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In The Light Of A Shadow
A professional killer tries to escape her violent past...no one said it would be easy. This is just part One. I will post part 2 if I get good feed-back.
Robert G Hagans
I used to be a hopless romantic, your average Lloyd Dobler. But at 19, I'm re-evaluating my life. I am becoming a realist, more like a Rob Gordon. Niether optimistic nor pessimistic (well, I'll try) but sensible. The cosmic connection that I've spent my entire life looking for is probably still out there, I'm just no longer obsessed with finding it. And I'm happy about that. For once in the last year and a half, I'm happy... sort of.
I'm a writer mainly (short stories/screenplays) and an aspiring film maker. I am currently directing a film that I wrote called How to Escape a Black Hole . It's all about the hassles of living in a small town and feeling trapped within. I like to meet other film makers out there doing the same things I'm doing, so drop me a line sometime, ya hear?
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An Intimate Conversation With The Powers That Be (Short Stories) From the mind of the hopeless cynic, comes a very strange but brief look inside the male perspective, females should take a gander. Dedicated to Lea Van Cleef, and my sister Kriistal Tighe, who insipr... [1,070 words] [Comedy]
Fade To Light: In The Light Of A Shadow (Short Stories) This is the final chapter of the series. It ties up all the loose ends...for now. It also features the climatic battle between Jessica and Skye. [2,450 words] [Action]
In The Light Of A Shadow: Showdown In The House Of God (Short Stories) This is the second chapter in the seris about a professional killer tries to escape her past...she doesn't get very far. It is now followed by Fade to Light, the final chapter. [2,561 words] [Action]
Lock-In: A Teen Dramedy (Screenplays) From the person known as The Hopless Cynic, comes a script with a unique take on teen life, more specifically, previous events in my life. I hoped to immortalize it on film, but it was not to be. Enjo... [18,379 words] [Teenage]
The Hopeless Cynic: All That Glitters... (Essays) The Robster on love and relationships...watch your step ladies and gents. Here's to you EC. [995 words] [Comedy]
The Hopeless Cynic: Believing In Believing (Essays) Seems like a good time to submit this. It's not as coherant as some of my other works, but it's my most upbeat. Dedicated to Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise and Charlie Cotterman. [1,395 words] [Motivational]
The Hopeless Cynic: Let's Get Typical (Essays) It's been forever, but I thought it was time to make a comeback. My latest on the subject of women, love and relationships. Specifically, the first early warning system for guys to discover what type ... [2,288 words] [Comedy]
The Hopless Cynic: Masochistic Summer (Essays) The Robster takes a definitive stake forward in the ongoing battle of the sexes. Women beware, the Robster is on to your game. Dedicated to John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, and the Happy Couple (you... [1,219 words] [Comedy]
The Hopless Cynic: The High School Experience (Essays) After a hiatus, the Robster is back, with a look back at High School. Dedicated to Charlie Cotterman, my beloved theatre class (plus Andy Stilling), J.D. Salinger, Zach Morris, and all the high school... [1,243 words] [Humor]
There Is Hope: The Hopeless Cynic (Essays) Here's a follow up to my last. Enjoy it. The Robster strikes again. Dedicated to Charlie Cotterman and the man formerly known as EC Allen. [985 words] [Comedy]
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"Not half bad. Some of the dialogue was a little corny, but other than that, very exciting and well played out." -- Kat.
"Well Rob you haven't done half bad, to have 31 hits at the time I'm posting this, and not one response that's truly negative, so I need say no more. Coincidentally, I too am working on a female convict character too, her name's Gridiron, but haven't been able to come up with a satisfying past for her. Who knows I might talk you into selling me the rights to the story. Yes, it's that decently done." -- EC Allen.
""Coincidentally, I too am working on a female convict character too"... "Too" many "toos" EC, you pathetic excuse for a writer! Ha! Ha! Ha!" -- Son of Tyrant.
"Gee, when did Tyrant have kids? Oh well, congratulations Tyrant on the birth of your son, he's real cute, even has his father's misanthropic spiteful nature." -- EC Allen.
"Because we all know I go around correcting people like a grammar nazi." -- Bennett.
"No Bennet, ...errr I mean Tyrant. I have no quarrel with you, just your "boy" apparently. I assume it's no coincidence he's calling himself Son of Tyrant in your honor. Probably just one of my "fans", though I know it's not you, because I know you're smarter than to reply twice, and to reply twice as father and son wouldn't make any sense. Probably just somebody else trying to rattle my chain. I'll leave it at that. " -- EC Allen.
"Here's a bad review: shite, as in what a load of . . . " -- Robert o'boyle, dublin.
"Well kid, you did a good job. I read it a long time ago, but thought I'd read it again and post something. I liked it and I think all your stories (that I've read) are good, but the action starts off right away and sometimes can be a little confusing (or maybe its just me!). Other than that I like it a lot. Good job. *hugs*" -- Raye Brown-Wood, Sparta, Michigan, USA.
"I too am a John Woo fan and your story is obviously influenced by his great films. I would, however, pay close attention to your dialogue. A lot of it doesn't sound right for the character or situation. Otherwise, keep it up!" -- Dave.
"For someone who wants to escape killing, she sure didn't mind PLUGGING BRIAN FULL OF TWENTY ROUNDS callously and without any trace of remorse. I'm not going to review the story, as action stories aren't my cup of tea at all, and I couldn't compare it to what's on the market, but I do know that the talking, dead father is too cheesy and "Lion King"-ish to fit in the scene. *I* didn't like it, but I don't like action stories in general, so I'm going to assume this is a pretty good one (lots of positive reviews are tipping me off) and tell you to 'keep up the good work.'" -- Bennett.
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