The Dig in LyBeqt Goes Dry

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Greetings,

I’m sitting at my desk after a lunch break at Grexenn Park. I love that area of Kinkorx; there is some of the most fantastic desert scenery to view while I eat my lunch and read the Desert News.

The Dig in LyBeqt

The Dig in LyBeqt

In the newspaper, there was an interesting article from The Kvyutt Travelers News in Meslerr Territory—via the news wire. In the small, remote town of LyBeqt, nothing has ever happened there worth talking about until one day a giant white sand deposit was discovered. Instantly the excavation began—as you might imagine. The project was named; The Dig.

The Dig has been operating successfully for some time now. The clean, white sand is packaged on sight and sold in stores in the wet lands.

Here’s an excerpt from my novel, The Unthinkable Duo Of Justice to better explain the sand problems on Sesla. You’ll notice what a cool fellow Maxx Zeqster is.

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As he drove away from the giant drive-thru store, in the direction of his home, he turned his radio on again. Kinkorx Rocks began to play. He listened as the station played one of his favorite songs. As he listened to the song, he bobbed his head and tapped his hand to the rhythm of the beat. He continued the short drive home as he jammed.

When the song ended, “This is Myk LoBimm, Your Classic Rock News Editor, with a special news report on the history of the sand trade, the transportation laws, and sand trafficking.

Maxx listened intently as Myk LoBimm explained the history.

More Sand Dunes in Xcuymir Territory

More Sand Dunes in Xcuymir Territory

“Sand – the Desert Territories have it – the Wet Lander’s need it. The wet land’s natural supply of sand is all but exhausted. White natural sand is abundant in the desert territories. Decades ago, in order to supplement the wet land’s depleting supply of natural sand, the sand trade began. Sand trading was once a thriving business between the desert territories and the wet lands. It benefited both cultures. Through the years, it was widely believed that the Qirdotz-Coteries from the wet lands were engaging in many forms of illegal activities while purchasing sand for their eggs from the desert territories. The Qirdotzs had money, and plenty of it. They were eager to spend their money on anything that pleased them, regardless of the local laws. This caused an alarming increase in many forms of organized crimes in the desert territories.

Desert territory citizens were becoming concerned. After much public outcry, it was determined that the increase in the general crime rate was more than the local authorities could handle. The local authorities felt the increase in crime was largely due to the Qirdotzs that came here from the wet lands to purchase sand.

Many years ago, in response to the increasing crime, the desert territory judges signed the transportation proposals into law. The transportation laws main goal was to reduce the increasing crime rate. The judges enacted these laws to prevent the Qirdotzs from entering the desert territories, purchasing their sand, and crossing back over the territory boundaries. The judges felt this would help to reduce the crime rate.

For a short time, the laws helped. Crime was down, and the citizens were happy. However, the wet lander’s increasing need for sand remained. Subsequently, rather than abating crime, the transportation laws caused a new type of illegal enterprise. Sand trafficking was born. After a short time, the sand runners emerged. Sand trading continued between the desert territories and the wet lands – illegally. This illegal sand trade caused the steady increase in many forms of crime to return.

It is believed that, Zerk Fexfeq, being the opportunistic business coterie that he is, allegedly seized the opportunity to profit from this illegal sand trafficking. This resulted in the emergence of Zerk Fexfeq, the alleged “The Sand King.”

Xcuymir Sheriff Department

Xcuymir Sheriff Department

Many local residents suspect that Zerk Fexfeq, the alleged “Sand King,” and his sand runners are operating illegally “under the nose” of Chief Morxoc and the Kinkorx Police, as well as the Xcuymir Sheriff Department. The authorities suspect that he has been smuggling sand for many years. The same residents believe he has become very wealthy by orchestrating the illegal sand trade. Zerk Fexfeq is an assumed problem that local authorities cannot get under control.

Chief Morxoc is continually attempting to gather enough strong evidence to build a solid case that will convict Zerk Fexfeq and his sand runners and put them in prison where they belong. So far, the perpetrators have successfully eluded the authorities.

