Revenge, Inc. Part 1: A Short Story

Author's Note

There are many factors in which inspired me to write this story and I owe much to some of the current events of the world, certain movies, with its wide range of characters, books, graphic novels, and especially comic books. This is the first time I'm giving this genre a shot towards what I hope, will be something that I can build upon. Please feel free to comment as I am always curious to know what others think of my work. I hope you enjoy...

-ODP

Revenge, Inc.

You don’t know me and I know why. But like everyone else, you didn’t know that I was watching you, did you? Of course that’s for the best, because who the hell wants to be watched—unless that is you're one of those crazies I see from time to time—cross-dressers and the like, but I won’t get into that. My point is that we all have to be watched. Just ‘cause you’re old enough to not have to be watched by your parents doesn’t mean you don’t need watchin’. Even as adults, we gotta have someone watch over us—you know, to make sure we don’t stick our tongues into wall sockets and keep our filthy hands out of the cookie jar, or not touch things that don’t belong to us, like eleven year-old girls who haven’t yet been fitted for skinny diapers—you know the ones—and that’s where I come in.

Now, ask yourself these questions: Have you ever been late on alimony or child support more than a few times? Have you sold drugs of any sort? Have you ever taken anything that wasn’t voluntarily given to you? Have you ever physically abused anyone, be it a woman or child? Obviously, these are trick questions, because if you answered yes to any of them, you would have known me well by now, which brings us back to the first thing I said: You don’t know me and I know why.

I’ve done my share of vengeance. I’ve knocked out teeth with my bare fists, punched holes through walls with someone else’s head, dislocated a few knee caps with the use of a hammer, and have even castrated a few pedophiles with my katana so to cure them of that Burning Urge and in short help to get rid of their little problem...But I’ve never killed a man and that’s the truth. I am the finder of lost children and the avenger of the innocent. Death would just be an easy way out for these fools and believe me, they deserved it—every single goddamn one of them. One of my subjects once had the balls to ask me this question while my hand was wrapped tightly around his throat no less:

“Who the fuck do you think you are anyway? God?” This made me smile, so I say to him, ‘There is no God, because if there was, I wouldn’t need to be here.’

And that was when I really began to go to work on him and even put a bit of extra overtime into it so to speak. By the time I was through, he looked like he washed his face with spaghetti sauce but hey, he’s gonna make it and will be making those payments to his three year-old kid out in Atlantic City just like he promised. You see? This is what happens when you don’t take on your responsibilities and cause others to suffer. After freshening up, I’m sure he’d be able to get back to work. The last thing I wanted was for him to miss work and miss even more payments just ‘cause of little ole’ me.

“Forgive them father, for they have sinned.” The father grunted.

“That is not for you to judge, my son. The Lord will make His own judgments, as this is His Kingdom…Do you have something you want to confess tonight?”

“No, I have nothing to confess, as I have done no wrong.”

“For reasons I cannot divulge, I don’t believe you, if that is my station…If that really is the truth, then why are you here?”

“I told you already…Forgive them father, for they have sinned.” The father placed his hand upon his face for a moment and then took in a deep breath.

“This is not how this works, my son. You cannot ask for forgiveness for someone else’s sins…It does not work that way. We’ve been through this before.”

“Then who will, father? Who will ask for forgiveness?”

“THEY SHOULD!” Again, the father covered his own face again, both embarrassed and surprised by his own outburst. I could’ve sworn I heard him say that he was sorry and if so, it would’ve been the first time. He then cleared his throat and said it again, only this time around, he was much calmer: “They should.”

“They can’t, father”

“Why not? Are they busy?’

“No, nothing like that”

“Then what?" I could hear him, as he was trying so hard to suppress that anger again.

“They are unable to.”

“Are you saying they asked you to come? Because if they did—“

“No, not at all”

"Then why are you here?"

“I told you already, to ask for forgiveness.”

“Okay, okay…What are their sins?”

“I brought a list…Here.”

“Again, this is not how I run my congregation!”

“Well, would you like me to read it for you? I can do that too.”

“I KNOW HOW TO READ!” Echoes again, throughout The House of God. “And what makes you so sure these…People want to be forgiven, huh?”

“Because they certainly won’t receive forgiveness from me and especially not from those who they have hurt badly…Because no one else is going to, that’s why.’

“Right…So maybe you are the one that has sinned. Maybe this is really your list that you compiled.” I had to laugh. He was trying so hard to get back at me.

“No, father. I’m not the one that has sinned. The sinners created this list, not I. I’m just simply…Delivering it.”

“Are you now? Is that your calling?”

“You know it is, dad. I don’t criticize you for your calling, so don’t criticize me for mine. And if Haley were here today…”

“Haley’s case is unfortunate, son…There was nothing you could do.”

“Exactly. So your granddaughter is just a case, huh? She was raped and taken from me, from us—your blood! Unfortunate is not the word here.”

“You know me better than that. I can understand your anger—any father would want justice. But it’s blood and revenge you seek, not justice. You’re filled with rage to no end. Doing what you do will not bring her back”

“They showed Haley no mercy, so why should I? Where the FUCK were those cops when she needed them?”

“THAT IS ENOUGH! Remember where you are!” After a moment of silence went by, I nodded my head. He was right and I was tired. I stood up and pushed the list to him. ‘You are the one that needs forgiving, you know that? You don’t even believe in Him.’

