Author has written 8 stories for Horror, Thriller, Historical, General, Mythology, and Supernatural.
My name is oracle93. I'm a college student and aspiring novelist trying to get as much practice as I can. I appreciate reviews more than anything, except maybe favorites. If you give me your feedback, I will always try to return the favor!
My flagship work is a novel entitled Cold Snow, and it's completed and at rest in the Thriller section. Here's the description that wouldn't fit in 255 characters:
"Alexander Orson is not like most teenage runaways: he's got a destination in mind and a good reason for leaving. Accompanied by his unassuming friend Jake, and Sarah, a newly homeless orphan, Alex sets out to journey thousands of miles from his home in upstate New York to a legal haven in northern Saskatchewan. Meanwhile, Alex's father wants him back--so badly that he'll hire the mysterious Ordoñez, who claims to be a freelance assassin but may have other allegiances. Social worker Henry Machry is desperate to save Alex's life, especially after the boy becomes suspected of a string of murders across Quebec. As Alex leads his ragtag allies north with the police on his tail, Machry will peel back one by one the layers of mystery surrounding the Orson family. The truth at the heart of Cold Snow will be revealed only after an explosive climax."
NOTE: This book takes a lot of liberties with geography and legal procedure, among other things. Also, I have invented numerous towns and highways.
Some of my favorite quotes:
"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir mens' blood."-Daniel Burnham
"Dying is easy. Comedy is hard."-W.C. Fields (last words)
"We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde
"High school: too many characters, not enough plot." -Zits
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." -T. E. Lawrence
"Few things in life are less efficient than a group of people trying to write a sentence."-Dilbert
"The purpose of a newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."-H.L. Mencken
"Call him happy and lord of his own soul who every evening can say, 'Today I have lived. Tomorrow Jove may blot the sky with cloud or fill it with pure sunshine, yet he cannot devalue what has once been held as precious, or tarnish or melt back the gold the visiting hour has left behind.'"-Horace
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty--that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."-John Keats
"Omit needless words."-William Strunk
"Space elevators will be built fifty years after everybody stops laughing."-Arthur C. Clarke
"As the size of an explosion increases, the number of social situations it is incapable of solving approaches zero."-The Order of the Stick
"We never stop the music. Unless somebody pays us a bunch of money. Like these guys." (commercials)--Washington State radio station
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