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The Drama Club-Part 3 (The Chameleon-Episode 1 of 3 Episodes)


dontravis.com blog post #383Courtesy of Needpix.comMore requests bring more Jarrod Gray and the Casa Verde College Drama Club. Let me know when you get tired of it. Here’s the third Jarrod Gray story. By the way, sorry Part 1 of the Drama Club got switched with Part 2. I’ll swear the computer did it. Whatever, I hope things will stay straight this time. Here we go.*****THE DRAMA CLUBPart 3: THE CHAMELEONJunior year. Casa Verde College. The Drama Club. Lighting and Curtain Director. It all sounded good to Jarrod Gray as he looked around the first Drama Club meeting of the school year. Thespian Hall held a slightly musty smell that would dissipate with the coming and going of student over the ...
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Are You a Senior Looking for Love?


You are never too old to find true love? You have probably heard it by now that the producers of The Bachelor are creating a new dating show for on the go men and women over 65 years of age searching for love. For more details, go to https://seniordatingshow.castingcrane.com/Original link
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The Drama Club-Part 2 (The Stagehand-Finale)


dontravis.com blog post #382  Stage SpotlightsCourtesy of publicdomainpictures.netWell, has Jarrod ripped his britches with Kahn (please don’t try to make anything out of that comment, it’s a good Oklahoma saying)? Let’s see how things progress.*****THE DRAMA CLUBPart 2 – The Stagehand (Finale)Later that afternoon, Jarrod watched from his perch as Kahn built a mockup of his first set. He had removed his shirt and worked bare-chested. Jarrod replayed last night in his mind while watching the muscles play beneath that golden-brown skin. Kahn glanced up at him occasionally but continued working. Not wishing to confront the boy, Jarrod went to one of the lighting banks and began to clean the rig...
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The Drama Club-Part 1 (The Jock)


dontravis.com blog post #380Courtesy of en.wikipedia.orgGot a lot of hits on last week’s post (My Personal Hero). Hong Kong particularly liked it. I had more visitors from there than I did the US. Hope they enjoyed it.Some time ago, I wrote a series of 5 stories under the title of The Drama Club, each with a subtitle. I pulled them out and took a look at them, deciding I want to publish them as blog posts. Here’s the first one, called “The Jock.”*****THE DRAMA CLUBPart 1 – The Jock          A tricky, fast-paced scene, the kind Jarrod Gray liked. He got the lighting right more often than the actors hit their lines correctly. This was only the second play of the year at Casa Verde College, but...
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Dating During the Coronavirus Crisis by Miss Know It All


Miss Know It AllThere is so much information, false information, and crazy rumors circulating on how we should protect ourselves during this crisis. And if you are dating or searching for love either online or in person, it is pertinent that you protect yourself and others by using common sense.One of the most important methods to protect oneself is to wash your hands well and often after using the bathroom, touching surfaces, or handling food with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, something we should have been doing long before this outbreak surfaced. And cover your mouth when sneezing, and coughing. Before engaging in sexual intercourse, you should know your partner’s status. You are ...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: KELSEY CLIFTON


ABOUT THE BOOK 
Jaelin and Aldwin have heard legends of the Grey Princess their entire lives. When it comes time for his first heroic quest, Jaelin naturally chooses her rescue - but the princess from Aldwin’s stories is a pale imitation of the sorceress that they find at the top of a lonely mountain tower. 
Known across the realms as the Grey Princess, Liana has been the subject of stories and songs for over two centuries. Every bard and historian thinks they know the truth, but the reality of Liana's power - and the secrets she has hidden under layers of stone - is something that no one is prepared for. And Liana herself is hardly prepared for two adventurers to show up on her doorstep wit...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: W.L. BROOKS


ABOUT THE BOOKCharlie McKay couldn't be happier with her life. Taking care of her daughter and everyone else around her is a labor of love. But the truth she's buried lurks beneath the surface and letting the oh-so-tempting Craig Sutton into her world is the last thing she needs.