"No, I don’t. But the people on this list do…They do now after they met me."

"Peace! I will pray for you."

"Don’t waste your breath, father."

I have an abandoned apartment in the crux of a ‘Y’ intersection between Haven Avenue, Perdition Street, and the rundown corner of Ware Road which the low-lives happily nicknamed, ‘Nowhere Road.’ I like it here because the rent is dirt cheap and the crime is sky-high. There is plenty for me to do here. I live among the sewer rats and cockroaches and that is not by any stretch some damn metaphor or anything, or maybe it is. After having my father and son talk, I headed home for more necessary equipment. There was so much more for me to do tonight.

But as soon as I get home from the rooftop and through my window, something isn’t right. I come in slow and listen with all I’m worth. I can hear the rats in the walls scurrying it’s so goddamn quiet. You can never be too careful. That’s it, I heard a whisper, now another. I heard another guy’s throat click and can’t help but smile: Rookies.

“It’s about fucking time,” I say to my door. “It sure as hell took you guys long enough!” Just then, I reach behind me and unsheathed my katana and readied it like so many times before. Haley and I were going to be together again.

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Comments 182 comments

Scott.Life 7 years ago

Nicely done my friend I can see all kinds of questions being surmised in this story. This is just the beginning of something I think.


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livewithrichard 7 years ago from Charleston, SC

This is a great story Dohn, it read just like a graphic novel. It would be so cool if you could hook up with an illustrator and put this to print. You have a great future ahead, my friend.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, Scott. I really wanted to write this for sometime, as I've been trying hard to get this story just right. I hope that I get a good following here and out.

Thank you, Richard. As you can see, I certainly am a fan of all the aforementioned genres. I hope that I can get published soon--I'm currently editing/rewriting my novel as we speak as I've finally found a literary agent willing to look at it. I'll definitely keep you guys posted. Wish me luck!


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Song-Bird 7 years ago from Michigan

I would be surprised if you didn't get published - you obviously can write! Good job.


ralwus 7 years ago

You've been into your comic book collection haven't you? I hope that is what is going on here as we really can't have that going on. Leave it to Spidey and Batman. Do you wear a costume too? LOL Very original and funny too, I think. you need to come up with a great avenger name for this guy. I liked the thing with the Priest and how the tables were kind of turned. thanks dohn


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much for that, Song-Bird. I like to think that I'm not God's gift to writing--just that I'm good enough to be published.

Hello, Charles. Thanks for the comment, my friend. I certainly am a fan of comic books and spent much of my younger days with my nose in Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and Batman. I always enjoyed their sense of urgency and their powers for good. The interaction with the Priest was practically a fluke! It just happened that way, so I ran with it! Again, thanks.


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Waren E 7 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

dohn121 that story rocks,I SEE HOLLY WOOD, dohn!

you should have him narrowly escape with his life,you know he's on fire,and give a sequel to this hit,thanks for sharing this man!


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Ha ha! Thanks, Waren! That would be something, wouldn't it? One of my favorite movies of this particular genre is Sin City, especially Mickey Rourke's uncompromising character. I wanted to allow the reader's imagination to decide on what would happen next. Thank you as always, buddy.


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Paradise7 7 years ago from Upstate New York

You got the gift, dohn. Riveting.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much for that, Paradise7. Hearing that means a lot.


ralwus 7 years ago

Sometimes flukes are best. I wish I had all my comic books from when I was a kid. I'd be rich, no on second thought I wouldn't be, my wife would've spent it long ago. LOL She is lusting after my stamp collection *goes to check on it*


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Ha! That's so funny, Charles. I had a couple of good ones myself--the best being the first appearance of Kraven the Hunter in the Amazing Spider-Man series. What I wouldn't give for Amazing Fantasy #1 (sighs). You've just given me about 5 ideas for hubs! Thanks again!


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Lily Rose 7 years ago from East Coast

Wow, Dohn - I like! You really write very well and you have an intriguing imagination. I too would be very interested in a sequel!


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Really Lily Rose? I'll definitely think about doing one. The response so far has been pretty good, as I've published this less than 2 hours ago! I'm sure that I could do it as I already have a couple of ideas brewing as we speak. Thank you for the request/encouragement!


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

This was simply great dohn....you captured the heart of revenge. I have dealt with it many times...a very overwhelming demon...so to say. You made me think to a depth that I haven't gone in a while....thanks so much! :)


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Sounds like a great beginning - shades of Charles Bronson - when do we get the next segment? LOL...I'm waiting.....


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, Tom. I guess that the very heart of revenge stems very close to the heart itself. Once we as human beings know that we have been wronged, we are so quick to hate others--our antagonists. Over the years, I've learned to forgive and I think that alone has made me a better person. Thanks, Tommy, for reading me.

Hello, Enelle. You are not the first to request that I write a sequel to this. It's great that you mentioned Charles Bronson as he was very popular back in my childhood starring in a dozen or so "Death Wish" movies! I remember them well. I didn't intend this to have a sequel, but I just may dip my quill back in the inkblot just for you! Thank you again :D


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privateye2500 7 years ago from Canada, USA, London

Excellent writing - Kudos!!

Hubpages rating system Stinks!~ a 66? NOT!!


Useful Knowledge 7 years ago

Dohn,

I really like this. It is a different style fo writing coming from you. Again, you show off your natural talent for writing!! AWESOME.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Ha! Thanks for that, privateye2500! It's still early, I guess! Tomorrow's score will be higher (I hope). I appreciate your reading me!

