Tales Of The Rocket Patrol

Tales Of The Rocket Patrol

P.J. Lowry

P.J. Lowry

Defenders of the colonies, lawmen and arbitrators who settle disputes in distant galaxies. Their sole function is to serve and protect the people. They are the Rocket Patrol!My first original work of Science Fiction, a genre I have been a fan of for quite sometime. I hope you enjoy reading it! PJ
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Six Boxes

Six Boxes

P.J. Lowry

P.J. Lowry

Five people are asked to play a game to compete for a promotion they've all applied for within the company they work for. All they have to do is pick a box.Five hard working employees of McGregor Industries are asked to meet with the CEO in the main boardroom at nine in the morning. When the all get there, they are asked to play a game, the grand prize being a position in the company they've all applied for. In the board room are six boxes to pick from and in one of them is their long coveted promotion to a better office and a much higher salary. In the other boxes are some other good and a few not so good things. If they want to get their promotion, they have no choice but to pick a box and take their chances.
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An Unexpected Detour to Paris

An Unexpected Detour to Paris

P.J. Lowry

P.J. Lowry

While backpacking through Europe, Karen's only bag is stolen at a train station. That bag contained everything she needed to travel, including her passport. When a handsome gentlemen offers to assist her, Karen thinks it's good fortune but the man is also trying to help himself at the same time.It's October 31st, 1939, and Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" is being broadcast over the radio world. The Ables, people of the land type, in one apartment are listening to the show and believe its absolutely true. The Odums, white collar do-betters, are in the next apartment and think the whole thing is a gas. The Ables are preparing for escape, and the Odums are getting annoyed at each other's living habits. Then the Ables come over to help the Odums flee, and their paranoia gradually infects the white collar types, especially when the lights blackout. Both blue and white are afraid to their cores and flee into the night.
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Domestic Disturbance

Domestic Disturbance

P.J. Lowry

P.J. Lowry

Max told Stephen that the next time he laid a finger on his sister, it would be the last. Turns out Max is a man of his word...Halloween finally arrived and it was Mary's sixteenth birthday. Mary's parent's finally decided she was old enough to have a sleep over at their house. But she was only allowed to have two of her best friends spend the night after the party. Mary called Kathy and Kim to see if they would stay and have a sleep over at her house. Kathy and Kim both agreed and said that they would have a great time together being that they were all best of friends. Mary hung up the phone and said "This is the best day of my life. I'm going to turn sixteen today and I finally get to date boys."
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Completing The List

Completing The List

P.J. Lowry

P.J. Lowry

Lizzy Sheppard loses her husband too soon and one day finds something that helps the grieving process: his bucket list. 30 things he wanted to do before he died. Eager to do something for her departed beloved, Lizzy sets off to complete the list in the hopes that she will learn more about the man who was the love of her life. *2nd Round Selection, 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards!*A woman named Lizzy Sheppard is forced to endure a very hard situation with the untimely death of her husband Hayden. Married for only five years, Lizzy must accept the 'till death do us part' portion of their union a lot earlier than anticipated. While trying to cope with her loss, Lizzy uncovers something that changes the direction of her grieving process. When going through his stuff, she discovers something hidden away: her late husband’s bucket list. 30 things Hayden wanted to do before he died, with only the first four scratched away.Lizzy makes a bold decision to finish the list for her husband and the journey to complete this list allows her to discover new things about the man she fell in love with. Rather than mourn the loss of her love, Lizzy begins to celebrate the life Hayden had by learning more about who he was, what he did and what was important to him. The list brings Lizzy closer to his family, his friends and to the dreams that Hayden wanted to share with her, the love of his life.**2nd Round Selection, 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards!**
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50 Sonnets

50 Sonnets

P.J. Lowry

P.J. Lowry

Everyone can write a poem, but not everyone can compose a sonnet. This is my gift to you, my dear readers, a collection of new sonnets for you to enjoy.A ‘sonnet’ is a structure of poetry that originated in Italy. The term sonnet is actually derives from the Italian word sonetto, which means ‘little song’ or ‘little sound’. A Sicilian poet named Giacomo da Lentini is endorsed by many as its inventor. Sonnets are commonly 14 lines long and carry a distinct model of rhymes that varies from one culture to another. While I have concocted many different forms of poetry over the last twenty plus years I’ve been writing, for some reason I always come back to the sonnet. People and other poets tend to criticize sonnets for being so restrictive and having all those rules, but it’s unwarranted. It’s those very rules that create the challenge, a lyrical gauntlet that makes the sonnet the bad ass of poetry that it is. The truth is anyone can construct a ‘free flowing’ poem but not every writer can compose a sonnet.
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