THE REMARKABLE IT… A YA novel BY DAVID FRASER MARSH.
Tossed from a rowboat and swept out to sea during a flash storm, fourteen-year-old Aubrey and his younger sister Autumn are miraculously saved by something luminous under the sea. Days later, Aubrey learns of the fanciful legend of “The Remarkable it” and he begins to suspect that the “it” and he and somehow mind-connected.
Drawn against the perils of the unexplored undersea, “The Remarkable it,” YA magical realism, (105,000 words) explores the existential notion of an intelligent life-form that’s survived an erstwhile technological and spiritual age—something that some people find preposterous, even blasphemous.
Believing he’s telepathically communicating with the it, Aubrey bags the support of his sister and together they head to a remote seaside cave. Here they come face to face with an intelligent creature that looks something like an angel. Ko is its name; she’s from the deep sea, and she makes no secret of her desire to know “human things.” In exchange for being taught, she agrees to take Aubrey and Autumn on an adventure to unexplored parts of Earth far beneath the Pacific seabed .
But while the siblings discover magic both real and of the heart, they learn of Ko’s entanglements with a group of human enemies. These people are determined to prevent the world from knowing that Man might is not the most intelligent creature on the planet. And they’ll do whatever it take to destroy the evidence.
Donald Trump built his candidacy on the promise of superior leadership, citing his business empire as proof. His followers are excited to have a businessman with a fantastic track record of winning deals as their leader. “He’ll do for America what he’s done for his business—make it great…again,” they hail.
But let’s discuss that track record. How about his 6 bankruptcies, his failed Trump University, and the thousands of lawsuits against him? Okay, to be fair, some might argue that bankruptcies make you stronger and wiser, and Trump is all the better for them. But some would say that Donald Trump has a habit of wrecking companies due to lousy not great leadership. What’s the truth? Trump says he’s really, really rich, that he’s a winner. His supporters love that about him. He’s a ruthless winner who’s made billions from nothing. So how rich is Trump? One gauge would be to take a peek at his tax returns.
Trump says he’ll release his tax returns sometimes after the election, claiming he cannot until after the IRS has completed their audit. Note: this is not an IRS rule.
We see Trump’s name on planes, buildings, golf courses. We only have to Google him to know that his net worth is a very respectable 4.5 billion, but is it really?
There’s growing evidence leaning to a far different number, a number that spells mortgaged to the tune of billions, and that the mortgage holders are Russian banks, according to the New York Times. Given Trump’s statements on NATO, his support for Russian hackers, and his praise of Vladimir Putin, it would be foolish not to consider the reality of a Trump-Putin arrangement—at least to investigate, to demand to see Trump’s tax returns before the election.
There’s little that comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth that is honest. He called Ted Cruz lying Ted, Hillary by an equally descriptive moniker. But the fact is—and this is absolute fact—there has never been a politician in American politics with a higher degree of lies and falsehoods in his/ her rhetoric. In a recent Washington Post examination of claims made by Donald Trump during rallies and speeches, 63% of what he claimed was completely false. Compare this to Hillary Clinton’s 14% of complete falsehoods. So is Donald Trump really, really rich? Is Donald Trump on Vladimir Putin’s payroll? Does Trump care for America and the people of America? Is Donald Trump a traitor?
Because of or in spite of the DNC, Hillary wins the nomination—by a healthy enough margins that she likely would have won without poisonous e-mails about Bernie.
The idea of Hillary becoming president is not only bad news for hardcore Bernie supporters, it’s bad news for Russia’s Putin, who has massive expansion on his mind.
So Putin decides to help Trump get an upper-hand in the American election. Putin knows that when he invades the Ukraine, a President Trump would do nothing.
Putin gets his tech thugs to steal DNC e-mails, and Wikileaks, acting as Putin’s pawn, releases those stolen e-mails right before the DNC convention.
The question that now lingers on everyone’s mind is will the wound heal or will it fester? Healing would indicate a President Hillary Clinton, a real world leader that Putin will not test. The other road leads to Trump.
