In Decline

In Decline

Stanski

Stanski

You're going down... In fact you're at an all-time low. You need help, because the only way you can get back up is by taking the advice of a professional.Your story... your downfall... told from your own perspective, in verse form, and from the perspective of your 'consultant', in prose...Warning... don't try this at home...!You're going down... In fact you're at an all-time low. You need help, because the only way you can get back up is by taking the advice of a professional.Your story... your downfall... told from your own perspective, in verse form, and from the perspective of your 'consultant', in prose...Warning... don't try this at home...!In Decline , by Stanski, is basically a collection of poetic passages that follow a similar theme; that of decline... declining standards, declining attitudes, declining natural conditions... The concepts, introduced in verse format, are backed-up and supported by passages of prose, to form a 'case history', which attempts to explain the downfall of the 'client' ( who, on the one hand, could be an individual person, or society in general, and on the other, the planet we inhabit, or the whole of creation...).The metaphors will be applied and interpreted, and the questions raised will continue long after the 'consultation' has ended...
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The Night Jasmine

The Night Jasmine

Stanski

Stanski

A collection of poetry, inspired by the sights, sounds, flavours, aromas, textures and experiences of life in Thailand.Illustrated with photographs.Brandon Burns is an artistic homebody who just wants to be left alone, but that's the last thing his future has in store for him after he accidentally saves the life of a newborn baby of the People!
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Elephant Small Vol 3

Elephant Small Vol 3

Stanski

Stanski

Welcome to Elephant Small Vol 3. This is the third in a series of five ebooks that cover five years of original verse previously published on my weblog 'Elephant Small'. Vol 3 covers edited highlights from the years 2008 & 2009.May contain the off rude word.
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Elephant Small Vol 5

Elephant Small Vol 5

Stanski

Stanski

Welcome to Elephant Small Vol 5. This is the fifth in a series of five ebooks that cover five years of original verse previously published on my weblog 'Elephant Small'. Vol 5 covers edited highlights from the years 2010 - 2013.When the apocalypse came it was not from the fires of nuclear war or unseen viral plagues, not from an unstoppable asteroid or even the machines rising up in defiance of their human overlords. The Last War, as later generations would come to remember it, was fought between fighter jets and dragons, between companies of sword wielding golems swarming over steel tanks in support of deadly Magicians wielding magical fireballs. It was a war of magic versus science and science lost. A thousand years later Duncan Cade is born without magical abilities into a dystopian world dominated by the Magical. As a young adult he’s a pariah and an outcast because of his condition, an unwanted reminder of a time when their forefather’s wiped non-magical humans from the face of the planet. His life is a constant struggle not only to fit in a society based on magic he doesn’t wield, but also to survive without the simplest of magical abilities. He thinks that he is alone, the only non-magical boy in the entire world. When the magic begins to fade from the world, Duncan is blamed and just escapes the wrath of the Magician police force into the wastelands surrounding the city of New Dallas. He sets out on a quest to find the origin of Magic and soon discovers that not only is he not alone, but the non-magical humans are finally fighting back. The Last War was only the beginning of the apocalypse and young Duncan Cade, a boy born without Magic, is thrust into the middle of the new war against the Magicians.
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Elephant Small Vol 4

Elephant Small Vol 4

Stanski

Stanski

Welcome to Elephant Small Vol 4. This is the fourth in a series of five ebooks that cover five years of original verse previously published on my weblog 'Elephant Small'. Vol 4 covers edited highlights mainly from the year 2010.Jez and Jammer are brother and sister and find themselves in the middle of an adventure they will never forget, if they survive. Carried from their home by one of the large Jumper beasts, their world suddenly becomes unfamiliar and hostile. The House of the Gods is near and the Gods are stirring. It is life or death for Jez and Jammer, unless they can find their way home.The Giant Gods are not far away though and the dangers of the land are full of gargantuan creatures and hungry insects and beasts hiding in the forests. The darkness of night soon descends upon them and hope is all but lost.Join the two on their adventure to find out what happens.
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Elephant Small Vol 2

Elephant Small Vol 2

Stanski

Stanski

Welcome to Elephant Small Vol 2. This is the second in a series of five ebooks that cover five years of original verse previously published on my weblog 'Elephant Small'. Vol 2 covers edited highlights from the years 2008-2010Welcome to Elephant Small Vol 2. This is the second in a series of five ebooks that cover five years of original verse previously published on my weblog 'Elephant Small'. Vol 2 covers edited highlights from the years 2008-2010
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Real Writing

Real Writing

Stanski

Stanski

A collection of thoughts, observations and verse compiled over 30 days in the sun.Being a werewolf isn't all about howling at the moon and running carelessly through boundless fields feeling the wind in your fur.For Michael Andrews, a Canadian living in Manhattan and afflicted with lycanthropy, there are odd side effects to being a werewolf in the middle of a bustling metropolis.Such as waking up naked in Battery Park with absolutely no memory of the night before as a wolf and trying to figure out why there is a bullet hole in his leg.Just another day in the life of a man living with the odd side affect of his werewolf affliction.(This 10,000 word short story is based upon the character Michael Andrews from the forthcoming Mark Leslie Novel: A Canadian Werewolf in New York)
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Elephant Small Vol 6

Elephant Small Vol 6

Stanski

Stanski

Welcome to Elephant Small Vol 6. Continuing the series of books featuring verse previously published on my weblog 'Elephant Small'A series of short interconnected tales set in the Ark Project Universe.Several hundred years in the future and humanity has reached the stars. Great fleets are sent out to look for intelligent alien life, little do they know that first contact will come from a most unlikely place.What should have been a momentous and great occasion instead turns into something that leads humanity down a dark and dangerous path. There are some who refuse to follow this new path and plan in one form or other to rebel. However, these plans prove futile in the face of a truly alien and deadly foe that threatens everyone. A Novelette of 14,800 words, this is a future science fiction story.This is the first book in The Ark Project Trilogy. The complete Ark Project Trilogy is also available as a complete set.
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Elephant Small Vol 1

Elephant Small Vol 1

Stanski

Stanski

Welcome to Elephant Small Vol 1.This is the first in a series of five ebooks that cover five years of original verse previously published on my weblog 'Elephant Small'.Vol 1 covers edited highlights from the year 2008.Kuzimu, where the mungu population is closely monitored and disturbances of the peace are by no means tolerated.Keep calm…Keep the peace…Listen to authority…Or you’ll find yourself doing so, whether you want to or not…Surrounded by mystery, Sapphire Adams, is an inquisitive young programmer who suffers from social anxiety disorder. Thrust into a world where she is compelled to face her fears, she must adjust her long held beliefs and do things she never thought possible. Although forced to keep family secrets that she doesn’t understand, her family past is shrouded by an obscurity she yearns to decipher but…. The truth has a price... Can she pay it...?This is the first installment of the nine (9) episode series, The Rejected of novella length, (approx. 20,000 words each 92 print pages). Each episode will be published biweekly. I hope you enjoy!
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