Now more than ever, the Qirdotzs and the Zeplers, and any other coteries living in the wet lands, need white desert sand for the incubation of their eggs. Through the years, they continue to deplete their dwindling natural supply. They are at a critically low level of natural sand and their local supply is all but depleted…”

Maxx turned off his radio as he drove along Lypont Drive toward his home with his contained water, while still wearing his strolling suit. He quickly glanced at his clock. “I have just enough time to change into my newest Megvin Spesner III coordinating business suit with matching dress shoes and designer watch. I don’t want to present myself in my strolling attire. My cup of tea will have to wait until after the meeting.” He smiled. “My next professional opportunity will arrive soon.”

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When The Dig began, we in the desert had high hopes the excavation project would put an end to the illegal sand trafficking problems once and for all. Now that it has apparently run dry, it looks like our crime rate will be on the rise again. We can only hope our local law enforce will rise to the challenge.

I don’t have to remind everyone how the Zerk Fexfeq, Chief Morxoc case turned out. Who solved that case? My friend Detective Maxx Zeqster—that’s who.

I will keep you informed as developments surface on this concerning issue in LyBeqt.

Until we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path,

J.A. Ireland

BRAIN WEB – Book Review

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Dear scifi fantasy lovers,

In addition to being a writer, I’m also a reader. In fact I love to read. I read many different genres of books by numerous authors.

My latest read; BRAIN WEB by author, Douglas E. Richards is a NY Times Bestseller.

The novel begins as a terrorist group is planning an attack in the new, Los Angeles, California Cosmopolitan Theater—only thirteen months old and state of the art. The most secure theater ever built.

Brain WebWe meet General Justin Girgler as he’s working out. And Robert Snyder, Secretary of Homeland Security as they discuss a possible terror threat in LA.

Is Nick Hall, the marine biologist alive? Apparently Yes! And hiding. He has the ability to read minds due to four electronic implants in his brain in precise locations; the implants are supercomputers that transmit to the Web. They work like a cell phone inside Nick’s head transmitting what his mind reads. The implants were performed unwillingly on twenty-seven scientists and crew at Fresno California; by Kelvin Grey, CEO of Theia Labs. Twenty-six died from the implants leaving Nick Hall as The lottery winner. He can surf the web with his thoughts and read minds—perfectly; surface thoughts, memories, and experiences.

Megan Emerson responds to Nick telepathically. “Do your thing, Nick,” she thought.

To protect Nick and Megan Emerson, General Girgler faked their deaths. Later in a secret facility in Palm Springs, Hall’s mind-reading ability was studied.

Soon, Nick and Megan are on route to LA by chopper to stop the attack. Re-enforcements are on route as well.

The terrorists had rehearsed their plan many times without being noticed. Abdul Hakim’s two-man teams entered the Cosmopolitan theater in LA through a tunnel. The seven terrorists entered through a closet with trap door. Rolled gas canisters into rooms and closed the doors; afterword’s killing the people inside.

While wearing a classic black tuxedo, Hakim walked to the podium at the Academy Awards. “To director Sebastian Cole, and those of you filming and broadcasting these proceedings,” continued Hakim, “I’ll need you to continue to do so. All of our lives depend on it.” His colleagues in black tuxes rushed onto the stage with their KH2002 machine guns. Hakim and his terrorists seized the theatre on live television. “If the live feed stops, we will blow the theatre.”

Hakim delivers his message of vengeance to President Cochran. “The evil that you and your murderous military have visited upon our children has come home to roost. All of your men and jets and bombs are powerless to stop us.”

Gridler reveals to President Cochran and the Secretary of Defense that Nick Hall’s alive and he has a plan to stop the terrorists.

To stop Hakim and his evil group of terrorists, Nick Hall is forced to use his incredible but unwanted gifts; in doing so, his life is put in mortal danger; more than it already is.