Hello, UK. It's always good to hear from you, ;) I was definitely trying out another writing style, you are absolutely correct on that! I'm really glad you liked it! Do you think I should add to it? Let me know.


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

omfg Dohn! This is a freaking fantastic story, wicked awesome writing! Finish this one Dohn--omg this is like a story that could be made into a motion picture! I LOVE THIS! I am with this emotionally because I was an abused child and I wished all the time I had someone like this that would 'save me', someone who would stand up for the weak and innocent out there from these monsters you described in your story--Dohn, awesome writing. Freaking awesome!


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keira7 7 years ago

Hello Dohn121, So sorry to come so late reading your hub. Its so much to read with all this good hubbers. Very nice work and as your fan I am wishing you a lot of good luck. (Is it proper English to say "wishing you a lot of good luck).lol.

Anyway I really hope you get a lot of succes in the futur. You ready have plenty with your fans.I will come to visit you again. You take care. Thank you and God Bless you. See you soon.


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Drew Breezzy 7 years ago from somewhere in my mind

Dark.

It reminds me of manon lescaut?

Where the man pretends to go along with the priest in order to get out. Except this is the opposite.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, AIDY! Thank you for your amazing comment. I've been sitting on this story for awhile and so finally decided to let it out to breathe. The responses have certainly been overwhelming. I just might create a sequel or a series as I just am worried about the time constraints. I do usually see my stories as motion pictures, having seen so many movies so far in my lifetime. Thank you so much for your support of this story!

Thank you, keira7 for reading me and commenting. Just for you to come by here is plenty enough for me. I can vouch for not having enough time to read as many hubs as possible here in the community and at the same time write my own hubs and go on with my "real life." I'm very fortunate to have fans such as yourself. Thank you so much for wishing a lot of good luck!

Hey, Drew. Thanks for making the connection. So much has been done already in this genre that I found it difficult to be "original" so to speak. I haven't read "manon lescaut" so will now have to check it out.


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

Cheers Dohn. You are a gifted Writer. I will come back to read the chapters of I Fraternity. Wishing you good luck with it. :)


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, Lady_E! I really appreciate it. I look forward to hearing more of your comments as always.


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Wow. Your versatility in writing is wonderful. I also see this as the start of a good book or movie. Run with it!


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, Peggy. I originally didn't plan for this to become a book or even a series, but the response has been overwhelming. I'll certainly consider it. Thank you so much much for the encouragement.


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Veryfortunate 7 years ago

Good job ,Great writing .


cosette 7 years ago

i tried to leave you this comment last night but HubPages was acting strange. my comment re: this splendid hub was, and i quote ;)

this was fantastic! i was riveted. i want to read more. and i agree it reminded me of a graphic novel as well. brilliant. epic. i am out of words!


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andromida 7 years ago

Dohn, I must say you have amazing writing skill.I am learning so much from you very time I visit your hubs.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, Veryfortunate for the kind comment.

Hello, cosette! I think that I'm going to give this story a sequel, now that there are so many requests for me to do so. A couple of people have already emailed me, ranging from what the character's name was, what he looked like, and what his back-story is. I'll admit that I have not yet consider these themes, as I really didn't put it at the forefront of importance. Thanks again, cosette. I know now what I have to do :D

Hey, Andromida. It's always great to hear from you. Thank you as always for your compliment. I hope that I can keep you interested :D


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Delaney Boling 7 years ago

Very dark... but creative and well written! You definately have a talent for writing in this dark genre, and I encourage you to write more (I'd buy your book...). I'm officially a fan and I'm going to go read some more of your short stories right now. Thanks for keeping this place interesting!


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juneaukid 7 years ago from Denver, Colorado

An interesting and vivid piece of writing--perhaps it could really be expanded with more details into a novella.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

That's so wonderful to hear, Delaney Boling. I am in fact revising and editing my novel as we speak, as I've gotten word that a literary agent wants to see my work, so I will definitely keep you informed about it. Thank you so much for fanning me. I'll look forward to more of your comments.

Hi, juneaukid. I'm seriously considering doing just that. Thank you so much for the encouragement and the suggestion. I appreciate the compliment.


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queenbe 7 years ago from NY

I am so thankful I found your hubs. You are an awesome writer and I know I can learn from you. Very creative and worthwhile reading. Twists are great. I'll be reading and following and rating. Bookmarked this one for sure. Thanks


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much, queenbe. It's great to have met you and to receive your comment. I'm flattered by all the responses this story has garnered. I'll look forward to hearing from you and also look forward to reading you as well.


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shamelabboush 7 years ago

Great style, nice narrative skills, fascinating images here and there. i find the avenger is too cynical but gloomy! You can excel in this genre dohn121 as you mingled your words with vivid pcitures and descriptive incidents. Thanks dohn121. Great word.

Shamel


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, Shamel. Thank you for the comment. I've come up with a couple of the names and so will make a decision soon, along with a sequel to this short story in which I thought was sufficient and complete. However, the responses have been better than what I expected and so I'm going to continue it until someone complains. It's great to hear from as always.


