Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Monster University: Draco Repost

Monster University: Draco
Katherine Rochholz
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"I have always been dangerous. I have always only carried for my needs, my wants, my desires, and most of all I did what I wanted when I wanted, even who I wanted. This curse annoys me to no end. I can't believe it has been twenty years since I last killed my shot at redemption. This twenty year cycles continue to haunt me. I find her. And instead of trying to gain forgiveness I took her by force. Then she refused to forgive me the bloody witch. So I killed her. Then for five years I spent my life as a bloody Mugwump! I was such an ugly bird and I am forced to sit a fence with my head leaning over one edge and my ass over the other. Only children can see me and they laugh at me. After that five years, I am once again man. Then I have fifteen years to find her and seek forgiveness. But I never look until she is eighteen; then I hire Bo and his private investigator to find her. If at the end of the twenty years, if I haven't found her, I turn to a Mugwump and she mysteriously dies and it starts all over again. Well, she is twenty now and maybe I will finally learn my lesson."
Draco threw his journal into his drawer. He looked at the little dorm room that he was in. Why they choose this little bitty town of Prairie Rapids Crossing and the college here he would never know. But Bo suggested it and nobody bet against Bo. He has been their lawyer for centuries. The only other one that they depended on as much as Bo and each other was Tony and his son... or was it his nephew? Who cared? Draco thought. He looked at his set of journals going back from when he was named Griffin to now where he was Draco. New names, new pasts, he needed them more than the others. He never learned to control the anger and monster inside of him. He might never learn to control it. Mostly because he was trying to gain forgiveness from the blasted witch that cursed him. She was reincarnated each time and wouldn't gain her memories until he asked for her forgiveness. He looked down at his schedule. Since he generally only lived as a human for fifteen years out of every twenty he was a transfer senior. He would be graduating this year. He would also more than likely be dying within the next few months as well. Well dying was such a harsh term. Turned into a blasted ugly monster of a bird and forced to sit on a damn fence was what really happened. He sighed as he stood and went to his air brushing machine with inks and dyes. He put on the fake skin over his real skin and air brushed life into his fake exterior. He hated being invisible. He barely remembered what he looked like anymore. He had long ago figured out how to move in society thanks to the underground group of 'monsters.' They were soulless beings and monsters but some liked to think they were misunderstood. Frank was one of them. Though he just rips the throats out of the people who annoy him. Though he did hear Frank was trying something new. He should go visit the man and the annoying screaming machine he seems to have adopted. He finished his application and put on a pair pants and a white button-down. He smirked as he messed with his wig. It was almost the same color as the hair he was born with. He created a very hot man. Now to go and woo that damn reincarnated witch.
Draco watched her. He bar-tended on campus. It allowed him to see all the students and compare them to the witch. She always looked the same. Short. Black hair. And these honey burgundy eyes that cost a man his soul. Everybody wants blonde blue eyed leggy models, but a short brown-eyed girl will give their hearts and souls to the people who own her heart. I learned that well. So well in fact that to cross one of these witches it would cost you any semblance of a normal life. He was brought out of his thoughts by the phone ringing. "Jo's Pool Hall." He answered.