I found BRAIN WEB by author, Douglas E. Richards to be an easy book to speed-read through.

I felt sorry for Nick Hall. All he went through; the capture, the brain surgeries, the trauma, the Madness, etc. He didn’t ask for any of it. Didn’t want it. To not be in control of one’s own mind; how terrifying?

BRAIN WEB is a futuristic fantasy that’s entertaining and fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

J.A. Ireland.

Excerpt From; The Unthinkable Duo of Justice

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Greetings from Kinkorx; it’s J. A. Ireland,

Many people of Earth downloaded my novel, The Dunjyn Asylum Escape, during the giveaway; thank you to all who did. I hope my book brings you hours of reading enjoyment. You will discover just how self-sacrificing Maxx Zeqster really is. And how Sesla rewards him because of his willingness to sacrifice his own life for a friend.

In this letter, I’m inserting  one of many very difficult times in Maxx’s childhood.  This small segment is from, The Unthinkable Duo of Justice.

Maxx is working on a case. He visited Police Chief Zog Morxoc, of the Kinkorx Police Department. Now, he’s on his way to the Kinkorx Medical School to continue the investigation.

The segment begins.***

Slide1He smiled again as he drove. “Now that I have the approval of Chief Morxoc, it’s time to visit the Kinkorx Medical School.”

As he drove in the direction of the school, his mind flashed to a painful scene from his youth. Maxx was in the sixth grade, in Mrs. HyLubb’s class. “My science report is on Seslean Astronomy,” Young Maxx said nervously as he stood before the class.

Mrs. HyLubb nodded her approval. “Proceed.”

He took a deep breath as he nervously began his oral report. “The galaxy where the Croster Slux Solar System spirals is the Whirlpool Galaxy. The solar system where our planet spirals is the Croster Slux Solar System. The planet we live on is known as Sesla.”

He paused briefly to regain his anxious breathe and stabilize his wobbling legs. He took a deep breath before continuing. “The Whirlpool Galaxy, where the Croster Slux Solar System spirals inside and Sesla spirals within it, is much brighter than the Milky Way Galaxy. It’s also 23.5 million light years away from the Milky Way. The planet Sesla revolves around the sun. The sun gives us light and heat.”

Again, he paused to regain his depleting breath while attempting to control his nervous shaking. He took another deep breath, and continued. “Sesla is the fifth planet from the sun. In addition, on a proper night, with the use of an advanced telescope, we can see the Milky Way Galaxy.” He was out of breath and trembling as he finished his report. He terrifyingly listened as Mrs. HyLubb began her critique.

“Well Maxx, I’m not sure where to begin,” Mrs. HyLubb said with a demeaning frown. “Although your report was interesting, I’m afraid it wasn’t ready to present. There were several errors in structure, as well as grammar. You also left out many very important facts.” She sighed. “I will include my comments on your evaluation. Please be seated.” She glared at him with her usual, “I’m very disappointed in you,” glare.

He walked disgracefully to his desk. As he shamefully trudged, his fellow classmates laughed at him.

Suddenly Maxx’s thoughts returned to the present as he drove toward the medical school. He smiled with a conquering smirk. “I have a very special painting that I created just for you, Mrs. HyLubb.” As he drove toward Leqtus Kin’s employer, he remembered the reporters… Segment ends.

It’s J.A. again. I chose this segment to further define Maxx Zeqster. He and I are lifelong friends therefore, I know him well.  This is another example of the adversities he has overcame in his life to become the incredible detective that he is today.

Thanks again for downloading my novel. I hope you enjoy it.

May good fortune guide your path,

J.A. Ireland

The Dunjyn Asylum Escape; Free Today

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Dear SciFi Readers,

My entire life I’ve dreamed of being a writer. Several years ago I pursued that dream. I created Detective Maxx Zeqster, Sesla…The Enchanted Planet, and a lot of other characters that makes my Maxx Zeqster Creepy Cases work.

