Paying for College - The Novel

      Kenneth Szulczyk

Paying for College - The Novel

Brothers, all I wanted to do was attend a university and escape a small town with no job prospects or future. But it seems every time I opened my mailbox at the dorm, I pulled out another tuition bill with a looming due date. So I had to do the unthinkable. Break a few rules. Do some insane things. Then everything just became crazy.Centuries ago, the human race was nearly crushed in its struggle to defeat the evil forces of Aboleth. Led by a powerful order known as the Valier, humankind prevailed, but at a terrible price. In their desperate attempt to achieve victory at any cost, the Valier fell and became a curse on civilization known as The Dread Lords.Time has passed. The world has moved on. The Lake Valleys of Sheridan has known peace for centuries. Only, for Niam Maldies, life has been anything but tranquil. He has been hounded by a gang of ruthless bullies all of his life; and to make matters worse, a year ago, his brother and sister died in a mysterious accident that left him reeling in pain.When Niam hears a mysterious Voice that leads him into a series of dangerous situations, he and his two best friends are set on a collision course with an evil sorcerer. As the three friends struggle to uncover the culprit behind a string of ghastly and supernatural murders, they discover a greater plot that may spell doom for their homeland. Now they must rely on the strength of their friendship if they are to survive, for they were born in fulfillment of a dire prophecy: The Dread Lords must rise once again if mankind is to survive its most ancient and implacable enemy.
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    Baboons and Bureaucrats

      Kenneth Szulczyk

Baboons and Bureaucrats

Some bureaucrats work professionally and arduously, and possess a true desire to help people while many others work slowly, making simple tasks exceedingly difficult, treating recipients poorly, and chasing everyone away. Thus, I wrote this parody to express my appreciation to the world’s bad bureaucrats, and, unfortunately, the world has too many of them.I've traveled to many countries and witnessed bureaucrats in all shades, colors, and sizes, working in different agencies, offices, and departments. Some bureaucrats work professionally and arduously, and possess a true desire to help people while many others work slowly, making simple tasks exceedingly difficult, treating recipients poorly, and chasing everyone away. People grumble at the long lines. They complain about the poor customer service and complicated forms and procedures. But they rarely connect the bureaucrats' impact upon society. For example, if bureaucrats make it difficult for people to renew their driver's license, then how many obstacles do entrepreneurs face as they start a business, or a homeowner applying for permits to annex another room onto the house? People, for some reason, grant the bureaucrats a free pass. However, they don't hesitate to vote leaders and politicians out of office who did their jobs poorly. Thus, I wrote this parody to express my appreciation to the world’s bad bureaucrats, and, unfortunately, the world has too many of them.
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    Paying for College

      Kenneth Szulczyk

Paying for College

A short story where a young student becomes desperate. He has two weeks to pay his student account or the university will withdraw him from class. Consequently, the student does the unthinkable. The story has a little psychology from the student rationalizing his guilt from his misdeed.A dark city with darker secrets. A handsome billionaire who hides his true face. One innocent woman thrust into one giant mess of a paranormal world.One fateful encounter with a beast of legend pushes Gwen Rogers into the realm of myths and magic. She’s captured by a man obsessed with the creatures of that world. Her new world. Now she must find a way to free herself from both his clutches and the curse that threatens to take everything away from her.
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    The Second American Revolution - The Building of an Empire

      Kenneth Szulczyk

The Second American Revolution - The Building of an Empire

As a child. Jerrick Ray Davis dreams he delivers powerful speeches to the people. He also dreams he builds an Empire that spans across the North and South Americas. These are not simple day dreams, but ideas that map out Jerrick’s destiny. Jerrick rises up out of the wreckage and devastation of the Michigan economy and turns his dreams into reality...As a child, Jerrick Ray Davis dreams, he delivers powerful speeches to the people. He also dreams he builds an Empire that spans across the North and South Americas. These are not simple day dreams, but ideas that map out Jerrick’s destiny. Jerrick rises up out of the wreckage and devastation of the Michigan economy and turns his dreams into reality. Jerrick Davis and his political party, the National Workers’ Party, take over the United States government and then the rest of the Americas.Jerrick Ray Davis becomes the most powerful man in the 21st century, and the world trembles at his sight. Jerrick Ray Davis also makes a promise to the people. After the 2008 Financial Crisis, he will put all Americans back to work. Good-paying jobs will be plentiful again. Of course, Jerrick Davis puts everyone back to work, building his Empire. This story is about Jerrick Ray Davis’ life from his early childhood to his rise in power. Please read this story with caution, we may be all toiling hard on Jerrick Ray Davis’ Empire. As Jerrick Ray Davis says, “All Americans will be united under one flag.”
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    Searching for Stolen Love

      Kenneth Szulczyk

Searching for Stolen Love

Something dark and evil lurks within the university's walls at the Bosnian University of Management. Keith Swanson, a new finance professor, must combat this evil, and rescue his Serbian girlfriend.I’m a U.S. finance professor and was excited to teach at the Bosnian University of Management, located in the heartland of Bosnia and Herzegovina. I went there to make a difference. My future was looking bright. I fell in love with a Serbian woman and just finished teaching my first semester. But one winter night, my girlfriend had disappeared. And no one could help me. I went to search for her and unraveled quite a mystery in the land of blood and honey.I’m a U.S. finance professor and was excited to teach at the Bosnian University of Management, located in the heartland of Bosnia and Herzegovina. I went there to make a difference. My future was looking bright. I fell in love with a Serbian woman and just finished teaching my first semester. But one winter night, my girlfriend had disappeared. And no one could help me. I went to search for her and unraveled quite a mystery in the land of blood and honey.My name is Keith Swanson, and this is my adventure.
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    Thrown Away

      Kenneth Szulczyk

Thrown Away

The police arrive at Jason's homeless camp one day and tear open a wound to his soul. Jason plots to fight back and even the score.Jason has spent many hard years on the streets as a homeless man that has aged him considerably while he clings onto the thin strands of his sanity. He can’t remember the last time he spent a holiday at someone’s house or had dinner with family and loved ones. He’s not bitter about life dealing him a bad hand. He just wants to be left alone. Then the police arrive at his homeless camp one day and tear open a wound to his soul. Jason plots to fight back and even the score.
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