Review and Interview: The Case of the Syphilitic Sister
by James Hutchings
The Case of the Syphilict Sister- Chapter 1:
Catherine Moore, a young woman, decides to go to America’s Finest Superheroic Detective Agency – serving Burlington City and the entire United States to ask if they ( in this chapter she’s talking to The Green Dragon) can find how her sister; that was shot to death by a policeman; got a disease, because she knows her sister is not the kind of type to sleep around with “random” people. It seems that when she tells them there’s NO way her parents will accept an autopsy the Golems will go out in a hunt to take a “body” out of the grave when they see another people already at the same grave they have to go. And problems starts.
Interview with James Hutchings:
Thanks James H. for asking to talk about your story: The Case of the Syphilitic Sister
INTERVIEW ❤ !
-Why did you choose to create the “good guys” as superheroes?
I’ve always been interested in superheroes. I read a lot of superhero comics as a child in the 70s and 80s, but gave them up until recently, when the internet meant I could get electronic copies of comics I remembered from my childhood.
I was particularly influenced by ‘Zenith’ and ‘Watchmen’ – two comics which treated superheroes in a relatively cynical and psychologically realistic way.
-What made you write a story about a girl that wants to know the truth behind all this?
It seems to be a tradition of ‘hardboiled’ detective stories that there’s a woman who introduces the problem to the detective. In this case I tried to make her more of a realistic character, rather than a femme fatale.
-Why create a character that doesn’t believe in what they have told her?
All mysteries rely on people not telling the truth and on the reader not being sure who’s lying. Also, cynical asides and banter seem to be a tradition of hardboiled stories.
– What do you think of the police/justice of this time?
The justice system was apparently quite racist and corrupt in the real 1930s. I think lynching operated more or less without any punishment in the South. However that’s not the focus of the story. The police are mainly a problem that the detectives have to work around.
> FAST QUESTIONS!
Whom is your favorite character?
Probably Catherine Moore (the victim’s sister) or Morty (a retired superhero who hasn’t appeared yet).
-If you were to choose a super hero who would it be and why?
Is there one whose power is being super-rich and popular and not having to fight crime?
I’m very interested in the idea of extra colors that don’t exist in our world, but might somewhere else. This idea was in the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, among other places. I recently read about ‘red-green’ and ‘blue-yellow’, two colors that you can’t normally see, but which scientists Hewitt Crane and Thomas Piantanida claimed to make people ‘see’ in the 1980s. So I guess red-green and blue-yellow are my favorite colors.
-Say something to the readers!:
Thanks for reading! My blog is http://www.apolitical.info/teleleli, and I update every few days. Chapter One of ‘The Case of the Syphilitic Sister’ is up at http://www.jukepopserials.com/home/read/13, and I should be updating every month.
The Puppet’s Secret
by: Alex Samms
Read the story of a middle-aged woman that is remembering the most important events that changed her life, that are recorded in her private journal where she can remember everything she has been through. All her life she has been wondering and trying to understand why her mother never told her some thoughts, memories or anything that she think of and never talk about; she didn’t understood why some things where kept inside of our heads, but when she did understood she knew why. Besides living in a small town call Virginia, where everyone knows everyone and everything she starts wondering if what she’s feeling after seeing a beautiful, smoking hot young guy is called love. She starts thinking everyday about this man that she doesn’t even know, and worst of all she’s married, has three children, is older than him and she doesn’t even know him! but even so, she decides to plan something … something that will change her life forever.
Even if is a “short” story since I saw the book I knew I had to read it today, and I did! it was a really good story and kind of sad with the thoughts of that woman but they are SO true. -sigh- Love.. can make us do things that we may regret then.
BOOK TOUR: THE FOUNDERS
BY: HOLLY BARBO
The Founders: Book one of the Sage Seed chronicles
Welcome to a world where sages and humans are together; Ose. A world that looks so much like the Earth and yet acts like the past. Sages; they come from Earth and it seems they are made; but there are two young sages that are the first sages born in this new planet. Marisily’s life is miserable. She lives with her father and her mother; both are slaves, beaten and are abuse by Jed – Sari’s husband and Marisily’s dad. Just because Sari can’t have any children Jed has become in an abusing man. Problem is Sari’s body can’t take it anymore and dies; when Jed hears the problem he decideds to give his daughter a choice: you have to go before I come back with my new wife. Jed thinks his daughter is not going to live because of the problem this world has becuase of a asteroid that hit the planet and everything changed; but thanks to this chance she finds out she’s the youngest of the sages and finds a new home! Meet all the others sage; their problems and lifes as they decide to change back this world where everyone could learn, sing and have a peace in their lifes. But first they must capture every bandit in the world to start a new life. Are they safe?
