Humanity's Last Hope

      Kevinette H. Considine

Humanity's Last Hope

Mathew Tenoch Harrison (Matty to his friends) a student at UMass Amherst,finds himself in the postion to be "Humanity's Last Hope".The old cowboy sat in his chair on the porch of the new cabin. He watched the rim of the desert. How many more days would there be? He knew this was his last hurrah.The hired hand didn't understand, but it didn't matter anymore. It was almost over.Today...thought the old man, it has to be today, I feel it in my bones.He sat on the porch and looked at the sky: the hired hand told him there would be no ride today, bad weather coming.As he watched, the clouds were bizarre, all piled up, shouldering one another for the best place, the big ones black and lowering. The pink air thick but so clear, you could almost see tomorrow."My gawd!" the old man cried as he gazed at the sky, "it's the end of the world!"He wanted to sit on the porch and watch but the hired hand hustled him inside the cabin. The rain turned to hail the size of golf balls. So big they could kill a new born calf.The storm finally passed and the sun came out. The old man, the hired hand and the Indian housekeeper went out and sat on the porch and looked at the fresh new world.The edge of the desert grew hazy; the cloud of dust on the horizon grew bigger. "There they are," shouted the old cowboy, "here they come!"The water crazed herd of range cattle drove for the bloated arroyo, the smell of water making them mad. The bawling cattle elbowing and pushing their way passed the porch. They stamped and bellowed and the dust filled the old man's nostrils and he thought it the sweetest smell.Life coursed through his old bones and he stood and swung his old Stetson in the air and whooped and swore, pleasure flowed through him, and he was young again.But soon they were gone.The old man sat down heavily, age settled back on his shoulders, "I'll finish tomorrow, Ramona," he said to the old Indian housekeeper, "it'll be O.K.".The hired hand watched with foreboding, what will be finished tomorrow?
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    The Baker's Secret

      Kevinette H. Considine

The Baker's Secret

Priscilla Connolly had made only one final request as she lay dying. Now her family had wished they listened. No one ever really takes their secrets to the grave with them!1,800 words**Book 1 of 3 in the Planet of Riches Trilogy** For someone who’s been in college as long as I have, you’d think I’d be used to people by now. And for the most part I am…until I met Meredith.Meredith was annoying on too many levels to count and was just too self-centered to live. Not that I had plans on killing her because I didn’t. Instead, I planned to ship her away to a slave planet where she’d spend the rest of her life toiling away in inhumane conditions. Poetic justice as I like to think of it for all she’d ever done to me.But as I dug into her history, and present, I found out that she was looking for the Planet of Riches, a mystical planet which generations of people have been searching for.A planet I’d just started searching for.If that wasn’t bad enough, she was dealing with the Planet Mafia, the biggest and most organized mafia in the universe.Could I use this association to my advantage or would I end up disappointed?Would I find the Planet of Riches or end up as lost as all the others who’d searched and found nothing?What secrets did this planet have just waiting to be revealed?**This is Book 1 of 3 in the Planet of Riches Trilogy**Book in the Trilogy:Planet Secrets (Book 1)Planet Mafia (Book 2)Planet of Riches (Book 3)
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