Purchasing the small-town bar is only one of the reasons Craig Sutton moved to Blue Creek. Despite having his own agenda, Craig is unable to resist getting involved with the McKays. And the closer he gets to Charlie, the more entangled he wants to become.
But secrets in this town run deep, and someone is dead set on exposing Charlie's. She isn't the only one with something to hide, and deception threatens their hap...
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How To Ask a Woman Out, and Succeed


Ever wonder what are some of the best ways to ask a woman out and succeed? Well, wonder no more. Find out how by clicking hereOriginal link
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The Drama Club-Part 2 (The Stagehand-Installment 1 of 2 Installments)


dontravis.com blog post #381State SpotlightsCourtesy of publicdomainpictures.netSorry, guys and gals, I tried to get it down to a single installment but couldn’t do it. Interesting thing: By far the most hits I got last week came from Hong Kong, and that’s not unusual. I generally have a bunch from that part of the world. The astonishing thing was that they were followed by Turkmenistan. Both exceeded the number of hits from the US. For those who are interested, I generally receive 5,000 to 7,500 hits a month. Not great, but not bad, either.At any rate, let’s get on with the saga of Jarrod Gray, student lighting director for Casa Verde College’s Drama Club.*****THE DRAMA CLUBPart 2 – The Sta...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: MARYANN KEMPHER


ABOUT THE BOOKOne night, 28-year-old, Katherine O’Brian, decides to walk to an all-night diner. The only problem? It’s midnight, but Katherine lives in Reno Nevada, a city that never sleeps; she can clearly see the diner’s lights in the distance. It’s no big deal, until she passes someone’s garage where a man is loading a dead body into the trunk of his car. 

And now, she’s in trouble. She outran the man that night, and while she has no idea who he is, he knows who she is. And he wants her dead.

As if attempts on her life weren’t stressful enough, Katherine has gone back to college. She’s determined to finally finish her degree, but her lab partner is driving her crazy. He’s hot, but annoy...
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New Releases by Camryn King


An ambitious photojournalist. An uber-dedicated enforcer. And an explosive, high-profile scandal ignites Camryn King's provocative new thriller…Breathtaking oceanfront views, friendly locals, festive meals. At first, award-winning photographer Kennedy Wade’s magazine shoot in the Bahamas is more play than work. Until she loses 48 hours of her life after flirting with a sexy stranger. Until her camera goes missing—and once back in the States, she feels certain of being watched. So when Kennedy gets an unmistakable warning to quit digging deeper, she’s not about to give up.His instructions: confidential. His orders: stop a traitor from posting photos threatening national security. But former S...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: GABRIEL VALJAN


ABOUT THE BOOK Shane Cleary, a PI in a city where the cops want him dead, is tough, honest and broke. When he’s asked to look into a case of blackmail, the money is too good for him to refuse, even though the client is a snake and his wife is the woman who stomped on Shane's heart years before. When a fellow vet and Boston cop with a secret asks Shane to find a missing person, the paying gig and the favor for a friend lead Shane to an arsonist, mobsters, a shady sports agent, and Boston's deadliest hitman, the Barbarian. With both criminals and cops out to get him, the pressure is on for Shane to put all the pieces together before time runs out.Book Details: 
Title: Dirty Old Town
Author: Ga...
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My Personal Hero (A Short Story)


dontravis.com blog post #379Albuquerque Police Substation at UNMCourtesy of commons.wikimedia.orgI wrote the following short story back in the days when the language was daring. Today, not so much so. In fact, it’s probably tame. It’s a little long for a post but too short of a two-parter, so stick with me to the end, okay?*****MY PERSONAL HEROWhenever talk turns to superheroes, my mind never goes to the comic book characters Superman or Batman or Captain Marvel. I automatically think of Wesley DeVille. You see, he’s my own personal hero. He’s also a super guy, so that qualifies him as a super-guy-hero. He doesn’t fly or catch bullets in his teeth. He doesn’t have a fancy appellation like Ca...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: GABRIELLE GREY


