In the dead of night, three young slave kids, Isaac, Felicia, and Samuel, are suddenly awoken from their slumber by their parents, Duke and Elizabeth. Moments later, the confused kids are dragged through the dew-covered cotton fields and into the forest. Felicia then pleads for an explanation but only gets silence from her parents. The kids are pushed by Duke and Elizabeth further than they've ever been before. Then, without warning, they arrive at a valley that has train tracks cutting through the heart of it. As they try to catch their breaths, their Ma and Pa inform them that they are to stow away on a train that will take them North, to freedom. As the ground beneath them begins to tremble, the mighty train approaches. It is then when they realize that they'll be taking this journey alone and that these are the final moments they'll ever spend with their parents. Tears fill their eyes as the kids make a mad dash to board the last remaining boxcar. Their hearts race, which seems to increase their speed, as they lunge towards and cling on to the train of freedom. The kids crouch in the corner in the back of the boxcar, their minds reeling from the life-altering event. It isn't long until they discover that the route has changed. Instead of the train heading North, it turns further South where the Civil War is raging. Isaac, Felicia, and Samuel are lost and alone and must find a way North through treacherous terrain while being pursued by slave hunters who will stop at nothing to retrieve their prize. Along the way, they stumble upon something that could possibly turn the tides of the War. But the question remains: What sacrifices are they willing to make for not only their freedom but also for the freedom of an entire race?
The Naughty List
During the lean times of the 1930’s, Caroline Foster and her mother move to a small farming town in Texas. Unfortunately, the town was in the midst of a horrendous drought. With no forecast of rain in sight, the townspeople find themselves desperate for a solution. Within no time, a fascinating rumor swirls throughout the town, giving them all hope. It’s discovered that the rumors are true: Caroline Foster is the Rain Dancer. And at this point in her life, she is also in the midst of an all-consuming young girl’s first love. With the future of the town’s survival squarely on Caroline’s shoulders, she does the unimaginable. However, after many continued weeks of rainfall and no end in sight, the townspeople approach Caroline for an answer but she has none. The town, once drought-stricken, is now in jeopardy from the unrelenting rainfall. Panic sweeps into each town member’s heart and mind as they fear losing their homes and possibly their lives. Through a violent encounter, it is learned that the only way to stop the rain would be to end Caroline’s life. The people have to make a choice: whether one innocent girl’s life should be sacrificed in order to save the town. If the choice were yours, what would you do? Rain Dancer is a powerful story about a girl’s first love and the sacrifice one must make for love.
Alan sits quietly by the fireplace reading a classic novel. He pauses and takes two slow slips of red wine from his glass. As he continues drinking, the phone rings, breaking the silence. He answers the phone and to his surprise, he hears a voice that he hasn't heard since he was a child. The voice claims to be his brother Mikey who disappeared thirty years ago. Mikey reveals intimate details about their childhood that could only be known by him. Tears fall as they arrange a time and a place to meet. Emotions run high as Alan and Mikey sit across from each other in a fine Italian restaurant. Mikey explains to Alan why he ran away and why he had to make it appear that he had drowned in the ocean. The explanation stuns Alan. He then explains to Alan what he has done with his life. Mikey tells him that he has been searching the world looking for lost treasure. Most recently he had been hired by an investor to find Blackbeard’s lost treasure. Gold and diamonds weren't the only things the investor was interested in. He has discovered that some people believe that hidden inside Blackbeard’s lost treasure is a holy relic with unlimited power; and if this relic fell into the hands of this investor, he would use it too wreck havoc upon the earth. The conversation abruptly ends when the waiter makes his appearance. After the two order, the waiter exits and Mikey reveals to Alan that he is afraid he is being watched so they speak no more of Blackbeard's lost treasure. The two leave the restaurant and walk down the boardwalk. Without warning, shots ring out and Mikey is gunned down. Alan sits in a pool of blood holding his brother as Alan cries for help. Mikey slips something into Alan's coat pocket and then takes his last breath. Days later, Alan receives a phone call. The caller informs him that they have his daughter and if he wants to see her alive, he must finish his brother’s work. He is only given five days to find Blackbeard’s lost treasure and the Holy Relic. If he fails, she will die. The most unlikely of heroes is forced into an adventure of a lifetime.
Abalus and the Adventures of The Mud Mud Gang
An old man sits on the edge of the bed preparing to tell a bedtime story to his two grandkids. Bored with the same old stories, the kids plead for something new. The grandfather, named Zach, decides that tonight will be different. He will tell them a story that they have never heard before--a story that not only is incredible but also true. It is a story of his life and the amazing journey he and his group of childhood friends, known as The Mud Mud Gang, experienced. When Zach was 12 years old, he was laying in bed when out of nowhere, he heard a voice calling him to the pond which was located less than a quarter mile from the orphanage. Driven and full of curiosity, he arrives at the crystal clear pond. The voice continues to call. He walks fearlessly into the water. What he sees next amazes him. The pond begins to radiate a glowing light. He moves closer and closer into the light. In a flash, the light disappears, along with Zach. Zach bursts out of the water but he is no longer in his world. He now finds himself in a magical world known as Abalus. And much to his surprise, he is not alone. He was followed by his friends who call themselves The Mud Mud Gang. Zach and The Mud Mud Gang embark on an adventure to not only find a way back home but to save an entire world that most people only dream about.