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Hannibal A True Story

Hannibal A True Story

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by Nancy Reil Riojas

A man craves revenge against a young woman but indirectly uses his enormous canine that ultimately wants to kill her. Which one survives?
EXCERPT: "Feeling safe because he’s tied with what looks like large-scale dungeon chain, I gently set the bowl down a distance away. In my downward view, he grew exorbitantly since last year. And even though he exhibits


A man craves revenge against a young woman but indirectly uses his enormous canine that ultimately wants to kill her. Which one survives?
EXCERPT: "Feeling safe because he’s tied with what looks like large-scale dungeon chain, I gently set the bowl down a distance away. In my downward view, he grew exorbitantly since last year. And even though he exhibits definitive markings of a Dalmatian, he's much too large for one. A possible mixed breed but mixed with what, a Great Dane? I stare at his muscular upper torso and enormous upper legs ―his neck equals the size of some peoples’ waists. While he slowly raises his head to meet mine, his aura emits mistrust with wide open eyes that immediately minimize to a slit which he maintains. Speaking sweetly to him, I see something piercingly intimidating . . . something malicious . . . something sinister lurks in that hideous stare. My face conveys not-to-be-mistaken fear while my body stands motionless. With prey drive excited, he gently rises up on all fours, takes his time as if I'll be an easy seize. He blows out a deep, stern growl then ―his lunge! Petting him ceases as an option. Opening his jaws to bite, trips my instinct to sprint. I run like never before! I break my own record while trying to stay out of his reach. The cement lends my new tennis shoes some much needed traction. Hannibal’s clamoring chain looks bold enough to hold an infuriated bull in order. But the chain’s thickness and weight are of no consequence as his motivating force treats it like rope. Hearing the horrific growl behind me, I can only visualize mammoth teeth! His stride has to be at least seven feet; mine stretches only five. He’s gaining on me! I listen to the clank, clank, clank of the nearing, massive chain. That eerie sound thrusts me into a higher gear I did not know I had! Head steady, elbows in, and palms open, I apply the greatest amount of force to the ground, yet I feel hot breath on my backside. A snip to my thigh! ―No!!"

