Author has written 69 stories for Pirates of the Caribbean, Phantom of the Opera, Movie X-overs, Chronicles of Narnia, Mummy, Lord of the Rings, That '70s Show, X-Men: The Movie, Harry Potter, American History X, Incredible Hulk, Warrior, 2011, James Bond, Hunger Games, Captain America, Star Trek: 2009, and Walking Dead.
Please excuse my use of this forum to express my most sincere feelings; it is with a heavy heart that I write this tonight.
I, like many other amateur authors, use this website to weave tales of heroes and villains for our own and other’s entertainment. We take great joy in these stories. We love the characters, love the tales of valor and overcoming insurmountable odds. They give us happiness, an escape from the pressures of the outside world.
Unfortunately, the world is not full of super-powered heroes; Iron Man is not coming to save us, Captain America is not there to stand up for what is right. It is on US, the real life men and women in this real life world, to do what is right.
Violence breaks out every day all over the world. Senseless acts that rob us of our friends, our brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, parents, grandparents and cousins. Any loss of human life by violence is senseless and tragic.
I cannot stay silent. This is a call to action for all of us, no matter our race, creed, color, gender, religion, nationality or sexuality. Enough is enough. Enough hate. Enough killing. Enough apathy.
A person who stays silent during moments of great turmoil has chosen to side with the oppressor. Demand truth from our governments, from our law enforcement, from our fellow citizens. And above all: love thy neighbor.
Let’s create a better world for our future children, the kind of legacy we can all be proud of. Let’s put aside petty prejudices, let’s have the uncomfortable conversations, let’s open our eyes to the plight of our neighbors all over the world.
Let’s love one another. Let’s speak up. No more silence. Stand for what is right.
Demand better of the world. Demand better of ourselves.
I will continue to write, and try to give us all a reprieve from this world gone mad.
But I pray we all find the strength within ourselves to imitate the heroes we so admire.
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To everyone who has ever read, reviewed, favorited or shared one or more of my stories, you have my sincerest thanks. I read each review and appreciate you taking time to leave me feedback. I am truly humbled by your support. Honestly, I don't have words to express my gratitude.
Even if a story is a few years old, feel free to let me know what you think.