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Scooter and Bugz are two teenage boys from the inner-city of what could be any metropolis in the US. These teenagers are granted the opportunity to meet their idol: a rapper by the name of Talent.... More > Talent grew up in the same neighborhood as the two youngsters, and he has come to give back to his community. Before he leaves, he instills in the two teens the principle of O.P.D. Talent tells them that in order to achieve success and escape their negative surroundings, they need to learn what O.P.D. is and how to apply it. He gives them each a monetary gift and tells them to be wise and responsible with what he gives them. On their journey, the boys learn the meaning of loyalty, love, and perseverance. Both young men discover that success isn't an easy road and that every true hero must embark on such a journey. True success is more than a notion; it requires Organization, Planning and Discipline.< Less
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Wankopolis This is half a novella (Dogs of Chile to follow) inspired by Tolstoi's 'How much land does one man need?' it is set in a futuristic but very present 'smart city' where you have to pay... More > to throw your street garbage, Pretty Stepford wives sit in tea shops and complain about their commuting husbands, and there are no police-except the omnipresent surveillance cameras searching not to be bored and using their 'boots on the ground' in a Robo-dog, dog drone, controlled at a distance. A narcissistic high rise yuppie couple make a religion out of their amateur porn, a guest professor makes his only friend out of this dog drone controlled by one or many while making his nightly walks. ….and the city itself might be and organism feeding on the non-formulaic energy of the inhabitants. This is not science fiction. All the tech exists and it is a critique of tech in 'the land one person needs' in a land of manufactured need. This is a novel about science fact.< Less
The Chicken Defense (and Other Sketches to Live By)
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A collection of comedic sketches intended for use in Youth Groups, Church Services, and Bible Studies. The purpose of the sketchbook and the comedy sketches that are found in it are two fold. The... More > first is to help answer a need to make illustrations, bibles teachings, and sermons even more understandable with the help of comedic scenes to act as living parables. The second, is simply to create humor, fun, and laughter; whether that is through the conversations of rats lost in a maze, hobos on a railway car, or a lawyer in a chicken suit. Laughter can make all the difference. "Ed Portillo and Tim Larson bring joy and laughter to everyone they meet. They will help you translate the Gospel through humor to this generation." -Dr. Larry Acosta President/Founder of Urban Youth Workers Institute< Less
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