"Dragon! Is Jo there?" Draco winced hearing Kat's voice. She was more of a seductress than Jo and Jo was a Succubus. The fact Kat was also the famous Voodoo Queen Marie LaVeau also made Draco want to run far, far away. Kat owned the local bookstore and was best buddies with Jo.
"Jo is busy now Catherine." He stated.
"Ahh, did she find a source for tonight? Pity, I was hoping to double date. I met some fresh meat." She gave a chilling laugh.
Draco shivered. "She is busy tonight. Try tomorrow."
"Good bye my darling Draco. Pity, I can't reverse your curse just to have a chance at you."
Draco never was so thankful for his curse. "I have to go Catherine!" He yelled and slammed down the phone. Draco shivered again and turned at a yell of 'Hey!' He turned and blinked. There she was. That blasted reincarnation of the witch that destroyed his life. She was quite 'painted' tonight. Of course being as old as I am I call all make-up painted. Today's society would call it barely there. He moved down. "How can I help a darling out?" He drawled.
"Three tequila shots and three Long Islands." She stated.
"I am Draco darling and your name so I can know who to run the tab under?"
"Flo. Now hurry up Draco, I haven't all night."
Yep, still a bitch. "Coming right up Flo." He makes the drinks and sends them on their way. He spends the rest of the night making a pro and con list of being stuck as a Mugwump for five years again.
For the next three weekends, Draco tried to get somewhere with the witch. He was nice, bought her drinks, helped her with her damn chemistry homework! "Want to go to dinner, Flo?"
Flo laughed. "Oh honey, you are not getting anywhere with me. You know your chemistry and seem to be loaded. I am just using you."
Of course, Draco saw red and left. He went home and removed all his coverings. He was going to make her pay. Only she could see him. He waited outside her door as she entered he pushed her in. "Use me you blasted witch! I ask your forgiveness!" He said the magic words.
"Griffin?" Flo asked her eyes wide with fright.
"In the not so flesh!" Draco laughed.
"Griffin, don't. Not again!"
"Do I have your forgiveness Witch?"
"No, you still don't love me!"
"You use me in over half your lives! How can I love you?"
"And you didn't use me?"
"I cheated on you once! I was drunk and I thought she was you! I asked forgiveness! I begged and you cursed me!"
"You cheated! And you still don't love... I deny you your forgiveness."
"And I am sorry you just signed your death again!" He took the knives in his hands and drove them into her hands and feet. "But a bit of fun first?" Draco smirked, as he ran the knife down her sternum and stomach slicing her open.
An hour later Flo lay passed out from pain, bloody and torn apart. Her heart beating its last beats. Draco bent down to her ear. "I don't know if you can hear me Flora, but I did love you. I loved you enough I was being disowned to marry you. You killed that love, and now we are stuck in this endless cycle. I hope we can find it again. But with my anger and your grudge, I feel the world will end and we will be judged to continue this cycle in hell." He kissed her cheek as she took her last breath and her heart beat one last time.
Draco fell down to the ground in pain. He had killed her again. The transformation into the Mugwump wasn't what was painful. It was that he let that dark side out and killed her again. After the transformation was complete, Flora's body was left to be discovered and Draco found himself thinking of a new name as he sat on the fence facing a highway punished to never move, and never to be seen but by children playing car games.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Camp NaNoWriMo WIP:

