~The Plot of My Book~
~ My First Book~
"The Anne Marie"
Newfoundlands are considered to be one of the most loyal breed of dogs. It is said that once one of the giant water-dogs bonds with a human, they can never bond with another. Atticus Stockton is a Newfoundland who loses his precious master in the sinking of a fishing boat off of Maine's rocky coast. Now alone, Atticus finds that he is unwanted, and as the big dog struggles to find a new home he is also plagued with the dreams from his once perfect world. Can he find a home, and if he does can he ever love another human again?
Monday, April 25, 2011
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I am sorry I haven't posted anything in two weeks. Currently I am hard at work on building Israelparker.com. The site should be up in just a few more short weeks. When the site goes live, I will begin blogging at israelparker.com. I apologize for the inconvenience, but with growth comes growing pains. I promise that you will love the site, and I cant wait to continue to tell my stories via my new venue.
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Monday, February 14, 2011
1993- Henderson, Nevada
There was this kid who lived down the street from me named Steve. I hadn't thought about him for a long time. I was driving home the other day when his face and story entered my mind.
Steve was about the same age as I was; actually, he was a year older. I remember this because he was in high school and I was in eighth grade. Steve’s little brother was a year younger than me. Steve was Filipino and his mother, on the few occasions that I saw her, spoke almost no English, but his dad was white and kind of a nerdy looking fellow.
I once asked Steve where his dad worked, to which he replied, "My dad works in a top secret facility at Nellis Air Force Base on the other side of town.
It was true that there was a Nellis Air Force Base, but I was positive then, and am positive now, that Steve’s father did not work there.
The mixture of Steve’s parents made his skin light, not as light as his little brother’s, but light nonetheless His face, though, was very much Filipino.
I didn't hang out with Steve very often, but I did take notice when he began running with a tougher, older crowd.
Pretty soon, loud rap music would blare from his garage. As my family drove by his house, we would see Steve out front with his new friends, all sporting wife-beaters and dickies. They also all wore the same kind of sunglasses that everyone in the neighborhood referred to as “lokes”.
Soon after, my bike went missing from my garage. Someone in the neighborhood said that Steve had taken it, but I dare not go and inquire about it.
I had an older brother who was older and stronger than Steve, a person whom I knew to be as tough as they come; however, he too knew not to mess with Steve’s crowd.
Without warning, Steve's family suddenly moved away.
Then, I heard it at school. Some kids who were friends with Steve’s little brother told everyone.
They had found Steve’s body in the desert. His hands had been bound behind his back and shot in the back several times. The story was that Steve had attempted to rob a convenience store, and the owners overtook him. They then bound his hands and put him in their trunk, drove him into the desert, shot him, and left his body out there to rot.
His body lay there in the desert for several weeks. It had been bitten and chewed on by all kinds of vultur-isk type of creatures.
I remember watching the news that night, but there was nothing on about it. It was old news by then.
Thank you to Mr. Hooper’s English class for all you help on this posting, and a very special thanks you to Leanne Wang who was my special guest editor. Leanne you are very talented and I was very impressed by your mad skills.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Mobile, Alabama 2001
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I was born in the seventies, grew up in the eighties and nineties, and am alive today.
There, now that we have gotten this out of the way I guess we can move on. I will give more detail as I post and as I reflect back throughout this process.
Why do I write?
A fair question, and it deserves a fair answer. I don't know. A friend of mine about eight years ago suggested that I start because he thought I was clever and thought that I might even have something clever to say. So I began, and was surprised to how much came out of me. However, since that day I have not been able to shut the faucet off. Sometimes I go a few weeks without writing something down, but then, something will catch my eye here and there and I find myself back in front of the computer writing my crazy thoughts down and forming stories.
Where I am at now?
I just finished my first novel. It is being edited currently and should be available in the next few months. Over these next few months I hope to maybe inform you out there, and even possibly entertain you a bit as I dive into the world in which I have spent the last eight years afraid of.