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"Lady Bliss", designed by the mad scientist Dr. Eveready, is cautiously welcomed by the astronauts. Fast forwarding back. The LDM has been successful, with help from "Lady Bliss", but she has to remain a secret because of the sociopolitical climate.
NAPA ("National Association for Protection of Astronauts", -- think Orwellian) decides that "Lady Bliss" should be disassembled. The astronauts decide to release her into space.
A Solar Gulf Stream washes "Lady Bliss," onto the shores of the Planet Azii, where she is thought to be the re-incarnation of Mali, the It Being.
I know what Im about to tell you is going to rustle some feathers, make no mistake about that, but thats the way its been with me all my pimping life. When I say Im a descendant of one of the royal houses, I mean it. I can back it up with bona fide DNA/geneo-logical evidence.
Now then, having said that, I want to make it clear that my economic/sexual activities stem directly from my introduction to The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli and The Kama Sutra, that love treatise for the ages. And, my life long dream to explore an area of human endeavor that has seldom been explained in any reasonable way.
Id like to make that the linchpin word for this book, reasonable.
“You may not be what they’ve told you that you are, over here. When you check out where we came from.”
Hollow Daze is the fictional account of an imaginary publishing house and the shenanigans that occur between the publishers and the writers whose books have been published by this publishing house.
The novel is written in a semi-documentary style, with excerpts from the works that each of the writers have had published, all of it covered by the dark umbrella called Urban Fiction, meaning that the writers are African-Americans or Euro-Americans trying to write Black.
Cool, beautiful Toni warned him, “Elijah, brothers be playin’ games so hard sometimes they don’t know when to stop. You know what I’m sayin’?”
Elijah Brookes had to learn the ultimate lesson the hard way. So many games to be played, so little time.
In the era of “Fake News” and attacks on journalists, you read about two journalists who immerse themselves with urban nomads to get the story their editors’ want for City Beat Magazine.
Those familiar with barbershops know that there is a different vibe culturally in a shop that is in one area of town versus another area. This book gives you a chance to visit a barbershop in Compton, California where elders still get respect.
Times of racial tension are not much different than they were years ago. 1960’s period piece of “Racial Stuff”, provides insights on what a Northern Black man experienced in the Deep South.
Unique experiences of a Black boy’s with “Five Uncles and a Daddy”. All families, especially Black families are not the same. All poor families are not the same as all “po” families.
There’s a “Honeymoon Tent” on St. Julien Street, which shows some people don’t surrender to their circumstances.
Finally, there are photos that take you onto the streets, moments in time in “Urban Nomads”.
There is a strong possibility that a close reading of this book will change their lives positively, forever.
He has been known to bend the truth, if the truth was not creating the right kind of life-vibe for him.
Modern technology helps the descendants to realize that something is not cool with their spiritual DNA, but they must use olfashioned means to cope with the problem.
They engage the services of a well-known writer (a case of serendipity, he has written about their family in his book about the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade). The mediator is called an okyeame.
The okyeame meets with the descendants of the man who pronounced the curse and unfortunately, must undergo the spiritual cleansing necessary for him to be taken seriously.
His life is changed by his ordeal. It is also instrumental in having the curse lifted from the African slave traders descendants.