Recent Reviews for William Manchee
Tarizon: Conquest Earth (Book) - 6/18/2010 2:57:40 AM|
Manchee continues to present highly readable, well written manuscripts peopled with characters who are thought-provoking, appealing and convincing. Manchee’s turn from Earth and his human Stan Turner main character to the people of Tarizon has been skilled using originality and imagination to create a plausible group of characters, state of affairs and story line.
Dialog, as always, is fitting, filled with strength and not motivated with profanity or reference to capricious sexual innuendo designed only to titillate but add little to the storyline.
Manchee’s story line entwining embraces artifice, ploy as well as a wealth of chicanery all depicted via nicely presented prose. Writer Manchee’s situation are scrupulous in detail conveying the reader into the action.
Reader interest is captured during those first lines presented on page one of Tarizon: Conquest Earth and is held tight right down to the paragraphs. I have enjoyed Manchee’s writing from the day I received my first Stan Turner Mystery to review. Author Manchee’s leading actors continue gallant, even as his rogues continue to be blatantly wicked.
Manchee’s skill as an author continues to advance, improve and fascinate. As Manchee has shown admirable propensity for setting down convincing mysteries, he is proving as proficient for crafting his fantasy/sci fi offerings also.
I find the Trilogy to be a stirring series, and Tarizon: Tarizon: Conquest Earth to be an stimulating read. Watch for red herrings and a surprise ending.
Happy to recommend Tarizon: Tarizon: Conquest Earth
For review I received an ARC from the author
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Tarizon: The Liberator (Book) - 7/18/2009 2:06:56 PM
Writer Manchee once again has proven his growing prowess as a writer.
From the formidable body of works comprising his Stan Turner series; Manchee has turned in a very different direction with his exciting Tarizon trilogy.
Characters are fresh, exciting, filled with vivacity. Dialog is fitting, often gritty, hard hitting potent. Storyline is attention-grabbing, engaging and out of the ordinary.
Settings are nicely detailed, reader is drawn into the action, and interest is compelling from beginning to end. Plot twists, subterfuge, stratagem, and chicanery abound, heroes are heroic, and villains are down right vicious.
Manchee has shown past proficiency for writing mysteries, he is proving adroit in this fantasy/sci fi genre as well.
While Tarizon: The Liberator is listed as a spin-off of the Stan Turner Mystery series it is a book which can be read and understood without going back and reading the Mysteries. Although, I am a fan of the mysteries and suggest that if you have never read Manchee before; consider availing yourself of the mystery series as well.
Answers to questions posed in Cactus Island and Act Normal regarding Peter and Tarizon are being made known in the Tarizon Trilogy. Exciting series, exciting book. Enjoyed the read, happy to recommend.
Tarizon: Civil War (Book) - 7/18/2009 1:54:42 PM
I have followed Manchee’s writing from the beginning of his first series featuring attorney Stan Turner and his family. I have yet to be disappointed in any of Manchee’s burgeoning body of work.
Once more proves his increasing expertise as a writer. Manchee’s turn from human Stan Turner to the people of Tarizon has been accomplished with innovation and imagination. Characters continue bright, stirring, and overflowing with energy.
Dialog as always is appropriate, often resolute, and pounding with strength. This particular genre stratagem is compelling, appealing and more than a little extraordinary.
Situations are meticulous in depth bringing the reader straight into the action. concentration is undeniable from commencement of the book right to the last sentences.
As always story line interweaving includes, tactics, subterfuge, an abundance of chicanery all portrayed in will conceived prose.
Manchee’s , heroes continue valiant, while his scoundrels continue to be out-and-out brutal.
Undaunted, A Stan Turner Mystery (Book) - 7/20/2006 5:04:02 AM
Manchee weaves a fast paced, tightly wound narrative filled with intrigue, deception and circumstance which are not always as they seem. Undaunted proves Manchee's understanding of the justice system; not a wholly surprising situation for this successful Dallas attorney. Undaunted has it all. Love, duplicitous murder, a serial killer, The Corps, suicide, and a bigoted white supremacist all race the reader through the pages of this gripping work.
Cactus Island, At Stan Turner Mystery Book 7 (Book) - 7/20/2006 4:42:04 AM
Manchee has added a little plot twist to titillate and surprise the reader. Cactus Island : a Stand Turner Mystery BOOK 7 is a well-written tale filled with many of the characters we have come to enjoy from the first works in this ongoing series.
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Black Monday, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 6 (Book) - 2/4/2006 2:33:51 PM
Halleluiah another senstional review. You continue to amaze me. Where do you find the ime to do all that you do? Someday I'm going to stop writing, editing and read some of the Autor's work. I know you enjoy reviewing his work and that's sufficient recommendation for me.
Black Monday, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 6 (Book) - 1/22/2006 3:38:28 PM
With his invariably astute adroitness, writer William Manchee has once more crafted one of his greatly enjoyable Stan Turner mysteries. Stan is again embroiled in scenario and subplot as Manchee intertwines the diversified elements of the tale with his usual dash and skill. Fully drawn characters are well fleshed, filled with imperfection and foibles and often given to perplexing artifice.
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Deadly Distractions, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol V (Book) - 6/5/2004 7:58:11 AM
Writer Manchee’s legal thriller brings us in contact again with Stan Turner, one of my favorites of Manchee’s characters. Watching the amicable, at times bumbling Stan trying to balance family with work against a woman determined toward more than a casual relationship brings more than one smile to the lips of any reader who may have found themselves in any part of the particular scenario.
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Plastic Gods, A Rich Coleman Novel (Book) - 8/9/2003 3:59:04 AM
watching the mail box for the book so that I can do the review
Know it is great.... all your work is
Go Broke, Die Rich-Turning Around the Troubled Small Business (Book) - 5/12/2003 4:57:44 PM
Your not just good at mysteries Mr. Manchee.
Add this book to your reading list before starting a business. Your shortcomings may be a great laugh for a sigh of relief after the fact but while your in it knee deep you will wish you had read and studied all info you could get your hands on.
Thanks for sharing this book!
