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A Street Cat Named Bob by James BowenBOOK TITLE: A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My LifeA Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen by Garrison-Kelly
AUTHOR: James Bowen
SUBGENRE: Cat Memoir
James Bowen has been down on his luck in London, England for a whole decade. He was estranged from his family in Australia and used heroin to cope with his raw emotions. He lived on the streets in cardboard boxes until he was finally able to qualify for public housing. Ever since making an effort to get clean, he became a street musician begging for handouts, which came few and for between and often came with aggressive attitudes toward the poor.
Mr. Bowen’s luck started to change when he found a ginger tomcat he named Bob curled up in his apartment building. He nursed the kitty back to health with the intention of sending the little guy back on the streets. When Bob started following him to work, however, Mr. Bowen attracted more money and more friendly attention. It was a long process, but with a cute cuddly feline in his life, James slo
Whether you’re a wrestling fan or not, this journal is strictly for my own amusement. I have a raunchy sense of humor with a little bit of Peter Pan Syndrome going on, so I can’t let this opportunity at cheap laughs slide. Anyways, if you’re a wrestling fan, you know who Team PCB are. The acronym in their team name is made up of their first initials: Paige, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch. They used to be called The Submission Sorority, but when WWE found out that the name was already being used for a porn movie title, they took the route of using initials. And that got me thinking…what other makeshift teams can be formed the same way? Hmmm….
1. Kane, Kalisto, and Konnor (Team KKK)
2. Goldust, Ryback, and Rusev (Team GRR)
3. Cesaro, The Undertaker, Neville, and Tamina (Team CUNT)
4. Kevin Owens, Christian, and Kane (Team KOCK)
5. Fandango, The Undertaker, Cesaro, and Kane (Team FUCK)
6. Sin Cara, The Undertaker, and The Miz (Team SCUM)
7. Sin Cara and Adam Rose (Team SCAR)
8. Big E and Diego (Team BED)
9. Jimmy Uso, Neville, and Konnor (Team JUNK)
10. Hornswoggle and Erick Rowan (Team HER)
11. Sting, Hideo Itami, and Tamina (Team SHIT)
12. Blake, Alex Riley, and Fernando (Team BARF)
13. Randy Orton and Adam Rose (Team ROAR)
14. Bayley and Alberto Del Rio (Team BAD)
There. It’s all out of my system. I couldn’t be more proud of myself. I love having Peter Pan Syndrome. Hehe! We’ve got ears, say cheers!
With Occupy Wrestling holding a rating of 2-75 stars and Poison Tongue Tales being close to hitting the 50th story, it seems as though I’ve come to a crossroads when it comes to editing and working with the ultra awesome Marie Krepps, who’s tough when it matters and a kick-ass best friend. She insists that Occupy Wrestling should take priority since it’s already on the market and she doesn’t want it to be unfairly judged. Good point. Damn good point. But she also said that the decision was ultimately up to me when it came to which book I should edit. I took that to heart when I made my decision. The decision is, why can’t I work on them side-by-side? Is singular focus so sacred that these books can’t coexist in the same process? One day could be spent bulldozing short stories, the next day could be spent editing the hell out of individual OW chapters, and the cycle will repeat until both books are finished. Granted, it will require a great deal of discipline, but that’s something I’m capable of showing even during my low energy days.
***WEEKLY SHORT STORY CONTEST AND COMPANY***
It’s a new week at the WSS and the prompt is “Fireworks”. The story I produce for that prompt won’t be part of Poison Tongue Tales since it’s a modern drama. It’s called “Football Sucks” and it goes like this:
Irwin Gladden, New Mayor of Paulson City
Fred Jacobs, Irwin’s Bodyguard
PROMPT CONFORMITY: Protesters set off fireworks as part of their demonstration.
SYNOPSIS: As Irwin’s first official act as mayor, he plans on balancing the city budget by converting a taxpayer-funded football stadium into the city’s largest public library. He even goes so far as to taunt opponents of this measure by saying, “Football sucks”. The morning after making this announcement, Irwin has an army of protesters outside his political headquarters and things don’t get better when Fred enters the room dizzy and bleeding.
***POISON TONGUE TALES***
Last night, I wrote story number 48, which was “Wasteland”. Story number 49 will be called “Mastodon” and it goes like this:
Christopher Brown, Bounty Hunter
Courtney Robyn, Psychotic Criminal
PROMPT CONFORMITY: To be announced.
SYNOPSIS: In a Dungeons & Dragons-like atmosphere, the city of Middlesex is overrun with criminals and it’s up to human fighter Christopher Brown to capture them for a reward. His latest hunt is Courtney Robyn, a psychotic serial killer whose body count is in the hundreds. Just when he’s closing in on her location, Courtney comes stampeding through the streets riding on a mastodon, crushing everyone in her path.
And in case you were wondering, no, Christopher Brown isn’t based on the rapper Chris Brown, although the former’s job requires him to fight a female serial killer. I swear it’s only a coincidence, though. I swear on my mother’s grave (even though she’s still alive).
***DARK FANTASY WARRIORS***
The next drawing to come from this series will be of Elizabeth Dempsey, a human ranger from Blood Brawl who is in no way related to Brock Dempsey from Maggie’s Wisdom. It’s amazing that even though Blood Brawl is suspended, I still have the desire to draw the characters from that would-be novel. The more, the merrier I say.
***WRESTLING QUOTE OF THE DAY***
“If I hear one note out of that trombone, I’m going to send all three of you to a place that makes Suplex City look like Disneyland!”
-Stephanie McMahon to The New Day-
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