Sunday, April 22, 2012

Helios

I have to be the worst blogger in America. I'm now shamelessly promoting my new ebook, Helios. It's a collection of short stories, essays and more. Free samples available (and below). Download and enjoy. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/153394.

From Everlasting...

Thirty years from now a man will enter St. Vincent's Church late at night. It will be freezing cold outside, dark and windy. It will be two days before Halloween and black as midnight. Candles will light up the church. A few steadfast believers will sit in the first two pews praying and sliding their wrinkled fingers over black rosary beads. Fallen leaves of orange and yellow will sneak into the vestibule.


This man, his face haggard, will walk into the confessional and quietly close the door behind him. He will be tired, his clothes wrinkled. Several minutes will pass until that assistant pastor, now a middle-aged priest, balding and thin, will enter the adjoining room on the other side of the black iron screen, likewise quietly closing the door behind him.

The man will fidget a little. He will clear his throat several times. He will quietly rub his hands together. He will think. When he finally catches his breath and calms down, he will whisper, "Bless me, father, for I have sinned." His voice will be deep. He will taste bitterness in his mouth. He will feel a chill on his neck. He will hold his hands tightly together, staring at a nasty scar on his left hand. The scar will be old and puffy. Then slowly, the man will stop fidgeting.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wow. I haven't posting anything here in about two years. Time flies. A third edition is on the way. I promise to be more frequent with my posts. Until next time...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bureaucrats

As part of my new foray into screenwriting I've recently penned my second full-length screenplay, a comedy entitled Bureaucrats. It's the story of four friends trying to suceed in the Washington, DC politics and non-profits. It's a hoot.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Book Signing in Kansas City

I'll be signing copies of my second novel, The Precious Life, at the Barnes and Noble at Oak Park Mall in KC on Friday, November 27, at 1 p.m. Stop by and get a personally autographed copy for you or a loved one.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back from L.A.

I've returned from the City of Angels after successfully meeting with a few people and discussing Cicero. I'm really excited about the prospects. In the meantime I've started a new screenplay about four bureaucrats in DC. It's going to be hilarious. Stay tuned...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cicero - the movie

The next installment from Che Parker is the movie Cicero, written by me, of course. Cicero is based on my first novel The Tragic Flaw. There are lots of new scenes and new characters and the movie is sure to be a number one smash. Right now plans are for a trilogy. Hope you all like the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prMb84hgtuA

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Precious Life - Andrew's

Thanks to everyone at Andrew's Airforce base on the 21st. I had a great time chatting with people and signing copies of The Precious Life. Until next time, thanks for keep all of us safe. God bless America.