From author B.Gage comes the first release in the new 'Changing Seasons' collection. Angie Webber—Leaving Mistysprings, is both reminiscent and adventurous. Set in the early 1900’s, a young lady, born and raised in a quaint, rural community dreams of finishing her schooling in the prestigious 'Teacher Training Academy' in the most famous city in the world.
Will it remain a dream or can she make it a living reality? Travel the path with Angie, from the familiar boarders of her home to the hustle and bustle of New York City. Time will tell if the different opportunities presented have the power to alter her course for better or for worse. Amidst it all, will she be able to holdfast to her faith or will it take a back seat to life in the fast lane?
"Muench's lush figures give great pleasure to both ear and eye, and her imaginative leaps can feel both mysterious and inevitable, in a way that recalls not only Desnos, but also Neruda."—The New York Times Book Review "Her language is refreshing, musical, attenuated."—Anne Waldman Simone Muench lives in Chicago.
The alien hydrogues have been defeated, driven back into the cores of their planets by an alliance of the Earth Defence Forces, the ancient Ildiran Empire, the Roamer clans and water elemental beings as well as gigantic living 'treeships'. But as the various factions try to pick up the pieces and recover, the wounds may be fatal.
Sixth episode of the “Omega Beginnings.” SHORT story (8,000-ish words) Niko’s never known a moment of kindness until his girlfriend, Theodocia. When she’s suddenly reassigned to New York, and reveals he’s going to become a father, he walks away from her. Conflicted about losing her yet certain he’s not father material, he decides to pursue an opportunity in the Gladiator Guild he hopes will provide the money Dosy will need to raise their child.
However, his pursuit of a l;arge paycheck becomes so much more than he expected and will forever alter his future.
Missy Franklin is one of the most talented swimmers in the world. She is a four-time Olympic gold medalist and currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke and American records in both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke.
She was Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year and the American Swimmer of the Year in 2012. This story tells of her rise in fame and humbleness in the sport.