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thanglynn07 7 years ago from Long Beach, CA

Nice work Dohn! A vigilante at the midst of destruction, result of this corruptive world. It makes you question the system...and even the existance of God. Has he given up on us? It seems the righteous are suffering more and more each day while the unrighteous ignite their treacherous flames upon the path of destruction they lead. We are man's worse enemy, the deadliest creatures on earth. We are capable of loving, yet we are also capable of murder. This was a very good story but left without closure. Some more please!


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dl53acy 7 years ago from East Texas

Hey dohn121 - you nailed this one! Man, what a writer! I enjoyed it! Very inspiring. You've become one of my fans! Good luck with your other projects!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Holy Canoli!! This story certainly drew me in now this is certainly a story I would love to keep reading. :)


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Wow, thanglynn07, I think that you could build on your comment alone and make a fascinating hub. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment (I'm sure that my main character would agree with you one-hundred percent in either case). It's my belief that if fate really does play in his role, his daughter Haley was surely taken for a reason and perhaps this reason is why he is who he is...This is certainly what fueled me to write this story--the lost of innocence to create a much-needed hero. I hope that I can deliver more! Thanks again.

Hello, dl53acy. Thank you for the flattering comment. I just elated that so many people have read my story and more so continue to. Thank you for the well-wishing. I've become quite addicted to the HubPages community.

Hi, "J"! Thank you so much visiting me! It's always good to hear from you. I appreciate the comment and hope to not let anyone down in the next few installments. You'll know as soon as I do of course :D


mtsi1098 7 years ago

It is always a great pleasure to be an integral part of someone's passion albeit technology or writing (which you do extremely well at)...Nice work friend...


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, mtsi1098, it certainly is, as it is our passion that is the impetus to achieving our goals. Thank you so much for the comment!


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Kebennett1 7 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

Very good. You have a good sense of your characters and how to portray them. I really liked it!


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magdielqr 7 years ago

Excellent Hub! Thank you for this Hub.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

HealthTip--Thank you so much for that, kind sir :D I really do appreciate your support and friendship. I'll certainly do my best to expand this as well ;)

Kebennett1--Thank you for reading me and for the comment. I've said this before, but the "father" was actually an accident. I already have a few more lines for him in the upcoming series.

magdielqr--Thanks for the compliment. I really do appreciate it.


Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

Well, this was an unexpected treasure! Not sure what I was expecting to find, but - WOW!

You have a wonderful way words


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you very much for that, Duchess! The pic might have something to do with what you were "expecting to find," I gather :D I just couldn't think of another pic for this story. I'm glad that you liked it!


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Lgali 7 years ago

another good story


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, Lgali. Thank you again for the comment!


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fierycj 7 years ago from The Fiery Heart of Africa

Ha ha ha that's my man, dohn! Heeha!!! Loved it...you were right, it surely is right up my alley...good one, homes!


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

I'm glad you liked it, buddy. With the suggestion of a few hubbers, I think I'm gonna try to find a kick-ass artist/cartoonist so we can collaborate on a graphic novel and then you can make it into a movie ;) Whaddaya think?


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Philent 7 years ago

This is nicely done. No wander you are doing good here in HP. You have a long way to go.


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katyzzz 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

That's an amazing score, well done


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, Philent for the compliment. I hope to build on all of my successes while here.

Thank you, katyzzz for that. I appreciate your reading me and hope to hear from you again.


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Dohn, another good one. Loved the story and the pic too.

regards Zsuzsy


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hello, Zsuzsy Bee. Thank you for the compliment! The next installment should be published by tomorrow! I hope to see you there!


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twalker74 7 years ago from Las Vegas Nevada

Great story Dohn. You have a real grasp of dialogue. Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I want to leave a couple of comments:

1. The strength of your story is the exchange between the protagonist and his father. You can easily expand this and develop very deep commentary on society without getting preachy. Well done.

2. From a literary standpoint (because I know zilch about comics from a creative point of view), try limiting the passive voice. You do a great job of expressing an aggressive, powerful character. Direct sentences will elevate this effect. (ex. "I’ve done my share of vengeance. I’ve knocked out teeth with my bare fists...", try-- I exercise vengeance. I use my bare fist to knock out teeth, birthed holes in walls thanks to resisting heads..)

3. Evoke the same descriptive elements you use at the end where he enters the apartment with the beating of guy in paragraph 5. It is tough in a market so driven by minimalism to find the balance in exposition.

These are only suggestions because you are a talented storyteller. Keep up the good work.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, twalker74, thanks for the comments.

On point #2: The reason by which I wrote the main character's lines is due to the fact that its his voice and not mine (which can sometimes sound overbearing) and so is somewhat thuggish and should not be at all articulate (more Batman rather than Bruce Wayne).

On point #3: I can see where you're coming from in this, I just didn't write as much towards the end of that particular passage. I've already started the next installment and should have it published as a hub by tomorrow

Thanks, twalker74 for your criticism. I hope you enjoy the next hubs/episodes in this series.


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twalker74 7 years ago from Las Vegas Nevada

I am sure I will enjoy the next piece. Your skill at reviewing books and after reading this story, I am sure the next one will be great. In regard to point 2, it definitely reflects my lack of comic book knowledge.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Well, I'm sort of a rookie when it comes to this, but I have read quite a few comics in my day. I'm just giving it a shot right now. I'm pulled into the main character so that's why I'm expanding. I just hope my audience likes what I write.


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Double Down 7 years ago

Great stuff. Are you planning on putting all of your collected stories (once there all finished) into a book?


