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Amanda's Eyes - Chapter 14 posted

As always, sorry it took so long but I'm not a fast writer or editor and RL is pretty demanding. Appreciate comments and suggestions and promise not to take criticisms and corrections personally.

Planet 51

Imagine a world that is locked in the fifties; white picket fences and a dread fear of being overrun by monstrous aliens hell-bent on eating the brains of the inhabitants - but is not our own.

Forbidden Kingdom

The only film I know of that has Jackie Chan and Jet Li working together and this is brilliant.


After Buffy, Angel and Firefly, I had Josh Whedon on my list of top ten writers and then I saw an article with Eliza Dushku, who played Faith, one of the other slayers then turned up in Tru Calling. This time she'd basically twisted Josh's arm into writing something specifically for her and even stumped up money (presumably) to produce the show.

Star Trek

At last!

This is long overdue I think. It's the old format with a new twist.

We meet Jim Kirk, Bones, Scotty, Uhura and Spock before they even leave the academy and by golly it's a good-un!

I could go on for ages about the plot, but I think the best thing is to leave you all to find out and watch it. That way, I don't give the game away.

Speed Racer

I had no idea what to expect when I first got this.

It's one of those films that for the first fifteen minutes I was totally confused. This was partly because the story seemed to flit from one time-line to another and back again and partly because of the unbelievable visuals.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

In the small town of Swallow Falls - situated just under the 'A' of 'Atlantic', we join young Flint Lockwood as he displays to his young classmates, his invention for curing the issue of untied shoelaces - spray-on shoes! Sadly, these shoes don't come off and Flint becomes the laughing stock of the class; an outcast.

Amanda's Eyes - Chapter 13 posted

I've posted Chapter 13 of Amanda's Eyes. Sorry for the long delay. Again, not as carefully proofed as in the past so if you see errors let me know.

Next chapter should be a little quicker.


This film is a must for those with a need for something thought provoking.

The premise is simple, with Michael Jennings (Ben Affleck), an engineer earning himself lots of money by reverse engineering other companies products and then having his memory of the work he's done 'removed'.

Poor Authorship

Maybe it was the type -- maybe I am a poor writer -- I have noticed

that very few have read the last chapters of my serial.


Am I a poor author?  Do I need to quit writing?




Type correction on "23rd Century Girl..."

If you found the last chapter of "A 23rd Century Girl in the 20th

Century" to difficult to read as I did, I finally obtained access to

Microsoft Word and corrected it. It is much easier to read now.




CreateSpace "Breakout" Novel Contest

Why you should read the linked page is that this time they are allowing previously self-published novels and have a Young Adult category, too. Prize is $15,000 dollars and a publishing contract with Penguin.

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Amanda's Eyes - Chapter 12

I've posted chapter 12 of Amanda's Eyes. It went up with a little less editing and proofing than I usually do so if you notice errors or issues, please let me know.


I appear to be blind

Unless I'm blind, it appears that "new" folks here can't post content until the Admin's grant this ability. My question, I guess, is how to ask to be made an Author? (A reply seemed to indicate this, but not how the admins decide one is "worthy" of being granted the "Author" appellation.)

Okay, so I'm slow. Everyone else seemed to figure it out...

How do I write to an author?

I've just joined today. I am told that I am not authorised to access my Inbox, so I presume that I can't compose a note.

How do I write to an author?



If anyone sees any error in any of my writings, please let me know. I continually find new mistakes every time I read something.

This time it was a misspelled word.  I wrote "rein" instead of "reign". I realize that I am not a professional writer and my stories may not be very good, but at least, I want it to look more professional.

With love,

Thanks everyone

Haven't had this many comments on a chapter before. Appreciate the reads and the responses. One of the reasons for posting a "book" on a site like this is to get reader response. Comments about specifics in a chapter are especially welcome. I look to comments for ways to improve.

Message from Starla

I have been longer than I wanted or expected on "A 23rd Century Girl in the 20th Century," so I thought I would bring it to a close.

Does Humour Belong In Music?

"I-oh-I, will rock you like a nincompoop..."

The Tinseltown Rebellion

Frank Zappa, a name that has been synonymous with drugs, excess and "what the fuck was that?" who said himself that he was an anachronism that makes the ugliest music on the planet.

Is that right?

17 Again

We join Mike O'Donnel as he throws away a promising basketball career in favour of standing by the girl he loves.

Sorry for the long delay

I just posted chapter eleven of Amanda's Eyes. I have more to edit and post and even more to write on this "book" but I'm hoping it won't be nearly as long before I can post the next chapter.

Enjoy and thanks for reading,


Pawn Of Prophecy

This is not a new book, but it's worthy of mention - as would be the rest of the books in the multiseries story that David and his wife, Leigh have created.

Thanks peeps

Just a few words to say thanks for the response I got for the last two reviews I wrote on Hot Topics. It's really appreciated.

True Blood

Recently there have been a couple of vampire programmes to hit our screens, such as Moonlight and Blood Ties that have put a slightly different slant on the Bela Lugosi/Christopher Lee vampire stereotype and now there's a new one.

Video Review - Race to Witch Mountain

This is the first of what I hope will be many video reviews of releases new and old for that veg-out in front of the TV with popcorn a beer or maybe a glass of wine or several even :)

Feel free to add your own comments and let us and other know if you enjoyed the movie or the review - or both...

Check it out here

Race to Witch Mountain

Back in the seventies, two films were released with Witch Mountain in the title and although probably good for kids, even by those standards, they were lightwieght.

In this remake, we see Dwayne Johnson - Commonly known as 'The Rock' and as seen in 'Welcome to the Jungle', 'Doom' etc - as Jack Bruno, one-time mob wheelman trying to go straight and eking out a living driving a taxi.

All comments gratefully received

I have to ask the question as to why when so many put in so much time and effort, so few readers comment?

A 23rd Century Girl in the 20th Century, Chapter 18

“Yes, you are wondering about the zombies. They were our enemies, so I have taken removed all previous thoughts from their minds and replaced it with only the ability to serve us. They know nothing else and are used as guards against other enemies. They neither eat or sleep, but are given long life –hundreds of your years. They are bandaged as zombies because their flesh cannot survive such a long life. You and the young lady with you will be spared that fate – but the others with you may not.”


A 23rd Century Girl


in the 20th Century


Chapter 18



A 23rd Century Girl in the 20th Century, Chapter 17


A 23rd Century Girl

in the 20th Century


Chapter 17


“Yes, zombies,” stated Jake. “Those things wrapped in bandages that grabbed us.”

“Things that grabbed you? When? How? I must ask the Pharaoh about that,” replied Lizzie Jane.

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