ABOUT THE BOOK A feudalistic world embedded for centuries within the continent of Mystos is falling apart. Peasant uprisings, political and religious scheming from the academia, and the highborn’s lust for power are the causes for this political downfall in Mystos. A Death at Dawn is the first book of an epic fantasy series that follows various characters, each going through their own journey during a time of civil turmoil. In the middle of the chaos is the ruling family of the Mountain Realm, House Wayward; a racially mixed family, dealing with their own inner conflicts. However, when tragedy strikes House Wayward, instead of rallying together, the members split apart and strategize for the...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: KIRAN BHAT


ABOUT THE BOOK The Internet has connected – and continues to connect – billions of people around the world, sometimes in surprising ways. In his sprawling new novel, we of the forsaken world, author Kiran Bhat has turned the fact of that once-unimaginable connectivity into a metaphor for life itself.In we of the forsaken world, Bhat follows the fortunes of 16 people who live in four distinct places on the planet. The gripping stories include those of a man’s journey to the birthplace of his mother, a tourist town destroyed by an industrial spill; a chief’s second son born in a nameless remote tribe, creating a scramble for succession as their jungles are destroyed by loggers; a homeless, one...
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How Dating Terms Have Changed by Vivienne Diane Neal


I must say, “I am dating myself.” No, this is not what you think. I haven’t gone on a date since 1982. But at least I knew back then where I stood when it came to dating and romance, where people vocally said what they meant, and not beat around the bush. There was no internet or social media to fall back on when it came to starting or ending a romantic relationship. If you no longer wanted to be involved with someone, you would face that individual, communicate on the phone or write a Dear John letter.But today, dating has taken a different route when it comes to the way people deal with dating and romance. The phrases used when referring to dating are so complex that I thought I would list...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: A.D.T. McLELLAN


ABOUT THE BOOK When teenage loner Cassie Gellar moves with her hippie parents to the seaside town of Horn-Horn, she finds herself at odds with the battling cliques at her new school. There's Eleanore Parker, Principal's daughter and social butterfly. Then there's Hayley and the 'backseater' misfits.Book Details:
Title: Horn-Horn
Author: A. D. T. McLellan
Genre: comedy/fantasy
Series: The Horn-Horn Series
Publisher: Tommy Lellan Pty Ltd. (February 1, 2017)
Print length: 457 pagesLOVE IT OR LEAVE IT WITH A.D.T. McLELLANA few of your favorite things: movies and books, Simpsons and James Dean.Things you need to throw out: the books on my bookshelf. Decluttering the house is taking me decades.
Th...
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A Second Look a The Cutie-Pie Murders


dontravis.com blog post #378Courtesy of pexels-photoMan, did I get the hits on last week’s post, “Clouds.” Got over 1300 in one day. But not many comments. By the way, if you read my posts on Facebook, please be sure to “Like” them… if that’s appropriate.On September 12 of last year, I gave readers a first look at The Cutie Pie Murders, the next in the BJ Vinson Mystery series. It was post Number 354, in case you want to look it up. Today, I’d like to give you a second look. The following excerpt comes at the beginning of Chapter 2.  BJ’s considering investigating the murder of nineteen-year-old Mateo (Matt) Zapata, who turns out to be the third handsome young man strangled and dumped naked ...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: SEELEY JAMES


ABOUT THE BOOK 

Have you ever been betrayed by your government, your best friend, and your fiancé—all at the same time?

Jacob is about to propose to his girl when he discovers the next generation of weapons are being shipped to our enemies. Factions in the government ask him to find the perpetrators while others work to make sure he fails. His intended fiancé does not understand his disappearance and he can’t give an explanation. Can he lose the woman he loves to save the nation? When Jacob sets out to expose the billionaire intending to auction off national secrets, he is fired, expelled, and hunted by the government that once awarded him medals. If he ever wants to return to his homeland...
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The Lovebirds (2020) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures


A couple (Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a bizarre crime. As their journey to clear their names to take them from one extreme – and hilarious - a circumstance to the next, they must figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night. In theatres April 3.Original link
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