I would like to introduce a character who figures heavily in three consecutive novels (soon to be four.) His name is Ben Adams, and he first appears in my flagship novel, Rising Tide.
Ben is a saturation diver in a dystopian world. His present job has Ben, along with his cohort, cleaning up the debris field from an oil platform. The oil rig, known as Oz, was damaged in a category 6 hurricane.
Here is a small excerpt as Ben makes his monthly excursion from the ocean floor to the surface:
Another blast ripped through the Orion, cutting all power and knocking him to the floor. Ben lifted himself off the deck and found it impossible to stand. He felt his way along the floor, to the COM panel.
“Ben, are you there?”
“Marty! All systems down! All systems down!” he repeated.
“Your umbilical has been severed. Power up onboard support.”
“Understood,” Ben responded. “What next?” he whispered.
With my next post, we will delve deeper into Ben’s exploits as he finds his way through the world of Rising Tide.
Each week, I set out to write a new post for my blog, sending it along the cyber waves to a host of readers. “Why?” I ask myself. “For a host of reasons,” I reply. Bored with this conversation I move on, determined to answer this need to blog.
Having written on a multitude of different subjects and no doubt repeated many of them over the years, I am constantly on the search for new topics.
Humor plays a large role when working on a post. I like to think it will open up a smile, a chuckle, and possibly add a bright spot to a reader’s day.
Face it, I’m a blogger and a blogger’s gotta blog, else he aint a blogger. I do take time to pen novels, which is my passion; however, through blogging I have met several unique individuals.
So, I’ll keep plugging away . . . or should I say blogging away, hopefully, in an interesting manner that will keep you wanting to read.
I would like say thank you to an individual using the name of Consumer for their recent review of the second edition of my novel “Rising Tide” on Amazon. Your kind words are much appreciated.
Have a great day, a great week, and may God bless each of you richly.
Well, the holidays are over for another year, least wise speaking of the Thanksgiving,Christmas,and New Years’ timetable.
Thoughts turn a bit melancholy over the loss of the festive holidays, especially Christmas. If we delve a bit deeper into these feelings, we will locate multiple sighs of relief or regret . . . and I mean to the power of ten. These laments come on the heels of money spent and the reckonings of another year before said money will be spent again.
Massive amounts of food, savory, sweet and otherwise, will be missed, along with the massive amount of calories that will be saved. In case, you failed to notice, it is time for the weight-loss commercials to begin.
Another thing, post-January 1st is the ever prevalent New Year’s resolution. These will run the gambit from quitting smoking, alcohol and over-eating, to running, lifting weights and filing your third toenail the second Tuesday of each month containing an “R.”
Being an author, the worst injustice I could possibly impose is literally leaving a character hanging precariously over an abyss for several days. This occurring while I join in the festivities, giving little thought to the life I have chosen to discard.
Pardon me while I shove my head into a closet for the shame of it all.
On a lighter note, I hope your week back to work has been enjoyable or at least tolerable. Remember, if you did not have a job at which to return . . . you would be unemployed and could not have gone in debt to finance your Christmas gifts. See, you win all the way around.
May God bless you and yours throughout this New Year!