Randall's Ramblings

Randall’s Ramblings, September 10, 2017

A golden orb hanging in a background of reds and blues sprinkles its rays across the calm waters. Quite a contrast to what’s been happening in the Caribbean and in Florida, not to mention the huge earthquake in Mexico. Let’s hope the other formed hurricanes dissipate without causing any further death and destruction. When you have a moment, please think about those who have been caught up in Mother Nature’s extreme forces.

My Work in Progress

Despite a bevy of activities to keep me busy, I finally completed chapter 23 of Dangerous Alliance and posted it to the two subscription writing sites I use. My readers are being their true selves, letting me know what works and what might need a tweak or too. One did manage to point out what definitely worked: “Wow! That ending … so stunning.”

I’ve already started the next chapter, pulling some threads together from earlier ones. As always, there might me another twist and we learn a bit more about a bumbling character introduced earlier as well as meeting a new pompous one.

Here’s a bit more from Dangerous Alliance:

“Yes, sir.” Kim sighed. “I lost him.”

Sung stomped his foot and slammed a fist into the palm of his other hand. “How can you lose him? He’s a pathetic, dumb-witted man. You’re an intelligence officer. Are you saying he’s smarter than you?”


“Thank you, Supreme Leader. This makes me happy.” Why does he keep torturing me? He should give my family back.

“Do as you’re told without any further mishap.” Sung stood, signaling the end of the meeting. “You know the penalty.”


“You must know, as a senior official for our Supreme Leade—”

“On this ship, I am the supreme leader. You will do as I say. Or, I’ll toss you overboard.”


Soo nodded. I hope we don’t get sick on this floating garbage pit. “Lead on, Kim.”

“We must keep a sharp eye on the captain and is crew. There’s something—I don’t trust them.”

Perhaps more next time.

Books I’m Reading

Last week I finished reading the sequel to Cool Blue Tomb by Paul Kemprecos. It’s called Neptune’s Eye and was every bit as good as the first story in the series. Aristotle Socarides continues his somewhat meandering approach to life while at the same time delves into a missing person case.

Just when I thought I had figured out the identity of the culprit, Paul throws another wrench into the story. As a result, Aristotle must follow new clues to bring his latest adventure to a satisfying conclusion despite various obstacles.

In my humble opinion, Paul has created a fast-paced yet easy-to-read series. I’m looking forward to reading Aristotle’s next adventure.

Blogs/Author Pages/Writing Sites I’d Like to Share

I’ve expanded this section from being only about blogs that I follow but also introduce you to some new authors and a few writing sites. Unfortunately, I don’t have any new links to share with you this week.

I’m afraid that’s all the time I have today. Hope you’ve found something of interest or at least useful for your own writing.  If you have any suggestions for a topic you’d like to read about, please let me know. Until the next time, thank you for reading!

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