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Leop 7 years ago

Dohn121, this is great. Well written. What a great story. Well done. I am going to read additional stories from you. It is very inspiring.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

I really would love to, Double Down (I loved that name, due to it's implications by the way). I just found a literary agent that wants to see my novel, so hopefully it won't be long. Just getting feedback from so many great people is great in itself. Thanks for the inquiry and for the read. I appreciate it.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much for that, Leop. I look forward to hearing more of your comments as always. You're always welcome.


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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

Wow! This is AWESOME! You are a gifted writer with words and the imagery that you created is fantastic. I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for the sequel...and the next one....and the one after that.........


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much, Beth100. Funny you should say that, as I am working on the next installment--I came right over here as soon as I got the email notification. It should be ready in no more than an hour and a half, so if you're still up, please come back ;) I really am flattered over all of the positive responses! Thank you again.


poetlorraine 7 years ago

i liked it and it looks lie so many others do toooooo. Wow you are doing so well, and still take the time to write on my hubs, nice one, hope you get published soon and glad someone is looking at your work, i am your first fan hooray,


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, Poet! It's always great to hear from my First. It's easy to do what you love, I guess. I do have a bit of a following and the responses this story has gotten so far is beyond what I had hoped. I hope you continue to follow this story onward! Thanks!


pgrundy 7 years ago

Wow, this is a side to you I did not expect. I like it--you have a very distinctive voice and it's authentic and powerful. Lots of times people try to write about this sort of thing and it comes off as false because it's only their opinions coming through--they can't get into the voice of a real character. It reminds me a bit of some of Elmore Leonard's novels--I love his work too. Very gritty, very real. I am a fan now, dohn, I hope you get this published and get some real $$$ for it. You deserve it.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much for that Pam! As I've stated earlier, this is the first time I'm taking a crack at this kind of story. Writing it in first-person narrative just seemed at the time the way to go--I think much of the strength of this story is attributed to my main character. Thank you for the compliment. It means a lot to me coming from you. I really hope I can get published soon.


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msjinty 7 years ago

Great story. Why dont you write a novel? I would buy it.

Well done.

msjinty


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

That's funny that you should say that, msjinty. I actually finished my first novel in March of 2008 and am currently working on two more including two novellas in which one of them just might become a graphic novel (Revenge, Inc.) I'll certainly let you know as soon as I'm published. Thank you so much for your support and readership.


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SEYMOUR ONE 7 years ago

Well done, chump.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

It's about damn time, Seymour! Now I gotta see whatcha got.


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Mardi 7 years ago from Western Canada and Texas

This is terrific, gritty yet well written. Hope to see more!


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, Mardi. Did you read Part 2? I hope you like it.


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privateye2500 7 years ago from Canada, USA, London

Great! BTW - are you going to write the entire book *Fraternity* on here?


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, privateeye2500. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I'm not definite yet about "I, Fraternity" as I'm not sure that I'll get it done just yet. I do however have about 6 more hubs that I could post on it--perhaps I'll go with it so long as fans like you are interested. Thanks for the query! It means a lot.


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CorriStar 7 years ago from Winsted Ct

love it love it love it.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, CorriStar! What better compliment could I ask for?


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wannabwestern 7 years ago from The Land of Tractors

You have a powerful gift. I loved this story. It is gritty and dark, and yet on the cusp of exploding into something even more wonderful. I'm off to read the next installment. Then maybe I'll find that other hub you asked me to read. :O


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks so much for that wannabwestern. I'm floored to hear that coming from you! I'll have the third installment in a few days :D It's always great to hear from you.


hubpageswriter 7 years ago

I agree with most people here. You definitely have the gift of the gab and you make this super amazing stories for us to share and rejoice. More often than not, revenge and forgiveness are like night and day. If one can learn how to have forgiveness in the heart, they can forget about revenge too. Great article. Will be looking forward to the next few.. which I saw you already have.


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Flightkeeper 7 years ago from The East Coast

I can hardly wait for the next installment. Thanks dohn.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

HPWriter--Thank you so much for that comment. No, revenge is definitely not a good thing but my goal is to get readers to empathize with Marak--the main character--in that "revenge" is necessary, like when the entire system is broken. There is so much more that I want to share with everyone and hope that I can keep my readership up for this series. I just want to keep readers interested enough to read it to the very end!

Flightkeeper--Thank you for reading! I should have the third installment out very soon (within the next 2 or 3 days). I'm glad you liked it.


tiffany and co 7 years ago

I can hardly wait for the next installment. Thanks dohn.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you! Yes, in a few days I'll be posting it. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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Arthur Gulumian 7 years ago from Pasadena, CA

Great job, that was some pleasant reading Dohn.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, Arthur. Thank you for reading it. I hope you like the next installments.


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wrenfrost56 7 years ago from U.K.

Cool story, great character and voice. Looking forward to reading the rest.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, wrenfrost. I hope to hear from you again! (I just published Part 3, by the way). It's always good to hear from you.


Justine76 7 years ago

Hey, I sure wish I could think of something good and original to write here, but, wow!! I really loved this!! It sorta reminded me of The Maxx, just in his defense of the innocent and all. I am so excited to read the rest!! You have a true talent, and your such a nice guy too!!


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you very much for that Justine76. There are many heroic characters that inspired me to write this. I really do like the character of Marak and hope to do him "justice" as a no-nonsense protector. Thanks for the compliment!