The Dunjyn Asylum EscapeSesla is a magical planet within the Whirlpool Galaxy; she’s bewitched and beautiful; just as spectacular as the galaxy she dwells within. She loves and provides for her beloved animals, coteries, and plant life that dwells on her surface and in her mystical seas.

Just as the Whirlpool Galaxy is similar to the Milky Way in many ways, in many ways Sesla appears similar to a very small earth—in some ways. In other ways, she’s very different—very different indeed.

Today I’m giving away free downloads of the fourth book in my Maxx Zeqster Creepy Cases series, The Dunjyn Asylum Escape. In this youth, SciFi horror book, we join Detective Maxx Zeqster as he travels to the wet lands on a daring, life-threatening, mission to find a cure for Art’s dying parents in Dunjyn Asylum. Will he be successful or will he become another doxer fever mutant?

I hope you take advantage of my free offer and meet Detective Maxx Zeqster, Art Nekuma, and many of the other characters including the Mad Scientist; Dr. Myro Rewqust at Qashlet Lab. 

If you like, click on my book cover and get transported to my Kindle page for a free down-load.

Check out my author’s blog at: https://jairelandsesla.wordpress.com/ .

Thanks for stopping by and for following my blogs. May good fortune guide your path.

J. A. Ireland.

The Visqaser Report; Hatchling Counts On The Rise

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Greetings everyone in the Milky Way,

I’m  J.A. Ireland. It’s good to talk with you again. A lot is happening in our bustling, desert city.

The Mesnuk Stadium Downtown in Kinkorx

The Mesnuk Stadium Downtown in Kinkorx – Home of The Kinkorx Horned Hares

The Kinkorx Horned Hares are on a winning streak as we advance in, “It’s the Rallies.” How far they’ll go is anyone’s guess; the owner, Jeqrix Grexenn is optimistic.  The Guytic City Tobaccos don’t seem as strong this season—much to the owner, Xuro Qashlet’s regret; I’m sure. Could another Sesla Mesnuk Championship be in our future? We can dream.

Recently I’ve read several interesting articles from the wet lands praising Qashlet Lab—to owner Xuro Qashlet’s credit; this is quite a change. Qashlet Lab and Dr. Rewqust are under close scrutiny for their illegal and unethical work. I’ve looked into the news and my latest column in The Visqaser Report is concerning the new trend. I thought you would  find it interesting; here’s my article.

Hatchling Counts On The Rise: By Science Writer; J.A. Ireland

Sesla is a small but beautiful planet within the Croster Slux Solar System—within the Whirlpool Galaxy. Her ancient, yet majestic desert, is full of magnificent plants and animals. Her wet lands are filled with waterways; teaming with life of all kinds.

The Mysterious Sesla Sea – Home of the Doxer

The Mysterious Sesla Sea – Home of the Doxer

The magical seas are home to a variety of marine life including the evolution mastering doxer. Scientists believe the doxer has been the dominate predator of the seas since Sesla was formed many millions of years ago. Today, the venomous creature, and culinary delight, remains unchallenged in the mystical seas. Perhaps the only things keeping this fierce hunter in check is, its low reproductive cycle, along with the few that are taken by anglers. Caught doxers are mostly sold to fish markets, then to eating establishments.

It is widely believed by the scientific community that all Sesleans, or Coteries as many of us choose to refer to ourselves, are evolved from the doxer. Our partial dorsal fin, along with Doxer Fever, is perhaps the strongest evidence that corroborates the scientific theory.

Since doxers are plagued with low hatchling counts, and we are theoretically evolved from the doxer, it is a reasonable conclusion that our low hatchling plight is due to our evolutionary genetics; let’s assume.

The Secret Room In Qashlet Lab

The Secret Room In Qashlet Lab

If our reproductive system is genetically disposed to this condition, in this way, we are all indebted to Xuro Qashlet, the billionaire owner of Qashlet Laboratories Facility. Under the direction of Dr. Myro Rewqust, his chief scientist, through genetic engineering, the scientists are overcoming this obstacle to our low rate of reproduction.