Ca$h Call, A Stan Turner Mystery (Book) - 7/21/2002 11:22:52 AM
Writer Manchee has set together another great setting of entertaining, convincing characters, predicaments and blunders.
Ca$h Call, A Stan Turner Mystery (Book) - 5/19/2002 4:27:13 PM
I could read this.
Undaunted, A Stan Turner Mystery (Book) - 4/14/2002 11:01:21 AM
A SPELLBINDING THRILLER!
Uncommon Thief (Book) - 3/8/2002 7:36:07 PM
Compelling, exciting, and entertaining. Sounds like a 'Must Read' to me!
Victoria Taylor Murray
'Thief of Hearts'
The Prime Minister's Daughter (Book) - 3/4/2002 6:51:57 PM
Mr. Manache is a very talented author. He has a great ability in expression of true emotions and understanding the depth of how certain circumstances effect our lives and the future. This is a thrilling read of decisions, love and as the title indicates...betrayal. It is the kind of book I would expect to see on a movie or television screen. This author also has the ability to make fictional books that can be so well related to everyday experiences making his stories very believeable. Great author and work!
Uncommon Thief (Book) - 3/4/2002 6:45:59 PM
Wonderfully exciting. This thriller takes you on a ride that is very close to home and seems like a tempting sin that one might encounter in any walk of life. The beleivability of this adventure is what makes it soooo intriguing!
Money and Love
Can't wait to read how it ends.
The Prime Minister's Daughter (Book) - 3/3/2002 5:25:34 PM
Wow...I'm tired after that run...I just read the preview of the book and can hardly wait now... I was at the edge of my seat here... (well...when I wasn't running with Kevin and the girls) Fantastic work, Bill....
Uncommon Thief (Book) - 2/3/2002 5:38:31 PM
THrilling! Could feel the fear and excitement. Continued success!
Death Pact (Book) - 9/13/2001 8:29:52 PM
A WONDERFUL PIECE OF WORK!
Second Chair, A Stan Turner Mystery (Book) - 9/13/2001 8:27:46 PM
Undaunted, A Stan Turner Mystery (Book) - 9/13/2001 8:26:30 PM
Brash Endeavor, A Stan Turner Mystery (Book) - 9/13/2001 8:25:16 PM
TWO THUMBS UP!
The Prime Minister's Daughter (Book) - 9/12/2001 10:57:16 PM
A MUST READ!
The Prime Minister's Daughter (Book) - 8/7/2001 10:47:41 AM
Reviewed first for Author
Title: .Trouble in Trinidad
Author: . William Manchee
Line/Publisher: . Top Publications LTD. Co
Release Date: 2001
ISBN: 0 966366 78
High School student Kevin Wells is caught up in a web of deceit, danger, duplicity and intrigue not to mention flatout heart stopping DANGER as a response to his throwing himself in front of the bullet intended for a visiting dignitary. The Trinidad-Tobago Prime Minister is saved by the young ROTC cadet. His gratitude prompts an invitation to visit his home when Kevin comes to Trinidad to testify against the supposed assassin. Kevin’s wound is healing well when the time comes for him to board the plane for his Trinidad adventure. The resulting visit is fraught with confusion, murder attempts, unexpected help and Kevin’s finding of a soul mate.
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The Prime Minister's Daughter (Book) - 7/28/2001 6:44:38 AM
just finished it! great book. I'll send your review in a day or two. m
My First Literary Agent (Short Story) - 3/24/2010 4:53:47 AM
My First Literary Agent (Short Story) - 11/8/2009 6:19:15 PM
read several of your works to get the feel of how a true writer writes you are a skilled writer by far..enjoy your work
The Speech I Never Gave (Short Story) - 9/14/2009 4:01:00 PM
you always offer such excellent advice
My First Literary Agent (Short Story) - 8/14/2009 10:16:46 AM
William, let me tell you. I spent twenty-two years with hundreds upon hundreds if not better than a thousand quarries going to agents that said the would look at my novel even if I hadn't been published and publishers that said they'd look at my novel even if I didn't have an agent, and I sent hundreds upon hundreds, if not better than a thousand synopsis, all of which were rejected, other than, of course "The Sherwood Broome" type Agencies. Because I was a bit more suspicious than you, I never got hooked by a Broome and after twenty-two years I did get "The Climbing Boy" to an online publisher that publishes in paperback that... OMG, said they would publish "The Climbing Boy". Let me say now that even after, oh, possibly eight or nine re-writs over the years, every professionally edited page was covered with corrections in grammar, and punctuation... Five years later they published, "Becoming" and I am now going over their editing of, "For Better or Worse." Let me tell you something, William, if your book was edited, you would not have to compare what you had written with what they edited because, trust me again, it would hit you in the face like a wet rag. It's taken me over a month now to either "accept" or "reject" what he'd edited, and I'm only half way through. Sorry to say, friend, you were completely screwed.
Welcome to Tarizon (Short Story) - 8/4/2007 12:40:17 PM
keep 'em coming
Tarizon: Swarm 6222 (Short Story) - 8/1/2007 4:19:47 PM
your story telling ability continues to increase, please sir, may we have some more
Hope and Strength (Short Story) - 9/26/2006 10:32:49 PM
Well done!.I also like the pace and the twist ending.Kept me riveted.
Faith Restored (Short Story) - 9/3/2006 5:27:07 PM
Well, well! Hope you live to be 100 and keep writing! I always love anything you write, Mr. Manchee.
Cheers to many more,
Faith Restored (Short Story) - 6/11/2006 6:07:14 PM
Faith Restored (Short Story) - 5/4/2006 9:26:46 AM
A good ending to a bad start...:)
Faith Restored (Short Story) - 5/4/2006 2:02:10 AM
Good story; well done! :)
Faith Restored (Short Story) - 5/4/2006 12:29:34 AM
Another good one, William.
