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Comment by Dean Steven Nichols on December 2, 2014 at 7:55am

Good morning guys, I was busy with Nanowrimo, and although Nanowrimo it over, looks like I'll be even busier. My novel it appears to have been accepted by Chronicle Publisher, and I must meet some very strict deadlines.

Comment by Dean Steven Nichols on November 22, 2014 at 1:33pm

Hello everyone, thank you for having me. Among other things, I'm a writer, and composer. 22, tracks can be downloaded fro free from my website. Why free? You may ask, and the answer is, hum! I'm only looking for feedback. Other than composing, I am working on my debut novel titled. "The Malediction Legacy." A supernatural police thriller. Here is the short outline, also I've written 60% script. I am NonoWrimo this year, so, I am quite busy with the deadlines.


Elissa Ashlynn Harlow, a rational NY Police detective, investigates a murder. Though the crime, committed in a busy subway during rush hour, except a drunken homeless man who insists an Indian is the killer, and a mysterious feather in the victim's mouth, she has no witnesses, and no suspects.

With no leads, she talks to her friend Mike Johnson, homicide detective and close friend. Mike convinces her to consult a psychic, who has cooperated with him in the past. The rational detective, though never believed in the paranormal, visits the psychic, and learns that the murder could be the result of a 350 year-old curse of the Chief Quanah Aucaman, the last chief of the Munsee Indians.

She questions the psychic, how does she know so much, and if there is a way to stop the curse. The psychic reveals that the secret of stopping the curse is written on the last page of the medicine man's book, but no one has seen the book for the last 300 years.

Elissa begins researching and with the help of Mike, the Indian reservation, and a retired cemetery groundskeeper, she finds the medicine man's grave. The psychic, a Native American Indian middle-aged woman named Nayeli Moema, tell her that a sacred ceremonial dance must be performed first, by a male who can see the spirit, or, the curse will kill them.

Mike suggests the homeless man who had claimed that the Indian kill him, he could perhaps have seen the spirit. With NYPD'S help, find the homeless in an alley nearly dead. Nayeli tells her that, the opening ceremony can only take place the night of the ninth full moon. After his recovery, with only a few days to the full moon, Nayeli teaches him the dance.

On the night of the full moon, Elissa, with Nayeli, Mike, and four members of the Indian reservation gathered at the cemetery. The homeless performed the dance; the spirit of the Medicine man appeared and gave her the book. Nayeli tells her that, if she can read the book, she could be the next victim, and that she cannot flip to the last page, she has to read the entire book. The book will only let her read a few pages a day, and ones she turns the page, she cannot go back because the writing will appear scrambled.

Knowing that she can be the next victim, she begins reading the book. The book gives her a challenge and the writing becomes unreadable. With Mike's help, she realized that the book wants her to redeem the chief’s honor, and until then she will not let her read further.

Uncertain of what the book wants, she files a petition to build a replica of the village in its original location. After several petitions and denials and with the help of the Indian reservation and media, the city grants her request.

However, the book challenges her again to move the remains of the chief and his family to the village.

After completing the relocation, and the village opens to the public Elissa quits her job and becomes an active advocate for American Indian rights.

Comment by Mike Donohoe on January 24, 2012 at 3:05pm

Thanks for having me. =^) Mike, a.k.a. Kane S. Latranz.

Comment by LuLu on February 24, 2010 at 9:26pm
i love the Root...tho' i feel silly i just posted about being a storyboard artist to mr.burleson...& the post was from last year...! i expect there to be more steady flow in the coming year...
i'm glad i'm here.
Comment by Jack Jackson on February 24, 2010 at 6:37pm
Hello there group. How is everyone feeling about the site? It's an open ended question. I like seeing more people in the group but how can we make it more inclusive? I suppose just attention. Anyhow good to see everyone keep writing and submitting things.
Comment by LuLu on January 9, 2010 at 6:04pm
glad to be here...
Comment by Myria Mandell on August 18, 2009 at 1:51pm
Hello everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. Nick has convinced me (he didn't have to try very hard...) to volunteer and assist with the writer's group. Holla at me anytime! :-)
Comment by Jack Jackson on May 21, 2009 at 11:01am
Check out AllenB's story its interesting and creative. Give him a little feed back writers
Comment by AllenB on May 20, 2009 at 12:00pm
hey guys and gals. I got something that needs a critical eye and a taste for some light sci-fi. Let me know if anyone can give it a looking over and i'll post it.
Comment by Scott Michael "Quasimofo" Snyder on May 3, 2009 at 4:02pm
"Better to strangle an infant in its cradle, than to nurse unacted desires."
--William Blake-- ...of whom late writing guru Brenda Ueland was so fond of quoting.

Nice to be with some fellow writers. Greetings!
--Quasimofo Snyder--

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