being

by David Kane

Awareness and Being is an examination of life and the world in which that life is lived. It is also a consideration of just how much can be expected from living an “examined life.”
It covers a wide range of topics from consciousness and time to free will and the origin of values. Concise and powerfully written, it avoids technical terminology in favor of everyday language.
Awareness and Being is a consideration of the nature of the self, the ways we come to know, and many other topics in a way that does not require a broad knowledge of philosophical traditions to understand.



God Particle (Part 1)

by Yogesh Kumar Maheswari

about God Particle from Vedas



The Conservatarian Solution: Part 2 (No. 5 Conservatism)

by Jim DeBellis

Relentless in his one-man attempt to rescue freedom and prosperity from the moral ransom required by the far right and the contemptuous disregard of the far-left, Jim DeBellis explores in plain language the the problems with agenda-driven party rule and the simplicity of the solution to the dysfunctional, demagogic, and divisive state of American governance:

“Leave government out of the equation, and just live and let live as far as possible. That is the essence of 1776 Americanism and the classical brand of liberalism that we are trying to preserve today. That is the essence of the constitution and the cornerstone of what I call “No. 5 Conservatism.”

It’s not moderation or compromise. It simply puts us back in alignment with the real basics of our founding values before they were co-opted by partisans and special interests. It’s a clean, unadorned ideology and empowering philosophy that allows evangelicals and environmentalists to be on the same team to move America ahead, rebuild our economy, and let go of the hatred and division that have so corrupted and paralyzed our political system and media.

We need to shed our partisan goggles and set aside our moral and social agendas in order to see and think clearly. In Part 2 we will endeavor to do just that. We will try to separate agendas from ideologies. We will look at good liberal issues and the fallacy of the liberal method, utilized by left-wingers and right-wingers alike to achieve their partisan agendas. We will look at the false and failed narrative of socialism and the validity of a truly conservative method, and we will culminate with a discussion of pure and curative No. 5 Conservatism that oversaw the birth of our nation and its rise to greatness.”



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