As It Is Written, So Shall It Be: The Dark Chambers of Carthaginian – my newest novel . . .

secretos-comprension-lectora“As It Is Written, So Shall It Be: The Dark Chambers of Carthaginian” is my new novel and this is day one of her creation! Filled with supernatural events, under-worldly organized crime, and sin plotted against belief, this title brandishes a small town Americana universe comprised of Carthaginians who are pitted against The Dark Chambers, a group of power-crazed organized crime members who keep a lid on their piece of the American pie.

The protagonist, is a supra-normal social scientist, who begins to discover supernatural gifts, which disclose themselves in karmic fashion as each Dark Chamber member begins to be plagued. It appears the universal source intends to overcome evil by delivering sin for sin.

Will the Carthaginians rediscover their freedoms? We shall see!

Where a series of facts are set into play, the ideal of a conspiracy is moot!
10_give-the-fish-its-jungle-backIn my new title, “As It is Written, So Shall It Be: The Dark Chambers of Carthaginian,” you get a dose of realism penned with the swag of creationism. In this novel, the small Carthaginian Village maintains a church on every corner, if not two, three or four and has long been stripped of freedoms in a nation of the free.

The protagonist is a woman. She learns The Dark Chambers, a group of savvy business leaders hellbent on power, have drawn a clear line in the sand between elitism and everyone else. They don’t allow anyone to overcome the autocracy they’ve created. Even representatives are staged as Sovereign leaders who reign, instead of advocate for their local diatribe. And, in support of this Sovereign facade, scores of criminals thrive while the town’s believers and law enforcing white-lighters strive to enact propriety and uphold liberty and nationalism.

The Dark Chambers continue overlooking criminals because they are members of the organized crime families and help them stay in power.

Where Organized Crime meets Small Town USA
160322105Organized crime has a long-standing history in America and “As It is Written, So Shall It Be: The Dark Chambers of Carthaginian” is her newest breed of Cointelesque Organized Crime Madness.

Where newcomers with fresh ideas are beset against the stepford lifestyle landscape; community oldsters have long-since shrugged off the ideals of liberty. They’ve exchanged free-thinking with complacency and an under our thumb dictatorial mantra.

Is there hope?
Our protagonist is a supra-normal social scientist who wields her gifts unwittingly. Karmic events are brought from behind the veil and wielded on one Dark Chamber member at a time. As the crimes of the Dark Chamber are unearthed; the protagonist’s visions disclose their dark history revealing the true light of the Village of Carthaginian.

Then the long-quieted Carthaginians themselves, reawaken source and reveal greater and greater works of light. Is it enough for our protagonist to prevail until the Carthaginians are totally free of The Dark Chambers bondage?

Supra-normal vs Organized Crime . . . who will prevail?
bfb013f84eb6e53710941122704dc8e8As the author of this emerging supernatural drama, I can only say, you have to read “As It Is Written, So Shall It Be: The Dark Chambers of Carthaginian.” And, while I do not like gratuitous sex, this remains a clean read title but it is riveted with seven deadly sins and also includes lust, prostitution, adultery and even murder because The Dark Chambers, as all organized crime, is driven by, and resonates in, a world driven by evil.

Will the Village of Carthaginian be restored to the light of Christ?
The Dark Chambers, disguised as agents of Christ, are malevolent creatures of an underworld bent on serving hedonistic manna to the community of “everyone else.” However, these true believers of even greater numbers, held down by unwritten traditions of multi-generational underworld organized crime, are determined to rise up and yield to the protagonist’s powers as they are revealed. The Village of Carthaginian begins to acknowledge the karmic events that happen daily and add their own gifts and powers toward the climax of this title.

As it is written – so shall it be!

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2016 has happened . . .

Peder Severin Krøyer (1851-1909) Portrait of Holger Drachmann by the FireplaceAnd, here I sit amidst an emotional drift. There hasn’t been a record snow fall and the cold air has only “just” settled in after the holidays. Unfortunately, my time consumed and this blog ignored during the sully days of Seasonal Charm and Decorum.

Actually, I love the holiday season. I especially love it when my Clients have paid me on time and there is plenty to share with family and friends. After all – family and friends are the bliss nation of every holiday season. And, yet, it is always wise to fine-tune the fact of Christ’s birthday celebration by reminding oneself and others Christmas is about his birth and ultimate sacrifice of atonement some thirty years later in March – April at the spring equinox.

Understanding all that – the holiday season is still about our abundance and directed outwardly instead of inwardly. Clothing is spirited. Faces are converted to joy. Folks are rushing about. Scrooge really brings more affection to the description of the Thanksgiving for the splendor of the holiday season more than any other historical archive and I love Scrooge – especially theatrical performances.

New Year’s is like the icing on the holiday cake of life. It is the after-glow of a warm gathering of rich foods and sensations. It is the proverbial cigar and cognac moment with a plum pudding and hard sauce waiting in the wings. It is where the gossip is shared in the women’s chambers and the men set their impending foibles out on the lounge table for display and feedback. It is the time of planning until the next Christmas session.