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lancelonie 7 years ago

Well versed. You're an awesome writer! Keep it up! :)


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, lancelonie. Thank you for the compliment! I hope you'll follow this series to the (bitter?) end.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Wow, I missed your newest articles somehow....Have to start to read immediately. Up till now - is excellent!!! I enjoy every word...


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hi, Tatjana-Mihaela! Thanks for reading this story. Yes, with the urge of several of my friends and fans, I was forced (by gun-point) to add to the storyline and continue on with this story as hubs. Part 4 should be ready by tomorrow, so please stay tuned! Thank you!


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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

hi Dohn, this is a start of a long read to your novel, have written a hub the art of forgiveness..let us see, but i will definitely read your story, I am hooked and I am your fan till you stop writing!


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hello, prettydarkhorse. It looks like you have some catching up to do ;) I hope you continue to read this series and of course I hope that you like it. Thanks for stopping in.


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Auntie M 7 years ago

I am enjoying the story, but I must admit it was easy to continue reading since it reminds me of the TV shows "DEXTER", and "LEVERAGE". Maybe you should send some of your work to them. Good Luck


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you for the compliment, Auntie M. I would need representation before doing something like that and I'm working on doing just that right now. Shows are a bit reluctant to accept unsolicited manuscripts from nobodies like me :) That is, you're nobody (as a writer) until an agent loves you! Thank you for reading me.


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

Dohn...is that you Dohn?? You could have knocked me down with a feather! Very different from your usual style and yet as good - in a different way - if you know what I mean. As someone said earlier - is Hollywood calling?


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you Shalini! I've always tried to be as dynamic as possible when it comes to my writing. My dream is to someday publish and I believe this ever since I began to take my writing seriously (about 9 years ago). I do see this as a movie, but I don't want to write the screenplay. However, someone could buy the rights for it! I'm so glad that you enjoy it Shalini! Thank you.


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mjt122649 7 years ago

WoW ! Your story sounds like it should be a motion picture.

With all the details you put in it. A true story it is based on so well.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much for the compliment, mjt122649. That would be a dream come true for me. I appreciate that.


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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Okay - I'm hooked! On to the next installment!


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hello, Redelf. Thanks for that! I hope you enjoy the next installments.


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GPAGE 7 years ago from California

VERY cool! Glad I found you. I'm looking forward to reading more of your hubs. Best, GPAGE


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, GPAGE. I appreciate the comment ans look forward to hearing from you again.


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Green Lotus 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Just got started reading your series. Wild and wonderful. will continue...


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you Green Lotus! It's great to see that you're into it :D I look forward to hearing from you again in the upcoming installments!


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Green Lotus 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

nice to see that youthful visage once again


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

:D Thanks, Green Lotus! I was a turkey for about an hour last night and then decided to change back!


liminal 7 years ago

Great story! Dark and dirty and very human!


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, liminal! Part 6 will be ready in 10 minutes!


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Truth From Truth 7 years ago from Michigan

Ive wanted to write a novel for years , and ive tried several times . I think you inspired me to write again

this is really good when you get published I will buy your book. I will read the rest of your work now. thanks.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks again, TFT. I'm happy to hear that you're following this story and appreciate your support and encouragement. Thank you!


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Celia Myers 7 years ago from Canada

Very nice. Excellent prose! I look forward to reading more.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, Celia! It's great to have you on board. I look forward to hearing from you again.


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James McV Sailor 6 years ago from Northern California

Dohn, I've been sailing a bit too much lately to keep up with your stories, but I had a brief stop in San Blas yesterday, and today I started this series of yours. I will read more soon and have enjoyed it much. Thanks, JM


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Wow, you've been sailin a "bit too much lately?" I really wish I had that problem, JM! Thank you for reading me! I hope to talk to you again!


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

Sorry Dohn I got side tracked from your intriguing Revenge, Inc Story half way in to the 4th part as I had too much going on at once, I really enjoyed it so I am starting over from the beginning. I apologize as it was certainly not from a lack of interest.Thanks.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Just to hear that you've taken interest in reading it is enough, TFT! Thanks for sharing that with me. Please let me know what you think ;) I'll always look forward to your feedback!


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Ok...getting into it...ready to read more. Great start to a suspenseful story!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, Manly. It's never too late to start reading, I say. There's still a heck of a lot more that I still have to cover. I'm glad to see you're into it!


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G Miah 6 years ago from Muslim Nation

Bloody Hell Dohn, this is brilliant! I didn't know what to expect, and after i read it, i want to read more!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks so much, G Miah! I must say, I like your selection of my hubs thus far. Whether or not you want to continue with this ongoing series is totally up to you, as every Friday, a new segment/installment is published. I'm glad you liked it.


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Hey Dohn...

Great appetizer, my dear friend! It sure leaves you wanting for more! There`s a powerful inside in the protagonist that you can grab right away!

I look forward to keep on reading with your story until I catch up...

Keep on giving them hell, Avenger!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you! I really ran with this story as I now have enough for at least a novella. I'll have another novel completed by the time I finish. I sure do hope that you continue reading this as I'm having a lot of fun writing it. 'Til next time?


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apricot 6 years ago from Italy

Wow! This is really powerful. And gripping too. I have to admit I was holding my breath at some points. I liked the father in the church - that was a nice touch - I don't know why but it added to the 'lost' feeling of the main character becayse I get the impression that father and son are both searching for something. I loved the dialogue - it was like being absorbed into a film. What's the violence level like in the next chapters - I only ask because I've fainted at violent films before. (oh dear, it's not the sort of thing you should admit I know...!)

