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I wrote this the other day when I was thinking about stuff. This is NOT aimed at anyone in particular, it’s just a general thing:
What some men don’t seem to be able to get through their heads is that women have equal rights now. We’re not living in the past anymore. You don’t yell and you don’t put down and you don’t hit. You don’t need to be macho. It’s okay to cry when you’re sad.
What some women don’t understand is that we have equal rights now. And it means exactly what it says. Equal rights. That doesn’t mean that we are the bosses and we do whatever we want and use sex as a weapon. And we don’t yell and we don’t put down and we don’t hit.
I don’t know if you agree with me and if you don’t, then that’s just too bad. It’s the way I feel.
What defines us? What makes us who we are? Is it our appearance? Our personality? Our family? Our past? Our education? Our memories? Or is it a combination of all of these?
What if someone took one of those things away from you? How would you feel? Incomplete?
What if someone changed your appearance without your permission or knowledge? It would take away part of your identity and sense of self.
I explored this in my novel, Tamisan. The main character’s consciousness was transferred into another body, and the body wasn’t even human. She had to deal with the identity issues, as well as the fact that the alien body could breathe above and below the water and had psychic abilities.
Her escape into the dangerous jungle adds more peril, and then her adventure really begins. There are a number of characters in the book that treat her as an object instead of a person. Is it just because of her appearance? Is a pretty face all anyone cares about?
And, of course, there is the issue of slavery. What kind of person makes another person a slave?
* Tamisan is available now through Amazon on Kindle and paperback.
By Michelle Pickett
A future that could become a reality
A deadly virus is killing people all over the world. The government has a plan to save people, but only a small percentage of the population can be saved. They will be put into PODs and sealed underground until the virus is gone, separated from their family and friends, who are left to die.
When they’ve been in the PODs for over a year, they’re let out to start a new life. But not everyone died. The virus has mutated.
Eva met David while they were stuck in the POD and now they face the people who are infected with the new strain of the virus.
There is a part of me that believes that this is how the government would handle a situation like this, especially with how they went about selecting “random” members of the population to go into the PODs. This story shows how people react to the situations they are forced into.
It’s a great story. I loved the relationship between Eva and David and liked their friends. It was hard to put my phone down and stop reading. (I have Kindle and Scribd on my phone.)
It’s impossible to talk about some of the parts I liked without writing spoilers, but I can say that I loved this book.
Here is the link to it on Amazon.com if you would like to read it yourself.
5 out of 5 stars
I have finished revising Tamisan and have decided to make it part of a series. The new title is Tamisan (Tamisan Book 1). It is available on Amazon and Smashwords. Smashwords puts your book through to Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Apple, so it is available at all of those online stores, too. If you prefer print books, it is available in print through Amazon.
I am excited to have the improved version of my story out there and can’t wait to see how it goes.
For anyone who reads it or who has read it already, I would appreciate it if you could write a review. It is one of the best ways for me to advertise my books to the world. Thanks in advance.