Hope and Strength (Short Story) - 5/3/2006 1:24:32 AM
Enjoyed the read, MORE MORE
Hope and Strength (Short Story) - 5/3/2006 12:11:00 AM
Hey! I live in Burleson; that is fifty miles west of y'all--and 12 miles south of downtown Fort Worth!! *grins*
Wonderful story; well done! :)
(((HUGS))) and love, a friend in Burleson, Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Hope and Strength (Short Story) - 5/2/2006 8:02:52 PM
A wonderful short story, William.
Really keeps the reader involved and this one sure was.
Blood Brothers (Short Story) - 1/10/2004 9:20:05 AM
Ventura County Fair (Short Story) - 9/14/2002 3:23:14 PM
good read.... Undaunted was a good read as well....m
A Million Fish (Short Story) - 9/14/2002 3:22:27 PM
enjoyed the read, enjoyed the book!.... m
Shooting the Bear (Short Story) - 9/14/2002 3:21:39 PM
River Of Peril (Short Story) - 9/14/2002 3:20:53 PM
enjoyed the read........m
Rescue in Good Springs (Short Story) - 1/23/2002 9:42:39 AM
what a sweet story! Enjoyed the read!
Blood Brothers (Short Story) - 1/20/2002 5:15:21 PM
I enjoyed reading your short story very much, William.
Rescue in Good Springs (Short Story) - 1/20/2002 5:13:17 PM
Very entertaining and nicely done!
River Of Peril (Short Story) - 9/13/2001 8:35:09 PM
An Enjoyable Read!
Rescue in Good Springs (Short Story) - 5/30/2001 3:59:40 PM
excellent as always
(review for ScribesWorld, BookDragon, TerryFic, others)
Plano Profile Magazine Interviews William Manchee (Article) - 1/23/2013 10:08:55 AM
I thought this was a true story when I read the title. I would like to speak to someone who has personal experience in being abducted and can do regression.
How To Avoid Personal Liability If your Small Business Fails (Article) - 2/18/2012 3:03:06 AM
inspiring read, well said
Cash Call, A Horror Story For The Small Business Owner (Article) - 2/17/2012 2:21:10 AM
read the book, and now the article, both are worthy of the author
Plano Profile Magazine Interviews William Manchee (Article) - 12/30/2007 8:31:57 PM
enjoyed the read, when is the next book to be ready? I look forward to doing the review
Bitbooks, Digital Fiction Links (Article) - 3/28/2007 11:25:53 AM
Thanks, William. Will definitely look into it. Hits are one thing, sales another.
Bitbooks, Digital Fiction Links (Article) - 3/27/2007 5:31:12 AM
What a great idea and so nice of you to offer this to fellow writers. I will check it out. Malcolm Watts
Book signings will feature author of the Stan Turner mystery series (Article) - 5/5/2003 5:10:01 PM
Hello Mr. Manchee! Your writing is wonderful and we have a few things in common such as, Stephen King, and koontz. What type of law are you in if I may ask? Do you answer questions for free? I would love you to take a look at my work and give an honest review. Feel free to delet this message so others don't start asking you questions, this is not my intent. I look forward to hearing from you!
Book signings will feature author of the Stan Turner mystery series (Article) - 4/18/2003 2:36:34 AM
well done! ......;0) molly
Plano author pens new novel of mystery and romance (Article) - 9/14/2002 3:32:45 PM
Filled with the same good writing, eye to detail and awareness of the not always pretty human condition we have come to know and enjoy so well in his previous works, Undaunted, Second Chair and Brash Endeavor author Manchee makes a bit of departure in Death Pact. Language is a little grittier and sex scenes are a little sexier than found in the Stan Turner series. True to his well developed professional writing style Manchee does not rely on glitz or sensational to carry the tale; rather he draws the reader into the narrative from the outset and holds interest tight with a good narrative, well developed characters and believable dialogue.
Not for everyone; some graphic language and some graphic sex.
Enjoyed the read. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by: molly martin http://www.angelfire.com/ok4/mollymartin
Criterion use for review:
__good_____ Original Story Idea?
___+____ Does the first sentence, paragraph, page hook your attention immediately?
___+____ Is there a plot? a subplot? Do they tie in to make the story complete?
___good____ Are transitions handled so the flow of reading isn't interrupted?
____+___ Do the main characters seem real?
___+____ Does the dialogue between characters seem natural?
____Yes___ Conflict Present? Was the conflict believable? Was it able to sustain the book?
___Yes____ Was motivation logical? Believable? Could you see yourself reacting that way in that situation?
___+____ Was the climax believable? Could you envision this really happening?
___+____ Did the conclusion seem a natural outcome?
MyShelf.com Author of the Month (Article) - 9/14/2002 3:31:36 PM
Death Pact is another in the growing body of hard hitting, well written books being produced by talented writer William Manchee. In Rich Coleman we find a very likable if somewhat befuddled man besotted by his young wife. Writer Manchee weaves a carefully crafted tale around the human frailties of greed, immaturity, unreasonable demands and the often incomprehensible behavior of the human critter.
Move Over Grisham (Article) - 9/14/2002 3:28:19 PM
keep 'em coming!!!!.... you know i like your books....m
Attitude (Article) - 9/14/2002 3:27:28 PM
enjoyed the article... nice to know you are having a great time!!....m
Dallas Author's Trip to 'Trinidad' spells 'Trouble' (Article) - 9/14/2002 3:25:10 PM
good article, Trouble in Trinidad is a good book!....m
Move Over Grisham (Article) - 3/20/2002 2:44:03 PM
Thank You for reviewing my romantic poems.
I feel like a paen in comparison to your body of work.I have been a long time fan of Grisham, and now I think you have found a new fan in me. I cann't wait to read your
Turner stories. Thank You for your kindness.
Attitude (Article) - 2/17/2002 9:51:13 PM
A very thought provoking but helpful atricle William, thanks.
Dallas Author's Trip to 'Trinidad' spells 'Trouble' (Article) - 2/4/2002 9:05:54 AM
Enjoyed every word...
Dallas Author's Trip to 'Trinidad' spells 'Trouble' (Article) - 9/12/2001 10:59:01 PM
Everything Mr.Manchee writes is a MUST READ!
