Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #57

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Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #57

 … Some form of dementia causes John to wander aimlessly about, no sense of whether he is afoot or on horseback…

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Here at the stable, in the lamplight, he opens the mysterious envelope that had briefly distracted him that morning, nearly forgotten.

This is what it said:

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A sudden fever sweeps through John Ferrell, likely flush with excess cerebral blood flow, driven by a racing pulse. The thought of this happening to him was the last thing on his mind, nor had he been exactly consumed by guilt in the intervening months since that hot and dusty July day; all that has changed, starting right now.


 Some form of dementia causes John to wander aimlessly about, no sense of whether he is afoot or on horseback, as if in a daze. Sitting, standing, vertical or horizontal, no matter his position, nothing jives with reality. All he knows is that when he heads toward his San Luis Lake mansion, he must turn away.

More than an hour passes before he can right himself. He returns to the stable, straightening the crumpled edges of the paper in his pocket. This time he sees the need to act, grabbing a lantern to light his way to the lake, formulating a plan as he goes. His subconscious has been a step ahead of his consciousness.

Laura Bell, thinking that had he intended on meeting her, thought he would have been there by now. The delay causes doubt. Her world seems to be falling apart. Her future at the only job she’s ever had, is obviously about to end.

          There is no reason to ruin perfectly good footwear, so she undoes the high ankle buttons, places them the bench and descends into the calm waters of San Luis Lake, without capturing the one last deep breath that would sustain her for a couple of minutes. She has no intentions of surviving.


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Letters, Fan Letters, Long Letters

Blaise Pascal

“I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter.”(Letter 16, 1657)”
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Neil Gaiman

“You have a very open relationship with your fans.””Yes. We have an open relationship. Obviously they can see other authors if they want, and I can see other readers.”
― Neil Gaiman
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“The only way to build a fan base is to have a lot of material out there for readers to find. You can’t manufacture a fan base. You create it, one story at a time.”
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Letters, I Get Letters

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Letters, I get Letters



CBS Corporation

CBS Headquarters

51 W. 52nd Street

New York, NY 10019-6188

c/o Sixty Minutes Lite–Gwenny Hoff Correspondent

Dear Ms Hoff;

I am sending you a copy of the letter that I sent to my United States Senator.

Hilary Hatsbury

1512 North Church Road

Hartford, CT    10002

Dear Mister Joe Lieberman;

I am so upset about the masacre of Sandy Hook schoolchildren so close to us, in our small, quiet state. I think it is we time that a peaceful nation does something to protect our citizens.

What does a 20 year old child need an assault rifle for or other automatic weapons, for that matter? Is there a deer hunting season in Connecticut? Are the British coming? Are there planes loaded with Saudi Terrorists to shoot down befoe they land at LaGuardia?

I would think that the answers to those questions is no, no, and no. A pistol in a dresser drawer is one thing, you know, to stop a burgular. A rifle that can fire three rounds a second and do nothing other than kill human beings is another.

You are the chairman of the SENATE HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS committee. Can’t you stand up to the Natinal Rifle Association? Or have they made contributions to election too?

I want you take responsibility for this shooting: for allowing the Assault Weapons Ban to expire in 2004 and for putting miltary guns in the hands of deranged individuals.

Schools, shopping malls and movie theaters? Are there no safe places any more?

Respectfully yours,

Mrs. Hilary Hatsbury

Thank you Hilary Hatsbury!

This is an excellent example of a business letter; proper and written with passion. My hat is off to Hilary and her courage to stand up for what 98% of Americans think. Take the laws out of the hands of the 2% (NRA, Gangs, Idiots).

Don’t Be Bashful

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Don’t be Bashful

A recent comment to a post to my blog:

I was so inspired by that report on 60 Minutes Light on the subject of control; especially that lady who is taking Andy Rooney’s place., Gwenny Hoff I think.

I have been following her blog and on October 20th she started a series on letter writing (I looked into her archives having remembered how helpful it was).

I am going to write a letter to my elected representatives and tell them that I am favor of gun control, especially since all those 6 & 7 year old children were slaughtered in Connecticut.

I find this Gwenny to be a valuable resource for effective writing and she really cracks me up with her wicked sense of humor!

Respectfully yours (I learned that from Gwen),

Hilary Hatsbury

Just like Hilary, be bold and take your feelings to the highest possible outlet. Facebook isn’t popular in Washington D.C. and b__ching to your spouse will not get it done.

Don’t be a “Thin Book”

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Don’t be a “Thin Book”

After my psychological expedition inside my all-to-vivid imagination, I will continue on in a more conventional fashion. You have witnessed how easy it was for me to be sucked into an alternate reality.

But, there is a crux to it all and it had to do with getting deep; deep into your subject matter. Danny Bagman is a figment of my imagination (a fantasy where someone would ever obsess about me), but my job was to convince you he was real.

Giving your characters life, skin and bones and personality, for all your readers to experience will draw them in and entice them to get beyond the cover and forward.

The next step is to outline the structure; making sure you have enough material so it won’t just be a “thin book”. THIN BOOKS is a publisher where their motto is: “Because thick books cost too much.”

123 Loser Lane Bumstumble Iowa

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123 Loser Lane

For my book THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A BLACK SOUTHERN DOCTOR, it became painfully apparent that I was currently none of the things contained in the title; Africa American, from the south, a physician or male. So I needed do my research at the location for the book, Tallahassee, Florida.

And though I may very well be a loser myself, by definition of some, I need to travel to Iowa to get a feel for Danny’s world. The young and disillusioned Mr. Bagaman had an advantage when he fell in love with me, seeing I have this weblog , other web sites, and such for him to find things out about me.

On the other hand, dbag21 has a Facebook page that is filled with unintelligible ramblings in the style of abbreviation and emoticon. He has 957 “friends” with names like Saraa Mishka Rite Meow and Meeze Jetfoo, so you get my drift. “Dice with Buddies” will not tell me what I need to know.

So, off I go on a fictitious trip to Bumstumble Iowa (in disguise) to get sample of life in Loserville.