Today, I watched an ignorant protestor outside the DNC convention telling a reporter, “Well, I hope the super delegates come to their senses and vote for Bernie, but if they don’t I will vote independent.” Why is he ignorant? Because he’s clueless to the danger of his vote and his rhetoric.
Growing up, I often heard the phrase, “Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.” This now comes to mind.
If Democrats are divided, if they vote independent or are no-shows, Trump will win the election, Trump an ignoramus, who’s already admitted that he admires Putin.
Vladimir Putin will launch his expansion campaign, Ukraine first, the Baltic States, then northern Europe.
Trump will do nothing until it’s too late.
Hello world war lll.
It’s a prediction. Yes. But it’s also a real concern.
Day 1 of the DNC convention has concluded. While the lectern speakers were entirely supportive of Hillary Clinton, many Bernie Sanders supporters voiced strong anti Hillary sentiment, including suggestion that they would vote the Green Party in November, indifferent to the fact that every Green Party vote is a vote for Donald Trump, a potential vote for World War lll.
Bigots, racists, and witch-hunters have gathered at Cleveland’s RNC to conduct a medieval-like witch-hunt. Distortion of fact runs wild and unchecked in the arena. The mob is riled into a hysterical frenzy fueled by hate—all directed at Hillary Clinton. No one talks issues, the stuff that might elevate America and help the world. There’s not one bantered positive word. The leaders of this farce don’t care. Their agenda is monotone: trash Clinton. Their opinions, steeped in evangelical Christianity—NOT worldwide mainstream Christianity, which promotes love, equality, compassion, tolerance, etc—are a firebrand of venomous rhetoric, daggers of hate to incite the crowd.
This is dangerous. Really dangerous for America! Perhaps, if their nominee was a level-headed man, the antics could be passed off as hot steam, spare of the moment childishness, or silly rhetoric to an inebriated crowd. But their nominee is not level-headed. He’s a man whose vowed to prosecute judges, called undocumented Mexicans rapists and drug dealers. He’s willing to go after anyone he deems an enemy, which is everyone who doesn’t pander to him. If you give this man an endorsement, he’ll take is as a license. He’s even said it, “I could shoot someone and not lose voters.” Imagine this man as our president!
Unbelievably, the media refuses to opine on this subject. Even the liberal media is more focused on Melaniia Trump’s passage lifting, not that I’m condoning plagiarism, but it’s nothing in comparison to the witch-hunt.
God help us.
I’m amazed that hardly anyone in the media has talked about the potency of an all female presidential ticket. I keep on hearing about loyalty, the safe pick, the Latino vote, Wall Street’s concerns, et al. You can mesh those things into a ball and toss it! Hillary needs just one thing to guarantee victory in November: a whopping energy boost. Let’s face it, Hillary is not the most exciting person on the planet. With a firecracker like Elizabeth Warren at her side, she’d get a surge of energy and some. The fever pitch of an all-female ticket!
This is NOT a self published novel. The artwork is for fun…and to help me imagine the future…
“Ko” is a young adult novel. Sub categories: Contemporary adventure sci-fi fantasy.
Ko is a girl. Well, to her family she is. She’s three hundred years of age, bioluminescent, winged, has lived on Earth all of her life, and has never met a human being…until now.
All the print and Internet headlines read Trump wins, Kasich wins, Clinton wins; all of the broadcast captions read: Trump wins, Kasich wins, Clinton wins—in that order. Imagine for a minute that it was Bill Clinton instead of Hillary running for president: Clinton wins, Trump wins, Kasich wins. It proves that sexism is alive and well in journalism. It proves the enormity of Clinton’s victories on Tuesday, a woman not only battling sexist digs from the other candidates—Trump calls her a dog, and has a woof synced to her mouth in a new ad; Sanders shushes her like a naughty child—she’s marginalized in every quadrant because she dares to stand up. Enough of the patriarchal club rules already! Democrats and Republicans get in the now! She’s not the same as a man, thank God.