Singing Wind: A Short Story

Singing Wind: A Short Story

William Woodall

Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Religion & Spirituality

Short Story. The tale of a very beautiful young girl, who discovers that beauty can bring its own problems. When she is kidnapped by a cruel witch who envies her, she finds that no one has the courage to help her escape, except for the boy who loves her. This short story is loosely based on a Native American folk tale.He's the most popular guy in school and she's the biggest nobody. One night, and one mistake, will change both of their lives forever. For the last four years, Danni Singer’s had a crush on Darren Jacobs. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to know she exists. That’s because he’s one of the most popular guys in school, and Danni’s a nobody. That’s the way it is and the way it’ll probably stay. At least that’s what she thinks until a car accident suddenly changes everything. Darren loses his arm, leaving Danni to wonder if she could still have feelings for him. Determined to find out, and perhaps driven by a morbid sense of curiosity, Danni visits him in the hospital. It turns out his arm isn’t the only thing he’s lost. All of the friends Darren once had are no where to be found. Danni knows the pain of being an outcast all too well, and she reaches out to Darren. In the days and weeks that follow, their unlikely friendship blossoms in to an even more unlikely romance. Being in love is never easy, but for this pair it’s harder than most. Still struggling to accept the loss of his arm, Darren sometimes pushes her away and they end up fighting a lot. When she isn’t fighting with Darren, she’s dealing with the jealousy of her friends and the pressure of always trying to convince Darren his disability doesn’t change her feelings for him. This definitely isn’t what she imagined when she dreamed of dating Darren Jacobs. The truth is this is better. Despite the disagreements with Darren and the fights with her friends, Danni and Darren have a real love for one another. Sometimes things don’t work out the way you think they will, but they always work out!
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Unclouded Day

Unclouded Day

William Woodall

Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Religion & Spirituality

Brian had always believed there had to be something more out there than just the dull and humdrum world he was used to. So when something magical was suddenly dropped in his lap, he wasn’t at all disbelieving, as some people might have been. When reality is harsh, you learn very quickly to look beyond it. This beautiful novel of love and redemption will make you ponder what truly matters.Brian Stone's life isn't easy. Abandoned by his father, abused by his alcoholic mother, and mocked by his classmates, his only treasures are his beloved little brother and his old guitar.Then Brian finds a magical amulet in his attic, and things begin to change. Soon he has more power and wealth than he's ever dreamed of, and for a while all seems to be well. But Brian has made a terrible mistake which may cost him everything, and his only hope is to seek out the Fountain at the Heart of the World, wherever that may be. And if he fails, then it will mean the death of every person he loves, and maybe even his own. . . Unclouded Day is a beautiful tale of sacrifice and redemption. Contains light Christian themes.
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Cry for the Moon: The Last Werewolf Hunter, Book 1

Cry for the Moon: The Last Werewolf Hunter, Book 1

William Woodall

Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Religion & Spirituality

What would you do, if the people you loved wanted you to become a monster? What if they wouldn't take no for an answer? When twelve-year-old Zach Trewick is faced with questions like these, there seems to be only one choice he can make. . . Run."Cry for the Moon" is the first book in the critically-acclaimed Last Werewolf Hunter series, followed by "Behind Blue Eyes" & "More Golden Than Day".Zach Trewick has a hard choice to make. His family expects him to become a werewolf on the night of the next full moon, whether he likes it or not, and he's got only three days left before time runs out. Scrambling to find a way to stay human, Zach quickly makes a bold plan to run away from home and find his uncle Justin nearly a thousand miles away in Texas, the only person he can think of who might take him in.Stowing away in a septic tank, sleeping in a library, and living in a dog house on a vacant lot are among the adventures he encounters along the way.But the werewolves have no intention of letting him escape so easily. For although he doesn't know it yet, Zach is the Curse-Breaker, the long-foretold boy who can crush the wolf curse forever, and his family will stop at nothing to prevent that. Nominated for the 2010 Texas Lone Star Reading List for excellence in young adult literature, Cry for the Moon is the first book in the Last Werewolf Hunter series, followed by "Behind Blue Eyes,"The series is suitable for middle-graders and up, since it contains only mild violence and little to no gore. It has more to do with Zach's ultimate choice to become the last werewolf hunter in the world, and to break the Curse forever. The series occasionally contains some light Christian themes.Discussion questions for the series are available on the author's website.
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Many Waters