Camp NaNoWriMo WIP:
 
Praying
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For Lysandra, Lander, Leo, Lavina, Lucius and Lucian, it felt like their world stopped. Their parents had been killed in a car accident. To them time stood still. The world stopped and their lives were never going to be the same. Suddenly Lysandra was turning down her acceptance to Yale. She was making sure Lander completed college and Leo, Lavina, Lucius and Lucian all went to college. They never imaged that their world would be tilted on its axis as they end up in a messed up future/ alternate dimension. All they had wished was that their parents were still alive so they could continue their pre-made plans. But as the saying goes… Be Careful What You Wish For.
 
 
 

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Katy Lily Series

THE KATY LILY SERIES BY KATHERINE ROCHHOLZ
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Truth and Lies Past and Present
Katherine Lillian Fitz had only known one type of world. . . one of hard living on the streets. Then she finds out she is a witch. Now she is thrown into a new world, her world, and for once she thought life would be better. But she was wrong. A dark force is out to kill her, and she is shocked to her core when she finds out how important to her life this person is. Will she be able to come out the victor with her innocence intact or will she once and for all lose the young innocence she has even though she had lived on the cold hard streets of New York? Only time will tell. . .
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A Nightmare Within A Dream
Katherine Lillian Fitz has survived her first year in the the magical world. But a New Enemy has picked up the fight that Wesley Solomon lost. Raven Ebony seeks to destroy Katy just as her brother did, and she just might have her chance. As Katy lets her family know what really happened in the dungeon for death, Katy may have just lost the will to fight. But when it seems all hope is lost, and Darkness has spread, a small shimmer of light can be all she needs to do things she must do, to save those she loves with her heart, her life, her soul. Which may end up being the cost of this war.
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Hunted: A Katy Lily Series Companion
Antonio Cain MacCathmhaoil never intended to be come a professor like his father, but life has a way of changing one's plans.
After a tragic event he applied for and accepted a job at Bridgett's School for the Magical Arts.
There he met Sandra Porter and knew she was his soul mate.
She did not feel the same...
She ran.
Far...
But she was then captured by the Witch Hunters...
Then the hunters became the hunted.
Antonio vowed to bring her home.
But first he had to save her from those who hunted...
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The Veil Lifts
Katherine Lillian Fitz: Goodness.
Are they one in the same? The magical world seems to be convinced. Katy holds onto a shadow of a doubt as it would mean the person she had once loved the most, the person who loved her as a child, the person who was once all she hand, the person that she mourned for five years, that her mother would be her greatest enemy...
But before she can deal with the White Being that still tempts her, before dealing with her mother who may or may not be alive, she has to deal with a much more serious situation... Not only has her Aunt Aaliyah broken out from Ghastly, the main Witch's Prison and Katy Lily determined to find a way to prove her innocence no matter the cost...
But Katy has a growing Darkness inside of her... A Darkness that threatens to overwhelm and consume her and worst of all... two people blood related are encouraging her to harness this Darkness and use it... What will happen? Will Katy Lily find her way from the Darkness back into the light or when The Veil Lifts will all be forever lost?
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Corruption? A Katy Lily Series Companion
Senka Poe could not wait to go to Bridgett’s School for the Magical Arts.  She never imagined she might not finish.  But fate had other plans for her…  A plan she couldn’t find the strength to ignore… or deny.  But sometimes things are not what they seem and her life will go from a dream to a nightmare… A choice will have to be made… But can she turn her back on what she wants?  Does she have the strength to turn her back on the corruption of her soul?  Can she find the light within the darkness evading her life?  Senka is about to find out…
She loved him more than her soul... but she wasn't about to risk her child's…  Turn her back on the corruption of her soul? Can she find the light within the Darkness evading her life?  In its purest form can  she resist Corruption? After all nobody is born evil.... even Lucifer was once an angel...
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The Katy Lily Series: The Beginning
Discover The Katy Lily Series By Author Katherine Rochholz. This Box Set includes the first three books of The Katy Lily Series, Truth and Lies Past and Present, A Nightmare Within A Dream, and The Veil Lifts. It also includes bonus Novelette Corruption? Journey with Katy Lily through her world. Discover the Darkness within the Light. And the Light within the Darkness.
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The World Of The Katy Lily Series: A Short Companion Guide
A Short Companion Guide of The Katy Lily Series. Discover The Master Symbols, The Magical Beings and The Five Magical Artifacts of the Katy Lily Series.
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Elemental Mazes
Katherine Lillian Fitz has had The Veil Lifted from her eyes...
She still struggles with her nightmares within her new life...
She is still trying to discover the truth about her past and the lies about her present...
But for as much danger as she has faced nothing has prepared her for the mazes.
The Seven Largest Magical Schools are coming together for a tournament that only happens every seven years;, Elemental Mazes.
Seven Mazes around the world;
Two months each to get through them;
The contestants win or lose, many can die...
And now they must survive not only the Elemental Mazes that has taken the lives of many contestants in the past...
But Senka is no longer content to sit on the sidelines and is determined to have her daughter back at her side.
Will Katy Lily be able to resist her mother?
Will she and the others be able to survive the mazes?
Only time will tell and this time the journey may lead straight to their ending.
Journey with Katy Lily through her world...
Discover the darkness within the light...
And the light within the darkness.
Coming soon!


Falling Pieces
Katherine Lillian has survived the mazes. She has been putting together the puzzle pieces of her life. And now the pieces of her life seem to be fitting into places. But the problem isn't knowing what is coming...
The problem is that she knows what is coming. She must protect her family. And it is more important now as Riley and Haley are young parents and are being targeted by Senka... The White Being... Her own mother... The reason? Senka wants Katherine by her side and she will do anything to get it. Even killing everybody Katherine holds dear.
She also finds out about one of two puzzles she must solve to be able to end this war. The Ancient Artifacts. She must learn about them. Find them. And one day combine them. But will she be able to do it? Can she pay the cost that will have to be paid? Only time will tell. But one thing is for sure...
The Pieces Are Falling...
But The Ending Is Far From Clear...
Coming Soon