Plano author pens new novel of mystery and romance (Article) - 6/27/2001 4:21:55 PM
Hello from Lubbock, Texas! It's good to hear about a Texan having such good fortune by writing about Texas and its people.
I am looking for original, unpublished stories that relate to Texas and/or acorns. This will be a good chance for exposure, and for helping people.
Please visit The Acorn Gathering:
Writers Uniting Against Cancer
My Dad Led Two Lives (Poetry) - 1/11/2013 9:26:33 PM
The World's Unluckiest Man (Poetry) - 6/16/2012 1:21:43 PM
Looks like Dusty's life was all dearly pay.
Whole lot of Dustys out there. Good write.
Middle Drawer (Poetry) - 6/13/2012 10:00:54 AM
A great metaphor for the dark, hidden portions of the mind.
Middle Drawer (Poetry) - 6/13/2012 2:23:03 AM
I think we all have that middle drawer, thanks
Ice Pick Widow (Poetry) - 6/12/2012 10:01:43 AM
Sounds like the beginning of a court case mystery. I'm not much for court case mysteries. Your poem is well-written and will attract some readers interested in mysteries.
Comin'-In Party (Poetry) - 6/7/2012 12:06:24 PM
I hope this is fiction about the risk of wildcatting. in the past forty years I've grown more impatient with big oil for not moving toward the hydrogen economy rather than continuing to drill for more and more fossil fuel from the earth.. It is time the exploitation is over and we go to word a more sustainable energy economy and one based on wildcatting risk and foot dragging.
I Wish I'd Had Bad Credit (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 10:54:24 AM
Good credit is a trap if you use all the fancy offers thrown at you and are unable to pay off loans that come due early or change the rules.
Danger in the Mail (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 11:32:11 AM
Now this is a very bright little write. So many fall into the trap of high interest and endless payments. In spite of using credit cards heavily, I know how to use an amortization table and have made use of this credit over the short-term while never getting trapped in the long. I must say it took some doing though, robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Danger in the Mail (Poetry) - 6/3/2012 8:17:58 AM
True and well penned. :)
Danger in the Mail (Poetry) - 6/3/2012 7:48:32 AM
i use to worry about anthrax ...
The Mod, The Mortgage Lenders Scam (Poetry) - 6/3/2012 4:55:59 AM
Many thanks for the warning. It happened to my children so be sure I hope yours is only a well done poem. Be well ...
For Love Only (Poetry) - 7/18/2011 3:38:48 PM
I liked your poem a lot. My wife Jennie and I have been married for over 45 years. I penned these words for her:
Who likes to think his earthly life will end?
Not me, although I’ve passed age seventy-one.
Far too many fields to me still beckon;
To view, learn, write about things uncertain.
When I’m placed inside an earthen coffin,
One scent in life for me has had its fill.
Nicest flow’r I’ve known my days to brighten,
The maid I’ve loved this life and always will.
Daughter In Law (Poetry) - 8/3/2010 9:48:38 AM
I wrote a similar poem about my daughter in law, so I was quite pleased and excited to see one like this here. This one is much more beautiful than mine, but mine served the purpose as a gift for my daughter in law. I sit in awe that some of the expressions were the same or close. I truly enjoyed this author's poem.
The Banker (Poetry) - 1/19/2010 5:16:47 AM
Enjoyed this - neat, compact, economical and true.
A Lawyer's Lament (Poetry) - 9/15/2009 2:48:53 PM
Amusing. Plus you can't slap a lien on a jail cell to collect. Patrick
For Love Only (Poetry) - 1/10/2009 2:27:06 PM
Reading this a little late, but happy 40th anniv. I know your love will survive when you think like this. Oh, if only the youngsters getting divorces after 2 or 3 yrs og marriage could abide by this poetry.
For Love Only (Poetry) - 12/28/2008 9:58:36 PM
Thank you, William, you have really enlightened this single girl, and I will be keeping this in my library as a reminder. :) Michelle
For Love Only (Poetry) - 12/27/2008 8:56:34 PM
Congratulations on your anniversary. Forty years, wow. I've been married 25, and thought that was pretty good. I agree with everything you say, and you say it so beautifully. Would like to add one thing, true love always contains friendship and that is an integral part of the longevity of a marriage.
The Banker (Poetry) - 10/21/2008 1:31:24 PM
I really enjoyed this, got a good laugh too. You have a good sense of humor!
The Banker (Poetry) - 10/21/2008 12:16:48 PM
Oh how this does ring true! Help you they say, ha! Help themselves is more like it, well said...
Be always safe,
Oh, Ahmad! (Poetry) - 9/1/2007 6:19:34 PM
A great message
An American tourist invasion
Gee Weez! There goes the neigborhood,
Excellent write William
Peace be with you
Oh, Ahmad! (Poetry) - 8/27/2007 6:31:31 PM
Right on. Love the melody.
Oh, Ahmad! (Poetry) - 8/27/2007 6:31:01 PM
Reads like a song and tells an important message. Thank you, William. Love and peace to you,
Oh, Ahmad! (Poetry) - 8/26/2007 10:00:30 PM
Wishing Astray (Poetry) - 8/26/2007 6:38:37 PM
Wishing Astray (Poetry) - 8/26/2007 3:40:51 PM
This was an xcellent display of expression
The Prophecy (Poetry) - 8/11/2007 6:09:40 PM
This certainly arouses curiosity, William. Best wishes to you,
Pot of Gold (Poetry) - 8/10/2007 8:57:29 PM
The Prophecy (Poetry) - 8/6/2007 6:34:20 PM
you have created at fascinating world
Joshua (Poetry) - 6/14/2006 9:35:12 AM
IT WAS A PLEASURE TO READ SUCH FINE WORK.
Joshua (Poetry) - 2/3/2006 4:55:44 AM
What a glorious poem..what joy..what bliss..indeed a magnificent piece of work..My son will be a father in sept..our first grandchild..indeed the joy we feel, even now, is exquisite..
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 6/9/2005 2:16:40 PM
should be printed in all school readers..excellent work..