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Throughout each of our lives, stories continuously happen around us. Expressing them on paper thrills me, but presenting the book to you with grace and clarity is in itself another story. Authors share a great challenge of maintaining your attention, never an easy task, hence, my goal is to move your heart. Please take a minute to let us know your impression. Thank you so much. From San Antonio, Texas and after decades of a successful career in real estate, I embarked on a new career, writing, which simmered for forty years until life's duties came to a halt. Most of the short novels, novellas, and short stories are inspired by true events and take place in Texas settings. I attempt to keep my writing style clear and direct which can be enjoyed from the young to the old. In several books I provide Texas facts with violent self defense battles and natural disasters as well as moving, emotional struggles then combine them with moral fortitude. By curbing the reading time of the books to no longer than the length of a long movie, the intent is to spark interest in individuals who dislike reading. "Writing opens the window to our souls, yet reading opens the door. If I can inspire anyone to read, then I feel successful in my endeavor." My books: "Monster At My Window" (Novella) "Night Invaders" sequel to Monster at My Window - release - this year "Moonshiner The Wolf" (Short Novel) "Hannibal" (Novelette) "The Rabbi's Books" (Novelette) "Visiting Mary" (Short Story) "Flood of 1965" (Novelette) "Steven" (Short Story) "Lucky" (Children's Short Story) "La Visita A Maria" (Short story "Visiting Mary" above translated in Spanish ) ~~~~ REVIEWS ~~~~ "Moonshiner The Wolf" (28 REVIEWS AVERAGE FOUR STARS; 16 ARE FIVE STARS and the ebook is featured in iTunes/iBooks in several countries). 1. "Very good story. Great main character, and others too. Well written, captivating, and exciting. Harsh reality mixed with ghostly spirits and unconditional, eternal love." B&N Anonymous, March 24, 2013. 2. "This book helps us to understand two things: One, life is about the realization that if you know something has to be done, be self-reliant and do it, which in turn creates a strong sense of worth. And two, for some of us it can be difficult to know others as deeply as we might like to, especially those we love the most. Be good to those you love so you can live with them after this life, forever and ever." Andrew Campbell. 3. "OMG! I feel like I'm gonna cry! That was so sad!" Anonymous, Barnes and Noble. 4. "Good read. Definitley worth it!" Anonymous, Barnes and Noble. 5. 5 Stars - no review - Anonymous, Barnes and Noble. 6. "This highly illuminating book marks a significant stage in our growing understanding of how national traditions of economic thought has been affected by both." Communications in Candian society - WordPress.com. 7. "That was very enjoyable. Thank you for sharing the story wth the world. I hope others also enjoy it." Anonymous, Google Play Books. 8. "Kudos! A heart-wrenching story that entices you to keep reading. It's well written and certainly appropriate for all ages. Loved reading it." Thomas Holden 9. "A moving story from beginning to end; one scene is a real tear-jerker." - Alpine Avalance, Alpine, Tx. Valerie P. 10. " 'Moonshiner The Wolf' tells the tale of a courageous West Texas ranch woman. She befriends a wolf that becomes her lifetime guardian. Don't miss out, read it!"-- Bandera County Courier Editor, Bandera, Tx. Carolyn Edwards. "Monster at My Window" (RANKED HUNDREDS OF TIMES IN iTunes/iBooks globally and featured in twenty-five countries) 1. "A highly recommended thriller! Good battle scenes and good plot will hold your interest all the way through. Not one unneccesary or boring word, the author does not force elements that disrupt the flow. The characters come to life and the setting fits like a glove. It begins with an up close casting of a young daughter who tells the truth and from there it unfolds into a unique storyline when friends face up to creatures that infiltrate a south Texas town. The end will leave you wanting more thrills, I guarantee it." David Martinelli, Barnes and Noble. 2. "Great Read! I thought this book would be all about monsters, but I got more out of it than just a monster story. This book reminds people that no matter how a child describes something, you should always listen and hear them! The way a child views something is not always the way we adults view them. Great book! To me, much more than a monster story." Wanda S., Barnes and Noble. 3. "Different, but interesting." Rem, Barnes and Noble. 4. 5 Stars, no review, Anonymous, Barnes and Noble. "Hannibal" (RANKED 1,156+ TIMES IN iTunes/iBooks U.K., CANADA, U.S.A., and AUSTRALIA and is featured in twenty-four countries) 1. "The storyline in this short story produces no punches as the author describes her survival against an animal that was never taught love." Smashwords, Kristina Howells, France author. 2. "Exciting thriller! Intense! Thank you for writing it. Anonymous, Barnes and Noble, September 8, 2014. "Visiting Mary" (CHOSEN BY FOUR EDITORS IN TEXAS and has reached highest rankings in seven countries) 1. "This short story is charged with emotion and the imagery is fantastic as well --- keep writing." Heather Kitt. 2. "Enlightening short story, so glad you shared this one." Anonymous, Barnes and Noble. "The Rabbi's Books" (REACHED NUMBER 1 POSITION IN HUNGARY this year and is featured in eight countries) 1. "Excellent point of view. From the atrocities depicted in Elie Wiesel's "Night" to the haunting scene of Schindler's List, these events truly are worth teaching. To think that certain schools would have the nerve to excuse the matter is absolutely disappointing. Bravo to you, Nancy, for portraying that point of view and doing it so well!" Shane Ryan, writer. 2. "Absolutely Outstanding!" Master Exec, iTunes. "Flood of 1965" (REACHED HIGHEST RANKS IN ELEVEN COUNTRIES and featured in seven countries) 1. "I felt like I was a part of the story, good description." Laura Everly, Smashwords. 2. "Loved this. It was short but perfect. The author puts you with her family so well you feel a part of their story." Anonymous, April 10, 2014, Barnes and Noble. 3. "Very Good." Anonymous, Barnes and Noble. Note from author: In December the Christmas short story "Visiting Mary" was chosen for publication by editors of four newspapers throughout Texas AND IS FEATURED EVERY YEAR, "The Bandera County Courier" in Bandera County, "The Leader" in Dallas, Texas," La Prensa San Antonio", and "El Hispano News," Dallas, Texas. I am sole owner of these published stories and they are copyrighted at the U. S. Copyright Office, Washington, D.C. It is illegal for anyone to violate rights provided by the copyright law to the owner of copyright. Thank you.

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Hannibal A True Story 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
James_Symore- More than 1 year ago
A rather sensitive ending that had to happen in this short story. Starts out getting to know the characters but takes off in high speed until the last page. A dog nervously reacts when you show fear.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A short story about a teenage girl who's non-chalant attitude turns guarded and brave when facing up to a mad dog.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps you on the edge of your seat---disaappointed that the end came so suddenly---like what happened after the owner found out what happened to his dog???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read anything like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really different and well written - could say more but don't want to spoil
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hum, it has alot of potential. I'm glad it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It couldn't be more exciting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short but intense. Thank you for writing it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really only 9 pages it was forced out and end all to soon to ever be good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly compelling and recommended read. Superb writing--once you start reading you can't stop till the end. When a person is under attack, whether by man or beast, no matter how meek that person seems, survival of the fittest kicks in
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Alot more than what i bargained for.
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Just doesnt flow