Rain fell in sheets and lightning flickered through the sky as two boys snuck into the abandoned theatre. What they find will change their lives forever. If they live.
Darren Griffin has been a ventriloquist since 1974. Now, after years of experience and thousands of shows, he brings you techniques that are easily mastered. Learn to speak without moving your lips, the different voices that will bring your characters to life, and how to combine your imagination and your voice to create real magic.
To those who live under the shadow of an illness that doesn't require crutches, bandages or splints. The world, lacking outward indications of infirmity, tells them to “Get over it, it's all in your head”, “Buck up”, “Quit making excuses”, “Just stop lying around and start being more positive”. Imagine the same advice given to those with diabetes, broken bones and failing organs. To those who strive to heal in such an atmosphere of misunderstanding and criticism, this audiobook is dedicated.
There are moments in life when we are transported into another world. As the sun sets and darkness creeps from under hedges and parked cars our world changes from one of rational logic to heart pounding emotion. When the rain comes down in sheets and lightning flashes through the dark night, when the house creaks with the movements of things that crawl out of the shadows, we enter a world of fear in which monsters and ghosts seem not only believable but likely.
A collection of short horror stories straight from the imagination of Darren Griffin. Each story gives you a glimpse into a different realm of fear. Some will haunt you and some may even make you laugh.
In 1983, I first came across self-hypnosis. This was my first glimpse into the vast power of the mind and one of the many tools to unlock its potential. Soon, I began searching for more information about self-hypnosis, the mind, and ways of accessing the amazing resources within us. What I have found is nothing short of awesome and inspiring, it has created an overwhelming sense of reverence inside of me.
"Straight To The Point"
Black Friday is aptly named. The day after Thanksgiving when shoppers are enticed to rise at unholy hours by stores whose merchandise is available at sale prices. This puts the merchants' ledgers sturdily in the black. Humanity ceases to be the dominant species on the planet and becomes a herd animal, trampling hapless salespeople in their efforts to get a good deal. Let me pull back a curtain and present you with a glimpse of a few other reasons this particular Friday might be called "Black".
Few people would have believed that in the early years of the twenty-first century humanity was being watched from the dark void of space. Minds of vast intelligence were studying our species, learning our abilities and seeking out our weaknesses. When the time was right they would strike and our civilization would fall forever. The Earth would belong to new masters. It would have all gone according to their plans but they made one mistake. They probed a redneck.
Part of the magic of Christmas is seeing the bright eyes of children as they await the coming of Santa. That light dims as they grow older and are told "The Truth". It is with the hope of reigniting that light in the eyes and hearts of disillusioned children of all ages that this book is written.
When I was a little boy and couldn't sleep my father, A. Duane Griffin, would come into my room, and sit on my bed. I would snuggle under the covers with my stuffed animals and he would tell me stories about Mickey Monkey. These Mickey Monkey stories were a wonderful part of my life for years and unfortunately, none of them were ever committed to paper. Not having the benefit of my father's memories of them as he passed away in 1999, I must rely on my own.
Religion is big on faith. Many religions say that there are "mysteries man is not meant to know". We are expected to believe in an all-powerful God because other people tell us to. That’s not good enough. If there is a God we need to know it for ourselves. Religion and Science butt heads. Science says: "If a thing exists, there must be tangible evidence and proof." Religion says: "God demands our unquestioning faith and devotion. Just accept it and don’t be blasphemous."
Spend Halloween night with Steve and his new friend Billy as they go Trick or Treating together for the very first time. It's a perfect Halloween night, the full moon is peeking through the bare branches, crackling leaves lie on the sidewalk and the smell of candles flickering in carved pumpkins fills the air. Oh, and lots of candy.
Know, O prince, that before the years when texters sank into open man holes and the rise of the sequels of Lucas, there was an Age undreamed of, when glittering Kingdoms lay spread across the world like cracker crumbs after a sneeze. Hither came Titanicus the Barbarian, blonde haired, blue eyed, battle axe in hand, a fighter, arm wrestler, small of wit but having great hair, understanding few jokes but laughing at them anyway, to tread the golden thrones of the world under his flip flopped feet. Let me tell you of the days of mid to high adventure.
In an age of adventure, the Scottish Mexican pirate Captain Duncan MacSanchez and his brave but quirky crew embark on a quest for the Blaze of Glory. It would be easier to find if they actually knew what it was. What if real wizards and warriors played role-playing-games? What would they pretend to be? In our modern world of social media and texting, what kind of powers would superheroes need to preserve civilization? This is a collection of humorous short stories that takes a lighter look at mighty heroes and their adventures.
A comedic look at the life of Darren Griffin, from the mad rush of his delivery (the driver being totally lost), to the evil of his first bicycle. From getting stuck in the toilet in preschool, to getting stuck in a chicken coop in Alaska. In college Darren was drawn into a hilarious situation involving pirate radio. This is the first volume of a true story that never stops entertaining.