Joshua (Poetry) - 5/1/2005 10:57:21 PM
Joshua (Poetry) - 3/31/2005 6:33:34 AM
Wonderful poem to your grandson...deep write my friend...congratulations for being Grand Father...love n luck....BHUWAN!!!
Joshua (Poetry) - 3/26/2005 2:01:17 PM
A most beautiful poem to your grandson! Congratulations!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
A Lawyer's Lament (Poetry) - 3/26/2005 7:49:38 AM
Can I believe that you feel this way, William? What is that saying, "How do you know if a lawyer is lying? Answer: His lips are moving." Had to do it, love my own attorney but not caring too much for some others these days. It's an amusing write that we all relate to. At some point we've all had a job, even a job we love, and felt that pang: Why am I doing this? I could be sailing. ~~Nordette
Joshua (Poetry) - 3/26/2005 7:32:19 AM
lovely work g'pa.
A Lawyer's Lament (Poetry) - 3/26/2005 4:38:09 AM
How else would you know how to appreciate the better cases from rescues such as you describe? Have a couple of lawyers in the family. They will enjoy reading your lament. Thanks for writing it. - Bill
A Lawyer's Lament (Poetry) - 3/26/2005 12:43:10 AM
Quite & altogether true, but they are still "snakes", LoL... Ed
A Lawyer's Lament (Poetry) - 3/25/2005 11:47:11 PM
Death Pact, The Poem (Poetry) - 3/11/2005 11:24:19 AM
Nice to meet another Perry Mason fan! I grew up reading every novel myself and still enjoy them today. Anyway, poetry it is here and this is excellent. Love it when reading a poem I feel like I get the whole story. That is most difficult to do but you have captured the technique with such wonderful expertise in this one.
Death Pact, The Poem (Poetry) - 8/4/2004 12:27:24 PM
Captivating verses, William. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace. Regis
Take Away the Mirrors (Poetry) - 8/1/2004 10:44:22 PM
Excellent poem and descriptive and thought felt. But, as life teaches us, the mirrors make us look at our selfs and see things we really do not want to see, but need to see. Could it be our reflection is our own, and to safely deal with it? Katie
Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 8/1/2004 10:40:12 PM
Wonderful write, and with your expressions and devotions it will last forever. You need to go back and put an edit of your wife and you in a picture of this poem. It is so sweet and romantic. Little late with this comment, but I just found your site. Katie
Death Pact, The Poem (Poetry) - 8/1/2004 10:34:49 PM
Excellent poem and so descriptive. Reminds me of a movie I watched yesterday called DEADLY VOWS, based on a true story. No poision in the end, just a gun shot, still unable to resolve with the lawyers, but the point is clear. Excellent poem. Katie
Death Pact, The Poem (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 10:55:01 PM
Just like Romeo and Juliet. And it's still "all good" to read.
blessin's to you W.M.,
cynth'ya lewis reed
A Fireman Died Tonight (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 12:03:02 PM
Very sad. Yes, firemen are some of the the true heroes of our time.
Take Away the Mirrors (Poetry) - 12/29/2003 8:51:17 PM
Indeed! Mirrors only reflect part of what there is to see. Excellent thoughts here. Well done!
Death Pact, The Poem (Poetry) - 12/11/2003 11:23:20 AM
Awesome. Incredibly well-written poem: tells the whole story-- fatal attraction, perhaps? ~~Bonnie Q
Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.
Associate Editor, Washington
Waltsan Publishing, Texas
Beware of Your Banker (Poetry) - 10/30/2003 10:29:42 PM
ROFLOL! William, you don't know how right you are. I'm a former bank lending officer out of Texas. You forgot to include their defence of high interest rates, which is Uncle Sam's prime rate: a great ruse. Granted, prime rate is what a bank would pay in interest were it to borrow money from the government. Truth is, if a bank has to borrow money at the prime rate window, that bank is going bankrupt! Bank's don't borrow...they lend, even to Uncle Sam: it's called "Daily Fed Funds."
Stop in for a visit sometime at my A/D pages.
Love in Christ~~
Death Pact, The Poem (Poetry) - 9/2/2003 4:35:02 AM
Really touching. Missed your work. Hope all is well..
Death Pact, The Poem (Poetry) - 8/31/2003 6:28:54 PM
Truly an excellent piece. You crafted this one beautifully!Kudo's!
Death Pact, The Poem (Poetry) - 8/31/2003 4:46:19 PM
Wonderful...and like the way you made it work as a poem. Bravo !!!
Death Pact, The Poem (Poetry) - 8/31/2003 4:07:47 PM
once again writer manchee proves his versatility. good read, enjoyed this
Be Free (Poetry) - 8/31/2003 3:53:15 PM
Would it were so simple.
Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 6/29/2003 10:13:22 AM
Congratulations...this is a wonderful write!
In reading your bio, I see you also began pursuing the writing dream late in life...it's a grand thing, isn't it?
"For the love of a woman, a man will do great tings..."
Beware of Your Banker (Poetry) - 6/25/2003 4:47:20 PM
I was a vault and head teller at a bank. There's so much more going on than meets the eye. Great write.
Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 6/22/2003 11:32:04 PM
Alone (Poetry) - 5/28/2003 8:54:14 PM
You did this very well.. capturing the scent of longing and the soul crushing acknowledgement the wait will not be forever.
Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 5/28/2003 8:51:51 PM
May your next 35 be just as blessed and filled with joy. This was a touching acknowledgement of the complex intarsia marriage is.. Thank you
Recipe For a Good Mystery (Poetry) - 5/20/2003 3:55:13 PM
I applaud you this was spectacular !
Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 3/26/2003 1:46:18 PM
Stunningly beautiful write and congrats on your victory...35 Woohoo!!!!
Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 3/8/2003 4:09:00 AM
Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 3/7/2003 10:26:26 PM
Cogratulations!!! and beautiful write.
Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 3/7/2003 5:29:01 AM
How perfect, lovely tribute.
Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 3/7/2003 3:21:00 AM
So beautiful and touching I love the ending
Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 3/6/2003 10:07:38 PM
Oh, this is very touching...I love your opening stanza! Happy Anniversary! And many more filled with the love which shines through your piece, William!!
Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 3/6/2003 8:52:29 PM
May your wish come true....A lovely poem...Thanking you, Dani
Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 3/6/2003 7:59:18 PM
Lovely thoughts, William, and beautifully written.
May you be blessed with may more, too.
Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 3/6/2003 7:57:07 PM
BRAVO! Happy Anniversary!And many more to come! Anyone that lasts that long deserves the best! Excellent poem too;-)!
Beware of Your Banker (Poetry) - 1/5/2003 11:56:41 AM
SO true! Good writing! God bless!
Striper (Poetry) - 11/15/2002 3:56:43 PM
enjoyed the read
Striper (Poetry) - 10/5/2002 12:55:03 PM
You write well. Enjoyed it. ~E
Beware of Your Banker (Poetry) - 10/5/2002 12:54:06 PM
Well done. ~E
Chill, It's No Big Deal (Poetry) - 9/14/2002 3:35:06 PM
A Fireman Died Tonight (Poetry) - 8/12/2002 3:37:15 PM
i remember that night...i live in burleson, 12 miles south of downtown fort worth...it was all over the news...and how i cried, because a fireman died that night. (((HUGS))) and blessings to our firefighters, and (((HUGS))) to you, for writing this moving piece...>tears < love, karla. :(
A Fireman Died Tonight (Poetry) - 8/12/2002 3:22:33 PM
powerful write!! our firefighters all deserve our support and a big round of applause; they are TRUE heroes!! love, your friend, karen lynn. (HUGS)
Beware of Your Banker (Poetry) - 8/10/2002 5:54:56 PM
Thanks for the warning! Great advice, great write...
Beware of Your Banker (Poetry) - 8/9/2002 11:20:52 PM
I never trust him :)
Beware of Your Banker (Poetry) - 8/9/2002 10:50:22 PM
This is great, thanks for sharing it, and all the best with the book.
Beware of Your Banker (Poetry) - 8/9/2002 10:32:49 PM
Hee, Hee I'm not sure if my banker likes me or wants to see me fall. ;)
Beware of Your Banker (Poetry) - 8/9/2002 9:28:28 PM
Ain't that the truth! Great poem :o)
Striper (Poetry) - 8/5/2002 6:15:30 AM
Striper (Poetry) - 8/5/2002 3:33:42 AM
Striper (Poetry) - 8/4/2002 10:27:23 PM
Haven't seen you in a while, a pleasure to read such a great write, thanks for sharing;-)
Striper (Poetry) - 8/4/2002 9:55:05 PM
Like the waters
Of the fisherman's turf
Like The crude humor
Of ThE HOOK
Chill, It's No Big Deal (Poetry) - 7/31/2002 12:37:19 PM
Though I am confused I thought it was a creative write and enjoyed reading it!
Chill, It's No Big Deal (Poetry) - 7/31/2002 11:22:25 AM
Wonderful William. I know the feelings you write on well. Though the slam on Lawyers tickled me as to your profession. ;^)
Chill, It's No Big Deal (Poetry) - 7/31/2002 9:26:05 AM
you've been reading some of my rants, haven't you? LOL...what a great write, bill! TEN!!! (((HUGS))) and love, karla. >hehehehe...still laughing out loud! <
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 7/31/2002 6:10:49 AM
I know what you mean. I find the lake works for me better than a shower, however. I dream after I come out from a long swim and lay on the beach in those reveries.
Chill, It's No Big Deal (Poetry) - 7/30/2002 9:42:45 PM
Chill, It's No Big Deal (Poetry) - 7/30/2002 7:31:20 PM
:>) Great write, Bill..and easy for you to say...lmao..
The Bookkeeper (Poetry) - 7/28/2002 4:26:35 PM
Very different write.
like a story..
Be Free (Poetry) - 7/28/2002 11:55:02 AM
oh Happy Moment! ?
Powerful writing, William.
The Bookkeeper (Poetry) - 7/28/2002 8:21:44 AM
Hey Manchee, wow!!!!! This is great!!!!! I like the twist of events.....The seemingly good employee.....
Sandie Angel :o) / May Lu $*_*$
Undaunted (Poetry) - 7/13/2002 7:37:07 AM
enjoyed it!.... like the book too heh
Daughter In Law (Poetry) - 7/13/2002 7:36:11 AM
Be Free (Poetry) - 7/9/2002 2:43:54 PM
interesting write......makes one think
Be Free (Poetry) - 7/9/2002 12:54:49 PM
come and go as I wish? Oh I am lovin' that one. but can I make it the beach? Nice write William
Be Free (Poetry) - 7/9/2002 9:53:53 AM
This is a very interesting poem,
I like how you see it from both sides!!!
Be Free (Poetry) - 7/9/2002 5:33:22 AM
Really interesting poem here, William..... Good to see you again....
Be Free (Poetry) - 7/9/2002 3:40:20 AM
There's always more work and less people these days. Yes, I've been there, many times.
Sandie Angel :o) / May Lu $*_*$
Be Free (Poetry) - 7/8/2002 9:06:03 PM
With all of our probs & headaches, I've seen nothing better. Great write William and even greater food for thought. Thank you.
Be Free (Poetry) - 7/8/2002 8:30:11 PM
Great write William...uplifting...nice to see you posting...;-)
Pot of Gold (Poetry) - 5/20/2002 10:59:33 AM
Wonderful write....William. Great Job.
Alone (Poetry) - 5/3/2002 1:15:29 PM
Really sets the mood. ~E
Hacker (Poetry) - 5/3/2002 1:14:19 PM
My next life, I want to be a hacker. Will you defend me? Good write. Brought another smile. ~E
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 5/3/2002 1:10:58 PM
So speaks the poet. Very good. Enjoyed the pictures. Lots of steam, so I didn't see anything vital. [g] ~E
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 5/3/2002 1:08:49 PM
Sad piece. Amazing what people will do and the destruction it leaves behind. Snynapsis not firing right. Thoughtful poem...a lot of you in it. ~E
Pot of Gold (Poetry) - 5/3/2002 1:05:57 PM
Sweet. Your momma was a goooood woman. ~E
Daughter In Law (Poetry) - 5/3/2002 1:04:10 PM
And what a lucky woman she is to have that kind of love and acceptance. Good write. ~E
Daughter In Law (Poetry) - 4/30/2002 12:55:29 PM
I hope your daughter-in-law gets to see this one. Good write!
