Monday, March 27, 2017

Banking and Teaching



 Banking and Teaching
A blog by Cynthia J. Cordell  

     Hello everyone, I would like to introduce you to a character that I am developing. Her name is Millie. I’m going to put Millie in different situations and wait to see, how well-rounded she can become.

     Millie was looking at bath towels at a Bed and Bath store. She noticed that the monogramed towels offered a personal touch to the towels. Her friend Alicia was getting married and on the top of her list were colorful bath towels. Millie stepped out of the store for a moment to buy a fruit smoothie from the concessions stand. She sat down by the fountain and contemplated about buying a soft pretzel to go with that smoothie.

     It was tax season. Millie was at this mall shopping for bath towels to burn up some time before her appointment with her accountant. He tutoring business had been showing promise lately and she was about to find out from her accountant, if she can make a living at it, in the long run.

     A few days ago, Millie had been at the keyboard of her computer, to try to improve her resume. She had been working in the banking industry, but wanted to change her employment options. So she sent out her resume to private and public schools highlighting her teaching credentials in the hopes of landing a teaching job.

     However, she didn’t want to burn any bridges with her banking job, so she only took on private tutoring positions that met only on the weekends. Eventually, she’d have to choose between the banking world and the teaching world, but for now she was happy to keep her job at the bank and to moonlight on the weekends with her teaching position.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Alecner Snippets



Snippets from Alecner, the novel
By Cynthia J. Cordell

     Alecner, the book, is a science fiction novel written by yours truly. In the beginning, Riley Sinclaire, the newly elected Chancellor of the planet Voltaire is aiming to destroy the nearby planet Alecner because that is where his grandmother had died a horrible death. By a chance coincidence, he meets a young girl from there by the name of Eden Kkaelen. Eden is on her way upstate on the monorail as she visits the planet Voltaire for the first time from her home planet of Alecner. She is in Adana the capital of Voltaire when this all takes place.

     Riley sees her and is instantly smitten with her. As she descends the monorail, Riley tells his bodyguard Paul Lowrey to ask her over to meet him (the Chancellor). At first Eden thinks that she has caused a commotion of some sort, but Paul re-assures her that the Chancellor just likes to meet a sampling of the population.

     Paul leads Eden to Riley and they have a cordial introduction to one another. Riley takes Eden out to lunch at the Planetary Restaurant and gets to know her there. Before this takes place, Riley had done a quick background check on Eden and found out that she is a recovering drug addict. At the luncheon, she openly tells him that she had tried rreahla once and after one of her cells became enlarged, she never tried it again. In the planet Alecner, having one enlarged cell means that that cell is a mutagen that that person harbors.

     In a nutshell, this is how the leading man meets the leading lady in the novel Alecner.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Song Lyrics



Song Lyrics
by Cynthia J. Cordell
*Millie and Stan are fictitious characters that are being developed for a bigger project.

     It’s such a joy to see your face again…Stan wrote this on a piece of paper. He wrote songs and doubled as a greeting card caption writer. He was thinking about writing a song about the female childhood neighbor that he was reconnecting with, after 20 years.
Time has been kind to your face…he wrote as the second line. I have a bouquet of flowers for youI included a short note with it…He figured that with each phrase in this song he was writing, he could use the same material as greeting card captions.

     Wouldn’t it be nice to go dancing? He continued to write. Don’t worry, you could look at your feet to keep count… Anytime Stan had some free time, he wrote something about his childhood neighbor friend. Millie was her name. I saw you sanding down an antique picture frameI have pictures I just took of youThey’d be perfect for your frame

     Stan saw that there was no ring on Millie’s finger. She had come back to her childhood home to take care of her mother and father. Stan temporarily stayed at his parents home when he wanted to take a break from the big city life. He watched all the television re-runs or his favorite shows, snacked on cookies and milk and just made himself at home.

     He had noticed the car in the neighbor’s driveway the other day, and his mother had told him, that that was Millie’s car. Since that day on, Stan had been at Millie’s, making small talk and thinking up new lyrics for the song in his head, that she inspired!