Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend [NOOK Book]

Overview

Every evening Joshua, a manager at FishBurgers, walks home alone. One night, he comes across Mariella, an unusual young woman sitting on a bench. He's thrown for a loop when she tells him where she's from, but he doesn't mind. He doesn't mind the fact that she has blue hair either, in fact it makes her all that much more interesting.

The people around Joshua feel that he's a bit odd and know very little about ...

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Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend

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Overview

Every evening Joshua, a manager at FishBurgers, walks home alone. One night, he comes across Mariella, an unusual young woman sitting on a bench. He's thrown for a loop when she tells him where she's from, but he doesn't mind. He doesn't mind the fact that she has blue hair either, in fact it makes her all that much more interesting.

The people around Joshua feel that he's a bit odd and know very little about him. Each comes to their own snap judgments about him.

Sometimes love can be a little quirky, sometimes it can be a lot quirky.

Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend is a stand-alone short story.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011143014
  • Publisher: John H. Carroll
  • Publication date: 11/27/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 82,752
  • File size: 128 KB

Meet the Author

John H. Carroll was the youngest of seven children and was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1970 where he was kept in a dresser drawer with the clean socks. Luckily, he wasn’t kept with the dirty socks or else he might have grown up to become slightly warped.As a child, John spent most of his time wandering through the Mojave Desert in an attempt to avoid people. He would stare at the sky, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. One of his favorite memories is watching his dad build the fuselage of Evel Kneivel’s skycycle in their garage. One of his least favorite moments was watching that skycycle fall into the Snake River. (Not his dad’s fault and he has documentation to prove it, so nyah)As a teenager, John spent most of his time driving wherever he could in an attempt to avoid people. He would stare at the road, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. He was the captain of the chess team, lettered in golf and band while in high school, and wasn’t beaten up anywhere near as much as one might imagine.As an adult, John spends most of his time staring at a computer screen in an attempt to avoid people. He stares at the monitor for hours, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. He has been married to his wonderful wife for sixteen years and they have three obnoxio . . . wonderful children who always behave . . . when they’re asleep.Emo bunny minions surround John at most times. He is their imaginary friend and they look to him for guidance. At one point, they took over the world. No one noticed because they left everything exactly as it was. They gave the world back after a week because it was depressing.The Willden Trilogy is his first endeavor into the field of writing. Other series and standalone works will be forthcoming. In addition, John has written a number of short stories that can be found at most eBook sites. He writes in the evenings and weekends whenever possible. Regrettably, the family mentioned in a previous paragraph desires food and shelter, requiring the author to possess a full time job until his writing makes him rich.
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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    Cute but short

    I really enjoyed this short story. I wish it had been a full book! The possibility for a second story is nice and hopefully more with these chatacters will surface. I liked the fact that the ending wasnt a happy one because that would have been unrealistic for the situation. Hope to see another volume to this storyline. :)

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2011

    Fixed

    Thank you for the note on the typos. You have my deepest apologies. They have been fixed in the master file, which will be active here at some point next week. While I believe there are no other typos, should anyone find something, I will fix it immediately!
    My best to all of you and thank you for reading. :) John H. Carroll

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2010

    what i think

    sounds weird but cool!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Great

    I loved this story!!!!!! The ending was a little sad. I like the way this author writes. Thanks for the good read. J...... :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    A work in progress...

    The central theme of this short story shows promise, but more care needs to be taken with character development. I liked the ideas and the direction they were moving, but was never truly convinced about who the characters were or the newly discovered love they felt for one another. If I am to read a story where love is the central theme, I want to believe it. It is, in short, an all or nothing affair.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2011

    very cute short story

    very cute short story

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2011

    A fun read

    I personally like the style of the author. A different type of book. Nice to read a new style.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

    A 'bit' of a letdown

    The lack of resolution at the end of the story was a major disappointment. For a moment, I thought that Josh had a special 'ability' to see his alien that would make him acceptable to her culture. However, no go for either!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    Not worth your time

    This 'author' must either be 12 years old or a valley girl.

    The writing was horrible. The author used descriptors such as "and stuff'. His use of the word 'like' in dialog showed a distinct lack of intelligence. His knowledge of dating, or lack there of, shows in his lame attempt at having his characters interact.

    The cover was more interesting than this book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2011

    teaser

    not bad for a short story. should have been more complete with an ending that he reader might expect.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2011

    fun read

    This book was fun and quirky. I loved it!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

    Excellent! Thought provoking.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2011

    do not recommend

    the author used "week knees" instead of "weak knees" and "waste belt" instead of "waist belt"

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

    awesome. book

    i love this book

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Blue Haired Alien a disappointment


    The story starts in a fast food restaurant and does a nice job of establishing three characters over several pages and implicates a fourth. The reader knows what is coming from the title and looks forward to the conflict with the introduced characters. Then the girl characters are all discarded not to be used again other than a thin reference late in the book.

    The protagonist is a reflective teen character who gathers your interest. He meets the blue haired alien on a bench in the forest. What? The writer needs to use the device of a cute meet.

    The description of the alien is nice and she is sufficiently sad at her circumstance. Enough detail on how she arrived and will return, and the reader needs to suspend disbelief on the physics.

    The couple gets together and the reader wants more details, but we hear only that they “fooled around.” This is an alien! What is her physiology like? Are her reproductive organs different? How does he compare to her experience? How does she respond? The reader wants details and gets none.

    A clever writer will give us the exciting details in a fresh way leaving much to the reader’s imagination, but “fooled around” is poor and lazy writing.

    The ending has no surprises either.

    The sad blue haired, blue eyebrow character could be a girl one could easily find in a shopping mall. The story could have gone from there as it was written. We didn’t need an alien.

    The story has an interesting premise, and interesting characters. The story needs a major rewrite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    Short and sweet.

    Open ended and nice little slice of life type story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Wait I didn't mean that

    Good book like I said before

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Much overlooked

    Excellent ending.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Not

    This story is kinda boring. Not that good.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    ?...

    BEST BOOK ERERRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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