Raphael isn't well liked. He is an intelligent boy, quick witted and never at a loss for words. But Raphael came into life with a cleft palate; a harelip. He a soul constantly teased by others. As an only child, he is spoiled by his doting parents. Because of this and his disability, he develops quite an attitude. Fighting constantly because of his ideas of entitlement, his actions cause problems at school until gets expelled. His father is forced to find another institution to further his learning.
One of his favorite after-school activities is getting ‘Five Finger Discounts’ from the local vendors. Naturally he gets arrested and the court sends him to a teen rehabilitation camp. During his stay, his father is the victim of a contract murder. Upon his release, he returns to school, but shortly afterward, he is accused of the molestation of a young girl. This time, the court sends him to jail. Incarceration is difficult for him, but he completes his sentence and returns home again.
He spends his idle hours, running with a gang of other teens, who enjoy any form of mayhem. Shoplifting, vandalizing and arson are all part of his daily routine. Now, the hand of fate steps into Raphael’s life. His house burns down, killing his mother and leaving him an orphan. When the police try to question him, he runs away and begins living in a storage bin; wanted by the law, he is forced to go through a series of strange events, where ultimately, the errors of his life are shown to him. He is given a new outlook. Just as he is about to embrace his new life of peace, he overhears a plot to kill the President of the United States. Now a gang of ruthless assassins are after him; in addition to the police. Hard choices are on the horizon.
This is the story of a young boy's coming of age; the point in his life where he takes his first steps at being responsible for himself and others. This story explores growing up and being spiritually awakened at the same time.
This is a story that will give you hope.
"You know you can't resist me - I'm the kind that your dreams tell you of."
Not all roads lead to Paradise. This story is based on true events.
Imagine your life is moving in a gulley. You are not getting ahead but you are not falling behind either. You analyze the situation and decide to move to a warmer locality. A new place that offers more opportunity and more excitement. Perhaps even a new romance.
This is the story of a retired gentleman from New York who yearns to improve his life on many levels. He meets a woman on Craig's List who offers to be all the things he desires. She is a beautiful redhead; a business owner who is smart, funny and resides in a part of the world he has considered for his new habitat. They engage in lively chat, by both email and telephone. She finally invites him to visit her in Kentucky, where she lives and works.
Deciding to take a chance, he agrees to take a trip to meet her face-to-face. Their meeting is absolute magic. They have so many common likes; he is feeling he has met his soul-mate in life. Their days are filled with love and laughter, as they thoroughly enjoy each others company.
But the real fireworks happen in the bedroom.
Even though neither of them are 'spring chickens', their sexual responses to each other can rival couples half their age. They decide to move-in together and start a new chapter in their lives. Only one problem exists.
The lady is a Black Widow in disguise.
The story now becomes a painful voyage into perdition. Suffering at the hands of a sadistic lover is only the beginning. Physical and emotional abuse from a corrupt judicial system could possibly lead to his death. With few resources, he pushes on against the powers-that-be. In the face of overwhelming odds, the central character fights to save his life, his honor, and his sanity. Through the journey, the reader discovers how one man used every single ounce of his being to survive.
The Red Road to Hades looks at domestic abuse from the male point of view. It is a 'must read' for anyone considering involvment in an Internet-Based relationship.
When people are asked what's important in their lives, they often mention humor. Couples listing the traits they prize in their spouses usually put “sense of humor” at or near the top. While there is only speculation about how humor developed in early humans, we know that by the 6th century BCE, the Greeks had institutionalized it in the ritual known as comedy, and that it was performed with a contrasting dramatic form known as tragedy. One version of comedy is the joke.
Not only does such joking foster rationality and provide pleasure, but it reduces or eliminates the combination of fear and/or anger called “stress,” which is at epidemic levels in the industrialized world.
We present here, an assortment of jokes and quips. The first section of the book deals with stories and satire of the human species. The second section offers a collection of quick one-liners that can be told in a wide variety of environments. None of these jokes and quips are clean; but they’re funny. Have you ever needed a funny story or a quick one-liner to tell? 52 Weeks may be the answer for you. This book is a collection of humorous stories (52) and one-liners (52) designed in an easy to follow topical index.
Be the life of the party for any social event, conferences and gatherings among friends, as you entertain with stories that are connected to your current conversations. There is a topical story and a one-liner for each week of the year and your guests are sure to admire your ability to put a smile on their faces.