Daughter In Law (Poetry) - 4/27/2002 5:39:19 AM
Thoughts expressed in words; are like a cool breeze blowing upon a meadow. Good for the soul! I hope my son has this special love someday, too! Thanks for sharing.
Daughter In Law (Poetry) - 4/24/2002 6:59:14 PM
Your daughter-in-law sounds as lovely as my daughter-in-law, Heather. What a wonderful tribute you have written. I hope you frame a copy for the newlyweds. Trish
Daughter In Law (Poetry) - 4/24/2002 2:15:43 PM
Enjoyed this--great tribute!
Daughter In Law (Poetry) - 4/24/2002 12:59:58 PM
What a wonderful tribute to your daughter in law
Daughter In Law (Poetry) - 4/24/2002 8:13:56 AM
Bared the heart of a mother.
Daughter In Law (Poetry) - 4/24/2002 2:18:58 AM
Awwwww i bet she loves this to bits ..enjoyed ... j
Daughter In Law (Poetry) - 4/23/2002 10:29:02 PM
A beautiful welcome for a daughter-in-law...How nice of you...this is very special
Pot of Gold (Poetry) - 4/19/2002 10:44:43 AM
Beautiful ending! and an excellent write. It brought back fond memories of things I thought about when I was a child.
Pot of Gold (Poetry) - 4/18/2002 3:43:22 PM
Excellant write ... j
Pot of Gold (Poetry) - 4/18/2002 7:27:26 AM
That was a real golden nugget.
Pot of Gold (Poetry) - 4/18/2002 7:13:20 AM
Wow! Wonderfully inspiring!
Pot of Gold (Poetry) - 4/18/2002 12:02:26 AM
Oh boy..this was great! Excellent piece WIlliam!
Pot of Gold (Poetry) - 4/17/2002 8:38:36 PM
William this is sublime...I love it...thanks for a glorious uplifting
Pot of Gold (Poetry) - 4/17/2002 8:38:19 PM
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/11/2002 11:10:37 PM
They've said it all below. Let me just add Fantastic! I'll think of this in the AM while showering.
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/9/2002 8:49:54 AM
Makes me want to get back into the shower even though I just had one :-) Good write.
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/9/2002 4:19:44 AM
wonderful .. memories of days you don't even want to leave the shower ... washing off yesterday and preparing for today :)
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/9/2002 1:57:38 AM
Refreshing...loved this .. :)
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/8/2002 5:52:54 PM
Never agreed with anyone more...Coffee comes after the hot shower. Great writing. Trish
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/8/2002 4:26:41 AM
Excellent - felt the fresh feeling of being newly showered - ready for another new day.
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/7/2002 10:47:46 PM
Excellent! I will look at showering in a whole new light!
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/7/2002 6:33:10 PM
William you have brought the shower to a new level! What kind and where do I buy it! Nice fresh idea - excuse the pun. Gregg
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/7/2002 4:54:31 PM
<smile> great poem...!!
Love and Light
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/7/2002 2:26:17 PM
William this was truly a nice write, The hot bath is my refuge after a tiring day. Water is wonderful isn't it. Great write. Floria
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/7/2002 1:58:19 PM
what a poetic description of something so taken for granted. you sir, are indeed a poet
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/7/2002 12:31:29 PM
Enjoyed your refreshing write!
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/7/2002 11:43:27 AM
I need a new showerhead! fantastic write
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/7/2002 11:16:58 AM
Nice shower!!!!! Great write!!!!!
Sandie Angel :o)
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/7/2002 11:10:39 AM
You just elevated the shower to sainthood...;-) I love this and know exactly how you feel, a glorious invention I couldn't imagine doing without. ...great piece!
Hot Shower (Poetry) - 4/7/2002 8:53:50 AM
WoW!!! I feel like showering now.. how exhilarating!! Enjoyed this, William.
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 4/6/2002 6:45:40 AM
Wow I liked this a lot, powerfull,and I never heard cocaine referred to before as the white snake, Great thoughts here. floria
Waking (Poetry) - 4/6/2002 12:45:34 AM
Yeah, it is a good time to let inspiration come through before the worries of the day begin.
Thanks for the Pity Party.
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/28/2002 3:57:34 AM
love the title
and the tale
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/25/2002 7:39:57 PM
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/25/2002 3:41:23 PM
A tragic story well conveyed. :)
Waking (Poetry) - 3/25/2002 7:47:40 AM
This is so beautiful, lovely imagery!
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/24/2002 5:30:06 PM
Very gripping piece. Yes..the bite is worse than people want to voice. Perhaps it takes their voice along with their mind. I am blessed to not know. But pressed to educate my own. Thank you.
Alone (Poetry) - 3/24/2002 3:28:06 PM
This poem caught the emotions perfectly. Great Job!
Alone (Poetry) - 3/24/2002 6:35:53 AM
Yes, we will never be always alone. There is always someone ready to take the love. She'd better buck up!
Hacker (Poetry) - 3/24/2002 6:17:11 AM
There are a million stories in the naked city. And you have many.
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/24/2002 6:13:20 AM
Paranoia-thee destroyer, and drugs of course. Thanks for leaving me a comment. Nice to meet you. You never know when you will need a lawyer aye? ;)
Waking (Poetry) - 3/24/2002 5:45:38 AM
Makes you want to snuggle under the covers the rest of the day, just so the feeling will continue. I enjoyed this very much.
Undaunted (Poetry) - 3/23/2002 1:19:20 PM
and to think...we actually have computers that can do that.
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/22/2002 6:39:50 AM
Everybody knows the danger of it..but still people opt for it. Sad but true. Excellent writing!
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/22/2002 2:32:41 AM
This is an eye-opening piece. I love the way you have written this. It tells a story.......yet your feelings are well-conveyed.