Forgiven Revenge: A Katy Lily Series Companion
Erin O'Hara was on a mission. A mission to get her revenge. Werewolves had killed her father and her sister and she wanted revenge. What she hadn’t anticipated was being attacked by rouge warlocks. Erin preformed a dark spell. One of the darkest to grant immortality… to her sister. And that is when she met her destiny.
Evan O’ Connaill was the son of the chief. He was working to bring down the rouge weres when he came upon two women who had been attacked. He sensed the black magic and would have let his father do what he wanted but then he looked into her eyes. And he knew he had to have this woman. Now he just had to convince her to give an old werewolf a chance… especially since it was his brother who killed her father.
Will Erin’s thirst for revenge over the possibility of a bright future? Or will love truly triumph over the bitterness and darkness in her soul?
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Dark Shadows
Dark Times are ahead.  Katy Lily will have choices she has to make.  Things she must do.  But will she be able to survive the Dark Shadows of her soul?  Will she be able to handle the heartache and the responsibilities thrust upon her?  The war between Darkness and Goodness is building to a fever pitch and already Katy Lily has lost more than she thought she could live through... What more will be taken from her as the Dark Shadows descend upon their lives? Will the choices she make be the right ones or will they lead her into the Darkness?
Coming Soon


Pure Shadows
Katherine Lillian MacCathmhaoil has fought the Dark Shadows.
She has picked up the falling pieces of the puzzle.
She has made her way through the Elemental Mazes.
She has had the veil lifted from her eyes.
She has fought the nightmare within her dream.
She faced the truth of her past and the lies of her present.
Now only one thing remains, the final year...
The Final Battle...
Shadow against Light...
Senka Against Katherine...
Darkness Against Goodness...
It all comes down to this...
The Final War for Earth...
Journey with Katy Lily through her world...
Discover the darkness within the light...
And the light within the Darkness...
Coming Soon

Thursday, July 13, 2017

RANDOM WIP: OPEN NEW YEAR'S DAY

Random WIP: Open New Year's Day
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Blurb:

I blame the basic flaw in our genetics. We are too human. What should have been a night out on the town with drinks and partying to forget the fact we worked dead end jobs.  Of course it was the fact we were drunk that got us into this situation. Isn’t that just the story of our lives? From our marriages to our divorces to the conceiving our children, along the line the five of us could state we were drunk at some point in the deciding phase of major life choices. But deciding to call up my lawyer of an ex-husband to make a sale go through quickly and then forgetting about it until he shows up on New Year’s Eve with paperwork made me wonder if maybe we had some problems. What were the papers for? We, meaning myself and my 4 best friends, bought the store we worked for, how the hell did we forget that? Well, the next day the company was open and it was time for us to sink or swim, for we were Open New Year’s Day. Join us as we try to figure out how to run the store while not letting our former co-workers know we are the new owners while we get ourselves on steady ground. 

Prologue:  


The days blur. The seasons change. The Earth changes. But the days blur. Same thing day in day out. Five days a week get up, go to work, deal with mind numbing stupidity, leave work, pay bills, do errands, do a bit of shopping, get a drink, eat dinner, read or watch a movie, go to bed, and get up and do it all over again. Weekends not much better, get up, do chores, do errands, pay bills, do a bit of shopping, get a drink, eat dinner, read a book or watch a movie go to bed. The season change, the sky changes, the Earth changes, but the days blur. That is until we made a pact to change that… That New Year’s Eve, we will never forget, we don’t even know how we did what we did But that New Year’s Eve changed our lives, and now the world was Open New Year’s Day and we had to learn to swim… and fast… Who is to blame for this? I blame a flaw in all of humanity. It is a basic flaw in our genetics, we are too human. What is humanity? It is a bunch of mismatched genes pushed together and most of the time we tend to gravitate towards those whose flaws annoy us the least. Or whose positive attributes draws us in the most. However, it all comes down to a basic flaw in our genetics. These emotions, the bad, (jealousy, hate, anger, greed) and the good (love, hope, kindness, generosity); it is all due to a flaw in our make-up. Believe it or not, these flaws are what got us into this situation. And now we have to use those good attributes of our genes to not fuck over other people. Yeah, good luck to us.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Keeper

The Keeper
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I am the keeper of broken souls. I want to fall, but I continue to collect the souls. As they need me more then I needed something to numb the pain of watching.

