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abnormalvaverage

I'm a high school English teacher in Texas. I also hold degrees in radiography and radio and television broadcasting. Though I obtained certain knowledge and skills from my prior degrees, I do not currently use them.

Archetypes

In the Fantasy and Science Fiction genre’s there are specific archetypes that most characters fit within; the prodigy/savior (protagonist), the wizard/wise one/teacher, the damaged one/handicapped, villain(antagonist) and so on. Have you ever met someone that you’ve felt like you knew their entire personality upon meeting them? It’s not reincarnation in […]

Call me Leo part 2

He reached the top of the stairs quickly with his trunk-sized legs and opened the rusty door with a yawn. Mid-morning slanted rays slap his yawn away as reptilian eyes adjust. “Hello Leo” Sissy says in a strained voice. “Felt like I’d forgotten you, hard as that is.” “Felt like I’d forgotten […]

The Boy and the Stick pt. 1

Part 1: The Wizard The Boy sat in a room, while his master attempted to put him to sleep through laborious speech. The Boy was neither tall nor short, heavy nor thin, hair a mix between brown and black, the perfect attempt by nature to create the average specimen of […]

Call me Leo part 1

Memory deserts him. He wake’s up in the morning, crawl’s around and tries to find his savior. Cries a little, but nothing wrong with that. Bottle hits his lips and the pain liquidates. He wonders “what happened last night?” Another stab at rememberance, another failure.  His memory feels like a warped sundial […]

American Stoic Part 1

The stupid man awakens in the bloody shower. “she left me” he remembers. Wedding today. Wedding off. The time is 6:03 a.m. Just enough time to cover his war wounds. Be at the gym by 0-six-thirty his boss said. Three methods tried and three methods failed. Miracle? Counteracted each other […]