Most heartfelt. Great work!
Sandie Angel :o)
Take Away the Mirrors (Poetry) - 3/21/2002 7:21:58 PM
This is Wonderful!!
Sometimes I think people with "out" the use of thier eyes, see far more than those of us that think we can see..
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/21/2002 7:19:08 PM
This is incredible, it left me in tears.
Drugs steal so much, so much more than the "illusion" of "just" the "one" life that becomes lost.
I look forward to reading you other work!
p.s. Thank you so "very" much for your review of my work.. I am honored!
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/21/2002 3:00:05 AM
this made me sad, made me mad..i admire the way you made poetry of this painful tale, mr. manchee. thanks for the share..will check out your other writes.
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/20/2002 10:37:45 PM
Quite exceptionally done~
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/19/2002 8:59:48 AM
Excellent. Sounds very personal.
Waking (Poetry) - 3/19/2002 5:03:30 AM
MMMmmmm...pull the covers back, and move over. Delicious read.
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/19/2002 3:51:48 AM
I thought this was superb ..well done
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/19/2002 1:31:20 AM
no truer words spoeken...
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/18/2002 10:13:13 PM
I agree with Eileen...thank you.
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/18/2002 10:13:12 PM
I agree with Eileen...thank you.
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/18/2002 9:12:47 PM
This is a superb piece on a horrific subject. There is nothing romantic about drugs and you have made that clear. Thank you for that.
The Cold White Snake (Poetry) - 3/18/2002 8:53:23 PM
Yikes!!! This got to me.... especially since the next poem I'm gonna post is about the dreaded white stuff...and what it did to my brother...who is now behind bars. I loved this, Bill. Thanks for sharing it..so sad...
Hacker (Poetry) - 3/18/2002 7:35:25 AM
Waking (Poetry) - 3/17/2002 10:41:43 PM
A talented write.
Plastic (Poetry) - 3/17/2002 8:11:58 PM
An excellent read!
Hacker (Poetry) - 3/15/2002 6:40:29 AM
lol...no life witout comps. I'm not a loyal Dell though.. :P
Hacker (Poetry) - 3/12/2002 1:05:02 AM
I Have No Faith In Any Attorney Esp. In California,i.e.,They're all Bought By GREED...
They Sell(Sold) there Soul(s) To Satan...
I'll Have To Keep Reading Your Writing(s)
To Get a Feel for It!
Thanks for your Kind Comments...
and /or SignOfTrask.Com
For Some Hard Core Politically Incorrect...
Hacker (Poetry) - 3/11/2002 9:28:10 PM
Superb timing. The wonders of modern technology.... Enjoyed the read, Trish
Hacker (Poetry) - 3/10/2002 4:35:38 PM
We went fishing :) this was fun ...bravo
Alone (Poetry) - 3/10/2002 3:00:09 PM
Beautiful one, Bill...
Hacker (Poetry) - 3/10/2002 2:44:58 PM
Yes...what DID we do before the computer?? Oh I know....sew, and go to the beach, and.... and.... lmao....
Great one, Bill...enjoyed it heaps.
Hacker (Poetry) - 3/10/2002 2:30:41 PM
Great comedy. This one is for the books.
Hacker (Poetry) - 3/10/2002 12:52:01 PM
Imaginative! and ripe for the times
Hacker (Poetry) - 3/10/2002 12:37:11 PM
So it was you who hacked my website :) Great poem
Hacker (Poetry) - 3/10/2002 12:25:20 PM
Reality can be fun...but scary too...what did we do before the computer? great job William!
Waking (Poetry) - 3/10/2002 7:38:26 AM
A soft, gentle moment
To be entwined
In supple love sighs
Waking (Poetry) - 3/10/2002 6:52:57 AM
Waking (Poetry) - 3/9/2002 6:26:51 PM
Bill, I really love this one. It's lovely!
Waking (Poetry) - 3/9/2002 5:02:34 PM
One of my fav moments too.... captured to perfection
Waking (Poetry) - 3/9/2002 4:01:45 PM
I got such a wonderful feeling after reading this.... although my favourite time each day is when I lay down to sleep, when I reflect on all that I have been blessed with during the day. Thank you for this inspirational piece. Jenni
Waking (Poetry) - 3/9/2002 3:05:25 PM
I think the best moment for me is when I manage to express my thoughts, but I love your poem.
Waking (Poetry) - 3/9/2002 12:30:01 PM
Amen! a wonderful gift is love...beautifully spoken
A Fireman Died Tonight (Poetry) - 3/9/2002 12:06:20 AM
Very sad...but your words have done justice to the feelings...very good!
Plastic (Poetry) - 3/7/2002 11:57:18 PM
Take Away the Mirrors (Poetry) - 3/4/2002 5:03:37 PM
wonderful ... would find the hammer now if it weren't for the 7 years of bad luck :)
Cocos Bay, from the novel, Trouble in Trinidad Sept 2001 (Poetry) - 3/2/2002 11:34:05 PM
Lmao at the names here....Mann and Shah...lol
Good write tho...enjoyed it.
Jenni from Trinidad...
Plastic (Poetry) - 3/2/2002 11:30:16 PM
Another great one, William....Jenni
Recipe For a Good Mystery (Poetry) - 3/2/2002 10:08:00 PM
Play "Mystery" for me.
I have been a nonfiction person but after having looked at your work - I now have an appreciation for mysteries.
Your on the ball with your writing; Quite an
inspiration. If your going to do something
DO IT! Do it RIGHT and in STYLE! I like that attitude.
Thanks for your work and inspiration.
Plastic (Poetry) - 3/2/2002 9:40:38 PM
Know this lesson... living through it. Your poem is positive reinforcement. Dawn
Plastic (Poetry) - 3/2/2002 9:31:18 PM
I laughed til I cried on this one.
You hit it right on the head. The sad thing is that this is all too true blue!
Plastic (Poetry) - 3/2/2002 9:27:03 PM
Where did all this truth get buried .
This should be posted honey! EVERYWHERE!
Tell these young people.