Monday, October 31, 2011

A.K.A. Earth(beginning chapter of a new story)


            In accordance with the Intergalactic Counsel of Evolution and Life Migration and the Board of Contact Protocols, the following document has a two-fold purpose.  First and foremost, it is the intention of this investigating body to deliver our findings to the Academies at the galactic center for posterity and future study.  The second purpose of this counsel is to guide and instruct the intelligent inhabitants on this “Earth”. 
            The intelligent beings on this world call themselves humans; they are a warring race with little or no concept of how the universe is organized or maintained.  Through careful planning and studious observation, it is the opinion of this scientific body to prepare two documents, one for the libraries at the Galactic Universities and the other for the humans.  This unprecedented approach is a response to the unprecedented race of the two-brained humans.  As the time approaches for final contact, our purpose remains as true today as it was when we first arrived on their moon four and a half million solar years ago or 1/57 of a galactic year.  In order to appeal to the independent nature of these humans we have concluded that it would be wise to present the information to them in the form of a book or manuscript.
This document is essentially the same to the one sent to the Universities, only tailored to the limited thought patterns and word symbols of their planet.   This method of disclosure is not the preferred method for the indoctrination of these peoples to the Galactic family.  We are left with little choice due to the violent nature of these bipeds and the inevitability of their space bound ambitions.  In the distant past our relationship with the inhabitants was natural and open however as time progressed the races became more and more isolated.  This early isolation led to a severe sense of cultural superiority and social amnesia, with cycles of each repeating. This destructive cycle continued with no real evolution of the species occurring over two thousand solar years.  It is the hope of this research body, to educate the inhabitants of “Earth” and assist them in taking their place with us amongst the stars.    

An amazing man departs

I would like to take time to say goodbye to my stepfather who just passed away this weekend.  He taught me compassion, spirituality and patience.  I feel fortunate to have known him and been a part of his life.  I know now that he is free from the Alzheimer.  I will see him again, at some point in the infinite.  Today I prepare my bags to fly to Virginia and visit with my mom and brother. Death is a road we all must travel, despite that knowledge the feelings of loss and sorrow still hang heavy on my soul. Good bye Ernie, I love and will miss you.  Thank you all you taught me, not just through your wise words but through your actions and character.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

This is the beginning of a short story that I am working on, I hope you enjoy

Jennifer woke to the sound of an explosion outside her bedroom window.  Thinking it was an earthquake Jennifer jumped from her bed and she ran into the bathroom to hide in the tub.  The entire apartment building shook with the blast. Car alarms whistled and blared up a down the city streets.  Jennifer lay curled up in her tub for what felt like an eternity.  Smoke began to curl and twist across the ceiling, the black smoke stunk of chemicals.  Soaking a nearby towel with cold water, she covered her mouth and nose.  Jennifer knew she had to leave the building if it was on fire, she was 34 stories up.   Her heart pounded in her chest and ears as she bounded down the stairwell.  The building rocked again sending pieces of plaster and concrete raining down on top of her.  
She had only made it ten stories down when a door burst open filling the stairwell with the black, sticky smoke.  A man consumed by flames ran across the landing and tumbled down the flight of steps his screaming ended abruptly with a sharp crack.  He laid in a burning crumpled heap at the bottom of the stairs, his skin crackling and splitting, like a hotdog cooked too long over a fire.