By the way, I've found out the following chapters to I, fraternity - don't know where I was looking before - better do more eye exercises).

Cheerio!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

OMG. I think my neighbors think that I'm a cackling fool now because I just laughed myself right onto my floor!

Thank you so much, apricot for reading this and for taking my advice! I really thought that you would enjoy this (in the meantime, I will add to "I, Fraternity" just for you ;) I really got into character with this first installment.

I hope that I can hijack some of your precious time and get you to now follow this story/novel/epic!

Thanks again, my friend!

Dohn


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nadiaj1980 6 years ago

I am new to Hub Pages and boy am I glad that I found your page!!! It has given me the inspiration and kick in the pants I needed to get my writing out there for all the world to see. :-) I am going to finish reading all the installments of this story, and then I will read some of your other writing as well. Keep up the great work, and keep inspiring passion in scary writers like me. :-) Take care.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, nadiaj1980! Wow. I look forward to hearing from you again and hope that you do like the upcoming installments. Good luck in your writing and your hubbing ;) In the meantime, I look forward to reading some of your work as well. Thank you!


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marcofratelli 6 years ago from Australia

Hey you! I figured it's high time I sat down to read this series. This is the first part and I'm hooked. I wonder how the character develops in the next installments - will he remain a Casey Jones from TMNT sort of fella? Will he meet someone that will make him change his ways, a woman perhaps? Do supernatural elements enter the picture? Well, that's how my mind is working at the moment. On to the next one!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hi, Marco! It's so good to see that you're going to give this series a try. That's really funny about Casey Jones--I've been a huge TMNT fan, actually, before it hit mainstream television and became a phenomenal success with the kids--when it violent and in a black and white medium as a comic. You sure do have a great imagination and so are a man of my own heart :) See you soon.


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

Dohn, you did the best thing here with the ending, you dropped a bombshell then stopped, encouraging us all to read on. I've read plenty of your hubs, but this is my first read of your series. Looking forward to reading more.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

I really am amazed that this story is still going (more so than anyone else) as I really didn't see it at first as a series, novella, or a novel. Thank you so much, Dolores for taking on the task of reading this. It does mean a lot to me.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas

I know I'm late to join this party, but figured I better quit putting it off before I got any further behind!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Nope, you're right on time, Rose Mary! Thank you for stopping in. I look forward to hearing your comments! My new installment (Part 18) will be ready soon!


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas

Holy Moly! 18 installments! That's fantastic. Let's see, if I read 3 a day... I could be caught up with everyone else in a week. Or I could be a slacker and still catch up in 2 weeks. I guess that's do-able.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Haha. Yeah, 18 and counting :) I won't tell you when I'll be finished with the story (only the story can really dictate that) but I will say that it is soon. Don't worry, you'll be caught up in no time! There are some hubbers here that have stopped and just read the existing installments in practically one sitting (i.e. Zsuzsy Bee).


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

I am reading this in the proper order now, Dohn! I read your latest chapter and loved it! reading the whole thing now!!! You sure write great! Yes, I see you like graphic novels and comics! So do I! I'm re-reading "Akira" right now!! Will visit often!! : )


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Very cool to hear, CG! Like I said in response to your comment in Part 18, welcome aboard! I'm really happy to see you here and hope to hear from you soon. Thanks a bunch :)


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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Took little time for me too finally able to grasped the form of your character, Dohn. And when I got one suprisingly for me his form become something like 'sin city' character in my head. Interesting! I'm surely will read more!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Yes, I'm very familiar with Sin City. It's one of my favorites. It's great that you're embarking on this series. I trust that you're going to enjoy it. Thanks, Freya!


Maurice Goodwin 6 years ago

This is wonderful, the way you put this together! Thanks for sharing with the gang!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, Maurice! It was a pleasure. I appreciate the feedback!


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

Dohn - So sorry that it has taken me this long to get around to begin reading your story of Revenge. You are a truly an amazing writer. I do believe you have found your niche. This genre seems to be a terrific fit for you.

I love the intro, wonderful job in creating this very powerful character.

It's gonna take me some time to catch up, but I am so looking forward to it. I absolutely love the visualization that is goes through my mind throughout reading.

Great Job!

Sage


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hi, Sage. No worries. It's never to late to get started! I'm overwhelmed that you're embarking on reading this. That alone is great to know. I usually pick up about 5 new readers every week, on average and am always excited by the prospect of more. Thank you so much for the encouragement and compliment. I've worked really hard on this series and am amazed that I was able to carry it out for the past 5 months. I'm simply enthralled.

Just a head's up, this series is almost over, so get cracking ;) I hope to see your at the closing of this BOOK.

Thank you so much!


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loveofnight 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

I just read your first installment and it is great.I look forward to reading the complete works.This is definitely a worthy investment of my time.Already I am trying to anticipate what comes about in part 2.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

The only thing I like more than receiving feedback for Revenge, Inc. is receiving feedback from NEW readers! Thank you so much, loveofnight! It means so much to hear that I'm gathering more readers. I hope you don't stop reading!


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MyWebs 6 years ago from Sheridan, WY

After having heard your Revenge series mentioned several times, most recently by Rebecca E., I thought I should come check it out. This is great so far and I'm hooked. I'll have to read one per day or something until I'm caught up.

