Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Is For Fiction...

One of the things those of us who write fan fiction do is read other authors.
There are a lot of us out there and the stories range from the unintentionally funny
to the completely great. While I won’t identify the “funny” ones,
you will definitely hear from me about the ones I’m following.

For this first peer review, so to speak, I actually drew names out of a hat!
There were just too many good stories!
These will be thrown in here at random, but usually on a Friday.
Links will be included and I can’t encourage you enough, if you haven’t already,
to go check each one out.

By The Fiction Mistress

This is a puppy story so you need to take yourself back to 1979.
Oh what a year 1979 was!

Jimmy Carter was president and faced two major crises
during his administration, the first the invasion of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran
where 90 Americans were taken hostage. The Iran Hostage Crisis quickly led to
the 1979 energy crisis due to an embargo on oil imported from Iran.

The first nuclear plant disaster happened at
Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania when there was a partial meltdown.

Pennsylvania had the worst (Three Mile) and the best that year when both the
Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Pirates
brought home the Super Bowl trophy and the World Series trophy respectively.

China registered 1 billion people and the eradication of smallpox was certified,
the first and only time a human disease was driven to extinction.

It snowed in the Sahara desert for 30 minutes.
Patty Hearst was released from prison.
The Susan B. Anthony dollar was introduced.

Eleven people died in a stampede at the Who concert at the Riverfront Coliseum
(now the U.S. Bank Arena) in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Some well-known people of today were born that year,
including Heath Ledger, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Clair Danes, Kate Hudson, and Pink.

The end of an era arrived with the death of movie great John Wayne
and the music business was shaken by the death of Sid Vicious.

Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

During this exceptional year a young Jon Bongiovi is entering his final year of high school. He’s already playing in clubs, barely making it to school on time,
and has to repeat his French class or he won’t pass.

The first day of school he meets Michele.
Beautiful, alluring, enticing Michele. And Jon is just lost.
This story takes you way back to that time,
to a younger, less sure “John” who has not yet become the man he is today.

The story asks an essential question:

What if the first person Jon gave his heart to was not Dorothea?

Take the journey with a young John Bongiovi as he travels the path destiny and he were creating. Visit Asbury Park and the Fastlane, cruise The Circuit,
and get inside the mind of a young superstar in love.
See what happens to his life today as a result of decisions long ago.

And to get you in the mood, to take you way back to the beginning of the legend…




Bayaderra said...

I'll gladly second Sun's endorsement! The "Puppy Fic" is wonderfully cute. Love the teen angst and tention! Bring on more Mistress!

AliceFayeNC said...

wow great story beginning and love the time capsule start to it.

More more more!

Jovi's Willow said...

This is one of my all time favorite stories!! If you haven't read it, you really really should. And it only promises to get better!!

The Fiction Mistress said...

Thanks girls! Sun, I'm so flattered, and I'm glad y'all like the puppy story. It's a lot of fun to write.

Faithfully yours,
The Fiction Mistress


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