Many Waters

William Woodall

Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Religion & Spirituality

Cody McGrath is a young cowboy with big dreams and some serious enemies. Lisa Stone is a small-town waitress with problems of her own. But when an ominous prophetic dream brings them together, they soon find that love can blossom even under the most unlikely of circumstances. An inspirational and very thought-provoking Christian love story with a fantasy twist.Life is short in the old village where Muira, a young girl blossoming into womanhood, has spent all her days, but her life is about to begin when she begins her new position as servant to Castle Campbell. The old laird and the old castle are cold compared to her home with her mother and brother, but the innocent girl will learn the pleasures of womanhood when she stumbles on a dark secret. The secret consumes her and leaves her breathless for more of what she knows is sinful, but nobody told her sin would feel so good.The Highland Moon series is an episodic serial with cliffhangers and sensual fun.
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The Land of Fear: A Short Story

The Land of Fear: A Short Story

William Woodall

Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Religion & Spirituality

Short Story. When her village is about to be destroyed by an invading army that demands a mountain of gold before sunrise, Elisabeth decides to take it upon herself to get it for them. She enters a mysterious and forbidding forest in search of a rumored treasure, but what she finds there is completely different than what she expected. Short Story.INSIDE: Crystal Chappell Exclusive – Life After DAYS! Also: Why Venice is recasting Gina Tognoni and Wes Ramsey! Plus: Molly Burnett and Christian LeBlanc join Gina and Company! Exclusive: Major Daytime Emmy Award changes! Melody Thomas Scott VS. Sony: What really happened! Is James Scott leaving DAYS? Alleged Stalker Shocker Involving — Wait For It — John Driscoll! Andrea Evans’s Cancer Victory! Inside Dirty Soap! Is Eden Riegel AMC-bound? The truth behind Megan Ward’s GH firing! Drama at THE CHEW! Y&R’s Christel Khalil divorce drama! More turmoil at THE TALK? Four Decades Later: DAYS Chief Ken Corday finally gets a clue! Last week’s Soap Reviews; Next Week’s Preview Cheat Sheet! And every week: Blind Items!
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Nightfall

Nightfall

William Woodall

Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Religion & Spirituality

When 23-year-old Micah McGrath suddenly finds himself thrust into a dangerous and ugly future after a lab accident, his only choice is to make the best life for himself that he can. But when the secret police get wind of his research into time travel, Mike soon becomes a virtual prisoner, forced to continue his work on behalf of ruthless captors who wouldn't hesitate to eliminate him if necessary.15 year-old Axel lives happily with his mother until he is kidnapped and taken to places unknown and he must find his way back home.
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The Keeper of Songs: A Short Story

The Keeper of Songs: A Short Story

William Woodall

Young Adult / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Religion & Spirituality

Short Story. In this tale, an entire nation has chosen to live under the wickedness of the Curse of Blood in return for peace and security, not realizing how it corrupts them to do so. But one man sees, and it's up to him and his son to break the Curse and save their people, at great personal cost to them both. A beautiful story of sacrifice and redemption.It is true, no matter how bad things get, they can always get worse. For a handful of survivors the worst is not a virulent superflu which has killed 99% of the earth's population. No, the worst comes when they learn they are not the only ones to live through the end of civilization; the creatures of the night have survived just fine, but with their food supply greatly diminished, they are ravenously hungry for human flesh and blood.And it's also true that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. In a desperate move, the survivors attempt to pit one predator against the other; knowing full well that in the end, the last people on earth will have to pick their poison.
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