Inside Qashlet Lab

Inside Qashlet Lab

According to recent articles in the daily newspapers, The Wet Lands News, The Kvyutt Travelers News, as well as the Kinkorx Desert News, Qashlet Lab scientists are making encouraging strides in the battle to overcome this reproductive hurtle. Families with one offspring are prevalent on Sesla today and according to statistics, have always been.

If the progress continues at Qashlet lab in the wet lands, it is conceivable that families with several children could become commonplace in time; this seems to be a dream of many.

It is encouraging to read articles praising the work of Dr. Rewqust and Qashlet lab. Their reputation for unscrupulous and unethical work is well deserved. Let’s hope their research has taken a turn for the good of Sesleans, and not directed solely at financial profit.

By Science Writer; J.A. Ireland

What do you think? Quite a change—am I right? We’re used to hearing some very scary stories coming out of that creepy lab. Maybe Xuro Qashlet has taken a turn for the better? We can only hope.

I know many families that desire more offspring but have been unsuccessful at achieving their goals. Perhaps soon, that will change.

Until we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path,

J.A. Ireland

Transport to J. A. Ireland’s Author Blog at: https://jairelandsesla.wordpress.com/

Next Novel Giveaway Day Coming Soon

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Dear SciFi fans,

I’d like to begin by thanking everyone who tunes in to my blogs; whether this one or my other at https://jairelandsesla.wordpress.com/. I’d also like to thank everyone who has read one or all of my books; I hope you’ve enjoyed them.

It has been a joy to create Maxx Zeqster and Sesla…The Enchanted Planet, and a pleasure to write my Maxx Zeqster Creepy Cases series.

It is an honor to have occasional novel giveaway days when I offer free downloads of my books. Soon, I’ll offer The Dunjyn Asylum Escape for a day of free downloads. Stay tuned to my blogs for the exact day.

The Dunjyn Asylum Escape

The Dunjyn Asylum Escape on Kindle

Here’s an excerpt from my book; Rydon Nekuma, the sailor and Pirtt-Coterie is ill and has admitted himself into the hospital at Tos-Xiron—the sea village on Sesla.

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Morning; Thirteen Days Ago

Dr. Zewio entered Rydon Nekuma’s room. “How are you feeling?” he asked as he reviewed the charts.

Rydon painfully replied from his hospital bed, “A little better. Last night was scary. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.”

Dr. Zewio replied, “Your fever was very high last night. It is lower today. How is your rash? Let me have a look.” He rolled back Rydon’s blanket. “Your rash is a little better. It isn’t as red as was reported last night. It seems to cover both of your hands, arms, and much of your torso.” He paused to check the charts again. “How did you acquire doxer fever?” he asked.

Rydon was shocked as he stated, “That’s impossible! I don’t have doxer fever.” Suddenly he remembered the storm. “While being distracted by a storm and my financial concerns, I unloaded the fish and doxers from my boat without my gloves. The doxer’s ridged dorsal fins stabbed me several times on both of my hands. I didn’t even notice. I was so distracted,” he said as a panic began. He looked at Dr. Zewio with horror. “Am I going to mutate?” he asked as he trembled.

Dr. Zewio replied, “At this point, I couldn’t say. Doxer fever is a little different for each patient. When did you encounter the doxers?”

Rydon replied as he trembled from fear, “Maybe two weeks ago. I’m not really sure.”

Dr. Zewio was surprised as he replied, “Usually the doxer’s venom reacts much faster than that. With many victims, it’s instantaneous. Your symptoms are developing much slower than usual.”

Rydon replied as he trembled, “I had a small case of doxer fever once before. I only got a small rash. It was nothing.”

“That could explain it. You might have some resistance to the doxer’s venom,” he said with hope.

Rydon looked hopeful as well. “Do you think that will help? Do you think that will stop me from mutating?” he asked as he trembled.

