It was February 14th -Saint Valentine's night. But, Logan felt Doomed!
Flash Fiction By Chimaijem Ifeanyi Ezechukwu
In the shadow of darkness there was a spark of light. But, it was actually a blazing fire that had been started by some hooligans on Saint Valentine's night in a building site.
'Who goes there? An elderly man shouted. He was standing in the premises petrified with fear. In the haze of smoke suddenly something appeared. It came out of the gloom. The elderly man was very scared. He could see it was a man. And this man was coming towards him. The man wore dark civies.
'Who are you?' the man whispered stridently. At first the elderly fellow could hardly hear him. But, when the question was repeated again he said, 'Mike Williams'.
Logan could see the old man was trembling. 'Don't be scared' he whispered again. ' Call me Jarrett'. Logan knew the old timer did not start the furnace. Someone else did. It was a man who went by the code name Doomed. Logan was yet to find out why this was so. He had come here to find answers. It seems he was too late. Logan was investigating a case and Doomed was connected with it. It seemed this deadly foe was one step ahead of him all the time. And, he could now see why. The very place both men stood was doomed.
This piece was written for all the Expendable PI fans. Mac Logan will return in a new adventure soon. Watch out and beware. Stay Safe!
Justice has a new face. His name is... Logan. Follow the exciting adventures of the Expendable P.l. when you log onto www.maclogan.blogspot.co.uk. The Rattle snake will be back soon
Friday, 20 February 2015
Monday, 16 February 2015
Mr Inspiration: Inspirational poster child or what?
...You tell me.
|Some attendees of the popular BIS Self-Publishing Course|
I hope everybody has settled comfortably into the New Year. I know I have. I've started to engage myself with some exciting new projects. So the new month of 2015-02-07 is definitely looking up. But, before we go into any of that on the 2nd February 2015 Mr Inspiration was invited to attend the first BIS Publications' training programme for the New Year, which was their extremely popular “1-Day Intensive Courses For African / African Caribbean Writers Who Want To Self Publish SUCCESSFULLY.” I am testimonial for the great course, it was on that course that inspired me and gave me the platform to break into crime fiction writing.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE BIS MACHINE
Michael Williams is the director of BIS Publications which is a independent UK based publishing house mainly for African-Caribbean writers. His company published my first crime fiction thriller Snake Amongst Shadows. He also runs these courses because of his massive experience in the publishing industry. In fact he has carved out a niche doing this for over 17 years.
Cindy Soso is Michael's very able assistant, plus several others who work in the background. Even though she has her own independent operation; she will always be credited for running things efficiently at BIS.
I did a similar course like this in the year 2012. And I remember I enjoyed every single moment on it. This[the most recent course] was equally a fun course. And, the main frame of the programme which started at 10 am and wrapped up at 4pm was based on how to self- publish successfully and market your work too. There was a small group of people on this programme. And, they all found it inspiring.
I strongly believe that Michael and Cindy are really brilliant at what they do. They equip you with the knowledge to publish your work whenever you decide to do so.
But all this starts off with an idea doesn't it? It creates a change and it makes one pursue a dream. The famous actor Will Smith stated on an American Talk Show that ideas unfold themselves. They yield possibilities, affect opportunities and high lights a distinctiveness and choice you make. My favorite bit in all that is this: It enables one to create magic. That is why it raises the question ‘What is the essence of creating the book in the first place?'
I'd like everyone to know that once you've created your idea you could be on the verge of selling your own product. So, research, write and self publish your work. Then learn how to market your product by the best in the business: Williams and Soso et al. The dream team behind BIS Publications.
OTHER THINGS AROUND THE CORNER AND THE BIG ONE
I have done some great work with some old and new friends. And, I will be doing some more work using my home page as a promotional tool. You must remember I mentioned in my last piece that the Y2K Book Tour will go into motion where ever there is community action. And it has. I have radio shows, more interviews and a new book launch coming up. In fact I will be standing shoulder to shoulder with some worthy writers whose work along with mine will be showcased in a new anthology of compositions and poems. I will keep everyone updated.
However, the big one around the corner is the Rattlesnake interview with an ambitious young woman named Michelle Flood. She is the director of her own online outfit. It's called R:CH magazine. I'm not going to tell you straight away what that means. But, I equally interviewed her in turn to find out. So you guys had better watch out for that. And read it. My interview with Michelle can be described as fascinating. I cannot wait for her readers to get hold of my first book and some of the promotional tools I've got.
This interview will be showcased on my homepage very soon. It will also be showcased on my Face Book page. So please take note.