I'm looking forward to finding out what comes next.

Oh yes, I love the picture of the clearly mad kitty in the bird cage. That bird is sure dead if he ever gets out. That made me lol.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Ha! Yes, after I saw that pic while searching for an appropriate one for this series, I found this one and thought it would catch the attention of others. Now I see this pic everywhere, if you know what I mean, lol.

New readers are always welcome! I'm honored to have you aboard and reading this. It means so much that you are. I sure do hope you like what you find. Until next time ;)


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

ok....its official . .i have printed out all the parts of this story ( idid in in the office so my printer wouldnt get too tired) and its time I gave it a read . . .Ill be back with my thoughts ;) Im so excited for this one;)))))


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Yes! I'm so glad that you did, Shari. I can't wait to hear what you think. It looks like you have the "first publication" of this story in your hands now! Should you find some typos/errors please disregard them as it is in fact the first draft! I'll be waiting for your reaction, buddy ;) Thank you.


Just A Voice 6 years ago

Because of Rebecca E and her list of favorite hubbers I have found you.

I really enjoyed this first hub, and realize I am woefully behind and have much reading to do to catch up.

I love a good story and am very interested in how this will develope. I am one of those people who if interested in a story end up inhaling the book way too quickly and then find myself with nothing to read until I can get to the bookstore again.

Thank you for giving me a treasure chest full of stories I can now pull from. :)


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you for coming by and reading this, Just A Voice and thank you Rebecca E. for getting your attention! Yes, I've been working on this novel/series for some time now (since October) and have been publishing a new installment every Friday (sometimes Saturday). I always welcome new readers--don't worry at all, you're not late, rather you're right on time! I should be wrapping up this series pretty soon, so if you can, please try to catch up :D

Thank you so much for joining me. I really hope that you like what you find!

Sincerely,

Dohn


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samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

Dohn, I have linked this hub with my hub In The Grip Of Darkness Part 2. I will continue to link this series with mine.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, samboiam. That's fine and thanks for doing that. I'll be sure to come and read your story as well--Let me know what you think of mine.


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deepanjana 6 years ago

such a nice read! Thanks. Waiting for some more


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, deepanjana. No need to wait--the story is almost finished and there will be a total of 25 more installments/novels for you to read by Friday. I hope you like it.


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Chicagovision 6 years ago from Chicago

Nice work here, you are creative.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, Chicagovision! I really do appreciate that.


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Wedding Tips 6 years ago from Hudson Valley NY

Dohn, lots of intriguing philosophical stuff here. It's tough to keep a dark, flawed hero likeable. I think you're on the right track; he's got a moral code. This excerpt really starts to gain traction toward the end.

I've got a novella mostly written about a real life vampire (in other words, a real human being who drinks blood and knows he isn't immortal.) He turned out to be a nicer guy than I thought! Funny how these things evolve.

Since you got this novel completed now, I'm wondering where this ended up?

Thanks for sharing!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, Wedding Tips. Thanks for the comments. Yeah, I did my best to work all of this out and for my audience to empathize with him. I guess that you could say he's a bit of me and bit of someone else entirely (but whose authors' characters aren't?). It's great to hear that you are enjoying this.

There are many here at HubPages that have published their work of fiction here...There are no guarantees on the amount of traffic you'll receive or the money you'll make, but rest assured that your sharing with all of us will be greatly appreciated.

Only time will tell where this story will go--and it's not quite completed just yet!

See you next time, WT.


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mquee 6 years ago from Columbia, SC

Hi Dohn, I can see from the comments that you don't need me tell you this is good stuff. I have to catch up, so I will be coming back often. Good shot!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, mquee. It's always good to see new readers of this series. I sure do hope that you like what you find and that you continue reading this at your leisure. Thank you so much for commenting!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

dohn, I'm hooked, what an honor to read this before it gets picked up by some big time publisher... Peace :)


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much, Katie. That's so kind of you to say that. There's nothing more I want out of life than to write for a living. I sure do hope that it happens, thank you.


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Thank you for and excellent story. The world loves heros. This one took care of a dead beat that did not take care of his child. It reminds us all that right and wrong can still be options, and not all this in between pity for whining dead beat parents is not the way it is supposed to be.It is just plain wrong to leave children wishing for their basic needs. Great story. It does not get any better than this. God Bless You.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

How are you? It's great to see that you liked this story, as I've been working on it for such a long time now (almost eight months now). One of the points that I wanted to make in creating this story is to bring forth the inner desire of all of us to take a stand against injustice. If you do decide to continue reading this, I sure do hope that you'll empathize with my main character.

Thank you so much for your kind words and insight. I really do appreciate it!

Dohn


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John B Badd 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Very cool story so far. I will catch up on the rest.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much for reading this. I hope you like what you find. Thank for taking the time to read my work.


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jambo87 6 years ago from Outer Space / Inner Space

Sweet introduction, I have a lot of reading to do.


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dohn121 5 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, jambo87. I hope you read so more since :D


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blain33 4 years ago from Afghanistan

This is really great. It feels like the Punisher. I can't wait to read the next one. Thank you for writing this.

New follower, fan, subscriber


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dohn121 4 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you blain33. This was my first attempt to write a hero-based novel so to hear such approving feedback was well worth the effort to do so. Thanks again!

Dohn


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