The Seine Mountain Highway
Written for the Monique short story collection
Hush my Ahti and I shall sing
A song for you to ponder
A tale of those who fought and died
To save a mountain’s soul
A band of warriors, brave and true
Whose magic grew from eyes that flew
A man who died from fangs so cold
A raven born in caves of gold
As humans slashed and tore the earth
The mountain’s soul began to scream
Within the earth lies ancient souls
Our forefather’s bones, their mountain homes
The machines of man, which have no soul
Now mix their bones with gravel stones
To build a road to fill their need
Corporate theft – casino greed
The warriors fought to save their homes
Their magic strong – the dead fight on
Within good time, the fight is won
The backers lose – their coin now gone
They pull the plug – the projects dead
The mountain breathes and begins to heal
The greed of man – will not destroy
This mountains fabled lore
Preview - Star Travelers – The Promise Land
Your journey on the Starship Galileo will transport you to the far reaches of the cosmos where you will visit the Biela Comet that broke into pieces and may have started three well-known fires on planet Earth around 1871 AD. The three fires were the Great Michigan Fire, the second was the Peshtigo Fire, and the last was the Great Chicago Fire. During the mission of the Galileo, you will visit an asteroid belt, a magnetar, an Oort cloud, and visit Universes yet unknown to people of the twenty first century.
During the mission, the Demords will introduce humans to a design concept for computers based on intelligent design. The engineers grow their computers modules from a pool of genes created by introducing DNA into the genetic structure of a specific fungus known as Pliable Blackstone. The Pliable Blackstone then becomes an active fungus. The engineers then mount the fungus in a mixture of Lactic Acid, which then forms a solid mass as the fungus matures. A laser then etches the mass and forms the circuitry for the computer systems aboard the starship. The result is a living entity that can learn, reason and process information in the same manner as the human brain.
The Starship Galileo went into service, June 26 in the Earth year of 21,286 AD, stardate (18963482.3), 1711 years before the next scheduled perihelion of Hale-Bopp with planet Earth. The engineers designed, assembled and commissioned the vessel at a military facility on the outskirts of the Andromeda Galaxy. The facility was headquarters for IFTT (Intergalactic Federation of Time Travel) and was located on the Regnieloc Asteroid by a race of ancient humans known as the Demords. The asteroid is part of the Virgo Supercluster, which is located in the sixth spiral arm of M31 (Andromeda) Galaxy. The Demords home planet is Rowkin, which is also located within the Andromeda Galaxy.
The mission assigned to the Starship Galileo by the designers is to seek out new life forms and do scientific research within Universe Number Two. The Galileo’s mission statement provides instructions for the vessel to travel millions of years into the past to document the changes that have taken place in the universe, and then time travel many millions of years into the future in an attempt to predict what events in the cosmos will influence the universe.
Six humans and a crew of intelligent computers staff the Starship Galileo. It is custom on the planet Rowkin to pair a child to an assistant within a few weeks of their birth. The Demords implant each True Blood child with a memory module that resides between the left and right hemispheres of their brains. The modules grow in place and soon connect to the somatosensory cortex of the brain, providing their mind with a wireless interface connection to an intelligent computer system known as an Elder or Puissant. These Elders work with each child to provide it with an advanced education and a ready source of knowledge and information storage.
When a Demords boards a time travel vessel, their mainframe Elder is loaded into the mainframe Time Travel Computer. By relocating the Elder onboard the time travel vessel, communications speed remains instantaneous.
Once a child turns twenty-one years old, they choose a career field, although most had decided upon a career, years in advance. Each child’s Elder resides in the central core of the Capital City. If a Demords moved to a different city, their Elder remained in the Capital City, but remained linked through the eleventh dimension membrane. When a child acquired their legal age, they could mate and produce one child, through a ceremonial process called the Connubial. This process for mating was complicated due to the Elder they had paired with as a child. Often times, a Connubial had occurred between two Elders before one of them joined with a child. You must understand that the intelligence that resides within each Elder’s programming sequence originally came from a human Demords that had completed its 2000-year life cycle: The IFFT made the final determination if a human was mature enough to guide a human child through its life cycle. The system worked well, but not all humans survived a full cycle. If the human died prematurely, their Elder would be decommissioned. The engineers would then place the Elder in storage until the birth of a human child that required their services.
Upcoming eBooks by Ronnie Coleinger
An Untimely Death
Robert dies when attacked by a large mountain lion while spending a few days at a remote cabin. Robert’s daughter, Trisha, was only six years old on the day of her father’s death. Three days later, at his funeral, the now thirty five year old Trisha shows up with her fourteen-year-old daughter, Miranda.
Just as he stepped around the rocks and unbuckled his pants, he saw a shadow pass over his shoulder. A large animal leaped from the rock above him and landed on his back.
As the funeral director began to close the lid of his casket, his daughter turned and spoke to the man. The funeral director stepped aside and allowed Trisha to step up to the casket. She removed something from her pocket and placed it inside the casket along Robert’s right arm. The director spoke to her and said, “That is a nice thought. Burying Robert with the mountain lions broken tooth is quite appropriate, since the medical examiner did find the fang lodged in Robert’s spine: the very tooth that severed Robert’s spinal cord, I am told.”
The Star Travelers adventure is scheduled to enter the editing stage in 2018. This eBook has been two years in the making and is still a work in progress. I have turned this eBook into Steampunk. Stay tuned for updates about the progression of my writings.
This eBook is scheduled for publish at Smashwords in 2018
This eBook is scheduled for publish at Smashwords in 2018.
A Boy in Love
I ponder a question to each of you. Do you remember your first kiss? Not that tiny peck on the cheek by a boy or girl who took you to your first dance, I mean a real kiss—full on the lips lasting for what seemed to be an eternity: a kiss you felt all the way down to your soul stirring a deep passion within your loins. Most of us remember that kiss. In my case, that kiss was the stirring of a romance that would last for longer than a half century. I hope this writing stirs fond memories from your youth, a time when a kiss could take our breath away and often made us giggle.
When my eyes opened, I was looking up into the face of a blue-eyed girl with light brown shoulder length hair. She was patting my face with her hand and telling me to wake up. When she saw my eyes flutter open, she smiled and leaned down to kiss my cheek. Just then, I heard a male voice screaming at me to leave the girl alone or he would kick my ass after school tonight. I then realized who had jumped me earlier. The same boy who had tripped me in gym class earlier was once again angry with me. As the cobwebs cleared from my head, I remembered the one sided conversation we had had as he threatened to beat my ass if I ever spoke to his girlfriend again. At that moment, I realized that the girl sitting beside me and comforting me was most likely his girlfriend. Her name evaded me for a moment, but those beautiful eyes stirred my memory. She had told me yesterday in the hallway that her name was Lilly.
This eBook is scheduled for publish at Smashwords in 2018