I share with you my favorite quote because this is the meat of authoring: Mark Twain said,
"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."
Nothing could be closer to the truth as well as the most difficult achievement in the art! We expect instant results on devices, hence I craft page-turning scenes in my mind and do my best to articulate the action as if a movie, taking you somewhere you have never been before ―but with my keyboard. I want my scenes to play out visually, right before the reader's eyes . In the last few decades, movies have trained us to yearn for more detail and action, altering what peaks our interest in books. As a result we still like demure as in love scenes but want more supercharged action scenes. I show and tell them in the following short novels, novellas, short stories , flash fiction, and poems. Note tabs at upper left where generous amounts of excerpts are provided for your review, but if you choose not to and would like to upload any of my narratives now, please google: riojas smashwords (my ebook distribution company).
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Not for the faint-of-heart, Night Invaders, a short novel, is a fictional allegory depicting man sacrificing humans to protect the majority thereof. It is in the works (see excerpts) and very near completion, so please stay tuned if you indulge in Sci-Fi.
Like all my other stories, I began writing this one with a purpose, a need deep down inside to convey an atrocity in our society that requires our undivided attention, specifically man-made products, medications, and foods that cause death. In some cases our U.S. government cares more about the bottom dollar than the health and well-being of its compatriots. Even though fiction, this book shows and tells reality, an ugly fiend called cancer and countless other diseases that have taken millions of our loved ones to their graves. This is my way of center staging truths that most people choose to ignore. I cry out to the fresh minds to infinitely scrutinize food, clothing, products; those everyday items that we eat, touch, breathe, and wear. Save yourselves and your families.
Synopsis: Sin is never through. A quiet community in Texas undergoes a shocking revelation when fiends infiltrate one hundred feet beneath a local's land. Selected lawmen and retired military, paid $1,000,000.00 each attempt to rescue innocent men, women, and children who serve as slaves for "Project O.D." where the U.S. military train superhuman beings to kill and win wars in lieu of sickly humans whose population notably declines.
Please click the tab above for several supercharged action scenes which are my favorite words to express.