Dr. Zewio responded, “Only time will tell. For now, I’m going to keep you one more day and continue with the medications that I have you on. Your symptoms should go into remission, at least for a while. Again, only time will tell.”

Terror gripped him as he said, “You mean, I’m going to be sick again?”

Dr. Zewio replied, “I’m afraid that’s the nature of doxer fever. The symptoms seem to repeat. We will get you feeling better and send you home.” He quickly exited the room.

Instantly, he recalled Lyndi’s doxer fever. He thought, “Her condition has slowly progressed to the point that she is in Dunjyn Asylum.” He was horrified. He began to imagine and fear the horrific possibilities of his mutations…

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What kind of situation is Rydon in? What is doxer fever? Just how disgusting is a doxer fever asylum? Read my books and see.

My giveaway is in a few days. Stay tuned to my blogs and twitter for the exact day. Thanks for tuning in. J. A. Ireland.

Kinkorx Horned Hares Chasing Another Mesnuk Championship

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Greetings from Sesla,

Cloudy sky Over Kinkorx

Cloudy Sky Over Kinkorx

I’m J.A. Ireland. I’m sitting at my desk in beautiful downtown Kinkorx while writing my column for the newspapers. It’s an unusually cloudy day. The Kinkorx TV Weather girl, May Willowman, called for rain later this morning. From the looks of the sky, maybe she’s right. It’s been a while since we’ve had rain in this part of the desert. Everything needs water; our reservoirs are a bit low as well.

My column today is about the Kinkorx Horned Hares. As you may know, I follow our local mesnuk team closely and co-announce  home games regularly. It’s always fun to work with Derrix Weyd, Kinkorx TV Sports Anchor. He’s the official voice of the Kinkorx Horned Hares and announces all their games. Stin Gismurr, Kinkorx TV program director, is always there to insure to the quality of the broadcast.

Now that “The Set of Games” has concluded and we’re in “It’s the Rallies” the Horned Hares are chasing another Sesla Mesnuk Championship.

The Mesnuk Stadium Downtown in Kinkorx

The Mesnuk Stadium Downtown in Kinkorx

Since Jeqrix Grexenn, the desert furniture giant, purchased the team several years ago, the hares are vastly improved. They’ve even won a Sesla Championship. What a moment that was? I was there and co-announced that game; it was thrilling. In a last minute victory, the hares defeated the Guytic City Fighting Tobacco Farmers. Billionaire owner of the tobaccos, Xuro Qashlet, looked none too happy. His enormous payroll athletes couldn’t overcome the determination of the new, and driven with will-power players for Mr. Grexenn’s team.

Kinkorx Horned Hares Sesla Mesnuk Champions

Kinkorx Horned Hares Sesla Mesnuk Champions

Moments after that game, lines began forming inside the gift ships within the stadium. The Horned Hares memorabilia sold out so fast. I was lucky a friend of mine there stashed a mesnuk cap for me. Now that we’re in “It’s the Rallies” and the hares are in I’m wearing mine everyday to support the team.

One of Hundreds of  Beautiful Wet Lands Waterfall

One of Hundreds of Beautiful Wet Lands Waterfalls

The Hares are traveling to the wet lands and playing the Guytic City Tobacco Farmers, the defending Sesla champs. That game will be brutal—as always. Xuro Qashlet, the billionaire owner, has the highest payroll of any professional mesnuk team on Sesla. His players are the best; they’re big, fast, and strong.

I spoke with Jeqrix Grexenn recently. He’s confident the hares will be triumphant. He admitted in our brief lunch chat, that he misses Zith Fleen. He feels Zith was the most aggressive player he’s ever had on the team. If you’d like to read that story, I’ve written a novel about it. The Kinkorx Horned Hares Slasher details the tragic story.

It’s time to get back to my column. May Willowman was right—it’s raining. The plants and our reservoirs sure need the water. Until we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path,

J.A. Ireland