Tentacle

A few weeks ago many of us fell in love as the story broke of a free-spirited little New Zealand octopus named Inky, who made his way out his aquarium, ambled across the floor of the research lab, and snaked into a small drain pipe that led to his ancestral home in the Pacific Ocean. Many of us, smitten by a cephalopod of such serious purpose, wonder about his whereabouts, his healthcare, his forwarding address.

Less than a week ago I was talking to an overbearing acquaintance about my latest novel, and mentioned that the book’s primary antagonist is a savage nightmare with tentacles like those of octopi. The acquaintance, concerned by my lack of fundamental biology and spelling, jabbed a finger in midair.

“You couldn’t be more wrong,” he said. “An octopus has arms, not tentacles. And the plural of octopus is octopuses, not octopi.”

He huffed, stomping off.

I puckered my lips, pondered this. Since he was probably correct, I decided that, like a good protagonist, I had to take action. Since Jack Parker and I are the gods of our mythical world of Newtonia, I have decided to create octopi in its oceans. And you know what our octopi possess? Tentacles.

That’s the beauty of being a guy who tells lies for entertainment: I can do whatever the hell I want. Just like Inky.

Peace,

Keith

Wanna read more about Newtonia? Read MADNESS RISING, available for Kindle.

Copyright (c) 2016 Keith Parker

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The Madness, It’s Rising!

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Madness Rising, Chapters 1 thru 16

Nina’s fiance is a drunk; her childhood mentor is hearing voices; her own body is turning against her; and her parents are being body-snatched by a monster they just woke up.

Madness Rising is a character-driven young-adult science fiction/horror novel with androids, alcoholics, teasers and tentacles.

Madness Rising, Chapter 1

Madness Rising, Chapter 2

Madness Rising, Chapter 3

Madness Rising, Chapter 4

Madness Rising, Chapter 5

Madness Rising, Chapter 6

Madness Rising, Chapter 7

Madness Rising, Chapter 8

Madness Rising, Chapter 9

Madness Rising, Chapter 10

Madness Rising, Chapter 11

Madness Rising, Chapter 12

Madness Rising, Chapter 13

Madness Rising, Chapter 14

Madness Rising, Chapter 15

Madness Rising, Chapter 16

This novel would make a great movie! Thanks for reading!

Keith Parker

This blog is © 2015 Alan Keith Parker. All rights reserved.

The contents of the chapters linked above are the intellectual property of Alan Keith Parker and the Reverend Jack Edward Parker, © 2015 by the aforementioned authors. All rights reserved.

It’s about a girl named Nina who battles a hideous monster

Madness Rising – What’s it about? It’s about a girl, named Nina, on a forbidden planet who battles a hideous and dangerous monster.

She also battles her fiancé, who’s become a drunk; her childhood mentor, who’s hearing voices; her own body, which is turning against her; and her robot parents, who’ve been body-snatched by that malign monster.

The small colony where Nina lives looks like a prep school or a small idyllic college. Up until the madness Nina’s life has been ideal. It’s been warm and sunny, full of flirtations and curiosity.  But when the monster attacks her world is suddenly full of terror, violence and nanotechnological diseases.

This is a character-driven young-adult science fiction/horror novel with androids, alcoholics, teasers and tentacles.

Madness Rising, Chapter 1

Madness Rising, Chapter 2

Madness Rising, Chapter 3

Madness Rising, Chapter 4

Madness Rising, Chapter 5

Madness Rising, Chapter 6

Madness Rising, Chapter 7

Madness Rising, Chapter 8

Madness Rising, Chapter 9

Madness Rising, Chapter 10

Madness Rising, Chapter 11
Peace and hair grease,

Keith Parker

This blog is © 2015 Alan Keith Parker. All rights reserved. The chapters in the links above, titled Madness Rising, Chapter XX, where XX is the chapter number, are © 2015 by Alan Keith Parker and Rev. Jack Edward Parker. All rights reserved. 

Madness Rising, Chapter by Chapter

Madness Rising is a young adult science fiction novel that my coauthor and I are serializing, for free, on our websites.

Nina’s prep school life consists of  boys, books and bottles of wine, until the body-snatching starts. When the monster wakes up madness follows.  Survival, Nina discovers, means death.

Chapter 01

Chapter 02

Chapter 03

Chapter 04

Chapter 05

Chapter 06

Chapter 07

Thanks for reading.

Keith Parker

MADNESS RISING, Chapter 1

Jack Parker and I are writing a series of science fiction novels, suitable for young adult audiences, about colonists on a largely unexplored world beset by Lovecraftian horrors.

We are serializing the tale.

Chapter One of Madness Rising is available here, for free.

Madness Rising, Chapter 1

We hope you enjoy it.

Keith

P.S. Our protagonist, Nina Dreifuss, exorcises her demons at NinaDreifuss.com