Thanks a TONS for giving me this book! it was an awesome story and I love the characters; including the animals. Is new for me to see sages that aren’t actually born but made. Every one of them was different and I can’t wait to see what happens with this new beginning! and I would love learn more about the sages and Johan hehe. Very good the backgrounds, characters and information. I recommend it ;)!
Holly Barbo’s world is shaped by her love of her family, the beauty of the natural world in Northwest Washington State and an irrepressible creative drive.
Living where the scenery is incredible with a rich abundance of wildlife “is so special and soothing that it feels like a quiet kind of magic,” according to Barbo. She is drawn to creating stories where there is just a bit of something unworldly, perhaps it is magic or psychic skills. Her stories are mostly in non-urban settings and usually have some focus on nature, building a discordant drama inside the peaceful frame.
Why hello everyone! I know I haven’t been around for a little time and is because I’m taking diving classes! awesome! but it takes almost all my special day and I can’t really read. Anyhow I started another blog 🙂 http://poemview.blogspot.com/ and is going to be about poems. Please pass by and have fun. If you want to put your poem in my blog just send a email queen (dot) jade 09 (@) hotmail (dot) com.
See ya !
The Banshee and the Linebacker
by: P. R. Mason
Can you live knowing when the people you love will die? What would you do to save their lifes and change their fate? Well meet Tara; a girl that is a banshee and her power is to sense tragedy, dead; bad things, not happiness. She’s in high school and is inbetween two hot twin; Liam her current boyfriend is the sun in the body of a cute, perfect in school, family and relationship body and soul; where Keagan is a cloudy storm and hot sin.. and her real love. What can she do when she sees that Liam’s fate has change after a fight with his brother? and worst of all… Keagan is the one who kills him. Can love and attractions be the solution?
I really liked how the banshee creature or power was in this story! I wish I could have read more in this story but I really recommend it! you will really love the characters !
The Cog Work Apprentice in Dark Skies
by: Lee William Tisler
John Lumley Conduit was in his grandparents house; a house that used to be a wooden cottage designed for gold miners that lived in there decades ago. John was nearly finishing his first year as an apprentice in cog maker and it seems we won’t finish learning because a war is comming and it has started. Just as a noise is heard he sees airships coming in the town he lives; Tineborough a place where is said it was a research and development base; and now they are under attack; he most search for Elise his girlfriend and his friend Jesse. They most save the people and themselves from a new machines; a steampunk story about war, machines bretrayal, friendship and love.
5/5 <33 Loved the story and I can’t wait to know what happened with John and Elise.
1. Unfairly grounded by his parents, Jason decides to lie to them so he can go to the audition in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, not only does the audition end poorly but his parents discover his lie and things go downhill from there. Tell us the most outrageous lie you’ve ever been caught in. Bonus points if you can provide pictorial proof. Reenactments eagerly accepted.
– I haven’t really been caught in any “good” lie at all so .
2. In Faerie, Aoide is summoned to see the Faerie Queen. Have you ever met someone important like the Faerie Queen? Someone famous? Tell us the story behind how it happened. Once again, pictures are a plus!
–Nope no really! LOL! (so sad this questions are turning to be less cool becuase of me ) I live in Puerto Rico soo anyone for me that is “important”or famous actually comes in here :C
3. Caught lying to his father about his non-existent job at the car wash, Jason has now found gainful employment at Buddy McSlawburger’s – where he’s forced to wear “the funny hat” as part of his uniform. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Did it involve a particularly noxious uniform? Tell us about it – in riveting, full-color detail!
– One of the worst job I still have and will always have is a common one: clean, clean and clean anywhere.
-But also there’s the Girl Scout thing. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the Junior uniform because it had a skirt and it was green ❤ but the Cadette? no no no! and well I will show you a piture of my mom and me (uhggg I look SO ugly! I was so young) with that thing.
4. In an effort to regain their stolen instruments, Aoide and Rhodia travel to the sugar swamp to hire a hunter. Wouldn’t you love to live somewhere where the water is sweet and the grass is made of sugar cane? Show us a picture of you enjoying your favorite sweet treat. Or, rewrite history and tell us how your version of the sugar swamp would differ from the one in the book.
Hehehe this is me! eating WORMS *_* AND my chocolate ice cream <33 I love to eat worms in the movies.
Well I hope you enjoyed this! 🙂 please COMMENT and send me a link to go and see yours !