Winter has just given way. Her gift is a stillness. She embraces our conceptual thinking. Our time to plan. She shortens the workday so we have more time to focus on the inner sanctums of thoughts and intentions. She gives us more free time to pray toward a success-driven harvest in the upcoming year of living. She is our time of preparation. And, our friend. God bless the winter solace for us all.

It is my hope everyone in Carthage and throughout the myriad of small town Americana and the beloved cities we all miss enjoy a thoroughly renewing New Years. Remain safe and be ever thankful.

Quid Pro Quo

Latin, the root of many languages I recollect being a required course in high school in my youth. Of course, I elected to study French, Spanish and a semester or two of Latin. My sister mastered Latin. At the time, I didn’t have the appreciation for foreign languages but felt they sounded pretty chipper.

However, in legalities Latin terms are tumultuous. Very depth-ridden. Scary. Kind of featuring a foreboding and thought there is MORE to come. . .

Recently, I was in court – pro se – in a 50C filing due to Cyberstalking, Stalking, and other crapoleigh and I won’t go into the gruesome details . . . the Defendant, of course, hired the local attorney with a million dollar win under his belt. He’s a slick, silver fox, type of bloke who reminds me of a ponzi scheme character.

My interlude at pro se was like Passion of the Christ and between the Defendant’s attorney and the judge I was lashed repeatedly for three hours while assistants and Defendant laughed as well as a young resident girlfriend in the courtroom.

It occurred to me – jurisprudence is lost and Latin, she’d just shudder if she knew what this system has done to her.

More to come . . .

 

Refreshing for fall

Fall is upon us!Fall is coming upon us pretty quick – there is some reprieve in the air – not so many high heat index days and this is welcoming. Of all seasons, I do believe fall is my favorite and spring, of course, is second. Fall seems to ring in the seasons of sharing and caring with less concerns – the fiscal calendar ends – work is more routine and the days are softer.

Spring is joyous because of the newness of everything and it does naturally implore you toward accomplishments, which often conveys to work.

fall2But Fall has her efforts – winterizing the homestead – prepping for holiday activities – finalizing life prior to a New Year and the promises of a better future in the tomorrow(s) of change.

The little town of Carthage is undergoing spurts of change in preparations for winter and spring. A Bo Jangles was instituted and while not necessarily a sign of progress – it has instilled a need for the Hardees to tear down those walls and reface.

It is curious in an area of growth, why more sustainable planning isn’t enacted on the front end of development. It appears such a small community doesn’t see any infrastructure revitalization requirements because the infrastructure is nominal at best. Good people live in Carthage and they do deserve quality planning as the area grows because it is growing and it is going to do so on the terms of every proponent of change – whether good or bad, which doesn’t mean right or wrong.

0_OvalLogoThe juxtaposition of farms to future requires a delicate balance and while Bo Jangles isn’t a dangling modifier – it is an express statement of the “potential” of change making its demands rather than citizenry demanding change in a proactive manner to meet their needs. Certainly, the citizens of Carthage on limited budgets may be better served by enhanced mom and pop shops or eateries with more eye on quality than quantity and the potential for the psychology of dining over fast food consumption.

Until next time . . . “Q” signing out . . .

Totems and Native American land

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The past week we’ve been experiencing what the Native Americans refer to as totems. First, the Praying Mantis, who came and not only visited but seemingly spoke to us moving from family member to family member. As he/she moved from individual to individual – his/her head tilted from side-to-side as if listening to us converse with him/her. And, when someone new entered the conversation, instead of moving away the Praying Mantis leaned in and moved closer, targeted and then jumped to whomever was speaking. This was the most bizarre insect behavior any of us had ever experienced.

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Then, just today, another Praying Mantis was in the windowsill needing deliverance to the out-of-doors (how it got in is a wonder) and just afterward, a doe and two mid-aged fawns stroll by. One fawn is an albino. Another Native American totem.

So, Carthage has a unique flavor when it comes to the unexpected . . . the wildlife certainly comes out in Carthage!

On first glimpse . . .

map_of_carthage_ncThe Town of Carthage, as does most of rural central North Carolina, appears as a landscape riddled with modular homes and the occasional brick master house. In every direction, acres of ground feature mobile home after mobile home and then the random grounded home, which is surprisingly, generally, modern rather than a turn-of-the-century fixture.

Apartments, lofts, town-homes and any sort of communal based living are pretty foreign to these parts but a modular lifestyle rings eternal. And, it’s interestingly well-accepted in North Carolina; however, it is difficult to locate images of the landscape depicting the mirage of trailer homes. But unlike other localities in our nation – the modular living lifestyle isn’t viewed as a less than average one because it is average middle class living here. In fact, modular homes list into the low $100,000’s and a double-wide with landscaping is an upper middle class home. So much so, folks who reside in them tend to boast they are living in one of the “better” homes in the area.

Coming from Washington DC where trailer living is considered less adequate than an apartment or town-home this is truly an adjustment conceptually. Here, an apartment carries a close association to a project, and is actually less credible than the trailer with property. And, in Carthage it appears that is what it is all about “land.” Folks own land here – homes are secondary!

I’ve landed in this town / community of trailers and realize there’s more to learn as a newcomer. This blog is going to deliver first, second, third, and more glimpses into an area of our great nation where I’ve planted a stake and intend to call home.