Hometown America – The Headlines

The headlines for September 13th.

“American Economy Better Than You Think”

If the news media has to tell me the economy is better than I think. Then the economy is in the shitter, is what I thinks.

“LOSING FAITH: US National Dept Could Have Serious Implications For Average American”

Wrong, A $31T and growing debt will have serious implications for ALL Americans.

“Hillary Clinton Claims ‘No One Is Above The Law'”

“I just saw your eyes roll”

Well, that’s it for today. Stand strong, hometown America.


Hometown America – Dempubs

The Dempub (Democrat-Republican) Party of the United States of America caused gas prices to rise 4, 5, 6, 7 plus in some areas. Then worked to bring it down by a dollar right before the midterm elections so media outlets could report, “Lower Gas Prices Helping Midterm Candidates.”

Sadly, many Americans will fall for this and praise the Dempubs for lifting their boots ever so lightly from our American necks.

The people hold power in America, but we are letting our representatives behave as if they do.


Shift – Fools

Continued from scene sixty-three


“So let me get this straight. In the coming weeks, I’m getting married, going on a honeymoon, and attending a shifters LARP with my pregnant wife. Carrying a weapon not made of foam?”

“Yep.”

“That’s all you’ve got to say?”

“Christian, I’d be losing my shit, too, if I were you.”

“You know, I liked your one-word answer better.”

“Doc, this boy needs a bachelor party soon, or he’s not going to make it to the wedding. Look at him. He’s a mess.

“Got it all set up for next Friday if he can hold it together until then.”

“I can hold it together.”

Nicky looked at the three of us, shaking her head. “Christian’s character profile. Fool. Jeff’s character profile. Fool. Doc’s character pro––.”

“Don’t say it if you want to keep your job.”

“FOOL.

“You can’t function without me, Doc.”

She was right, and he knew it as she walked by him on her way out.

“I thought someone was bringing breakfast?” he bellowed.

“Me too. Christian, call that wife of yours and see what the hold up is.”

“Sure thing.”

As I closed the door behind me, I overheard them both.

“He’s not coming back, is he?”

“Nope.”

Continue to scene sixty-five

Shift is an online work of fiction.

This is the first draft of my manuscript Shift – Don’t judge a book by its cover. I am writing it online in sections as I go. So feel free to comment, good or bad. If you see mistakes, point them out.

The story centers around shapeshifting.

I’m currently working on chapter nine.

Shift – LARP

Continued from scene sixty-two


Chapter Ten

“Robert, are all Elysians accounted for?”

“Yes, Chief. They’re all home.”

“What about Maggie Reid?”

“She’s taken possession of the Walker Road property, But her house is still in the planning stages.”

“Where’s she living?”

“Mick Turner offered up a room in his house.”

“He did, did he,” she replied with a smile and gentle touch to my leg.

Robert smiled back. “He did.”

“Maybe we should hold off on that house for a while.

“Jeff, have we reached capacity?”

“Yes, Mame. Food, medical, weapons, comms, you name it; we’ve got it.”

“Linda, how are things on your end?”

“Weddings covered.”

“Thank you. But I was referring to The Gathering of Chiefs.”

“Every tribe agreed. The meeting will take place four weeks from today, on the 11th, under the guise of our yearly invitation-only LARP.”

“And this year’s name?”

“You’re not going to like it, but Ghost said they would not attend otherwise.”

“Did they agree to the location?”

“Yes.”

“And the name is?”

“Dark Night.”

You could have heard a pin drop as we waited for her response.

“Not all chiefs agreed.”

“Who are you referring to?”

“I’m referring to me.”

“Chief, we’ll leave the room so you and Linda can discuss this privately?”

“Sit down, Robert.

“Let me make this clear to all. If discretion is given in the future, I hope you will use that discretion to inform me of anything out of the norm.”

“They would have not come otherwise, Chief.”

“Thank you all for coming this morning. Nicky, if you will, please put together a list of all those attending this year’s Dark Night event. Along with character details.

“Linda, come with me. The rest of you are free to stay. Breakfast should be here, shortly.”

As they left the room I asked, “Jeff, what the hell is a LARP?”

“Live Action Role Play. You know, foam swords and magic spells.”

I raised my palm to forehead.

“LARP is bigger than you think, Christian. It’s played worldwide and the perfect cover for a large gathering of shifters.”

Sliding my hand down, I looked through fingers and replied, “I’m sure it is.”

“One thing you should remember, though.”

“What’s that?”

“The weapons at our LARP will not be made of foam.”

Continue to scene sixty-four

Shift is an online work of fiction.

This is the first draft of my manuscript Shift – Don’t judge a book by its cover. I am writing it online in sections as I go. So feel free to comment, good or bad. If you see mistakes, point them out.

The story centers around shapeshifting.

I’m currently working on chapter nine.