Mystical powers. Cosmic adventure. Universally dynamic forces. A gifted individual has been commissioned to take part in of all these phenomenal occurrences.
Stuart Duffelmeyer is an NYU student who is targeted by eight of his egomaniacal college classmates once they learn he wants to find a beautiful date for the night. His classmates lure him to a sleazy motel where they play out a heinous prank. His night ends in utter disappointment after learning that his classmates only used him for their perverted entertainment purposes. Stuart suffered severely as a result of their callous behavior and feels he must get even with his tormentors.
A chance encounter allows him to discover a magical Hebrew talisman with indescribable powers. Stuart is taken away from Earth and into the far regions of another galaxy once the talisman is consecrated. The spirit of his one-time chief advisor, Rabbi Irwin Wedemeyer, explains to him that the talisman will grant him miraculous powers over all the creatures and elements of the Earth. Rabbi Wedemeyer insists that Stuart not abuse the powers bestowed upon him. He returns to Earth and quickly seeks out his vengeance.
Stuart’s absolute domination over Earthly creatures and elements brings plagues of unspeakable horrors into the lives of his one-time tormentors. He finds closure once his former college classmates return to offer their apologies to him. He also finds fulfillment by using his powers to intercept the transgressive acts inflicted by the immoral people of society. This stirring tale delivers the purest message of magic and morality.
Give Fantasy Its Own Face
Throughout the history of publishing, fantasy has to be given its own face by those hopelessly creative souls. Whether it be novels, comic books, or video games, characters are created out of one’s own imagination. We’ve had Superman, Batman, Spiderman, The Hulk, Iron Man, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and many, many more fictional fantasy characters. New ideas for fantasy/science fiction characters come down the pipeline all the time. I completed a fantasy novel entitled MASTER OF PLAGUES about two years ago. The characters in my novel were given their own identities. They had their own faces to work with. Being original can sometimes be difficult, but one has to carve out their own niche and run with. Too many people love to piggbyback off the creativity of others. There are still make believe planets and galaxies and Universes that are yet to be created. There are space monsters and inter-galatic heroes who are waiting to be given life.
Sometimes ideas come to us when we least expect it. Writing fantasy sort of gives us a license to lie. Lots of these characters and locations would never exist in a million years. It’s the ability to make your readers think that stretching the imagination can do wonders for the genre of fantasy. Creating a monster with ten eyes, ten horns, four mouths, and eight legs and arms, displays the uncanny ability to cash into your creative account. Anyone who decides to give fantasy their own face, should be willing to prove they have a license for imagination. To be original means to be daring. So much can be said for the pioneers of the fantasy genre. Taking your mind to distant galaxies and what could go on there, is the gift that only the author can possess. Give your writing your all. Give fantasy the face that you want it to have.
About D.B. Reynolds
D. B. Reynolds is an author, screenwriter, computer expert, and a chartered member of the Writer’s Guild Association, the Writer’s Lab and the Writer’s Place. D. B. has published articles on various subjects in several literary magazines. In 2002, he made a guest appearance on the nationally-syndicated television show, The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, to talk about his experiences in foster care and the present state of foster care. His newly published fantasy novel, Master of Plagues, was written to enlighten readers about the powerful correlation between magic and morality. D. B. currently resides in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.