GOLDEN GATE – Tens of thousands of participants attended the Golden Gate Festival on Sunday marking the historic 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. Construction began in 1933 resulting in 11 deaths. It was erected with the assistance of Native American ironworkers known as Skywalkers, due to their fearless approach to heights. On a grisly side note, it has also been given the nickname ‘Suicide Bridge’. That supposedly boasts the highest numbers of bridge suicides in the world, a figure which is almost impossible to quantify. A movie titled ‘The Bridge’ depicts this grim reality when it secretly captured fatal leaps from a height of 245 feet to the frigid waters of the Pacific.
THE MEN IN BLACK – While I am NOT a fan of the MIB movie franchise, I am FASCINATED by stories of secret agents that ‘encourage’ eyewitnesses to keep quiet. The video clip comes from the TV series ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ about UFO’s and MIB’s. Do you believe in the conspiracy theory that the government and media are cooperating in a cover-up? Read my novelette Walker- that deals with human-alien hybrids, UFO’S and cover-ups- in an alternative to the vampire myth.
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WEIRDER by Chad Schimke. My new novelette, Weirder, is available on Amazon (amazon.com/author/chadschimke) as a Kindle e-book. It’s a story about human oddities, inspired by the Elephant Man. From a genre perspective; fantasy, macabre and horror are prominent in the inner workings of this tale. Additionally, I have three other stories available: Picker, Pieces and Walker. Try this tale on for size; I can’t wait to hear what readers think about this book. Cheers!
CASINO ROYALE – The first book in a series, which spawned a franchise, is Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale. James Bond, secret agent 007, targets a communist paymaster, LeChiffre, under the Soviet murder organization named SMERSH. A game of baccarat, white hot lovers, a dapper dashing gentleman, a femme fatale, some brutish torture and a double crossing twist ending … rise and fall in this suspenseful spy thriller. The introduction and resolution occur outside the casino; otherwise the characters inhabit a world of sumptuous elegance amidst lurking danger in Royale-les-Eaux. The casino is set in a fictional seaside resort off the coast and beaches of Brittany. Fleming’s vivid descriptions are effortless, no doubt firmly rooted in the years he spent as a foreign correspondent in Europe. His expert command of French and English references are admirable, leaps and bounds above mediocre fare of the spy/ thriller idiom.