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Impossibility Battles

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Sun, Oct 27, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

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Of the half dozen gargoyles that were now climbing on the speeding train, only one of them had gotten inside. But one was all it took. Although slow and heavy, gargoyles were practically invincible targets.
“Aim for the neck!” Max shouted, as he teamed up with Kat to fight the creature.
“It’s not doing anything!” she insisted, still swinging her blade.
Max slashed at the gargoyle’s thick exterior, chipping away small chunks of rock. The creature wasn’t affected at all. If anything, all the feeble attacks did was anger it. Reaching down, the gargoyle grabbed Max’s ankle fiercely.
Seconds later, Max was soaring through the air, weightless and swift. His body became a wrecking ball for the metal poles standing in the way of his flight, before he touched down on the opposite side of the train car and slid into the far door with a heavy clank.

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Topics: Impossibility Battles, J. Peel, book excerpt, book preview

I Prey on Evil: The Adventures of an Oversized Hillbilly And One Sassy Angel

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Sat, Oct 26, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

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It’s not every day you get to blast a man out of a perfectly good deer stand. This day was one of those especially beautiful, sun-filled, blue-skied, cool and crispy Fall days. A day meant to be in the woods. My 15th birthday present, a single shot, 12 gauge shotgun bucked a nice frisky mule kick into my right shoulder and somebody was on their way back to Hell. I had to smile. Friggin’ demons, whatcha gonna do? Ya know? I haven’t always been a card-carrying, full blown hunter of evil. No, I opened my big mouth one night to God and volunteered. ‘Course I didn’t really realize what He had in mind for me (who really does?) but I am a man of my word so there you have it. I could of said “no” (maybe) but my life at the time sucked big brown horse apples and I truly needed His help. When you hit rock bottom in life’s barrel of desperation and you’re on your knees in the dark crying and shaking with grief while the tears, snot and pain roll out of you like an over-hormoned lady rhinoceros going through “the change”-well, you’d just have to be there, I reckon. I didn’t make any “deals” or “hollow promises” ya see, nope I just cried out to God confessing, talking and pouring my miserable life out to Him and hoping
(and knowing) that He would listen to me. He did y’all…and here we are.

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Topics: I Prey on Evil: The Adventures of an Oversized Hil, Darrell Mahan, book excerpt, book preview

The Republic V. Obama and Progressives

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Sun, Oct 20, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

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Delphi pensions: In 2010, President Obama’s scheme to bail out the auto industry (i.e., the United Auto Workers union) decimated the pensions and benefits of about twenty thousand white-collar, nonunion, salaried employees at Delphi, an auto-parts company that was a spin-off of and supplier to GM. Pensions of Delphi union members were not affected. From 30 to 70 percent of salaried Delphi employees’ pensions were lost. These nonunion pensioners at Delphi also lost all their health- and life-insurance benefits. The pensions of union members became fully funded, and 90 percent of the union pensioners’ health care benefits were retained.
The Obama administration made the choice to favor union members over nonunion members in settling GM’s debt. Proving that political favoritism instead of purely business necessity was the driver of the decision may be difficult. However, the decision has been traced to the Treasury Department rather than an independent corporation as originally claimed by the administration. It appears the Obama administration may have violated federal law and the Fourteenth Amendment (equal protection clause) of the Constitution. 

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Topics: The Republic V. Obama and Progressives, Caroline Reynolds, book excerpt, book preview

Monsters and Miracles: Henry Bergh's America

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Sat, Oct 19, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

Book excerpt:

Henry Bergh usually returns home around six P.M. Tonight he arrives home before five P.M. to clean up the bloody mess that he is wearing from today’s adventure on the West Side, as he’s in no condition to conduct Society business looking like this. He tries to enter the house quietly and slip up to his bath unnoticed. As he reaches the top of the stairs, Matilda is there and scans his appearance with wide eyes. A small trickle of dried blood runs down one cheek, his hair is disheveled, one hand is wrapped with a handkerchief to cover an abrasion when he fell.
“Oh my God, Henry, what happened to you?”
“It’s nothing, dear, just a minor scuffle at the stockyards.”
As he walks to the bedroom, she follows him. “Minor scuffle? Look at you. Like a common ruffian with blood and soiled clothes. And your hand?”
“Just a scrape. Nothing serious,” trying to minimize her alarm. He removes his soiled, blood-stained overcoat revealing a blood-stained shirt collar and heads for the bath. 

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Topics: Gary Kaskel, Monsters and Miracles: Henry Bergh's America, book excerpt, book preview

New Beginnings

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Sun, Oct 13, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

Book excerpt:

I Have Buried You Deep My Friend: I produced shovels full of good deeds and concern for others. I piled them high on top of You.
My Cup: Then it hit me, rather hard, that on certain days, I personally choose not to reach out my cup for anyone to pour anything into. I even place a lid on it.

Drinking Alcohol: “Yes, you did think. Then you committed to quit drinking alcohol for your remaining fourteen years of this human life. Didn’t you?”

Imaginary – A Don’t Know Friend: This morning I thought about her─a lot. Who the hell was she, exactly? I have no idea, but I am writing this for her.

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Topics: New Beginnings, Richard Katchmark, book excerpt, book preview

Running Out of Dirt: Second Edition - Hardcover

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Sat, Oct 12, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

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Topics: book excerpt, book preview, Running Out of Dirt, Dan K. Maher

I, Poetic Confessions, II

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Sun, Oct 06, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

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Topics: book excerpt, book preview, I Poetic Confessions II, Curtis R. Smith

John Bard's History of the Old Bucktails

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Sat, Oct 05, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

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Topics: book excerpt, book preview, john bard, clearfield county historical society

The LightChain Chronicles: Book One: White

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Sun, Sep 29, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

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Topics: book excerpt, book preview, The LightChain Chronicles: Book One: White, Edward J. Malin

Ephemera

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Sat, Sep 28, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

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Topics: book excerpt, book preview, Ephemera, Bruce R. Gouley

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