I am the keeper of broken souls. There are so many, I no longer have room. I cry because my Goddess created these souls to remain whole, yet man continues to break them. They break them with there wars, their hate, their coldness, and I cry. I look out at the land and wonder if it would not be better to start over, but that is not my choice. So I continue to collect my souls. All broken, I can’t save them once they come to me. It weighs on my soul. It breaks my soul. I want to fall, but I continue to collect the souls. As they need me more then I needed something to numb the pain of watching. This is the story of once such soul.

She was young, and pretty, she had her whole life ahead of her. I cried when I saw him coming. A demon in disguise. She fell for him so hard. She loved him no matter what he did to her. He used her. He abused her. He made her feel like nothing.

I had to sit back and watch, but I tried to do what I could in my power. I sent a friend. She tired to help this lost soul from becoming a broke soul. Tried to get her a way from the demon that was killing her soul.

For a time I thought the soul I sent back would work, but I did not. She, this pretty soul, went into a depression so deep. That with or without him she felt life was not worth it. No matter the good I sent her way, no matter the happiness I thought she would find, she never did, and she never let the demon go. The demon was going to win.

I watched her as she cut herself to deal with the emotional pain. I watched as she starved herself to please him. I watched as she lost the one soul that might have saved her, her unborn child. I watched as the Goddess took her friend away, the only person who stood by her side. I watched as the Goddess took the friends soul to paradise. Though I was happy the friend got her just award, it saddened me that it would throw the pretty damaged soul further into the darkness of the demon that held on tight to her heart.

I made one last attempt, I promised the Goddess my soul to send to her, if she gave her one more chance at having a baby. The Goddess agreed that if she carried the child to term, it would be my soul born to her. I was excited, I would not only have to stop watching the pain of life, but I had the chance to save a broken soul. I watched as the demon continued to hold her. I watched and waited. Waited for this pretty soul to become my future mother, I waited and waited. But it would never come.

One cold fateful day, I went to check on her, and the demon had won. He had drove her to kill herself. He left her. He just walked out telling her he didn’t have a use for her any longer. That she was nothing but a waste of space. Nothing at all. I cried at the lies coming from his demon mouth. I cried all through the night as I watched her self destruct. As I watched her soul break. As she took the razor blade and slit her wrists. As she bleed out. As I left my place to pick up the pieces of her soul and bring them home with me. Forever in limbo, forever broken. If only there had been more love then hate in her life. She would never have become a broken soul.

So I end my story with these words… love don’t hate. Love can change a person’s life. It can save a soul.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

RANDOM WIP: Insomnia Café



Random WIP: Insomnia Café
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When I was fifteen I lied about my age and joined the military. When I was twenty seven a bullet ended my military career. After a year of physical therapy I choose to take my life savings and open up an all-night café. What I didn’t expect was that it would become the Switzerland in a sea of crazy. From the very first ‘villain’ and the very first ‘hero’ to walk into my doors I declared neutral and stayed out of it. The city is full of characters, and a few of them are my regulars. From heroes to criminals to the regular Joe off the street. And my café has become a central hub that is neutral and a safe place for all. These are my stories of my regulars at Insomnia Café.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

WIP: The Prince’s Journey

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The Prince’s Journey

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Bernard Walden never knew his family. He grew up at a Catholic orphanage in the middle of nowhere Iowa, from the date of his birth. He spent his childhood playing with toy soldiers and planning one day to go to West Point. To be an officer in the Army. To lead. Right before his eighteenth birthday and three weeks before he left for West Point and left the Iowa Orphanage and loneliness behind forever, his life would change forever. It was a typical Iowa July day, humid enough he was breathing his daily intake of water, he laid down under the ancient oak tree that was his sanctuary when he was a child. Laying there he picked up an old toy solider; he used to spend days setting up enemy sides, his sides and planning how he would one day lead his Army. From childhood fantasy to reality in a way. Laying there lost in memories he let himself drift into sleep.

When he woke he found himself no longer in Iowa. He found himself in a foreign land lot to time. What was stranger was the man staring at him like he was the greatest thing he had ever seen. That was how he found himself in front of a person stating they were the Queen and he was heir to the throne. And they were at war and they needed his help. But can he help them? Can he end the war before it costs their world everything? Will he make it back to the world he grew up in? Does he want to go back? With blue eyes and whispered encouragement in his ear, will he find the ending to his journey in the land that time forgot? Or will he fail in his task and lose the choice?