J Dorner

Pennsylvania, USA

Author of the Existence speculative fiction book series. Fractions of Existence, book 1, is on Amazon. (Free on KU) Writer's reference book "Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters" is available on Amazon and Smashwords. J runs the Debut Author Spotlight at Operation Awesome. Blogging from A to Z #AtoZchallenge co-host.

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Apr 25 2012

V is for my Values

Loyalty: You value loyalty highly. You’re completely devoted to your friends and family. Even if they totally screw up, you’re still there for them. Just make sure they’re equally loyal to you! Generosity: You value generosity a fair amount. You are all about giving, as long as there’s some give and take. Supportive and kind, …

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Apr 25 2012

V is for Granny Vine (Existence series character)

            It was mid-March, 1944. Though I had just turned 21, I had already been married for five years. (Back then, if a boy got a girl “into trouble,” marriage was the only real option.) My mother was watching our son so that Frank and I could spend the evening together …

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Apr 24 2012

U is for The Last Unicorn

            My favorite children’s movie is The Last Unicorn. I watched it so much that the tape wore thin. (There was once a thing called the VCR, and it used videotapes, which wore out. They also required one to rewind the movie all the way back to the beginning before playing …

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Apr 24 2012

U is for Unless

This message brought to you by Jun of the Existence series.

Apr 24 2012

U is for Urania (Existence series character)

(The following phone call is mentioned in Fractions of Existence. This is how it seemed from the other end.)             What is that buzzing? Oh right, that’s my phone.             “Hello?”             “Good morning, Urania! I didn’t wake you, did I?”             “No, of course not.” Seriously, why would I be …

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Apr 23 2012

T is for Two-thirty-seven

            In “The Shining,” Jack investigates Room 237 where he encounters the ghost of a dead woman. The house number was 237 in the film Saw II. The list of places that this number creeps up is astounding! Or is it as much of a crazy coincidence as the number 23 in the …

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Apr 23 2012

T is for Tirza (Existence series character)

            “Daddy, you sent for me?”             “Yes Tirza, come in. I am sorry that I missed your twenty-second birthday celebration. Did you have a nice time?” Mr. Higbee asked as he pulled a chair out for his daughter in front of his large oak desk.             “It was wonderful, thank …

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Apr 22 2012

Earth Day thoughts from Heath (Existence series character)

Earth Day thoughts from Heath (fictional character of the Existence series)- http://www.earthday.org/             The Earth has been around longer than you have. It sustains you. It keeps you from becoming little tiny specs of nothingness that float around in the giant vacuum of space. The bottom line is that you need the …

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Apr 21 2012

S is for the Strangest (place you have ever brushed your teeth)

What is the strangest place that you have ever brushed your teeth?               The strangest place that I have ever brushed my teeth is in the backseat of a car two blocks away from where I was headed to meet a date. I used the free toothbrush and travel size toothpaste the dentist had …

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Apr 21 2012

S is for Sariah (Existence series character)

             Sariah Fowers was raised on a farm in Utah by her Mormon (FLDS) parents. She has six brothers (two older and four younger) and two older sisters. As a child she wished every night to have her very own dairy cow. When she became a teenager, she put away …

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Apr 20 2012

R is for Reading now

Fiction books I am presently reading / Where my book marks are:

Apr 20 2012

R is for Rhubarb (Existence series character)

            Rhubarb is the nickname of Wend’s sister Danielle’s husband, Hedwynn. The story of how he got this nickname goes back to their first meeting. Danielle and Hedwynn had both entered a “Better Breakfast Bakeoff” held at a local fair. Danielle felt certain that her Potato Egg Nest recipe would win, …

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Apr 19 2012

Q is for personality Quiz

  The Loyal Friend Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who’s extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expects the same loyalty in return. Those who really get …

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Apr 19 2012

Q is for Devon Qwilleran (Existence series character)

25 All About Me Questions Survey   Name: – Devon Qwilleran Birthdate: – September 15 Birth country: – United States Current location: – Elizabeth, NJ Eye color: – Blue Hair color: – Dark Golden Brown Height: – 5’7″ Right handed or left? – Right Favorite food? – Lobster Bisque Favorite season? – Winter Your perfect …

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Apr 18 2012

P is for Productivity

Question- Do you write more productively with people around (such as in an office or coffee shop) or in complete isolation?   My Answer- I am more productive in complete isolation. I prefer to separate myself from distractions, seeking out others only when I need a break or when I am in the editing stages. …

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Apr 18 2012

P is for Patrick (Existence series character)

October 13, 1963          Admissions Committee:               It gives me great pleasure to recommend The Honourable Patrick Doyen to you. I was formally introduced to this young man in the spring of 1961 at a charity benefit for the remodeling and beautification of the West Landing School for Boys. Although he was not a …

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Apr 17 2012

O is for Omnivorous

            I choose to be an omnivore. That choice isn’t for everyone. Thousands of animals are killed every year, chopped up, and put into packages at grocery stores. The stores order this meat. They order it in a slight excess of projected sales because if they run out, their customers will …

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Apr 17 2012

O is for the color Orange

Xavier’s favorite color is orange. Here’s a look at what some pages on the Internet have to say about that: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/favorite-color-personality.html “ Orange: This color of luxury and pleasure appeals to the flamboyant and fun-loving person who likes a lively social round. Orange people may be inclined to dramatize a bit, and people notice them, …

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Apr 16 2012

N is for Northern Lights

A favorite desktop background of mine is of the aurora borealis, or northern lights, over a snow bank. I have never had the pleasure of seeing this phenomenon in person, but I would like to someday. Such fantastic beauty, art, and entertainment are provided for free to any who are fortunate enough to be at …

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Apr 16 2012

N is for Nancy (Existence series character)

A shy waitress from the town of Rock Island Saves for dreams no one understands A guitar and trap set Tour bus and small jet As the bassist for her punk rock band.   -By Lyle (Friend, editor, and all around great guy)    ———————————————————— There once was a gal from Rock Island The blonde …

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