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Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend
     

Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend

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by John H. Carroll
 

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.

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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.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011143014
Publisher:
John H. Carroll
Publication date:
11/27/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
249,821
File size:
130 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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Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 97 reviews.
PBmama More than 1 year ago
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. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story!!!!!! The ending was a little sad. I like the way this author writes. Thanks for the good read. J...... :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
zee12 More than 1 year ago
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!
IAmy More than 1 year ago
This was alright. Interesting, but I don't really see a plot here. I agree with another reviewer it is more of a slice of life. Too bad it wasn't developed more. It would have liked to know more about the world Mariella comes from and what happens after the story ends.
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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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cbgebe More than 1 year ago
very cute short story
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I personally like the style of the author. A different type of book. Nice to read a new style.
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