Tuesday, 18 June 2019

A Jewish Fiction double bill.

A Homecoming double issue book.
When I finish my book, the two-issue book will be my largest complete book at 160 pages.
It will also have an ending that comes after the sequel "The Reunion."

Saturday, 15 June 2019

My life in his hands.

A doctor from Egypt.
We do it without thinking; we put our lives in the hands of people we think we can trust because we believe that they are capable of doing the job they have been asked to perform.

Sometimes, as in the tragedy in the Alps with the Greenwings jet several years ago it is misplaced. I feel the same now about my forthcoming appointment at Southmead Hospital.
I am not concerned the specialist may be an Egyptian Muslim, what worries me is that he graduated from Cairo University, one of the lowest ranked universities, only the establishments in the Balkan states get rated lower.
I have had a war with my genetic for over two decades, so getting the news I have cancer won't phase me too much, but putting my health in the hands of a person whose country has a literacy rate of below 25% (14%) does cause grave concern to me.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Save the NHS

I used to have faith in the NHS.
I have seen several specialists over the last decade, but none have been English, and things are going from bad to worse in my opinion, as the latest is an Egyptian from Cairo University. Cairo Uni ranks 450th out of the top 500 in the world.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

True romance

LGBT love is not a sin or an offense.

If you feel gay love is not Christian, remember that outside of New York the largest gay parades are in Tel Aviv, Israel.
I know people will disagree with me, what is new, but I don't think gay love is wrong. 
I would rather see two people happy to show their love than two unhappy people afraid to be themselves. 
One of the characters in my romance - A Homecoming - the printed version - is gay.

The sequel - the reunion - is almost completed. I plan on bringing out both books as one this month - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1722412739 for better value for the readers.
I may not understand how gay people feel, but I will not deny them the freedom to have their love.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Give as you Live

I am donating to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.
I am pleased to say that via Give as you Live I can donate funds to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund as they have been an invaluable help to me in the last two years.
For many of you, Remembrance of the people who gave for their country comes once a year, but for many such as me, we have a daily reminder of our service days.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

I have stopped writing.

There are too many reasons to list.

There are too many reasons to list why I have stopped writing short stories after eleven years. The short version is I feel my work is of no value these days. 

Another reason is that many people are going to sites that pirate my stories for free, so why should I write if you, the readers, can get weeks or months of work for nothing?
One thing I can say is that the decision does not mean I have no stories to write, only that I feel no need when all I got was $40c a month in ebook sales.

Monday, 25 March 2019


I may end this decade with a short story about Devil Worship.

For no reason, in particular, I have not written a story about Satanism before now.
In the last few weeks, as I decided to end my decade long struggle for recognition and e-book sales as a writer, I have thought several times about correcting this situation. 

Writing this style would not be far from my early days when I won praise for writing excellent ghost stories.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

April Fools Day

No greater fool is there than me.
Four the last decade, I kept hoping against hope that one of my short stories would interest a publisher; the only ones I did get a reply from year scam sites who wanted me to pay for the publishing and do all the work.

The reality is I should have quit four years ago when Forgestriker how great Thou art stopped selling, but I hoped for a revival if I changed my genre; well, it did not come.

Now, I have no choice to make after another year with no sales for my e-books (my bookstore) I am forced to call it a day at the end of this month on April Fools Day as there is no greater fool than one who continues knowing he has no hope of success; in my case selling e-books on Draft2Digital.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Bookstore - Into the unknown with Alan

My e-books are only available from Amazon from now on as Draft2Digital will be taking down all the books that are on Amazon.

Bookstore - Into the unknown with Alan